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Glycemic Index in Grains & PastaThe G.I. food list below shows the Glycemic Index score for many basic grains and pasta. The G.I score for each food will dictate the speed at which the sugar will be absorbed. A low Glycemic index means the sugar will be absorbed slowly. The higher the G.I score the quicker the sugar is absorbed into the blood. For reduced sugar craving and help with weight loss the lower the G.I score then the better. The G.I list also shows the carbohydrate content for each item as this is related somewhat to Glycemic load for the G.I diet. However it does not necessarily mean that a food with a high carbohydrate content will automatically mean a high G.I score.
|Grain & Pasta Product||Glycemic Index Score||Carbohydrate||G.I type|
|Rice White Rice (cooked)||64||28.8||Medium|
|Basmati Rice (cooked)||55||23||Medium|
|Brown Rice (cooked)||55||23.5||Medium|
|Pasta with egg||40||23.5||Low|
Canadian Nutrient File