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Blood Glucose Levels

Glycemic Indexes of common foods

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Glycemic Indexes

Examples of different foods with a glycemic index:

Peanuts              14     

Bean Sprouts     25

Grapefruit           25     

Pizza                   30

Lowfat yogurt     33     

Apples                38

Spaghetti           42     

Carrotts              47

Oranges             48     

Bananas            52

Potato chips      54     

Snickers bar      55

Brown Rice        55      

Honey                 55

Oatmeal             58     

Ice Cream          61       

Mac & cheese   64     

Raisins               64

White rice          64     

Sucrose             68

White bread      70     

Watermelon      72

Baked potato    85     

Glucose            100

Low G.I. Diet foods (with a GI 55 or less):

Apples , Apricots, Cherries, Grapefruit,

Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Unripe bananas

Asparagus, Broccoli, Celery, Cauliflower

Red cabbage, Sprouts, Green beans

Peppers, Peas

Sweet potato, Sweet corn

Most type of beans

Basmati rice, Wild rice

Oat bran

Barley

Pasta (Durum Wheat)

Peanuts

Peanut butter

Breads like rye, pumpernickel, mixed grain

Diet cola, club soda

Medium G.I. Diet foods (with a GI between 55 and 70):

Honey

Ice cream

New potatoes

Jam

Couscous

Potato chips

Pineapple

Mango

Kiwifruit

Raisins

Oatmeal cookies

Sweetened condensed milk

Bran muffin

Whole-wheat bread

Pita bread

Fruit Juices

High G.I. Diet foods (with a GI higher than 70):

White and French bread

Bagels

Croissants

Muffins

Watermelon

Dates

Figs

Ripe bananas

Refined cereals: rice crispies, cornflakes

Baked potatoes

Carrots

Soda, Gatorade

Leslie Selcke
University of Illinois
FSHN 120 Honors Project
Fall 2005