The glycemic index is a method of ranking carbohydrate foods based on how quickly or slowly they are digested to release glucose into the blood. High glycemic foods release glucose rapidly into the blood causing a spike in blood sugar levels within only 2 hours. On the other hand, low glycemic foods release glucose slowly and steadily into the blood and therefore they result in a steady blood sugar level. The GI score was developed to help guide the food choices of people with diabetes. On the scale of 0 to 100.
- 55 or less; is considered Low
- 56- 69; is Medium
- 70 and above; is High
The following are the top 10 low glycemic foods to help keep your blood sugar level down.
A large egg would contain approximately 72 calories, 6.3 grams of protein, 0.4 grams carbohydrates, and 4.8 grams fat. The carb content is very low giving eggs a GI score of almost zero. The good thing with this food is that it keeps you full for longer hence reducing cravings. Consuming eggs moderately could, therefore, help to reduce weight and the low carb content would keep your blood sugar level low if you are prediabetic. Eggs have a high amount of cholesterol. Not to worry though, this is dietary cholesterol and it does not affect insulin levels in the blood. So pack up a quick snack of boiled eggs for the day to silence those midday pangs of hunger.