5 Tips for Low Glycemic Eating

By June Fakkert, Epoch Times
May 5, 2014 Updated: April 28, 2016

 


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1. Eat grains that are as whole as possible. Remember, insoluble fiber slows absorption.


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2. Eat moderate amounts of starchy vegetables, especially white potatoes, which have a high glycemic index (GI). Sweet corn and yams have a lower GI than white potatoes, so you can try yam fries for those special meals.


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3. Drink fewer sweet drinks, including fruit juice. Do drink lots of water and tea; add stevia for natural sweetness.


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4. Protein and healthy fats help stabilize blood sugar. Eat them at mealtime and as snacks. Consume nuts, eggs, cheeses, and meat throughout your day as other dietary restrictions allow.


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5. Eat lots of green vegetables raw and cooked. Lentils, oats, temperate fruits like apples and pears, citrus fruits, and stone fruits like peaches, apricots, and plums also have a low GI value.

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