Low-GI Foods (55 or less)
Rolled-oat oatmeal (55)
Boiled carrots (39)
If you don’t want to constantly check the GI scale, here’s an easy way to meal-plan: Jarosh and Clarke suggest filling your half your plate with vegetables, one-quarter with less-processed carbs (think: whole grains, beans, fruit, and starchy vegetables), and one-quarter with protein. “This helps keep blood sugar levels and energy stable without having to do any mealtime math.”
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