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October 2018 GI News

 
 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Honey hit the headlines recently thanks to research revealing that a significant proportion of commercial honey brands on supermarket shelves in Australia have potentially been watered down. Honey has long been desirable to humans who one way or another went to great lengths to get hold of it. Ancient rock art in Spain shows our forebears braving wild bees to steal their honeycomb. These days we don’t have to go to such lengths. But researching this issue of GI News we talked to people who are fully aware of the adulteration problem and source honey direct from beekeepers – there’s even an Australian Honey Map to help you.  We hope you enjoy this issue and join in the conversation on our facebook page here.

 
 

 
     
 

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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.

 
 

 
     
 

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.