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February GI News
In this issue our focus is on body fat: what it is, why we need it and where it goes when we lose it. We also take a closer look at insulin, introduce you to the food insulin index (FII) and have some delicious recipes for you to try.
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.
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.