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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.

 
 

 
     
 

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.

 
 

 
     
 

April GI News

 
 

In this issue: Detox: eliminate food myths from your diet; Weight loss - how much matters? Declutter to beat cravings; quitting smoking and weight gain; Lung cancer & diet Dr Alan Barclay checks out a recent study hitting the headlines plus focus on spelt, nuts and quinoa and some great recipes like this spelt bread.