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    Confused on Carbs and the GI index??

    I mentioned to some in my town that i was eating some Lima beans in a few meals in the week for carbs and they said they were very high GI and should not eat them. I hear brown rice, Sweet potatoes ETC. Thing is i found a online GI scale that you just type in the food and it comes up with its number and all kinda stuff and brands. Lima beans have 20g per 1/2cup. The GI on limas is 32 i believe. Brown rice is for 1 serving 36g carbs and its rated close to 50.

    So are beans ok to eat for carbs? I eat a ton of rice, brown and white. I eat sweet potatoes as well. BUt love Baby Lima's with spray on cant believe its not butter. Are they ok to eat? I am 15 weeks out right now and it seems like every time i find a good carb its wrong!! LOL, man i just want some variety! Is the GI scale something to go by?

    Thanks

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    Beans are good and ok. Although I have'nt started to compete yet and am not that educated on pre-contest diet so.......BUMP!!!!

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    Beans are very great for carbs. they are what I eat when cutting.
    Very low on the GI index in comparison to other carbs

    Heres a link to some GI indexes of diff. foods

    GI index
    Last edited by Pheedno; 02-03-2003 at 08:21 AM.

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    Thanks man i thought the same thing. I eat them and feel much better then (cutting wise) then when i eat potatoes or rice. Not so filling. BUt good amont fo carbs. Thanks.

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