Glycemic Index

 

Foods are compared to glucose (where glucose is ranked at 100 percent) to determine the rate at which glucose enters the bloodstream within two hours after being ingested.

 

Percent values from 100 to 70 are considered rapid inducers of insulin secretion. 

Percent values from 69 to 40 are considered moderate inducers of insulin secretion.  Percent values from 39 to 10 are considered slow inducers of insulin secretion.

 

Glycemic Index

Sample Study Guide- Glycemic Index

Glycemic Index

 

Foods are compared to glucose (where glucose is ranked at 100 percent) to determine the rate at which glucose enters the bloodstream within two hours after being ingested.

 

Percent values from 100 to 70 are considered rapid inducers of insulin secretion. 

Percent values from 69 to 40 are considered moderate inducers of insulin secretion. 

Percent values from 39 to 10 are considered slow inducers of insulin secretion.

Cereals

All Bran, 51

Bran Buds + psyll, 45

Bran Flakes, 74

Cheerios, 74

Corn Chex, 83

Cornflakes, 83

Cream of Wheat, 66

Frosted Flakes, 55

Grapenuts, 67

Life, 66

Muesli, natural, 54

Nutri-grain, 66

Oatmeal, old fash, 48

Puffed Wheat, 67

Raisin Bran, 73

Rice Chex, 89

Shredded Wheat, 67

Special K, 54

Total, 76

Fruit

Apple, 38

Apricots, 57

Banana, 56

Cantaloupe, 65

Cherries, 22

Dates, 103

Grapefruit, 25

Grapes, 46

Kiwi, 52

Mango, 55

Orange, 43

Papaya, 58

Peach, 42

Pear, 58

Pineapple, 66

Plums, 39

Prunes, 15

Raisins, 64

Watermelon, 72

Crackers

Graham, 74

Rice cakes, 80

Rye, 68

Soda, 72

Wheat Thins, 67

 

Cereal Grains

Barley, 25

Basmati white rice, 58

Bulgar, 48

Brown rice, 55

Couscous, 65

Cornmeal, 68

White rice, 64

Millet, 71

 

Sugars

Fructose, 22

Honey, 62

Maltose, 105

Table sugar, 64

Pasta

Cheese tortellini, 50

Fettuccini, 32

Linguini, 50

Macaroni, 46

Spagh, 5 min boiled, 33

Spagh, 15 min boiled, 44

Spagh, protein enrich, 28

Vermicelli, 35

 

Milk Products

Chocolate milk, 35

Custard, 43

Ice cream, vanilla, 60

Ice milk, vanilla, 50

Skim milk, 32

Soy milk, 31

Tofu frozen dessert, 115

Soups/Vegetables

Beets, canned, 64

Black bean soup, 64

Carrots, fresh, boil, 49

Corn, sweet, 56

Green pea, soup, 66

Green pea, frozen, 47

Lima beans, frozen, 32

Parsnips, 97

Peas, fresh, boiled, 48

Potato boiled, 59

Potato, red baked, 93

Potato, russet baked, 76

Potato, sweet, 52

Potato, white, boiled, 63

Potato, white, mashed, 70

Split pea soup w/ham, 66

Tomato soup, 38

Yams, 54

Snacks

Chocolate bar, 49

Corn chips, 72

Croissant, 67

Doughnut, 76

Graham crackers, 74

Jelly beans, 80

Life Savers, 70

Oatmeal cookie, 57

Pizza, cheese & tom, 60

Pizza Hut, supreme, 33

Popcorn, light micro, 55

Potato chips, 56

Pound cake, 54

Power bars, 58

Pretzels, 83

Saltine crackers, 74

Shortbread cookies, 64

Snickers bar, 41

Strawberry jam, 51

Vanilla wafers, 77

Wheat Thins, 67