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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.



November GI News


What are the secrets to a long and happy life? Is there such a thing as a diabetic diet? Added sugar labelling on the horizon? Nicole’s taste of health focuses on fermented foods, Alan Barclay on those hidden calories (alcohol) and this zucchini quinoa slice.



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.