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What foods are high on the glycemic index?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
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The Glycemic Index is a measure of the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels and insulin production.

High glycemic index foods include: cake, pastry, candy, English muffins, raisins, chips, sucrose, white bread, millet, couscous, honey/syrup, carrots, pretzels, barley bread, watermelon, ice cream, sports drinks, sports goo, rye bread, bagels, cold cereal, pancakes, potatoes.
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For weight loss, be cautious when selecting foods high on the glycemic index, such as:
  • Potatoes
  • Refined grains
  • Sweets
  • Vegetables high in starch (corn)
  • Candy
  • Pastries
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