Swapping High-Glycemic Foods for Low-Glycemic Foods

By Meri Reffetto

Part of Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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.

Instead of Choose This
Instant oatmeal Steel-cut oatmeal
White rice Brown rice or quinoa
Penne pasta Cheese tortellini
Sugary cereal Bran cereal
White bread Sourdough bread
Popcorn Nuts
Snack crackers Whole-grain crisp or rye crackers