Q: When you eat only eba, beans, rice and bread is it dangerous?
A: Hello healthy people, I came across a report from a Harvard review and it gives 8 principles to low glycemic eating…a principle that will help answer the question asked. Glycemic index, by the way, is a measure that ranks foods that contain carbohydrates on a scale of 0 to 100. The higher the number, the faster the food is digested, causing fluctuations in the blood sugar level and the lower the number, the slower the food is digested causing less fluctuations in the blood sugar level. So the focus should be on foods with low glycemic index. If you reduce your portion sizes and are exercising and generally doing the right things, you may sill be adding weight or not losing weight if you’re eating a lot of food with high glycemic index.
So here goes: principles of low glycemic eating:
Eat a lot of beans (any and every type), non starchy veggies (garlic, onions, leeks, chives, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers etc) and fruits like apples, berries, peaches and pears.
Eat a lot of grains in their natural state like natural granola, brown or local rice and muesli cereal
Reduce your intake of concentrated sweets like fruit juices (no more than half a cup daily…if you must) and other sugar loaded or sweetened drinks.
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