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May 2018 GI News



Our first issue of GI News was posted on Blogger on 1 July 2005. We had no idea if anyone would find it or read it, so we sent the link to family, friends and colleagues.  We now have over 96,000 subscribers, many of whom have been with us since the early days. Thank you one and all of you for your loyalty and for your suggestions over the years. This year, we launched our Facebook page where Natasha Williams posts stories from GI News as well as additional content including the latest scientific findings on carbohydrates, blood glucose and the glycemic index. You can get involved in the conversation and share it with your friends 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.



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.