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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.



April 2020 GI News


Since the inception of GI News in 2005, Philippa Sandall has been our Editor, sourcing stories from around the globe, and engaging you the reader in a fun and informative way. Sadly, after 15 years under her stewardship, Philippa has decided to retire. The March 2020 issue was her last.  She never ceased to find something interesting to send us for possible inclusion in GI news – as many as one story a day on average.  She also forged some close collaborations and friendships with her sources, which in turn, became our friendships too. Philippa also gave us hope, humour and her moral support when things went south. We will miss her dearly, but we wish her well.  Scientific/Managing Editor Alan Barclay has taken on the role of Editor from this edition onwards. Helping to fill Philippa’s big shoes, we have bought Accredited Practicing Dietitians Kaye Foster-Powell, Kate Marsh and Nicole Senior on to the team on a permanent basis. We hope you continue to enjoy the stories, try the recipes, and join the conversation on our facebook page here, or follow us on twiiter.

This month we focus on festive eating. Food is one of life’s pleasures and its enjoyment can help us pull through tough times… 

Jennie and Alan