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10 Apr 2006

GI Talk
OK I have been reading about GI and how some foods have low Gi and then some with high GI

My question is what foods can I have if I am a vegetarian

I am looking for low GI foods here.

My understanding is that low GI foods take longer to be absorbed into the bloodstream than high GI thus not making u feel hungry that often

THanks in advance
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Ruan
The idea behind the use of the GI and low GI foods, is to keep your blood sugar and insulin levels steady for most of the day as this not only prevents hunger and cravings, but also overweight and insulin resistance. As a vegetarian you can eat any foods that fall into the low GI category (e.g. brown rice, pasta made of Durum flour, seedbread, breads made with dried fruit and nuts or seeds, unsifted maize meal porridge, etc). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI, to check out which of your vegetarian foods and meal combinations are low GI. You can also visit the Website of the SA Glycemic Index Foundation at: for more information.
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