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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 Diabetes NSW & ACT.

Vision and mission

The Glycemic Index Foundation is the independent authority on the nutrition and health benefits of Glycemic Index. They help people lead a healthier life through the adoption of evidence-based low Gi eating principles for better health.

How the Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) can help

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: April 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions | GI Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions All your questions about low Gi answered

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Gi and Diabetes | GI Foundation

Home / Gi Health Benefits / Gi and Diabetes Gi and Diabetes There is strong evidence that low Gi diets decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes and improve the management of diabetes

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About the GI Symbol | GI Foundation

Home / The GI Symbol / About the GI Symbol About the GI Symbol As the only independent worldwide GI certification program, the GI Symbol is a powerful trust mark developed by the GI Foundation to make healthy choices easy

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Gi and Weight Management | GI Foundation

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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The Ideal Low Gi Meal | GI Foundation

Home / Top Tips for Low Gi Living / The Ideal Low Gi Meal The Ideal Low Gi Meal What does the perfect low Gi diet look like? Ideally each meal should contain half vege or salad, a quarter lean protein and a quarter low Gi carbohydrates

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A Guide to Carb Exchanges | GI Foundation

Home / Top Tips for Low Gi Living / A Guide to Carb Exchanges A Guide to Carb Exchanges Counting carbohydrates is an effective way to better understand carbohydrate portions and manage intake for successful low Gi meal planning

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What About Sugar | GI Foundation

Home / Top Tips for Low Gi Living / What About Sugar What About Sugar A healthy diet can include a little sugar, even for those living with diabetes

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Gi and Health Claims | GI Foundation

Home / About the GI Symbol / Gi and Health Claims Gi and Health Claims The Foundation has commissioned extensive scientific reviews to substantiate general level health claims supporting the benefits of Gi

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Top Tips for Low Gi Living | GI Foundation

Home / Low Gi Living / Top Tips for Low Gi Living Top Tips for Low Gi Living Going low Gi is, easy

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Gi Science and Latest Emerging Research | GI Foundation

Home / Gi Facts and Research / Gi Science and Latest Emerging Research Gi Science and Latest Emerging Research A low Gi diet could be beneficial for managing or preventing a number of health conditions

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