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Glycemic Index of Nuts, Snack Foods, Candy, and Soft Drinks

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Updated June 25, 2014

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Nuts and Snack Foods

Cashews 22

Corn chips 72

Ice Cream - 37-80

Peanuts 7-23, average 14

Popcorn 55-89

Pop Tarts 70

Potato chips 51-57

Candy

Jelly Beans 76-80

Kudos Chocolate Chip Snack Bar 62

Life Savers 70

Mars Bar 62-68

Skittles 70

Snickers average 55

Soft Drinks

Coca Cola - 53-63 average 58

Gatorade - 78

Orange Soda - 68

Source:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002)

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