Glycaemic index

More and more people that I meet seem to know about the glycaemic index (GI) now, which is great! If you want to know more check out last week’s Eatwell Wednesday post. Choosing low GI is very useful to help control blood sugar levels but a bigger influence on blood sugar levels is how much carbohydrate or sugar we eat. If you eat a tiny amount of a high GI food it won’t increase your blood sugar levels as much as eating multiple portions of a low GI food altogether. So no matter what carbohydrate foods you eat keeping to appropriate portions is really important. Here is some more information on what is known as glycaemic load (or the amount of carbohydrate eaten) and portion sizes.

Posted in Diabetes, Eat Well Wednesday.

Last updated: June 17, 2019