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Glycemic Index Chart for Common Foods

By July 22, 2009

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What's the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index rates foods by how much they raise blood glucose. Processed sweets like candy, sugar, cake and cookies have a high glycemic index, while whole-grains have a lower glycemic index. Knowing the GI of the foods you eat can help you keep your blood sugars on an even keel.

Sometimes it's hard to find the glycemic index for foods. This chart lists the GI for some common foods...

More on Glycemic Index from Laura Dolson, your Low Carb Diets Guide...

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July 23, 2009 at 11:18 am
(1) Keith Crozier says:

Our software, the Glycemic Index Meal Planner (GI MealPlanner), is for diabetics (type 2, like myself) which helps users control their diet and blood sugar. It is available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and soon the Nokia Ovi store, Palm Pre, and Windows Mobile. It also is available for PCs.

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