The New Glucose Revolution Shopper's Guide to GI Values 2010
A great tool for those looking for a guide to foods' GI value.
The New Glucose Revolution Shopper's Guide to GI Values 2010: The Authoritative Source of Glycemic Index Values for More Than 1,300 Foods is a book written by Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller and Kaye Foster-Powell.
This book is a supplemental tool for those on the GI diet. There are some recommended readings for more information on the details of the diet listed in the beginning of the book. The book also gives a brief overview of the GI diet.
The GI is a physiologically based measure of the effect carbohydrates have on blood glucose levels. Low GI foods offer the advantage of improving blood glucose control, increasing satiety, facilitating weight loss, improving blood fat profiles and reducing the risks of developing diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
The book also features some information on eating out, sugars and sweeteners, low GI shopping and low GI eating. The bulk of the book lists out GI values for over a thousand different foods. The foods are broken out into categories to make their GI information easier to find.
- Features GI values for over 1,300 foods
- Great resource for those on the GI diet
- Gives an overview of the GI diet
- Using low GI food satisfies hunger and increases energy
- Offers substitutions to switch out low GI foods for high GI foods
- Low GI eating lowers cholesterol
- Encourages eating foods closer to the way nature intended
- GI diet helps those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- Nutrition info is up to date
- Info given on dining out
- Doesn’t include extensive info on GI diet
- Other books must be purchased to fully follow the GI program
The book opens with ten tips that will make following the GI diet easier and ensure success. Those tips include:
- Eat seven or more servings of fruit and vegetables each day
- Eat low GI breads and cereals, especially whole grain versions
- Eat more legumes including soybeans, chickpeas and lentils
- Eat nuts regularly
- Eat more fish and seafood
- Eat lean red meat, skinless chicken and eggs
- Eat low fat dairy foods or calcium-enriched soy products
- Eat less saturated fat and replace bad fats with good mono- and polyunsaturated fats
- Moderate your alcohol intake
Minimize your use of salt
Some of the low GI foods that are featured in this book include:
- Multi grain bread
- Soy milk
- Apple juice
- Orange juice
- Whole wheat spaghetti
- Sweet potato
- Tomato soup
- Green beans
There is no exercise plan included.CONCLUSION
For those following the GI diet, this book can be a great resource to help you stay on track and infuse some creativity. * The New Glucose Revolution Shopper's Guide to GI Values 2010* offers GI values for over 1,300 foods and gives you a chance to put together more meals than ever based on your preferences. The book does give a basic overview of the program, but serves mostly as a resource.
If you are following the GI diet or thinking of trying it, this book can be a great tool to give you an idea of the type of foods you will be encouraged to eat.Common Misspellings
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