Foods that are restricted include:
High GI foods where GI is above 70.
Sugars, flours and other carbohydrates are generally high.
Foods that are maybe OK in some instances include:
Medium GI foods where GI is between 56 and 69.
Foods that are OK include:
Low GI foods where GI is below 55.
Foods containing little or no carbohydrate – such as meat, fish, eggs, avocado, wine, beer, spirits, most vegetables – have low or zero GI numbers.
A few tricks to lower the GI of foods include:
Stick to whole grains, cereals and flours instead of refined and white grains, cereals and flours.
Higher fiber lowers the GI.
Adding fat like avocado or acid like lemon juice to higher GI foods lower the GI.
Don’t overcook food as cooking releases sugars and can increase the GI.
Don’t eat fruits that are too ripe.
Note: Consult your doctor before making any change to your diet.