The glycemic index of vegetables (cucumbers,squash, zucchini, pumpkins, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, beets)

KI sweets
GI dried fruit
GI nuts
GI of baked goods
GI legumes
GHEE meat and fish
GUY drinks
GI alcohol
GI fruit
GI of vegetables
GI of dairy products
GHEE butter, eggs, mushrooms
GI grains, cereals


the glycemic index of vegetablesGlycemic index is a specific variable that reflects the ability of the product to increase the sugar level. Now this feature has been associated with the bloodstream of glucose. If you focus on GI vegetables, what you'll see is far from unambiguous facts. Some vegetables have a higher GI than potato chips (boiled carrots) than wheat bagel (pumpkin), this is the same Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite (boiled potatoes). Of great importance is the fact, together with what fat used vegetables (olive oil or butter). GI can change drastically under the influence of various factors. In real life it rarely corresponds to table data.

Cucumbers. This is one of the few products for which virtually has no limitations. the Glycemic index of cucumbers is $ 15. You can eat fresh or pickled. They are great for salads with olive oil. Do not use as a sour cream dressing. It is better to take low-fat yogurt or kefir. In cucumber a lot of substances that contribute to the accelerated breakdown of fats of animal origin. Therefore they are an excellent garnish for meat dishes.

Squash and zucchini have the same glycemic index of 15. But this does not mean that if you will fry it exactly the same and will remain (75). It is best to fermenting. If you decide to pamper yourself, use the cooking olive oil. Do not lubricate the finished pieces of butter. It promotes a sharp increase of glucose in the blood.

the Pumpkin is one of the products that have become part of our life because of nutritional value and low cost, high taste qualities. But when the diagnosis of "diabetes", its use should be treated very carefully. After all, glycemic index of pumpkin after heat treatment will be 75. Therefore it is better to be eaten raw.

note that glycemic index and fresh sauerkraut are the same, it is $ 15. If you will be cooking "kapustnyak", cabbage soup, or borscht, the GI of this product will not change. This distinguishes it from carrots, pumpkin and potatoes. Cabbage can be consumed in any form, not thinking about the fact that his GUY lined up you will break the diet. With it you can enjoy your favorite dishes. But don't forget about the influence of fats on GI's food production.

it Should be noted that glycemic index of boiled carrots is one of the highest among vegetables 85. Only the rutabagas - 99. So eating this vegetable in cooked form, it is desirable to refuse. Better eat it raw, then the glycemic index of carrots is only 35. It is not so much will affect your health. This is in comparison to lead GI of white bread is 85. Even the potatoes of fast preparation it is almost the same - 82.

We are accustomed to the fact that the potato is one of the main ingredients of our table. But for diabetic patients its regular use is fraught, as glycemic index of mashed potatoes is quite high - 90. Thus potato chips, only 80. Even lower GI of boiled tubers of I - 70. But what boiled in the skin - 65.

the Last version of cooking this product, is most appropriate. If you pay attention to Chinese and Japanese cuisine, there you will meet salad recipes with potatoes, this root vegetable is almost impossible to heat treatment. After the grate, simply pour over boiling water. It is believed that after this he is ready for consumption.

As with all vegetables, the beet after heat treatment significantly increases KI -, it becomes equal to 65.While raw glycemic index of beets is $ 30. Often in the food consumed young leaves of beetroot. Their GUY is 15. In Eastern countries this root vegetable eaten most often it is raw and not boiled. So you can not worry about the safety of this. Try it grate on a fine grater and season with grated tomato. To enhance the taste add a little salt and spice.