Glycemic Index Diet

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Low-Glycemic Red Snapper with Tomatoes and Green Chiles

Red snapper is a popular and low-glycemic white fish. It has a firm texture and works well with many different flavors. If you’re feeling like cooking up some fish but don’t know what to get, red snapper [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is the perfect accompaniment to this low-glycemic grilled salmon recipe. It complements the little kick the salmon gets from the cumin and chili powder. Of course, if you prefer less spice [more…]

Low-Glycemic Parmesan Shrimp and Broccoli

Despite health scares about the high cholesterol levels found in shellfish, you can make shrimp and similar foods a part of a healthy low-glycemic diet. As a matter of fact, shrimp and crab both contain [more…]

Choosing Packaged Food with Low-Glycemic Certification Seals

Having a hard time at the supermarket identifying packaged foods with low-glycemic value? Certification seals from the Glycemic Research Institute are simplifying the process of choosing packaged foods [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

This low-glycemic recipe creates a moist and flavorful grilled chicken with tasty veggies all in one dish. Marinate, grill and you’re done! Don’t worry if it’s winter, this recipe works well on an indoor [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad

Vegetables and animal protein are both low glycemic so combining the two makes for a great low-glycemic meal you can prepare quickly! The dark greens also give you a good source of vitamin A and vitamin [more…]

Low-Glycemic Grilled Garlic-Lime Tenderloin

The good news for you meat lovers out there is all animal-protein is low glycemic. Build a meal with this star piece of beef grilled to perfection with a hint of lime and garlic. Serve with your favorite [more…]

Low-Glycemic Lemon Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is a great low glycemic lunch or dinner that you can pair with a tossed green salad, a slice of sourdough bread or some rye crackers. Prepare it ahead and have it ready for lunch the next [more…]

Low-Glycemic Fish Tacos

You can make fish tacos for a fun evening dinner or a lunch. Use small corn or whole-wheat tortillas to assure you stay low to medium glycemic. Serve it up with your favorite low glycemic toppings! [more…]

Low-Glycemic Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The glycemic index and glycemic load are all about choosing carbohydrate-containing foods wisely and putting them to work for you. These recipes are a good start to eating the low-glycemic way, which results [more…]

Low-Glycemic Measurements

The glycemic index ranks food on a scale of 0 to 100 based on how quickly they raise blood sugar levels. Foods that raise blood sugar quickly have a higher number, whereas foods that take longer to affect [more…]

Swapping High-Glycemic Foods for Low-Glycemic Foods

Replacing high-glycemic foods with low-glycemic ones is easier than you may think. The following table features some simple low-glycemic food swaps you can make. [more…]

Stocking Your Kitchen with Low-Glycemic Foods

Keeping your kitchen stocked with low-glycemic staples helps you adhere to a low-glycemic lifestyle. When you can easily make food in your own kitchen, you're more likely to make lifelong changes. Here [more…]

Tasty Low-Glycemic Snacks

Snacking can be an important strategy for regulating blood sugar levels. Just make sure the snacks you choose are healthy and have a low-glycemic load. Keep several of these low-glycemic snacks on hand [more…]

Low-Glycemic Portion Sizes

Just because a food has a low-glycemic index doesn't mean you can eat as much as you want. The more you eat, the higher the glycemic level will climb, which is especially important for those foods that [more…]

Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Following a low-glycemic diet for weight loss isn't about deprivation; it's about making better choices and swapping high-glycemic foods for ones that have a lower glycemic index or glycemic load. Once [more…]

How a Low-Glycemic Diet and Mediterranean Diet are Nearly the Same

The Mediterranean diet has been studied for more than 60 years with evidence linking it to decreased heart disease, diabetes, and mortality. A recent study published in the journal [more…]

10 Fabulous Low-Glycemic Foods

Selecting low-glycemic foods rather than high-glycemic ones is always a good tactic for weight loss. And many low-glycemic foods also provide great health benefits because many are packed with fiber, vitamins [more…]

Determining if Your Mixed Meal is Low-Glycemic

Figuring out if a food is low glycemic takes human testing, so it's not so simple to get every food tested. As of now, you can find most of your common single foods, but what about mixed meals like lasagna [more…]

Starting a Low-Glycemic Diet with Small Steps

Even with all the science and numbers, starting a low glycemic diet doesn't need to be difficult. Actually you don't have to know the glycemic number of a food to follow an overall low-glycemic diet. Simply [more…]

Keeping Your Beverages Low-Glycemic

After you begin a low-glycemic diet don't forget about one crucial piece of the puzzle . . . your drinks! Low-glycemic drinks like coffee or tea can become high-glycemic quickly. Although your favorite [more…]

Blood Sugar and the Glycemic Index

What makes a food low- or high-glycemic? First off, only foods that contain carbohydrates can be considered low-, medium-, or high-glycemic. Foods such as meats, poultry, fish, and fats [more…]

How to Regulate Insulin and Blood Glucose with a Low-Glycemic Diet

A low-glycemic diet helps regulate insulin and blood glucose levels that become unstable due to either a health condition or consumption of an excess amount of carbohydrate calories. Anytime you eat foods [more…]

Fiber and the Glycemic Index

Following a low-glycemic diet is about managing your blood sugar so you avoid large insulin spikes throughout the day. Fiber is a natural part of this process. Along with its other weight-loss benefits [more…]

How to Calculate Glycemic Load

Whereas calculating the glycemic index requires human clinical trials, the glycemic load is a little simpler to determine. As long as you have some key pieces of information, you can calculate the glycemic [more…]


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