Fruit and vegies - Blood Sugar Shopping List - Women's Health & Fitness

Fruit and vegies

Fruits and vegetables span the GI spectrum, depending on their starch and sugar quotient. The fibre in many fruits helps to slow glucose absorption, reducing the GI.

Broccoli, spinach, lettuce (15); carrots (35); apples, grapefruit, pears and oranges (40); peaches, dates and prunes (<50); peas, parsnips and yams (50).

 

The scale

LOW <55: Slowly raises blood sugar and keeps it stable

HIGH >70 Causes a rapid spike. Prepare for the subsequent crash