4 Easy Tips for Eating Low on the Glycemic Index

By Joyce Hendley, M.S., November/December 2007

No number-crunching required.

3. Pair with protein.

When it has protein to break down, the stomach empties more slowly. Adding a little protein to a carbohydrate-based meal or snack—say, adding a few chicken strips and a sprinkle of cheese to your pasta bowl, or a light smear of peanut butter on your toast—can lower the GI value of your meal.

4. Drizzle on a healthy fat »

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