What Is the Glycemic Index?
Understanding the Glycemic Index
|Low Glycemic Index (55 or less)||Medium Glycemic Index (56-69)||High Glycemic Index (70 or higher)|
|100% stone-ground whole wheat bread||Whole wheat or rye bread||White bread or bagel|
|Oatmeal (rolled or steel-cut)||Quick oats||Short-grain white rice|
|Pasta, barley||Brown or basmati rice||Pretzels, popcorn|
|Sweet potato, corn, yam, legumes, lentils||Couscous||Pineapple|
The Glycemic Index and Diabetes
Counting Carbs Instead
Is the Glycemic Index for You?
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Joslin Diabetes Center http://www.joslin.org
Canadian Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/13/2013 -
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