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August 2017 GI News


In this issue we look at fake news about food and health and how to counter it. In What’s New” Ted Kyle looks at what is milk and what is not; Prof Fred Brouns explains why avoiding FODMAPs may be helpful for some of us, but is not such a good idea for all of us; and Prof Clare Collins highlights five things to eat or avoid to prevent type 2 diabetes.



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.