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Glycemic Index Vegetables

 Pass The Spinach

 

Why should you care about your blood sugar? Unless you are diabetic, chances are you haven’t given a moment’s thought to your blood sugar before now – and maybe you should. So let me ask:

 

·        Do you find yourself getting sluggish or tired at 3:00pm every afternoon?

·        Do you reach for cookies, sweets, or chocolate for a shot of energy?

·        Ever find yourself hungry late at night and – and on your way to the refrigerator?

·        Have you made earnest attempts to lose weight with little or no success?

·        Ever notice your vision or your memory slipping in recent years?

 

For many, psychological pressures (such as unmet needs, frustration on the job or invasion of personal barriers) drive them into over-eating or bingeing sometimes followed by bulimia or anorexia. This is not unusual but should be recognized and dealt with. This is a blood sugar issue and corrections are easy to take.

 

Glycemic Index vegetables are high in nutrition and low in glycemic index count…  if you chose (2) of these veggies for every dinner you make, your blood sugar would begin to level and your pancreas will be given a break!

 

Low Glycemic Index Vegetables --- all <20.  Others <50 (Corn, Peas)

 

Asparagus, bean sprouts, beet greens, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, endive lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, swiss chard, and watercress,

 

Now it wasn’t difficult for me once I was warned about a high sugar count, to merely realize that a dinner with (2) of these vegetables and skinless chicken, fish or lean meat would bring my sugar count back to normal and thus avoiding the first signs of diabetes. Was this worth it? Oh, you bet.

 

Now add to those (2) veggies for every meal, whole grain breads, low fat milk and yogurt with fresh berries for dessert. Your weight will drop without trying, your energy will come back, and your blood sugar will return to normal. Perfect.

 

 

Esther Smith, author

Smith adjusted her own lifestyle for the sake of healthy blood sugar, and so should you. For more information on glycemic index go to:

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