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What is the glycemic index of the following root vegetables?

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Created October 12, 2011 at 6:46 AM

What is the glycemic index of the following root vegetables and are they Paleo?

Celery root Carrots Parsnips Sweet Potato Yams (real Yams) Batata Name Yucca Beets Daikon Malanga

Are there any others that I missed and are they Paleo?

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78422 · October 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Carrots are OK, high Gi but low GL. Don't worry about it. There are other sites, fi http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2383/2.

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3742 · October 12, 2011 at 2:24 PM

I came across this site but it doesn't list most of those root vegetables. I've been having trouble finding the data. Also, carrots have an index of 92? I've seen it listed as low as 38 elsewhere.

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12847 · October 12, 2011 at 2:18 PM

because paleo man ate them? wtf does paleo mean in regards to food? Variants of every natural food existed during the paleo era, did grains just magically appear 15,000 years ago??? :)

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8933 · October 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Grains paleo? Why?

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55 · October 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Many of them on your list are in the Sydney University GI index data base, if they aren't there they probably haven't been tested by a reputably lab. http://www.glycemicindex.com/

The entries for cooked carrots are 33 (boiled) 49 (diced boiled) and 60 when boiled and pounded to a paste. For raw carrots the GIs were 35 diced and 39 when ground to a paste. There is though the anomolous entry ( repeated on many lists) -carrots at 92. Jennie Brand Miller explains this in her book, apparently this was one of the earliest tests (1981) before they established the methodology. I'm surprised it's still in the data base, it does cause confusion.

Pesonally I find the GI very useful but I'm a T1 diabetic and inject insulin.

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78422 · October 12, 2011 at 9:19 AM

http://www.alsearsmd.com/glycemic-index/

GL is more useful then GI

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78422 · October 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Carrots are OK, high Gi but low GL. Don't worry about it. There are other sites, fi http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2383/2.

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3742 · October 12, 2011 at 2:24 PM

I came across this site but it doesn't list most of those root vegetables. I've been having trouble finding the data. Also, carrots have an index of 92? I've seen it listed as low as 38 elsewhere.

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12847 · October 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM

every natural food is paleo, even grains...... Are they nutritious and relatively benign?? Yes and that's all that matters.

FYI GI is very flawed. I personally want my food to digest as fast as possible.

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8933 · October 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Grains paleo? Why?

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12847 · October 12, 2011 at 2:18 PM

because paleo man ate them? wtf does paleo mean in regards to food? Variants of every natural food existed during the paleo era, did grains just magically appear 15,000 years ago??? :)

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