GI Value For Whole Grains
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GI Value For Whole Grains

Whole Grains and The Glycemic Index (GI)

Whole grains typically have a lower-GI value than refined cereals and a higher nutritional content with more fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Common whole grains include: barley, bulgur, corn, cracked wheat, oats, rice and whole wheat. Eating more whole grains is associated with improved insulin sensitivity, better glycemic control and a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Whole grain carbs are also recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2005), both for their extra fiber content and improved glycemic effects. See also GI Diet Advice About Whole Grains

GI Diet Advice About Carbs Consumption

High levels of sugar in the bloodstream are associated with numerous metabolic health complications, including: obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance syndrome and heart disease. As far as dietary methods are concerned, the best way to maintain optimal control over your blood glucose is to choose carb-rich whole grain foods with a low GI value.

GI Values For Types of Whole Grains

Barley GI
Pearl Barley GI
Buckwheat GI
Cornmeal GI
Couscous GI
Bulgur Cracked Wheat GI
Millet GI
Oatbran GI
Oats GI
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