Foods with Low Glycemic Index for Diabetics


Foods with Low Glycemic Index for DiabeticsFor a diabetic it is important to monitor blood sugar level. But it is important that mere mortals like us also have to keep our blood sugar in check. Exercise clubbed with the right diet ensures that your blood sugar does not spike. Foods low in glycemic index is a great way to control blood sugar levels.

What is Glycemic Index?

Any food, depending on the amount of sugar it contains, has the ability to raise ourblood sugar levels. This index is measured in a ratio. i.e. by how much each food will increase the sugar levels. E.g. a banana has a high Glycemic Index as compared to an orange. White rice has a high Glycemic Index as compared to brown rice and the same goes for white bread as compared to brown bread.

Foods with low glycemic index:

1) Oats
2) Whole wheat
3) Soy
4) Carrots
5) Broccoli
6) Brinjal
7) Cauliflower
8) Cabbage
9) Mushrooms
10) Onions
11) Capsicum
12) Tomatoes
13) Chillies
14) Beetroot
15) Pumpkin
16) Apples
17) Grapes
18) Pear
19) Oranges
20) Strawberries
21) Coconut
22) Peaches
23) Grapefruit
24) Peanuts
25) Walnuts
26) Cashew nuts
27) Beans
28) Lentils
29) Milk
30) Curds

source: healthmeup