Nuts
Serving: 1/4 Cup
Avg Glycemic Load:
10
Feel completely free to enjoy nuts. They are an ideal food for someone trying to reduce glycemic load. Keep some around at home or at work for comfort food.
Nuts are full of protein, fiber and healthy mono-unsaturated and omega-3 fats, but contain insignificant amounts of carbohydrate. A handful 10 minutes before a meal will slow starch absorption, delay stomach empying and forestall hunger after eating. Nuts have a dry, crunchy consistency that nicely takes the place of crunchy starches, such as crackers and chips. They are one of the oldest foods in the human diet.