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Glycaemic index (GI)

Keep hearing the term GI and unsure what it is about? Relax. GI is a simple way of rating how quickly carbohydrate foods are digested into glucose (sugar).

 

GI Graph

Low GI carbohydrate foods can help manage blood glucose levels (BGLs) and cholesterol and help you feel fuller for longer.   

 

Things to consider 

  • GI only applies to carbohydrate foods
  • low GI foods can still be high in fats and sugar (e.g. chocolate)
  • eating large amounts of low GI foods will still affect blood glucose levels - so watch portion sizes