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The Lean Plate Club: Sally Squires

Another Reason to Eat Your Broccoli

Tuesday, September 7, 2004; Page HE06

The glycemic index shows how much various foods raise blood sugar compared with glucose, the simplest form of sugar, which is given an arbitrary value of 100. Table sugar is 83. Note that some higher index foods, such as potatoes and pumpkin, also come with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other key nutrients.

High glycemic index foods


Instant rice 124

Corn flakes 119

Rice Krispies 117

Jellybeans 114

French fries 107

Pumpkin 107

Soda crackers 106

Potato (boiled/mashed) 104


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