ARTICLES
American Diabetic Association Diet
Glycemic List
Symptoms of Diabetes
Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar
Diabetes Cure
American Diabetes Association
Diabetic Diet
Weight Loss
Discussion/Forum
Home
NEW ARTICLES
Diabetic Cake Recipe Tips
Diabetic Smoothie Recipe
Weight Loss
New Research
Glucose Meter Tips
Free Glycemic Index List (PDF)
Preventing Diabetes
TREATMENTS & DIET

American Diabetes Association Diet
Weight Loss Tips for Diabetics
Diabetes Medication
Diabetic Cake Recipes
Diabetic Diet
Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Glycemic Index Explained
Sugar Substitutes
Xylitol
Stevia
Cinnamon and Diabetes
Diabetes Vitamins
Benefits of Drinking Water

LIFESTYLE

Exercise for Diabetics
Gifts for Diabetics
Changing Habits

INFORMATION

Diabetes Research
American Diabetic Association
Diabetes Cure
Diabetes Information
Diabetes Risk
Alternative Medical Practitioners
Lance Armstrong Cancer Bracelet
Breast Cancer Bracelet
Silicone Bracelets for Diabetes Fund Raising
Home

Diabetic Diet, Symptoms
Glycemic Index

Diabetes Diet  

 


Glycemic Index List

Below you will find a list of common foods with the glycemic index for each. A food with a glycemic index of less than 55 is considered a low glycemic food while 56 to 69 is moderate and over 70 is considered high. As you can see many vegetables, fruits and beans are relatively low on the glycemic index of food.  To download or print a FREE handy glycemic index list in PDF format click this link.  Here's some information about what is the glycemic index?.

Most protein foods (such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs and full fat cheese) are not listed because they are generally very low on the glycemic index list. Only processed animal products such as hot dogs, lunchmeats and bacon are a little higher because they have added sugar and other carbohydrates. 

Most nuts are low on the glycemic list because of the protein and fat found in them (for example, cashews are 27 and peanuts are 22 - but watch out for salt and sugar found in processed nuts!)

Grains, as you can see from the list below are not good foods for diabetics.  The exceptions are foods like oatmeal and oat bran, which are high in fiber.  The fiber buffers the glycemic effect.

Generally, raw vegetables are extremely low on the glycemic index list of foods and in addition, they have a low glycemic load because of the fiber found in them. Cooking changes the quality of the fiber and makes the carbohydrates more readily available, thus raising the glycemic number for cooked vegetables. 

Most vegetables not on the list below have a low glycemic index - here are some examples: Asparagus, artichoke, cucumber, fennel, lettuce, bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, turnips, avocados, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, parsley, cilantro and cauliflower.  In addition, most berries are also low glycemic index foods.

Keep in mind as you review these numbers that they are approximate, usually with a plus or minus factor of 2 - 4 points.

Vegetables
glycemic index list

 
Beets 64
Carrot, raw 31
Carrot, cooked 47
Corn 55
Parsnip 97
Peas 52
Potato, baked 98
Potato, boiled 70
Pumpkin 75
Rutabaga 72
Sweet potato 61
Taro 55

 
 

Raw fruits glycemic index

 
Apples 39
Apricots 57
Bananas (ripe) 56
Cantaloupe 65
Cherries 22
Grapefruit 25
Grapes 46
Kiwi 54
Mango 55
Oranges 44
Orange juice 46
Papaya 58
Peach 43
Pear 38
Pineapple 64
Plum 39
Prune 33
Raisins 64
Strawberry 40
Watermelon 72

 
 

Legumes glycemic index

 
Beans 31
Black beans 30
Black-eyed peas 44
Garbanzos 33
Kidney beans 30
Lentils 29
Lima beans 35
Mung beans 38
Navy beans 38
Peas, dried 39
Pinto beans 39
Soy beans 18
 

Grains glycemic index list

 
Bagel 72
Barley 25
Bran Cereal 51
Bread, white 69
Bread, whole grain 72
Corn 52
Cornflakes 80
Croissant 67
Millet 71
Oat bran 50
Oatmeal 58
Pasta, linguine 45
Pasta spaghetti 41
Popcorn 55
Rice, white 70
Rice, brown 55
Rice, puffed 95
Shredded Wheat 69
Waffle 76
Wheat, bulgar 48
Wheat cereal 67
 

Miscellaneous list

 
Cookies, oatmeal 55
Cookies, shortbread 64
Cookies, vanilla 77
Corn chips 73
Ice cream 36
Macaroni & Cheese 64
Milk, whole 40
Milk, skim 32
Nuts (most are low) 13
Sausages 28
 

Sugar glycemic index

 
Fructose 20
Honey 75
Table sugar 65
 


      Privacy Policy         Resources

Site Map

Contact Us

Disclaimer: The articles provided on this website are for informational purposes only and do not cover all physical conditions, diseases, ailments or treatments for such and should not be used as a substitute for a visit to a doctor or other health care practitioner.
Read Full Disclaimer here.

Copyright 2003-2012 by Diabetes-Guide.org