In his book, Dukan diet Dr Pierre Dukan advocates eating Oat bran to help in reducing weight. Oat bran is a low glycemic index food.
Glycemic index of Oat Bran is 50 (medium)
What is glycemic index
Low Glycemic index is a term used by people who want to lose weight to ascertain the speed by which a food increases the sugar levels in the bloodstream.
Most diet programs suggest that eating foods with high glycemic index is not good for health. High glycemic foods increase blood sugar levels very quickly and increase the conversion of sugar into fats.
Most of the diet programs advocate eating foods like Oat bran which have low glycemic index.
Some Examples of other Low Glycemic Foods
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High glycemic foods
white wheat bread
If you want to lose weight then Oat Bran is safe to be eaten as a low glycemic index food. It can be a good snack and an alternative to unhealthy snack like Pizza (which has a white bread base).
More info about Oat Bran:
- Is Oat Bran Gluten free
- Review of Cracklin Oat Bran
- Reduce cholesterol levels
- Use in daily routine
- Nutrition Information
- Glycemic index discussion
- Importance in Dukan Diet