How to Eat Lower on the Glycemic Index

By Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., Joyce Hendley, 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).

Pair with protein.
Whenever you’re eating a carbohydrate-based meal or snack, make sure there’s at least a little protein in the mix—some chicken strips in your pasta bowl or a light smear of peanut butter on your English muffin, for example. Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates, so you’ll have a more gradual rise and fall of blood sugar—and you’ll feel fuller longer too.

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