Dr. David Jenkins' Top 10 Healthy Foods

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Apples, berries, oranges, tofu, soy, nuts, beans, peas, lentils, whole barley, whole grain cereals and breads, parboiled brown rice, whole wheat pasta

Dr. David Jenkins is a world leader in nutrition research. He is the founder of the Glycemic Index (GI) that has paved the way for many of today’s popular diets. In this article, he names the top 10 healthy foods based on his research findings.

10. Whole wheat pasta (A low glycemic index whole wheat cereal)

9. Parboiled brown rice (Another low glycemic index whole grain cereal)

8. Whole barley (A low glycemic index food with cholesterol lowering fibre and a possible substitute for “sticky” rice)

7. Whole Grain Products (Reduce the caloric content of food and, for reasons not well understood, appear to be protective against both diabetes and heart disease)

6. Beans, Peas, and Lentils (Also known as pulses, these low glycemic index foods improve glycemic control and serum cholesterol, and are an excellent source of protein and minerals)

5. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts and pistachios (Shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk)

4. Tofu/Soy (An excellent source of protein and shown to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease)

3. Oranges/Tangerines (A lower glycemic index fruit shown to help improve glycemic control in Type 2 Diabetes)

2. Berries (A lower glycemic index fruit shown to help improve both glycemic control and blood pressure in Type 2 Diabetes, and is an excellent source of antioxidants)

1. Apples (Dr. Jenkins' studies show apples independently lower the risk of heart disease)

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