juice has most of the
fiber removed and since fiber slows down digestion and therefore
glycemic response, it
should be drunk in moderation. All
can have a high
glycemic index reading or
a low one.
· Raspberries and
Enjoy any of these with no worry. Fruits with high GI values include:
· Raisins and
All other fruits are intermediate GI foods. The good news is most fresh fruit has a high nutritional value and therefore even if higher on the glycemic index should be part of a healthy diet… especially if you are trying to lose weight. Eating more fruit will improve insulin sensitivity, better glycemic control and reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
But listen – natural, whole foods are always better than refined foods, even if they fit on a glycemic chart rather high… these are foods eaten at their best; unadulterated. So let’s use simple human common sense when we decide if a food is okay to eat or not… most especially – fruit because it’s such an innocent food.
Esther Smith, author
Smith’s daily intake of food depends a lot on foods in their natural state – this of course means lots of veggies and fruit. For more information on this subject please go to: