One key phrase that’s been popping up over the years is low GI, but what does that really mean? And why is it talked about so much?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a ranking of how quickly foods with carbohydrates are absorbed by the body and how they affect your blood sugar levels.
“Eating high GI foods (think lollies, soft drink, white pasta) can cause a spike in you blood sugar after you eat. Big spikes in your blood sugar levels tend to give you only short-lived energy leaving you feeling lethargic and possibly hungry soon after eating. Foods with a lower GI (wholegrains, fruit, dairy foods) can provide a more steady release of energy helping you feel your best,” says Lyndi.
If you’re scratching your head wondering where to start, here are some easy tips.
- Swap white bread for wholegrain bread
- Swap jasmine rice for basmati rice
- Swap potato chips for nuts
- Swap regular potatoes for sweet potato
- Swap instant oats for traditional rolled oats
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