Kitchen King Extra Large Basmati Rice

What is the Glycemic Index of food?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a scale that ranks carbohydrate-rich foods by how much they raise blood glucose levels compared to a standard food. The standard food is glucose or white bread.

Why should I eat foods with a low Glycemic Index?

Eating foods with a low Glycemic Index may help you to:

  • Control your blood glucose level
  • Control your cholesterol level
  • Control your appetite
  • Lower your risk of developing heart disease
  • Lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Use these meal planning ideas to include the Glycemic Index as part of healthy eating.

  • Enjoy vegetables, most fruits and low-fat milk products with your meals. These are carbohydrate-rich foods that, in general, have low glycemic index.
  • Plan your meals with foods in the low and medium glycemic index starch choices on the list that follow.
  • Try foods such as barley, bulgur, or lentils, which have a low glycemic index.
  • Consult a registered dietician for help with choosing low GI foods, adapting recipes, and other ways to incorporate low GI foods in your meal plan.

If I eat foods with a low glycemic index can I eat as much as I want?

No. using the glycemic index to choose foods is only one part of healthy eating.

Healthy eating also means:

  • Eating at regular times
  • Choosing a variety of foods from all food groups
  • Limiting sugars and sweets
  • Reducing the amount of fat you eat
  • Including foods high in fibre
  • Limiting salt

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