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Posted by: Jade | 2007/03/20

Cous Cous

Is cous cous considered a low GI food. It says on the packet low fat. Is it a good alternative to pasta and bread, just for something different???

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Dear Jade
Couscous is classified as an intermediate GI food, not high, but also not low. You can lower the GI of couscous by eating it with a salad or lean meat or cooked vegetables. Keep in mind that not all low-fat foods are automatically also low-GI, in fact, the reverse is often the case. Variety in the diet is one of the most important principles of nutrition, so by all means alternate your starches - eat Durum pasta, brown rice, low-GI or rye bread, etc.
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