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17 September 2012

Think GI

Want to shake a few kilos before the summer holidays? Then learn more about the glycaemic index (GI).

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Want to shake a few kilos before the summer holidays? Then learn more about the glycaemic index (GI). Lowering the GI of your meals will help to control your blood sugar levels and reduce those hunger pangs.

Take action:
Add vegetables to a starchy meal to reduce the GI – eating a green salad together with meat and rice lowers the high GI of the rice; by cooking starches and cooling them down, you can lower their GIs – for example, cold maize meal porridge has a lower GI than hot porridge; select foods that are less ripe – for example a firm, yellow banana has a lower GI than a soft, ripe banana; add organic acids like vinegar to a high starch meal to lower the GI of the starch; and add legumes to meals to lower the GI.

 

 
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