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.
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
- Butter beans
- Kidney beans
- Fish and seafood
- Olive oil
- Herbs and spices
A SoLo Pro Tip: Adding protein, fibre and (healthy) fats to a meal help lower the GI!