GI Diet Advice About Beans and Legumes
Beans Are Good Foods For GI Diets

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GI Diet Advice About Beans and Legumes

Beans on a Healthy GI Diet

If you want to follow a healthy GI diet plan, eat plenty of beans - canned or dried. Most beans make a perfect GI food option as they are a useful source of protein, high in fiber and low in fat. Some GI experts insist on dried beans, as they have lower GI values than canned varieties, but we advocate trying canned beans and legumes first, then moving to dried varieties. If your present diet is low in these foods, its best to add beans gradually as they may initially cause intestinal gas.

GI Diet Advice on Eating Beans

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, eat plenty of beans and lentils, both as snacks and at meals. See below for specific GI diet advice about beans.

Best Beans/Legumes To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Foods with a lower glycemic response in this food group include:

Black-eyed beans, black-eyed peas, cannelloni, chili beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, green lentils, red lentils, navy beans, red beans, soybeans, split peas.

Types of Beans/Legumes To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

Foods in this food group which raise blood glucose levels more rapidly, include:

Baked beans, refried beans.

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Weight loss diets based on low-GI foods help to keep blood sugar levels from rising too fast after meals and snacks. Less glucose in the bloodstream causes the pancreas to secrete less insulin. This combination of less blood glucose and less insulin helps to avoid metabolic health problems such as pre-diabetes, hyperinsulinism and reduced glucose tolerance.

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