Following a diet designed to keep blood sugar from rising after meals helped diabetic people keep their disease under control.
What Is a Low-Glycemic-Index Diet?
The basic premise behind the low-glycemic-index diet is that all carbs are not created equal.
Some cause big spikes in blood sugar and others have little impact on blood sugar levels.
Specifically, the glycemic index measures how much a 50-gram portion of a carbohydrate raises blood sugar levels compared to pure glucose, which has a glycemic index score of 100.
Typically, foods that score higher than 70 are considered high-glycemic-index (GI) foods; those that score 55 and under are considered low-GI foods.
Many highly refined foods, including white bread, corn flakes, and instant potatoes have high GI scores; unprocessed, high-fiber foods tend to have lower GI scores.
But it isn’t as simple as saying: choose unprocessed high-fiber foods.
Foods such as carrots and potatoes can either be high-GI or low-GI foods, depending on several factors, including how long they are stored and how they are cooked or processed.
Pasta that is cooked al dente has a lower score than pasta that is cooked longer.
Rice can range from a low of 55 to more than 100, depending on variety and cooking time. The same is true with potatoes and the riper the fruit or vegetable, the higher the GI score.
Research suggests that the GI response to a given food also varies from person to person and can even vary within the same person from day to day.
Some highly processed foods like some candy bars score low. A Snicker’s bar, for example, has a GI score of about 55.
Follow the Manna Diet, because it is a healthy Low GI menu plan which can help to reduce insulin and normalize blood sugar levels. We also recommend taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal, because this product helps to reduce the glycemic index of the food you eat by up to 43%.
You may also want to replace a meal per day with the Manna Low GI Shake, which contains only 285 calories when you drink it with milk.