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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.



May 2019 GI News


How much fat should you eat eat? That depends. You only have to look around the world to see that there are very different dietary patterns with very different fat intakes that are associated with good health and long life. Traditional Mediterranean and Japanese diets, both linked with a long and healthy life, couldn’t be more different. The former is relatively high in fats and tends to be rather moderate in carbs; the latter, is high in carbs and low in fats. What they have in common is that they are based on wholesome plant foods including good carbs and good fats plus lean protein. This month we focus on fats and answer the questions our readers have asked. Enjoy this issue of GI News, try out the recipes, and join in the conversation on our  facebook page 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.