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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Foods Paperback – August 5, 2011
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There are some interesting things to consider. Like how whole milk has a GI of 27 and nonfat has a GI of 32. Does that mean you should drink whole milk instead?
This book is organized according to categories like vegetables and salad dressings. Which means you have to flip through the book in order to find anything. There is only a table of contents not a general index. So if you want to find white potatoes you have to first flip through the book to find vegetables and then look for white potatoes. Fortunately they are right at the start. You might be shocked to learn that a turnip has a GI of 72. It is only slightly healthier than a white potato with a GI of 73. Most of the vegetables are in alphabetical order so that helps greatly.
The General Categories include:
Milk and Milk Products
Meat, Poultry, Fish and Mixtures
Legumes, Nuts and Seeds
Oils and Salad Dressings
Sugars, Sweets and Beverages
So it is fairly well organized just you will have to go to the book's website to find individual ingredients faster.
What this book does for me is it helps me avoid high GI foods. Like I'll be staying away from millet with a GI of 107. Tofu also shockingly has a GI of 115! This also helped me realize that breaded fish is really not good for you with a GI of 95 comparred to a GI of 0 when steamed.
So to be honest reading this book is an education. It will help you plan meals and help you avoid high GI foods.
~The Rebecca Review