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June 2016 GI News

 
 

In this issue: Sorting fact from fiction with food and health books; 7 widespread misconceptions about obesity; Pregnancy: Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on best way to monitor your weight gain; we take a look at sweet corn plus 4 family friendly recipes.

 
 

 
     
 

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.