GI Value For Beans
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GI Value For Beans

Beans and The Glycemic Index (GI)

Beans, peas and lentils all have low GI values and a high nutritional content. In addition, they can be rich in dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble) which is associated with improved insulin sensitivity, better glycemic control and a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Beans are an important food option in any low Gi diet. See also GI Diet Advice About Beans

GI Diet Advice About Best Carbohydrate to Eat

High levels of glucose in the bloodstream are associated with numerous metabolic disorders, including: clinical obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance syndrome and heart disease. As far as diet is concerned, the best way to maintain optimal control over your blood sugar is to choose beans with a lower GI value.

GI Values For Beans and Legumes

See below for glycemic response and GI ratings for beans, peas and legumes.

GI Values For Types of Beans, Peas and Legumes

Baked Beans GI
Black Eyed Beans GI
Butter Beans GI
Chickpeas GI
Garbanzo Beans GI
Haricot Beans GI
Hummus GI
Kidney Beans GI
Lentils GI
Lentils (Green) GI
Lentils (Red) GI
Marrowfat Peas GI
Mung Beans GI
Navy Beans GI
Pinto Beans GI
Red Beans GI
Soy Beans GI
Split Peas GI

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