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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 28 February 2011

Meat, poultry, fish, cheese and eggs have a glycemic index of zero

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, 2002 and a recipe for lamb and rosemary burgers.

Study title and authors:
International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health (Vintage)
Kaye Foster-Powell, Susanna HA Holt and Janette C Brand-Miller
1 From the Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, Australia.
2 Reprints not available. Address correspondence to JC Brand-Miller, Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences (G08), University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

This paper can be accessed at:

Foods such as meat, poultry, fish, cheese, or eggs have a glycemic index of zero because these foods contain little or no carbohydrate and it would be exceedingly difficult for people to consume a portion of the foods containing 50 g or even 25 g of available carbohydrate. Even in large amounts, these foods when eaten alone are not likely to induce a significant rise in blood glucose.

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Recipe of the day

Lamb and Rosemary Burgers

450g/1lb ground lamb
Ground Lamb - 2lbs.
Food Mall: Ground Lamb
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
Salt and freshly milled black pepper

1.In a large, shallow bowl mix all the burger ingredients together. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 4 x 9cm (3½inch burgers). Cover and chill for 20 minutes.

2.Cook the burgers on a prepared barbecue or preheated grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.

Lamb Burgers