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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.



October GI News


How carbs helped the evolution of the large human brain; Low carb or low fat for body fat loss? Sweet potatoes combat vitamin A deficiency; Dr Alan Barclay checks out tooth decay & Nicole’s taste of health focuses on rice plus Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on toast for breakfast.



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.