GI Diet Advice About Dressings/Oils
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GI Diet Advice About Dressings/Oils

Check Food Labels For Low Saturates and Low Sugar

Choosing the best oils for a healthy GI diet plan may mean changing your cooking habits, as there are only a few healthy varieties. Check food labels and choose unrefined cooking oils (or sprays) with the lowest saturated/hydrogenated fat content. Vinegars and vinaigrettes can make useful additions for any low GI meals, as their acid content slows down stomach emptying and thus reduces glycemic response. Also go easy on sweet pickles or condiments with a high sugar content.

GI Diet Advice on Eating Oils and Food Add-Ons

To maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthy diet nutrition, avoid foods with a high saturated/hydrogenated fat content, or added sugar. See below for specific GI diet advice about food add-ons.

Best Cooking Oils etc. To Eat on a Healthy GI Diet Program

Best GI Foods in the dressings/oils/condiments/relish food group include:

Canola oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil (extra-virgin), wheatgerm oil. Most vinegars. Any low-fat, low-sugar dressing, or vinaigrette. Good pickles/add-ons include: capers, chili sauce, dill pickle, horseradish, mayonnaise (fat-free only), mustard, olives, salsa, sauerkraut, steak sauce, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce.

Types of Cooking Oils etc. To Avoid on a GI Diet Program

Foods in the dressings/oils/condiments food group which are less suitable, include:

All oils except those above, regular salad dressings, sweet pickles/relishes (unless used sparingly), regular mayonnaise, ketchup, tartar sauce. Note: check food labels for sauces/relishes, avoid varieties high in fat/sugar.

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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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