Monday, April 02, 2012

Choose your breakfast carefully


“Glycemic index” used to be a buzzword you heard daily in this game. Low glycemic index foods don’t raise blood sugar too much.

While some of the buzz on how eating these foods controlled weight has been questioned, recently the Institute of Food Technologists said eating low index foods in the morning can control sugar all day.

Or help to.

Low glycemic index foods are digested slowly and produce slow changes in blood sugar instead of frantic needs for insulin.

Hunger is reduced.

A great low index food is almonds. Have some at breakfast.

Whole grain toast is good. Steel-cut oats.

Most people who eat breakfast have cereal, with eggs in second place. Stay with low sugar cereal and look for foods with lots of texture instead of being reduced to sweet slurry when chewed.

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