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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.

 
 

 
     
 

December 2016 GI News

 
 

In this issue: Why the guilt-free health halo doesn't help us make better food choices; Ted Kyle looks at soda taxes and obesity rates; Prof Jennie Brand- Miller on why chocolate is low GI? Hot topic: Coconut. Nicole Senior on moderation is key at this time of year. Plus summer salad and this rhubarb, pear and coconut crumble and lots more.

 
 

 
     
 

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.