Six Simple Rules to Low Glycemic Eating

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Consuming mostly low to medium GI level foods is one of the best choices that you can make to get a health and lean body. If you are new to the glycemic index, it may sound overwhelming and confusing to you. So now I will give you six simple rules to follow that will help you to live a low GI lifestyle on a daily basis. The six rules are:

1. Eat more beans and legumes.

Legumes and beans are very high soluble and insoluble fibers. They are also packed with important nutrients such as B vitamins, folic acid, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Beans and legumes really are true power foods, not only are they very nutritious but they are also very versatile, easy to make, low in calories, filling, and inexpensive. You can also add beans and legumes to other meals and snacks to lower their GI level. You should be consuming one cup serving of beans or legumes at least four times a week.

2. Have some nuts daily.

Although nuts are high in fat, it is mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E and selenium. The combination of vitamin E and selenium in nuts is excellent for keeping the skin healthy. Nuts make a wonderful snack. So try to consume around a handful of nuts per day.

3. Eat lean meats, eggs, and seafood daily.

These foods have an extremely low GI because they consist mainly of protein. While it is possible to get adequate iron from a vegetarian diet, red meat is the best source of iron you can get. Good iron levels are crucial to have high energy levels. Women especially must remember to always select foods carefully to prevent iron deficiency. You should eat at least three servings of red meat per week to keep your iron levels in balance.