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May 2017 GI News


In this issue: Dr Darren Curnoe looks at why humans are so unusual compared to other life? Stories on eating fruit reduces diabetes risk, busting the five big obesity myths, why fruit matters. detoxing and the good stuff in dairy foods. Also some delicious soups to try including Sian Redgrave's Minestrone, Kate Hemphill's Mexican Carrot Soup and this chicken and barley soup.



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.



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.