Glycaemic Index Table

Glycaemic Index is very important parameter when we talking about carbs. It shows why such food as chicken or eggs much more preferable for weight loss than i.g. white bread. You can see that different carbs behave differently because of different speed influence on blood glucose level. Food with low glycaemic index make low influence on insulin and blood glucose (it is long-time carbs), on the another head, food with high GI increase insulin and blood glucose level very quickly and it can lead to overweight. Actually, you have to prefer healthy food with low glycaemic index.

Glycaemic Index Table

High Glycaemic Index

foods GI
Mashed potato 71
White bread 71
Watermelon 73
Swede 73
Bagel 73
Branflakes 73
Cheerios 73
French fries 76
Coco Pops 76
Jelly beans 79
Rice cakes 81
Baguette 94
Parsnips, boiled 96
White rice, steamed 97
Rice Krispies 81
Cornflakes 83
Jacket potato 84
Puffed wheat 88

Moderate Glycaemic Index Foods

foods GI
Pitta bread 56
Basmati Rice 57
Honey 57
Muesli, non toasted 55
Boiled potatoes 55
Sultanas 55
Digestive biscuit 58
Cheese and tomato pizza 61
Ice cream 62
New potatoes 63
Coca cola 62
Rye bread 64
Pineapple, fresh 65
Cantaloupe melon 66
Croissant 66
Apricots, canned in syrup 65
Raisins 63
Shortbread biscuit 63
Couscous 64
Crumpet, toasted 68
Weetabix 68
Wholemeal bread 68
Shredded wheat 68
Mars bar 69
Ryvita 68

Low Glycaemic Index Foods

Foods GI
Grapefruit 24
Pearl barley 24
Red lentils 25
Roasted and salted peanuts 13
Low-fat yoghurt with sweetener 13
Cherries 21
Whole milk 26
Dried apricots 32
Butter beans 32
Fettucine pasta 33
Pears 37
Tomato soup, canned 37
Apple juice, unsweetened 41
Noodles 40
Skimmed milk 31
Low-fat fruit yoghurt 32
Wholemeal spaghetti 36
Apples 37
White spaghetti 40
All Bran 41
Chick peas, canned 41
Peaches 41
Green grapes 45
Orange juice 45
Peas 47
Porridge made with water 41
Lentil soup 43
Oranges 43
Macaroni 44
Green grapes 45
Orange juice 45
Peas 47
Baked beans in tomato sauce 47
Green grapes 45
Orange juice 45
Peas 47
Baked beans in tomato sauce 47
Carrots, boiled 48
Milk chocolate 48
Kiwi fruit 51
Stoneground wholemeal bread 52
Banana 52
Raw oatbran 55
Crisps 53
Special K 53
Sweetcorn 54