Best Fruits to Eat on a Low-Glycemic DietPosted by LATOYA PAYNE on
The glycemic index (GI) is a way to measure how much a carbohydrate will affect blood sugar, on a scale of 0 - 100. The higher the number, the more quickly a food is digested, and the higher the immediate spike in blood sugar
Common fruit GI values are:
Low GI: 55 and below
Medium GI: 56 - 69
Low GI scores (55 and lower) mean the food digests slowly and produces only gradual/minimal elevations in blood sugar.
Fruits that come from temperate climates tend to have a low-med GI, whereas tropical fruits tend to be higher. Also, ripeness and storage time can alter the GI of a fruit - the more ripe, the higher the GI.
Pair some of your favorite fruits with this deliciously simple recipe for Dreamy Creamy Fruit Dip. Choose fruits with a low GI to keep it diabetes-friendly and guilt-free!
Dreamy Creamy Fruit Dip
8 oz fat free cream cheese, softened
6 oz sugar free low fat vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 scoops of Extend Creamy Vanilla shake mix
In a med/large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed using an electric mixer, gradually adding the remaining ingredients...until light and fluffy (or desired consistency).
Nutritional Info (per serving):
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbs: 5g
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