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Glycemic Index Foundation

The Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) is a not-for-profit health promotion charity supported by the University of Sydney and JDRF. Learn more about the Glycemic Index Foundation here.

They are committed to providing consumers with information and tools to improve their health through scientifically-backed low GI healthy eating principles.

GIF do this by educating consumers and healthcare professionals about the benefits of a healthy low GI diet in the prevention and control of life-style related chronic diseases. This includes facilitating the management of diabetes, weight loss and weight loss maintenance and reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, diabetes complications and other chronic lifestyle diseases.

As a not-for profit health promotion charity, GIF direct surplus funds into community awareness and education about the health benefits of healthy low GI diets, in research and development to make lower GI carbohydrates available in each food category as well as ongoing scientific research to build knowledge and understanding of the health benefits of GI.

To make healthy choices easier GIF developed the GI Symbol Program. The GI Symbol is their tool for quickly and reliably making healthy food choices when grocery shopping. It's GIF's guarantee to consumers that the GI value stated near the nutrition information label is accurate and that the food meets strict nutritional criteria that are consistent with international dietary guidelines.

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Last reviewed: March 2014

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Fact Sheets - Glycemic Index Foundation

View and download pdf fact sheets about GI, dieting, diabetes, pregnancy and weight management.

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Recipes & Meal Plans - Glycemic Index Foundation

Simple, nutritious and delicious low GI recipes and meal plans for healthy living.

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Products - Glycemic Index Foundation

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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Swap It - Glycemic Index Foundation

Using the GI is easy

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Glossary - Glycemic Index Foundation

A glossary of terms related to the Glycemic Index, blood glucose management and common health related conditions.

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Why follow a Low GI Diet? - Glycemic Index Foundation

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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Carbohydrates - Glycemic Index Foundation

Discover why carbohydrates are one of the most important sources of energy for our bodies and how much we should be eating.

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FAQ - Glycemic Index Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions about the Glycemic Index, sugars, carbohydrates and related health concerns.

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About Glycemic Index Foundation - Glycemic Index Foundation

A not-for-profit health promotion charity whose main goal is to educate consumers and healthcare professionals about the benefits of a healthy low GI diet.

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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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