1: Swap high GI foods for low GI foods.
Not sure which foods are high or low? You can find out more about how to do this HERE.
Try these simple swaps.
2: Eat at least one serving of a low GI carbohydrate food at each meal, and choose low GI snacks
- Nuts and seeds
- Wholegrains crackers
- Whole fruit (e.g. apple, banana, grapes, orange)
- Tub of yoghurt
- Vegetable sticks and hummus dip
3: Keep your eye on serving sizes
Eating too much food, even if it’s a healthy choice, isn’t good for you. Choosing low GI is not a free pass to pile your plate. Keep those carb-rich portions moderate so the glycemic load is moderate too. What’s moderate? It’s about a quarter of your dinner plate!
To learn more about what the Glycemic Index (GI) is and what the health benefits are, visit our recent blog post here!
Some of the information in this article was obtained with The Glycemic Index