High Glycemic Food
Is it Really Worth it?

High glycemic food are foods that are high in sugar and when you consume these types of food on a regular basis - they will create havoc with your metabolism. Not to mention the huge dental bill you will receive for all the cavities that foods high in sugar give you.

Your metabolism can deal with a "steady" flow of sugar or glucose - especially if you are active and are constantly burning up this fuel. However, when you flood your system with too much sugar at one time this will create metabolic problems that may lead to weight gain and other health problems.

Also, choosing a healthier high glycemic food will be a better option for your body because at least it will contain some sort of nutrition as well as fiber.

Foods High in Sugar

Soda or Soft Drinks have absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever.  They are loaded with sugar and even worse - they are usually loaded with toxic chemicals.

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Highly Processed Donuts, Muffins, Cakes, and Cookies will also have no nutritional value and contain a load of sugar.

Frosted Corn Flakes, Puffed Cereals, and Instant Cereals usually offer nothing but sugar to those who consume them - which is unfortunate for young growing children.

It might actually be healthier to eat cardboard over this type of cereal - and that's not a joke!

Bagels, Breads, and Pretzels made from "bleached" white flour are also foods high in sugar and usually have really nothing else to offer.

Gluten Free Pasta made from white rice will be a very high glycemic food - shockingly!

Pancakes made from processed white flour and covered in syrup made from high fructose corn syrup - will send your blood sugar soaring!


Dried Fruit, Parsnips, White Potatoes, and Watermelon are the healthier foods high in sugar. 

They at least will offer you some sort of nutrition besides sugar.

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.

Remember, high glycemic food like organic fruits and vegetables will have an abundant supply of minerals such as potassium which does help to regulate the fluids inside of your cells - which is needed when you eat a lot of salt.

However, a better option to eating dried fruit such as apples, figs, raisins, and prunes which are foods high in sugar - would be to consume these fruits in their fresh state instead to lower the amount of sugar in your diet.

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