The Glycemic Index

Most intelligent individuals know that sugar is not good for you. Indeed, it is downright harmful, not only raising blood sugar but also depleting you of many essential nutrients, mobilizing insulin, and eventually wearing out the pancreas.

Glucose’s ability to raise blood sugar is rated as having a Glycemic Index (G.I.) of 100. The higher a food’s G.I., the more strain on the body, with resultant obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Ideal foods have a G.I. below 55.

Here is a table of foods to avoid because they have a Glycemic Index of above 55:

Foods containing G.I. above 55
Pretzels
83
Ice cream
61
Glucose
100
Sucrose
65
Honey
58 (the best of the sweeteners)
Maltose
105
Cantaloupe
65
Bagel
72
Croissant
67
Rye Bread
76
Graham crackers
74
Vanilla Wafers
77
Water cracker
78
Crisp bread
81
Gator Aid
78
Corn Chips
72
Most candy
68-80
White bread
70
Whole wheat bread
69
Taco shells
68
Rice Krispies
82
Short grain rice
72
Corn Flakes
84
Shredded Wheat
67
Baked potato
93
Pumpkin
75
Parsnips
97

Some of the best foods with a G.I. of 55 and below are:

Foods with desirable G.I.
Brown rice
55
Pasta
41
Sourdough bread
52
Stone-ground whole wheat bread
53
Most beans (except broad)
30-48
Most non-root vegetables
44-55
Apples
38
Banana
55
Cherries
22
Oatmeal
49
Oatmeal cookie
55
Grapefruit
25
Grapes
46
Orange
44
Peach
42
Skim milk
32
Whole milk
27
Yogurt, flavored, low fat
33
Orange juice
46
Plain non-flavored yogurt
14
Carrots
49
Sweet potato
51
Most nuts
low
Most meat
low
Eggs
low

For the Glycemic Index of other foods, visit https://www.glycemicindex.com/.

Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.