The Naturally Low Glycemic Index of Benefiber®

All food is given a Glycemic Index from 0 to 100.

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The Glycemic Index (GI) measures how quickly your blood sugar levels rise after consuming different types of carbohydrate containing foods.

Foods are given a Glycemic Index from 0 to 100, and can either be ranked “low,” “medium,” or “high.” Foods that are considered to be “high-GI” will cause blood sugar to rise more quickly than lower ranking foods.1

A handy thing to keep in mind is that if you consume a high-GI food, you can balance that meal by also consuming a lower-GI food. Take a look at some example foods and their GI ranking below:

Low Glycemic Index Foods (55 or less)

  • 100% stone-ground whole wheat or pumpernickel bread
  • Oatmeal (rolled or steel-cut)
  • Muesli
  • Pasta
  • Sweet potato
  • Most fruits

Medium Glycemic Index Foods (56-69)

  • Whole wheat, rye, or pita bread
  • Quick oats
  • Brown, wild, or basmati rice

High Glycemic Index Foods (70 or more)

  • White bread or bagels
  • Corn flakes
  • Puffed rice
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Shortgrain white rice
  • Pumpkin
  • Rice cakes

Benefiber® has a GI of 25, meaning it is considered low on the Glycemic Index.

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  1. "Glycemic Index and Diabetes." American Diabetes Association. N.p., 14 May 2014. Web. http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/understanding-carbohydrates/glycemic-index-and-diabetes.html.
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