Defining Low-, Medium-, and High-Glycemic Foods

Determining whether a food is high- or low-glycemic is pretty straightforward. The glycemic index is broken into high-, medium-, and low-glycemic foods. High-glycemic-index foods have the quickest blood [more…]

How to Replace High-Glycemic Grains with Low-Glycemic Ones

People who are starting a low-glycemic diet have a love/hate relationship with grains. Many popular grains have a high glycemic index (fluffy mashed potatoes, creamy white rice, pasta with grandma’s secret [more…]

How to Choose Low-Glycemic Breads

It’s a given that the soft, squishy white bread that’s often a favorite of children has a high glycemic index. To get a lower glycemic count, you need to go with whole-grain breads, especially those that [more…]

How to Choose Low-Glycemic Pasta

Many people believe that pasta has a high glycemic index. But, no! Spaghetti made from white durum wheat, the most prevalent type of pasta available, has a glycemic index of just 44. Macaroni has a similar [more…]

How to Use Fruits and Vegetables on a Low-Glycemic Diet

A low-glycemic diet means plenty of fruits and vegetables, which promote overall good health. Fruits and vegetables are some of the most nutritious, low-glycemic, low-calorie foods available. Packed with [more…]

How to Use Beans (Legumes) on a Low-Glycemic Diet

If you're not familiar with the class of foods known as legumes (which includes beans, lentils, and peas), you're missing out. The all-star legumes, beans, really have it all. Beans are low-glycemic, high-fiber [more…]

How to Be a Savvy Low-Glycemic Shopper

Shopping for groceries when you follow a low-glycemic diet is a little different from going grocery shopping while on other types of diets. Some foods haven't been tested for their glycemic index, leaving [more…]

Comparing Fresh, Frozen, and Canned Produce for a Low-Glycemic Diet

Small differences can occur in the glycemic level and nutrient value of food (especially produce) depending on how it’s packaged. These differences aren’t always drastic, but they’re good to know about [more…]

How to Read Nutrition Labels for Low-Glycemic Shopping

Even though you can't find a food's glycemic index or load on its packaging, the ever-present nutrition facts label is a valuable tool for finding the best low-glycemic choices, as well as the best foods [more…]

How to Choose a Low-Glycemic-Friendly Restaurant

Adopting a low-glycemic diet doesn't mean you'll never go to a restaurant again. Eating out when you’re choosing a low-glycemic diet means you need to pay a little more attention to what a low-glycemic-friendly [more…]