Low GI Alphabet: Part II

By Hannah Callaway and the TLS Team

Did you enjoy our first installment of the low GI alphabet? Here we are to share with you letters F through J…



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Most types of fresh fish only rank at around a 7 on the Glycemic Index. They also include a high amount of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Bake, grill, or pan fry your fish for the healthiest meal. This sitelists various cooking times for different types of fish.



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Grapes are an easy low GI snack. Do you prefer red or green? Regular or seedless? Wash them off and eat them straight out of the bag or place them on a skewer and freeze them for a yummy treat during warm months.

Honeydew Melon


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Honeydews are great for a simple fruit salad or side dish, but we really love this recipe for cucumber melon soup. It is served chilled and is perfect during warm summer months. Best of all… it is low GI!



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Yes, we know that ice isn’t technically a food! However, there are lots of fun things you can do with ice if you want to make your own ice cubes. Freeze water with mint, blueberries, lemon, or even bits of orange to add some zing to sparkling water or lemonade.



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Here’s a tip for you: This root (yes, root!) is pronounced HICK-ah-ma. It looks very similar to a turnip and is often served with Mexican dishes. It is completely fat free and is a great base for a salad. You can also use jicama like a potato and try your hand at making homefries.

Next up: Letters K through O!