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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.



July 2016 GI News


In this issue: Key "new nutrition" trends for health & wellbeing; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on why glucose tolerance can vary from day to day; Nicole Senior on matters of the healthy heart.; Dr Alan Barclay on stop the nutrient blame game; America's new food label; all about chickpeas; how much should kids eat and loads of 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.