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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.



April 2019 GI News


This month we are taking a closer look at sugar alcohols or polyols, a type of carbohydrate with a somewhat confusing name that comes from their chemical structure with its characteristics of both sugars and alcohol. You’ll find them sweetening “diabetic friendly”, sugar free and no added sugars products including chewing gum, candy (lollies), ice cream, dairy desserts, yoghurts, baked goods such as cakes and cookies, and fruit spreads and jams. We hope you enjoy reading this issue of GI News, trying out the recipes, and joining in the conversation on our facebook page here.



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.