How to Eat Lower on the Glycemic Index

By Dr. Jean Harvey, Ph.D., R.D., Joyce Hendley, M.S., Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D., "5 Rules of Thumb for Lowering the Glycemic Index ," The EatingWell Diet (2007)

5 tips for low-glycemic eating (and how it can help you lose weight).

Drizzle with a little oil.
Fats, like proteins, are broken down into large particles that take a longer time for the body to digest—so adding a little fat to a carbohydrate-rich meal can lessen its glycemic impact considerably. Drizzle bread with a little olive oil; toss carrots with a bit of tasty dressing. Keep in mind, though, that fat calories add up more than twice as fast as those of protein or carbohydrate—so drizzle judiciously.

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