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Test your knowledge of the glycemic index

Eating foods with a low glycemic index is the way to go if you want to lose weight. That’s the conclusion in the latest Cochrane Review, as reported by Ivanhoe.

What’s your glycemic index IQ?

Here’s a list of pairs of foods. You select the one with the lower glycemic index. In one case the glycemic is about the same.

The answers are listed on the Healthy Weight Forum, which also has a good explanation of the glycemic index.

  • White bread or pumpernickel bread
  • Baked beans or lentils
  • Cornflakes or Cheerios
  • Jelly beans or a chocolate bar
  • Apple or watermelon

7/20/07 16:53 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.