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May GI News
In this issue: Can pre-diabetes be reversed; the veg advantage for better blood glucose; eating to reduce blood pressure and eggs and prawns OK for heart health. Plus great single serve recipes to try.
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.