Following a diet designed to keep blood sugar from rising after meals helped diabetic people keep their disease under control.
Results of latest published study:
People with type 2 diabetes who ate what is known as a low-glycemic-index diet for six months had greater blood sugar control and fewer heart disease risk factors than those who followed another eating plan.
Both diets were high in fiber and low in saturated fat, and both derived about 40% of their calories from carbohydrates.
But the low-glycemic-index diet emphasized carbohydrates that had less impact on blood sugar levels, such as beans, pasta, nuts, and certain whole grains.
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 causes 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 has a low score. A Snicker’s bar, for example, has a GI score of about 55.
Read more about GI and GL on the Manna website.
You can eat low GI foods to control blood sugar levels, and still not losing weight, because low GI does not mean low in calories. Eating only low GI will also not help you to reverse Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Follow the Manna Diet, which are not just low in GI, but also low in calories. By taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal, you can lower the GI of the food you ate by up to 43%, meaning that you can stay satisfied for longer due to stable blood sugar levels.