High glycemic foods cause obesity in children and adults and need to be avoided by everyone who wants to lose weight and maintain good health!
These are foods with a high glycemic index which means they are foods that will raise your blood sugar. They are the "white foods," the highly refined and processed foods that line every grocery store aisle and are the ones everyone buys because they are fast to cook and they seem economical.
|applesauce, with added sugar or corn syrup||apricots, canned or dried||banana, yellow||dried fruit|
|dates||fruit cocktail, canned in natural juice or light or heavy syrup||kiwi, over ripe||lychee, mango, very ripe|
The complete list of hg foods will have all the prepackaged, highly refined, processed foods on it. If it comes in a box read the label! Notice that all white breads (or very light beige) are high glycemic.
If it doesn't say wholewheat the kernal has been removed which means it is stripped of any nutrients. The label could say wheat flour but no other grains (like barley, buckwheat, millet or oats) will be listed so it is high glycemic.
Yes, the 9 grain, wholewheat, and best of all, the sprouted grains are more expensive but in the long run obesity and poor health will cost you a fortune.
The high glycemic sweeteners that cause obesity and other health problems in young children and adults are identified on the list of high glycemic foods linked above and also in our article about the foods that cause too much acid in your system. These are the sodas and sports drinks that are even found in the cafeterias of elementary schools these days.
Many of the seemingly healthier foods that are consumed regularly by children in the form of fruit juice drinks and fruit snacks like fruit roll ups can also raise blood sugar.
They are ok healthwise if children are eating primarily low glycemic foods most of the time and are not fat. That is they are ok if they are made from 100% fruit.
They will cause a spike in blood sugar and for children who get too many high glycemic foods, they will store these foods as fat. These are high glycemic foods, especially the juices made from them. Overweight children may not know any better so they need to be guided.
|beet juice||carrot juice||prune juice||watermelon juice|
white and red grape juice
Avoid juices made from any high glycemic fruits and vegetables. Even juices made from low glycemic fruits will create a glycemic load. It's always better to drink water and eat whole fruit.
Avoid if they contain corn syrup, sucrose, maltodextrins, dextrose or any other high glycemic ingredients.
|Jif peanut butter, creamy and extra crunchy||Jif Sensations, chocolate silk and apple cinimon||Simply Jif, creamy||Laura Scudder's reduced fat, smooth|
Peter Pan, creamy, crunchy, reduced fat
|Reese's, creamy||Skippy, creamy, creamy peanut butter spread, super chunk||Smuckers Goober grape jelly and peanut butter|
All the commercial nut butters are usually loaded with high glycemic ingredients and other additives. Again, it's the commercial nut butters above that are marketed to children and are highly appealing to them because they are so sweet. There are many good nut butters on the market so there is no reason to buy these. The ones at the natural foods stores are much better for you without all of the high glycemic additives. They can be eaten sparingly.
The unhealthy fats and oils are the highly refined polyunsaturated vegetable oils like margarine and shortening. They are hydrogentated oils and are cooked at high heat which creates a type of transfatty acid or synthetic fat. It's not that these are high glycemic foods necessarily but they are very unhealthy and they are in the processed foods.
There are many "hidden" high glycemic carbohydrates in highly processed foods
that are not labeled as sugars but they act like sugars spiking your blood sugar.
I have provided a list of these high glycemic preservatives you need to look for when you are reading labels.
Be sure to avoid these foods for a lifetime of fat loss the low glycemic way!
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