- Based on their GI values, foods are categorized into
Green Zone Foods,
Low GI foods, are foods with a GI
less than 55. They cause a slower and lower rise in blood glucose levels. Mostly
fruits and vegetables, these foods are low in fat and calories. Try to eat these
foods more often.
Examples are Porridge, Apple and Lentil.
Yellow Zone Foods,
Medium GI foods,
are foods with a GI between 55 and 70.
blood glucose levels to go up at a moderate rate. These foods are higher in fat or calories
than green-light foods. Take these
Examples are Pineapple, New
Potato and Basmati rice.
Red Zone Foods,
High GI foods, are foods with a GI greater than 70. They cause a rapid
rise in blood glucose levels. These foods are high
in sugar or fat. Try to avoid these
Examples include sweets, watermelon and junk food.