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

Reduced-fat and fat-free options generally have a lower GI than full-fat cousins, but beware the low-fat trap. It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to make up for the mouthfeel and flavour of fat with sugar or questionable artificial sweetening agents (see what we mean about the big picture?).

Skim milk (32); reduced-fat yoghurt with fruit (33); full cream milk (41).

Note: cheeses, except those crammed with glace fruit, are almost carb-free and not included in the scale.


The scale

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

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