What's the Glycemic Index? Take the Quiz....

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-08-13 21:13:42 -0500
Started 2010-08-13 17:31:51 -0500

The words are bandied about all over — glycemic index, glycemic load, low-glycemic diet — but who really gets it?

It's pretty scientific stuff, and it's not exactly intuitive.

Maybe you heard that carrots are high-GI? (They're not, as it turns out.)

Are all high-carb foods also high-glycemic?


It's time to get the lowdown. Put your thinking cap on now.


3 replies

kdroberts 2010-08-13 20:48:30 -0500 Report

I don't put much stock in the glycemic index. Mainly because its never been tested on diabetics, the results have never been reliably repeatable and it revolves around eating a serving size that contains 75g of carb. The glycemic load is a little better but I put more faith in what my meter tells me.

monkeymama 2010-08-13 19:54:07 -0500 Report

I am just starting to implement this and read up on low glycemic indexed foods. Jillian Michaels talks about this one one of her books she wrote. I was very surprised when I seen the list for fruits and veggies. I am currently eating a low glycemic index pasta and it is wonderful as well. I just printed up the guidelines for what is considered low glycemic and how it is figureed out. I was quiet surprised… but a good eye opener. I try to integrate this in to my shopping and meal planning when I purchase fruits and veggies.