The Glycemic Index ranks carbohydrate-rich foods by how much they raise blood glucose levels after a meal. Carbohydrates are ranked from 0 to 100; depending on how high your blood sugar levels are raised after a meal according to their glycemic response. Foods that raise your blood glucose level quickly have a higher GI rating than foods that raise your blood glucose level more slowly. In general, the lower the rating, the better the nutritional benefit.
Low-GI foods are usually low in calories and fat, while also being high in fibre, nutrients and antioxidants. Choosing low-GI foods more often has numerous health benefits. A few examples of low-GI foods are skim milk, oatmeal and vegetables.
If you eat a lot of high-GI foods it can make you feel sluggish and contribute to weight problems. Switching your diet to contain mostly low-GI foods keeps your energy levels more balanced and you’ll feel like a new, healthier you!
If you need help putting this advice into action, then check out Low-Glycemic Meals in Minutes. It has over 125 easy-to-prepare, Low-GI recipes.
Low-Glycemic Meals in Minutes is much more than a cookbook, it’s a healthy lifestyle guide, containing everything you need to get started on a low-GI eating plan.
Want to learn more? Low-GI Nutrition (PDF).
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