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Introduction

Foods with a low glycemic index are those whose values are 55 or less. They are very beneficial for the overall health of an individual because they prevent the occurrence of numerous severe medical conditions. Those types of foods include various sorts of fruits, soy milk, green leafy vegetables, yoghurts, beans, meats, legumes, nuts and breads.

Food Items

Grains with a low glycemic index include whole wheat, barley, rye, white rice, buckwheat, long grain rice, boiled quinoa and brown rice.

Other staple foods with a low glycemic index include wheat and corn tortillas, chapatti, wholemeal and white spaghetti, lasagna, oat porridge, linguine, pizza, macaroni, noodles and muesli.

Breads with a low glycemic index include wholemeal, barley, white, honey and oats, rye, multi-grain and oat bran types of bread.

Fruits with a low glycemic index may come in their raw form, or they can be consumed in dried or canned form. They include apples, strawberries, apricots, prunes, bananas, plums, cherries, pineapples, dates, pears, grapefruits, peaches, grapes, oranges and mangoes.

Vegetables with a low glycemic index include carrots, yams, potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Beans, legumes, lentils and peas with a low glycemic index include baked beans, soya beans, black beans, pinto beans, black eyes beans, peas, butter beans, navy beans, chickpeas, mung beans, kidney beans and brown lentils.

Nuts with a low glycemic index include cashew buts, peanuts and mixed nuts with fruits and raisins.

Meats with a low glycemic index include sushi, different types of sausages and salmon.

Soups with a low glycemic index include only tomato soup.

Bars with a low glycemic index include apple muffins, fruit bars, pound cake and snickers.

Biscuits, chips, cookies and crackers with a low glycemic index include digestive biscuits, banana cake, oatmeal biscuits, high calcium crackers, corn chips, cheddar cheese crackers, fruit cookies and oatmeal cookies.

Yoghurts and probiotics with a low glycemic index include probiotic drinks, low fat yoghurts, non-fat yoghurts, probiotic yoghurts and several other types of yoghurt.

Other snacks with a low glycemic index include various different sorts of fruit strips.  

Fruit juices with a low glycemic index include canned tomato juice, unsweetened apple juice, unsweetened pineapple juice, fresh carrot juice, unsweetened orange juice and several other sorts of packet fruit juice.

Other types of beverages with a low glycemic index include milo, cow milk, chocolate milk and soy milk.

Other food items with a low glycemic index include fruit spreads, fruit jams, maple syrup, lactose and fructose.

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