5 benefits of switching to low GI foods

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In addition to weight loss, a low-glycemic diet has been connected to better blood sugar and insulin control, disease prevention, increased energy, and improved mood.

  • They keep your energy levels stable.
  • You feel fuller for longer.
  • They reduce your risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
  • You can manage your weight.
  • They prevent high cholesterol levels.
Examples of Low GI foods:
  • Whole-grains: Brown rice, pasta, noodles and low GI bread.
  • Fruits: Plums, apples, oranges, pears, grapes, peaches and prunes.
  • Vegetables: Corn, peas, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms and lettuce.
  • Cereals: Oats and all-bran flakes.
  • Snacks: Nuts, corn chips, muesli and oatmeal bars.
  • Dairy: Skimmed milk, unsweetened yoghurt and soy milk.
  • Oils: Olive oil, coconut oil and seed oil.
Foods to avoid: High GI foods have a high sugar content and are made from refined carbohydrates (white flour). Avoid white rice, mashed potatoes, margarines, fried chips, cakes, sweets, white bread, chocolates, junk food and sugary and fizzy drinks.
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