The glycemic index (GI) is one that measures how quickly a food can raise blood sugar, so only foods that contain carbohydrates have a glycemic index. Therefore, athat foods that have a low GI slowly increase blood glucose levelWhile those with a high GI rapidly increase blood sugar levels, according to MedlinePlus.
In this way, it is convenient to know the list of foods that have a low glycemic index and that, in addition, are rich in fiber, features that help control blood sugar spikes and, therefore, one of the keys to avoid or monitor diabetes.
10 low GI foods
This is the list of ten foods that have a low glycemic index, that is, they do not rapidly increase the level of glucose in the blood:
- High fiber whole grains
- Fruits such as apples, oranges, or grapes
- Natural yogurt, no added sugar
- Integral rice
- Rye bread
In addition to these, there are other foods with the same characteristics that can be eaten without causing a rapid increase in glucose, such as such as couscous, raisins, cod, nuts or legumes, among others.