GI Diet Advice About Deli Food
Eating Deli Foods on GI Diets

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GI Diet Advice About Deli Food

Deli Foods High in Fat

Although the carbohydrate content of most deli foods is low, which means their GI value and glycemic load is low, many are high in saturated fat, which is associated with a higher risk for atherosclerotic heart disease. Deli food can also be high in salt and sodium nitrates. As a result, these foods are not generally suitable for a healthy GI diet plan, and should be consumed sparingly. That said, some deli options (eg. sliced chicken/ turkey breast, lean ham) are nutritious and low in fat, and make a perfectly good addition to any low GI eating plan.

GI Diet Advice on Eating Deli Food

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, avoid fatty meats/sausage and choose lean chicken or ham. See below for specific GI diet advice about eating deli foods.

Best Foods At The Deli Counter To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Best GI foods in the deli food group include:

Chicken/turkey breast, lean ham, lean chicken/turkey roll. Fat-free cheese. Vegetable dips like hummus.

Types of Deli Foods To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

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

Bologna, regular cheese (or cheese dips), coleslaw, corned beef, liverwurst, pastrami, pate, polenta, salami, any sausage, all smoked meats.

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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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