Beans - Blood Suagr Shopping List - Women's Health & Fitness

 

Beans, Nuts and Legumes
The golden children of blood sugar, these babies do the balancing for you, with inbuilt carb-protein ratios that favour steady blood sugar and satiety. They all come in admirably low on the GI scale but for a real coup, try peanuts or soybeans.

Peanuts (7); soybeans (15); kidney beans, lentils and cashews (20 to 30); black-eyed peas, black beans, canned chickpeas and navy beans (30 to 40).

 

The scale

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

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