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LowGI(1).pngLow GI Facts

Low GI foods can:

  • Reduce average blood glucose levels, and
  • Improve the body's ability to use glucose for energy and improve satiety (feeling of fullness)

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The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale of 0 to 100 according to the extent to which the carbohydrates raise blood glucose levels after consumption.

High GI foods are carbohydrates that are digested, absorbed and metabolised quickly so they raise the blood glucose level faster and higher. Because we metabolise carbohydrates quickly, it means that we feel tired faster after eating and internally all sorts of other things are happening to the body including the over-production of insulin that scientists don’t recommend for health reasons.

Conversely, low GI foods are digested and absorbed gradually, causing a slower, smaller rise in blood
glucose levels, which does not stimulate over-production of insulin. Low GI foods can also:

  • Reduce average blood glucose levels, which in turn reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and
  • Improve the body’s ability to use glucose for energy and improve satiety (feeling of fullness).
    This means you will feel fuller for longer, which is the key to sustainable weight loss.

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