Tuesday, April 19, 2011

27 High Glycemic Foods



Here's a good article from Mike Roussell on 27 High Glycemic Foods. If you're on more of a fat loss nutrition plan, remember a calorie isn't just a calorie. A carb isn't just a carb. Everything you consume has a different impact on your body. Higher glycemic foods will cause a rapid increase in blood sugar. Mike makes a good point that the majority of items on the list are very low in nutrients as well.

I encourage you to read through this list as a reminder of the things you probably shouldn't be eating through out the day unless you're looking to put on some body weight around your mid section.  I've provided the list below, but check out his site for more information.

I'm certainly not saying there's never a good time to have the items listed below, but timing is everything! Your nutrition & aesthetic goals, genetics, metabolism, hypertophy and sport demands, all come into play when determining how much and how little you need of the higher glycemic foods.


High Glycemic Foods

White potato, baked – 98
White rice – 83
White bread with wheat flour – 71
Yam – 74
Pancakes – 80
Gatorade – 78
Wonderbread – 77
English Muffin – 77
Cornflakes – 79
Grapenuts – 75
Instant White Rice – 87
Rice Cake – 82
Watermelon – 80
Popcorn – 89
Fruit Roll Ups – 99
Waffles – 76
Bagel, white – 72
Baguette – 95
Cheerios – 74
Corn Chex – 83
Cornflakes – 72
Cream of Wheat – 74
Golden Grahams – 71
Shredded Wheat – 83
Total breakfast cereal – 76
Pizza – 80
Ensure, vanilla – 75

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