RE: glycemic index
Posted Monday, September 6, 2010 at 10:38 PM
Yes, combining foods does alter the glycemic index of foods. Most of the foods we recommend do not have a high glycemic index: whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, and legumes. There are a few exceptions such as white baking potatoes and cold cereals. But for the most part, I wouldn't get too hung up on the GI of whole foods.
This page goes into more detail: http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_understand_foods/gi.html.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education