The Complete Idiot’s Guide Glycemic Index Cookbook

Cook these recipes up-and keep blood sugar down.

With over 325 delicious and healthy recipes, The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to the Glycemic Index Cookbook is an invaluable reference for choosing foods according to their GI-a system of classifying carbohydrate-based foods by how much they raise blood sugar. Diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, and obesity may be avoided by following the glycemic index. Practical and easy to use, this is the one cookbook anyone concerned with their blood sugar will want to have in the kitchen.

*More than 325 recipes *Includes both the GI value and a GL (glycemic load) rating for each recipe *18 million people in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes and the number is growing


2 thoughts on “The Complete Idiot’s Guide Glycemic Index Cookbook

  1. Great information, expensive/hard to find ingredients I was recently diagnosed with insulin resistance, so I jumped right on the Low Glycemic train. I love the Complete Idiot’s Guide to 20-minute meals, so I thought this would be the best place to start. The first part of the book has lots of helpful information, and each recipe shows all the nutritional content. The downside is that a lot of the recipes include expensive ingredients or ingredients that I can’t find anywhere, such as Hi-Maize and Xylitol and Soy Flour. My only resort would be ordering online. With the 20 min meals book, I could almost always flip it open and find something to make with what I already had in the house.The fruit recipes are plentiful, but as someone who loves fruit, I can eat tons of it and don’t need the bother of cooking it. But for those who find it hard to get in their daily servings, they would probably be great. I also found that many of the recipes involve a lot of meat and though there is a small vegetarian section, those recipes don’t look stellar. I would say, if you’re a vegetarian, a picky eater or on a budget, maybe just try looking up recipes online.

  2. Forget the Glycemic – this is a great cookbook for everyone! My friend told me about this cookbook and since I had read other books by Lucy Beale, I bought this book even though I am not that familiar with the Glycemic Index. My goal is to eat less carbs and sugar and more veggies and protein – turns out that is kind of what this cookbook is about! Low fat!What I really like about this cookbook is that most of the recipes are very simple using ingredients that you would normally buy or have in your pantry. There are lots of everyday recipes and some others to share at dinner parties or for special occasions. My favorites so far are: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce and to be entirely decadent – the Chocolate Ganache and the Flourless Chocolate Cake. My husband is gluten intolerant, so the flourless cake is a hit at our house. One of my daughters is a Type I diabetic and I bought this book for her and her husband. She loves it!This cookbook is for everyone. I love the fresh ideas and easy recipes. The authors have included info with each recipe on calories, fiber, protein, carbs, and fat.I have this cookbook out on the counter in my kitchen, and when I get stuck for an idea of what to cook for dinner, I ALWAYS find a recipe in this book. Buy it!!

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