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Dairy Foods on a Healthy GI Diet

If you want to follow a healthy GI diet plan, the best dairy foods to choose are low in fat. Skimmed (non-fat) milk or 1 percent milk, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheese is ideal. But it pays to check food labels for certain yogurt-type products to avoid foods with added sugar. If you have difficulty finding low-fat cheese, be guided by the food label and choose the lowest fat brand. Remember, regular cheese is a major source of saturated fat in the Western diet. As far as butters and margarines go, the best GI option is a light soft margarine with the lowest possible content of hydrogenated or trans fats. The latest Dietary Guidelines For Americans emphasise the need to reduce our intake of trans-fats (from margarines) and saturates (from full-fat cheese).

GI Diet Advice on Eating Dairy Foods

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, avoid high-fat varieties. See below for specific GI diet advice about milk, yogurt and eggs.

Best Dairy Food To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Best GI foods in the dairy food group include:

Skimmed milk, buttermilk, soy milk. Any low-fat, trans-fat-free soft margarine. Fat-free or 1 percent cheese, cottage cheese, soy cheese. Fat-free yogurt (w/o added sugar), fat-free sour cream. Whole eggs, egg whites.

Types of Dairy Food To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

Foods in the dairy food group which are unsuitable, include:

Full-fat milk, chocolate milk, cream. Butter, regular or hard margarine. Full-fat cheese, cream cheese. Full-fat yogurt. Regular sour cream.

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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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