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Healthy Foods That Do Not Spike Blood Sugar

Your blood sugar levels rise when you consume foods with easily accessible carbohydrates, potentially increasing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity or other health problems. Selecting foods based on their glycemic index, a system that ranks foods based on their potential effect on your blood sugar levels, helps you to find foods that keep your blood sugar levels low; the lower the GI ranking, the less of an impact on your blood sugar levels. Glycemic Index of 20 or Lower Foods without carbohydrates, including meats, eggs and fish, do not have a GI index ranking and do not have a notable impact on your blood sugar levels. Ranked foods with a score of less than 20 also have minimal impact. Such foods include carrots, eggplant, cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, peppers, onions, lettuce, zucchini, tomatoes, peanuts and walnuts. These foods are generally safe for you to eat at each meal without spiking your blood sugar. Cooking raw vegetables makes their carbohydrates more bioavailable and increases their GI ranking -- eat vegetables raw for the smallest impact on your blood sugar. Glycemic Index of 21 to 40 A GI ranking of 21 to 40 represents a small impact on your blood s Continue reading >>

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  1. andiw

    blood sugar and sugar free candy

    Hello, I was diagnosed type II 3 months ago and have very tight control of bg so far. I miss chocolate badly. Does anyone know if sugar free chocolate raises blood sugar? I was thinking about sugar free chocolate chips with peanuts? Are there any treats that don't raise sugar levels out there? :-) Thanks!

  2. jwags

    I would stay away from the sugar free chocolates with a 10 foot pole. Most have malodextrine or sorbitol which will wreck havoc on your GI system. I often eat the real thing. I prefer 90% dark chocolate and even though it has a small amount of sugar in it it doesn't spike me. Actually it lowers my bgs. Lindt makes a great one.

  3. silverthaw

    Originally Posted by andiw
    Hello, I was diagnosed type II 3 months ago and have very tight control of bg so far. I miss chocolate badly. Does anyone know if sugar free chocolate raises blood sugar? I was thinking about sugar free chocolate chips with peanuts? Are there any treats that don't raise sugar levels out there? :-) Thanks!
    andi:
    I recently made these and my blood sugar went down after eating them. You may enjoy them too.
    Chocolate Bark
    4 T. (1/4 Cup) Virgin Coconut Oil
    1-1.5 T. Cocoa Powder
    2 oz. nuts (optional)
    1/4 t. low-carb sweetener, such as stevia or xylitol
    Melt the coconut oil to a liquid, add in cocoa powder and sweetener. Stir to combine and blend well.
    Blend nuts into chocolate mixture. (optional)
    Have chilled in freezer for ten minutes or so a plastic or metal container. Then pour mixture into chilled container and spread to desired thickness.
    Pop it in refrigerator or freezer on level shelf and let it sit 10 minutes or so. It will harden quickly and breaks with a snap.

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