GI Diet Advice About Breakfast Cereal
Eating Cereals on GI Diets

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GI Diet Advice About Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast Cereals on a Healthy GI Diet

Eat Whole Grain Foods For Breakfast

Ideal breakfast food options for a healthy GI diet plan are unrefined whole grains (eg. traditional oats/oatmeal) or any 100 percent bran cereal (eg. All-Bran). If in doubt, check the food label for ingredients. Always avoid breakfast cereals that contain added sugar, or are low in fiber. Avoid highly refined cereals, even those containing added vitamins, as the typical glycemic response to them is high. Ideally, choose breakfast foods with roughly 7-10 grams of fiber per serving, because dietary fiber helps protect food inside the stomach and intestine from the actions of digestive enzymes intent on converting food to glucose. High fiber meals always have a lower GI value.

GI Diet Advice on Eating Breakfast Cereals

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, avoid refined cereals and choose only whole grains or high bran varieties. See below for specific GI diet advice about cereals.

Best Breakfast Cereals To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Foods with a lower glycemic response in the cereal food group include:

100 percent bran cereals, oatmeal, oatflakes (large), oatbran, wheatgerm, granola/muesli w/o added sugar, any 100 percent whole grain cereal.

Types of Cereal To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

Foods in the breakfast cereal food group which raise blood glucose levels more rapidly, include:

Regular breakfast cereals (unless 100 percent bran, or 100 percent whole grain), cream of wheat, instant oatmeal, all breakfast bars.

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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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