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December 10, 2009 / mybodynbalance

Glycemic Index (food examples)

A LOW GI (glycemic index) food will release glucose more slowly and steadily….these foods are best eaten earlier in the day to provide energy. A HIGH GI food causes a more rapid rise in blood glucose levels and is suitable for energy recovery after endurance exercise or for a person experiencing hypoglycemia. Some examples are:

HIGH Glycemic: (after workout)
cream of wheat
white rice
cold cereal (not bran)
jam/jelly/honey
grapes/grape juice
apple juice
carrots
beets

LOW Glycemic (earlier in the day)
red potatoes
oatmeal (NOT instant)
oat bran
whole wheat pasta
kidney beans
peas
100% whole wheat bread
rye bread
yams
green apples
blueberries
orange juice

And as I ALWAYS say: LEAN (protein) and GREEN (veggies) if eating after 7pm
Hope this helps!
Luv & Muscles! Lisa

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