Grains - blood sugar shopping list - Women's Health &  Fitness

Not all grains are good when it comes to GI. You want whole grains, not processed grains (beware the tricky marketing hype).

Pearled barley, converted rice and whole-wheat kernels (all <40); wheat pasta (42); wholegrain bread (51); bran cereal and rolled oats (55).


The scale

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

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