The Glycemic Index is a rating of carbohydrate foods and determines how quickly the body turns the carbohydrate into glucose and releases it into the blood stream to be used for energy. The lower the GI rating the more slowly the carbohydrate is converted into glucose and released to the bloodstream, the longer the energy lasts.
High GI carbohydrate foods are quickly converted into glucose and released into the blood stream, so it delivers a burst of energy, as opposed to longer lasting energy provided by low GI foods.
A low GI eating plan can deliver you sustained energy and optimum health
Glycemic Index Benefit
Low GI foods are digested slowly which releases glucose to the brain over a longer period of time which helps to maintain concentration.
Low GI foods provide glucose to the body slowly, which means the body is getting energy over a longer period of time so energy is sustained.
Manage Blood Glucose Levels
Low GI foods ensure glucose is slowly released into your bloodstream. This reduces the need for your body to work hard to produce high levels of insulin to remove the glucose from your blood for energy. Maintaining normal levels of insulin is important for long-term good health.
Low GI foods reduce the amount of insulin required to convert the glucose circulating in your blood to energy. By not overworking your insulin production you are also helping to reduce the amount of triglycerides and cholesterol your body produces, which helps to maintain heart health.
Low GI foods give you a greater feeling of fullness and delay hunger pangs for longer, this may help reduce your food intake during the remainder of the day.
GWF products, with this symbol have been approved by the GI Symbol program as low GI, which means they are tested by an accredited Glycemic Index testing facility and meet strict nutrient criteria. For more information visit www.gisymbol.com.au.
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