The Naturally Low Glycemic Index of Benefiber®
All food is given a Glycemic Index from 0 to 100.
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)
- 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
- Rice cakes
Benefiber® Original has a GI of 25, meaning it is considered low on the Glycemic Index.
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- "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.