The Glycemic Index (also called GI) is a standardized measure of carbohydrates effect on the increase or decrease of blood sugar levels in the body. Each food item is rated on a scale according to how quickly the carbohydrate becomes a simple sugar in the blood. Food with a low Glycemic index factor give the body a more sustained, complete energy.


Spinach has a Glycemic index factor of 15. Spinach is highly nutritious and is rich in iron, calcium and anti-oxidant vitamins A and E. Spinach also packs a punch with vitamin K, magnesium, B vitamins, folic acid and protein.


Broccoli has a Glycemic index factor of 15. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and is chock full of vitamins C, K and A and fiber. Broccoli also boasts the anti-cancer nutrient diindolylmethane.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens have a Glycemic index factor of 15. Leafy greens are an important staple in a healthy diet. They are rich in protein, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin K and phytochemicals.


Cabbage has a Glycemic index factor of 15. Cabbage is a low calorie, high fiber food that is a great source for vitamin C.


Cauliflower has a Glycemic index factor of 15. It is another cruciferous vegetable, like broccoli. Cauliflower is high ndietary fiber, vitamin C, phytochemicals and cancer-fighting nutrients.

References and Resources

Low GI Vegetables


Glycemic Index