Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Eating for Your Brain

Feed your brain!

The following foods have a low glycemic index number. That means they gradually release glucose (sugar) into your blood stream. This minimizes blood sugar swings, helping to keep your energy level constant and optimize brainpower/mental focus.
Fruits
apple
apricot, canned
apricot, dried
banana
banana, unripe
cantaloupe
cherries
dates, dried  
grapefruit
grapes
kiwi
mango
orange
papaya
peach
pear
pineapple
plum
raisins
strawberries
watermelon 



Vegetables
beets
carrots, cooked
carrot juice
parsnips
peas, dried
peas, green
potato, boiled, mashed, microwaved, instant or baked
pumpkin
rutabaga
sweet corn
sweet potato
yam 



Juices
apple
grapefruit
orange
pineapple



Pasta
brown rice pasta
gnocchi
linguine, durum
macaroni
macaroni and cheese
spaghetti
vermicelli 



Sweets
honey
jelly beans
Life Savers
M&Ms Choc. Peanut
Skittles
Snickers 



Cookies
graham crackers
oatmeal
shortbread
vanilla wafers 



Beans
baby lima
baked
black
brown
butter
chickpeas
kidney
lentil
navy
pinto
red lentils
split peas
soy 
Grains
barley
brown rice
buckwheat
bulgur
chickpeas
corn
corn chips
cornmeal
couscous
hominy
millet
popcorn
rice
rye
wheat, whole
white rice 



Cereals
All Bran
Bran Chex
Cheerios
Corn Bran
Corn Chex
Cornflakes
Cream of Wheat
Crispix
Frosted Flakes
Grapenuts
Life
Muesli
NutriGrain
Oatmeal
Puffed Wheat
Rice Bran
Rice Chex
Rice Krispies
Shredded Wheat
Special K
Swiss Muesli
Team
Total 



Breads
bagel
croissant
kaiser roll
pita
pumpernickel
rye
rye, dark
rye, whole
white
whole wheat
waffles 



Crackers
Kavli Norwegian
rice cakes
rye
saltine
stoned wheat thins
water crackers 



Desserts
angel food cake
banana bread
blueberry muffin
bran muffin
Danish
fruit bread
pound cake
sponge cake 



Dairy
chocolate milk
ice cream
milk
pudding
soy milk
yogurt 

4 comments:

  1. Interesting! I was surprised to see grapes listed here.

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  2. It's so dumb. I LOVE healthy foods, but I don't eat them. The junky stuff is just so much easier to get my hands on.

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