GI stands for glycaemia index. This is a method of numbering carbohydrate foods to tell you if a particular food will make your blood sugar levels rise very quickly, moderately or vary slowly. Low GI foods release energy more slowly than high GI food. Here are some of the benefits of eating the GI way:
Feel fuller for longer
Boost energy levels
Re-fuel your carbohydrates stores after exercise
Control blood sugar and insulin levels
TOP TEN LOW GI FOODS
Brown basmati rice
REMEMBER IT WELL
Eating a healthy, balanced diet throughout your life will keep your memory in top condition. Eating fish associated with a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and gingko biloba supplements are believed to improve memory and boost brain function.
Diet is defined as ‘what you usually eat’ not ‘what you eat when you want to lose weight’. the ‘diet’ that’s best for you is the one that you can maintain for life.
STRICKING A BALANCE
A balanced diet should consist of a variety of foods: lots of fruit, vegetables and starchy foods such as wholemeal bread and wholegrain cereals: some lean protein foods like meat, fish and lentils: and some low fat dairy foods. You should also leave room for the odd treat.
THE D WORD
Never say things like ‘I’m on a diet’ or ‘when I come off my diet’. diet is not a train going up and down a track: it’s a one-way trip to a healthy lifestyle, which you will only achieve by making changes to your current lifestyle without looking back.
Fill half your plate with salad or vegetables, a quarter with lean protein and a quarter with carbohydrates. Keep sauces on the side so you can control the amount you eat.
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