How is the Glycaemic Index (GI) determined

In order to find out the GI of a given food, the food has to be consumed, and the blood glucose levels tested after eating the food. For GI testing purposes, the test food must contain exactly 50 g of carbohydrate. The amount of food that contains 50 g of carbohydrate...

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A in-depth look at Glycaemic Index (GI)

The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a rating of foods according to their actual effect on blood glucose levels. It is not a test carried out in a chemical laboratory. To determine the glycemic index of foods, the foods are eaten by individuals, and their blood glucose levels...

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How to make Glycaemic Index work for you

All foods that have a GI of 55 or less are slow release carbohydrates and classed as LOW GLYCAEMIC INDEX FOODS.  They are the best choices in preventing a large rise in blood glucose levels. The low GI foods are more satisfying and do not cause the release of as much...

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Examples of the GI of South African foods

SLOW RELEASE CARBOHYDRATES (low GI) Legumes: baked beans, sugar beans, lentils, etc. Oat bran Barley Stampkoring (wheat rice), Dense & heavy breads Pasta (Durum wheat) Tastic rice, Brown rice Sweet potato Wholewheat Pronutro: apple bake and original Hi-Fibre Bran,...

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