GI Value For Vegetables
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GI Value For Vegetables

Vegetables and The Glycemic Index (GI)

Vegetable foods can be intermediate-GI or low-GI - few have a high glycemic value - and most are highly nutritious and should be included in any healthy diet plan, especially if you are trying to lose weight. So while avocado, broad beans, corn, parsnips, pumpkin, squash, sweet potato and turnip have a higher GI value, they remain nutritious foods.

One reason for the low-GI value of vegetables is their fiber content. Remember, dietary fiber slows down glucose metabolism in the stomach.

Eating more vegetables is associated with improved insulin sensitivity, better glycemic control and a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. See also GI Diet Advice About Fruit and Vegetables

GI Diet Advice About Carbohydrate Consumption

Excessive levels of sugar in the bloodstream are associated with numerous metabolic disorders, including: obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance syndrome and heart disease. As far as eating carbs is concerned, the best way to maintain optimal control over your blood glucose is to choose vegetables with a lower GI value.

GI Values For Types of Vegetables

Artichoke GI
Avocado GI
Beets GI
Broccoli GI
Cabbage GI
Carrots GI
Carrot Juice GI
Cauliflower GI
Celery GI
Cucumber GI
French Beans GI
Green Beans GI
Lettuce GI
Parsnip GI
Peas GI
Peppers GI
Pumpkin GI
Spinach GI
Squash GI
Sweetcorn GI
Yam GI

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