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Look for the GI Symbol
The easiest way to find all round healthy food choices is to look for the GI symbol. They make you feel fuller for a longer time and help control appetite.
August 2016 GI News
In this issue: Protein – how much do we need, where do we get it and do we need supplements? High protein bars, balls and bites: Dr Joanna checks out what’s really in these highly processed foods; Dr Alan Barclay on how our protein intake is up, but not from wholesome core foods; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on the GI and mixed meals; Nicole Senior on why butter is a “sometimes” food; Pasta: friend or foe in obesity? Three delicious muesli bar recipes.
Not all Carbohydrate foods are equal
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels.
Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore insulin levels.