Thursday, July 24, 2008

Interesting Glycemic Facts

While browsing through some of the worst offenders in the Glycemic Index Database, I came across the expected muffins, breads & grains, However, there were a few entries which really surprised me:

Cranberry Juice: 56-68 GI
Cheerios: 74 GI

Granted both of these have other health benefits, but clearly my Cheerios & Cranberry juice diet idea isn't gonna fly. There's also these quite interesting comparisons:

Ice Cream: 56-80 GI vs. "Tofu-based frozen dessert": 115 GI
Mars Bar: 62-68 GI versus Fruit Roll-ups: 99 GI

Truly, we live in a topsy-turvy world when a candy bar is healthier than a fruit roll-up!

*goes off to cross-references grocery list for any surprise offenders*

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