Glycemic Index

 
When you eat high-glycemic carbohydrates, blood sugar rises too rapidly and causes an overabundance of insulin to be secreted. Insulin stimulates fat production and storage.

If you are trying to lose weight, limit your consumption of the following foods and drinks that are above a 50-glycemic index.

 
Foods

Glycemic Index

Maltose (Beer) 110
Alcohol 105
Glucose 100
White Brad, Muffins 95
Potatoes 95
Honey and Jams 90
Cornflakes, Carrots 85
White Sugar 75
Corn and White Rice 70
Beets 70
Cookies 70
Pasta 65
Bananas, Sweet Fruit 60
Bran Cereal 50
Whole Wheat Bread 50
Whole Wheat Pasta 45
Beans 40
Oatmeal 40
Whole Rye Bread 40
Green Peas 40
Whole Cereals 35
Dairy Products 35
Brown Rice 35
Fruit (non-sweet) 35
Lentils 30
Fructose 20
Green Vegetables 15

Sugar Content of Common Foods:

Food

Serving Size Sugar Content
Corn, Pasta 4 ounces 3 tablespoons
Potatoes 4 ounces 3 tablespoons
Peas 4 ounces 2 tablespoons
Cola 12 ounces 8 tablespoons
Ketchup 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoons
Creamer 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons
Yogurt 1 cup 8 tablespoons
 
 

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