How well do you know your GI foods?
Eating a range of foods that are low on the glycaemic index (GI) can help you lose weight, but there are lots of other health benefits, too, as long as you know what you’re doing. Because a higher fat content can lower the GI value of some foods, for instance, you need to check that your choices are low to medium-fat as well as low GI. The choices you make at mealtimes can lower the overall GI count of a meal as well. According to leading diabetes charity Diabetes UK: ‘Combining foods with different GIs alters the overall GI of a meal. You can maximise the benefit of GI by switching to a low GI option food with each meal or snack.’
So how much do you know about the advantages of a low-GI diet and which foods to include? Take our quiz to find out.
By Hilary Pereira