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).

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.

Next: Double check »

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner