Healthiest foods based on Glycemic index rating

GI Ratings for the World’s Healthiest Foods

Food Group Very Low GI Low GI Medium GI High GI
World’s Healthiest Foods
Vegetables asparagus carrots beets potatoes
avocados eggplant corn
beet greens garlic leeks
bell peppers green peas sweet potatoes
bok choy onions
broccoli sea vegetables
Brussels sprouts winter squash
cabbage
cauliflower
celery
collard greens
cucumbers
fennel (bulb)
green beans
kale
mushrooms, crimini
mustard greens
olives
olive oil
Romaine and other lettuce
spinach
summer squash
Swiss chard
tomatoes
turnip greens
Fruits apples apricots
bananas cantaloupe
blueberries figs
cranberries papaya
grapefruit pineapple
grapes watermelon
kiwifruit
lemons/limes
oranges
pears
plums & prunes
raspberries
strawberries
Nuts & Seeds flaxseeds almonds
sesame seeds cashews
peanuts
pumpkin seeds
sunflower seeds
walnuts
Beans & Legumes soybeans black beans
tofu dried peas
tempeh garbanzo beans
kidney beans
lentils
lima beans
navy beans
pinto beans
Seafood cod scallops
salmon
sardines
shrimp
tuna
Meats beef, grass-fed
chicken-pasture-raised
lamb, grass-fed
turkey, pasture-raised
Dairy cheese, grass-fed
eggs, pasture-raised
cow’s milk, grass-fed
yogurt, grass-fed
Grains barley millet
brown rice
buckwheat
oats
quinoa
rye
whole wheat
World’s Healthiest Spices and Herbs black pepper
chili pepper
cilantro & coriander seeds
cinnamon
cloves
cumin seeds
dill
ginger
mustard seeds
oregano
parsley
peppermint
rosemary
sage
thyme
turmeric

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