low glycemic foods

A SoLo Guide to Eating Low GI

New to eating a low glycemic diet? We’ve compiled a list of low GI foods to make the transition a little easier. 

low glycemic foods

What is the Glycemic Index? 

The glycemic index (GI) is a scale from 1–100; ranks are given according to the food’s effect on your blood sugar levels (the lower, the slower, the better).

How Does it Work?

The lower a foods GI rating, the slower the carbohydrates you consume are digested, absorbed and metabolized. This causes a steadier rise and fall in blood sugar – no more spikes and crashes!

Low GI foods score under 55 and high GI foods will have a score of 70 and beyond. For reference, SoLo bars rank between 22-41 on the GI scale, making them VERY low.

Low GI Approved Foods (scientifically proven to steady blood sugar levels): 

  • Whole grain, multigrain, rye and sourdough based bread. 
  • Brown rice 
  • Rolled or steel-cut oats
  • Fruits such as apples, strawberries, apricots, peaches, plums, pears and kiwi
  • Not starchy vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, tomatoes and zucchini
  • Barley
  • Milk
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Butter beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Quinoa
  • Buckwheat
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Fish and seafood
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Herbs and spices
  • Nuts

A SoLo Pro Tip: Adding protein, fibre and (healthy) fats to a meal help lower the GI!

 

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