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Glycaemic index (GI)

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The glycaemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. Carbohydrates that breakdown quickly during digestion have the highest glycaemic indexes. The blood glucose response is fast and high.

Carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream,  have low glycaemic indexes. Follow the links below to find trusted information about the glycaemic index of foods.
 

Last reviewed: May 2014

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Glycaemic Index (GI) | myVMC

The glycaemic index (GI) is obtained by measuring the effect that a carbohydrate containing food has on blood sugar levels, compared to the effect of the same amount of pure sugar, on blood sugar levels.

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Glycaemic index (GI index) information video | myVMC

The glycaemic index is a measure of sugar or the glycaemic load of food. It is used to categorise low GI foods and high GI foods, and to plan low GI diets.

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Making sense of the glycaemic index Dietitians Association of Australia

Making sense of the glycaemic index The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a ranking between zero and 100 given to foods describing how quickly the carbohydratein a foodis digested and absorbed into the blood

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Glycemic Index The glycemic index or GI ranks carbohydrates according to their effect on blood glucose levels

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Browse Low GI Symbol products that have had their GI tested in an approved laboratory and meet the strict GI and nutrient criteria.

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GI Symbol Program - Glycemic Index Foundation

The Low GI Symbol is a powerful tool consumers can trust to quickly and reliably make healthy food choices. Find out more here.

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Find out why following a low GI diet is so good for you. It is an easy way to ensure you are ticking the healthy eating box.

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Top Tips to Go Low GI - Glycemic Index Foundation

There are some simple things you can do to help you on your way to eating a low GI diet. Find them here.

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About Glycemic Index - Glycemic Index Foundation

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Learn about Glycemic Index here.

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