Non-Starchy Vegetables: Packed with minerals and fiber, leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and peppers have a low glycemic index (GI).
Legumes: Packed full of fiber and protein, beans, lentils, and chickpeas have a low glycemic index.
Whole Grains: As opposed to processed grains, whole grains like quinoa, barley, and bulgur have a lower glycemic index.
Nuts and Seeds: Low-GI nuts and seeds that include fiber and healthy fats include almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.
Berries: Rich in antioxidants, berries including strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are low in sugar and have a low glycemic index.
Greek Yogurt: Low on the glycemic index and high in protein, unsweetened Greek yogurt is a dairy product.
Sweet potatoes: Although they are a starchy food, they can be a healthy option because they have a lower glycemic index than normal potatoes.
Oats: Because of its high fiber content, oats—especially steel-cut or rolled oats—have a lower glycemic index and offer prolonged energy.
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