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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. The higher the GI, the faster the rise in blood glucose after you eat the food.

Carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream, have low glycaemic indexes.

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Last reviewed: February 2020


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Home / Gi Health Benefits / Gi and Weight Management Gi and Weight Management There is strong scientific evidence to prove that a diet combining both low Gi and higher protein can result in effective weight loss and prevent the weight from creeping back on

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Home / Gi Health Benefits / Gi and Heart Disease Gi and Heart Disease Implementing a healthy low Gi diet and getting more physical activity can significantly reduce someone’s risk of developing heart disease

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