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19 Low Glycemic Foods

6. Couscous.

This “carbohydrate” option typically is a good alternative to pasta, rice, and other staple carbohydrate options. Couscous is made of tiny balls of the same wheat that comes from pasta, but it tends to have the consistency more of what you would expect from rice. In addition to being similar to other popular carbs, couscous is widely considered to be healthier for you, and it is lower on the glycemic index. Couscous falls to just greater than 50 on the glycemic index, which is low, but when a standard serving is considered, it falls to just below 10 on the glycemic load, making this a safe and good alternative for those looking to boost and monitor metabolic health.