High Glycemic Food
Is it Really Worth it?

High glycemic food are foods that are too high in carbs or sugar. 

When you consume these foods on a regular basis, they will eventually create havoc with your metabolism.

Not to mention the huge dental bill you will receive for all the cavities that foods high in sugar will give you.

When you flood your system with too much carbs or sugar at one time this creates metabolic problems that will lead to weight gain and blood sugar problems.

However, a healthy high glycemic food will be a much better option for you because at least it will contain some sort of nutrition as well as fiber.

High Glycemic Foods

If you see the following ingredients on a food or drink's label, chances are it's a highly processed food with a high glycemic index.

White Sugar, Sugar, Sucrose, Rice Syrup, Glucose, Corn Syrup, HFCS or High Fructose Corn Syrup, White Flour, Enriched Flour, Bleached Wheat Flour, and White Rice Flour.

The following will all be high glycemic foods.........

Soda or Soft Drinks, Sport Energy Drinks, Gatorade, Fruit Punch, and Fruit Juices w/ Added Sugar are high glycemic drinks.

They are loaded with sugar and can also be loaded with toxic chemicals.

Commercial Donuts, Pastries, Cakes, Muffins, Cookies, Pies, Cupcakes, Pop Tarts, Cotton Candy, and Jelly Beans.

These treats will have no nutritional value and contain a load of sugar.

Commercial Breakfast Cereals, Corn Flakes, Puffed Cereals, Cheerios, and Instant Cereals.

These over processed breakfast cereals offer nothing but sugar to young growing children.

And I've heard it may be healthier to eat the cardboard box these cereals come in - that's not a joke!

Biscuits, Bagels, Breads, Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns, Crackers, and Pretzels made from "bleached" white flour.

These foods are high glycemic and are usually "empty" calories.

Pancakes and Waffles made from white flour are high glycemic foods.

If they are covered in syrup made from high fructose corn syrup, they will send your blood sugar soaring!

Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Bread, and Gluten Free Desserts made from white rice flour will be high glycemic foods.

Rice Crackers made from puffed white rice is surprisingly high glycemic.

Most of the following foods (besides the ones with added sugar) will offer you some sort of nutrition.

Caramel Covered Popcorn, Cracker Jacks, and Air Popped Popcorn are all high glycemic.

Millet and Amaranth are high glycemic grains.

Watermelon, Pumpkins, Some Dates, and Canned Fruit in Syrup are high glycemic fruits.

Parsnips, Russet Potatoes, White Potatoes, and Rutabaga are high glycemic vegetables. 

Fava Beans is a high glycemic legume.

All of these foods will be ranked as high on the glycemic index table and will cause quite a rise in your blood sugar level. 

Most of these foods are considered total junk foods and really have no place in sound nutrition.

However, high glycemic foods like organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will at least offer you some sort of nutrition.

Fruits and vegetables contain minerals like potassium which does help to regulate the sodium in your cells.

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