The glycemic index table is a scale that goes from 1 to 100 and indicates
the rate at which carbohydrates aka sugar will get absorbed into your
You will want to know what foods fall into the medium and high glycemic range to avoid blood sugar spikes. Basically, the higher the glycemic index number - the greater the blood sugar rise in your bloodstream.
A lower glycemic index table number will only cause a small rise in blood sugar. Therefore, low glycemic diets mainly focus on the foods with an index rating of 55 or under on the glycemic index table.
Glycemic Index Table of Foods
Foods found on the low glycemic foods list are 55 and under - and these are the foods that you should increase for low glycemic diets.
Foods found on the medium glycemic foods list are between 55 and 70 on the table.
And foods found on the high glycemic foods list are 70 and above - avoid these foods.
Medium Glycemic Nuts & Seeds - Chocolate Nut Bars, Chestnuts
High Glycemic Nuts & Seeds - Sweetened Nuts and Seeds
Misc. Low Glycemic Foods
Unrefined Olive Oil, Unrefined Coconut Oil, Unrefined Macadamia Nut Oil, Unrefined Flax Seed Oil, Unrefined Avocado Oil, Stevia, Raw Honey, Coconut Sugar, and Bone Broths
Herbs, Spices, Coconut Cream, Sauerkraut, Coconut Flour, and Almond Flour
What Your Body Burns for Fuel?
Your body prefers to burn glucose and fat for its energy or fuel. Therefore, you do not want to eat too many carbohydrates and too much fat at the same time!
Did you know that Carbohydrates are metabolized first and any excess glucose will get turned into fat? So, by restricting carbohydrates or by consuming more low glycemic foods - this gets your body to switch over from burning glucose as a fuel to burning fat. And this can include your stored body fat.