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The Key Towards Healthy Eating With Low GI!
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
WHAT IS “GI” ?
Not all carbohydrates are equal! Glycemic Index (GI) is
a useful tool to help us choose the right type / quality of
carbohydrates that will positively influence our health.
GI is a ranking of carbohydrate foods from 0 to 100 based
on how quickly they raise our blood sugar levels.
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
GI CLASSIFICATION
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
BENEFITS OF A LOW GI DIET
Improves blood
glucose control
Helps control food
intake
Prevents & manages
diabetes
Facilitates
weight loss
Increases the
feeling of fullness
Reduces blood
cholesterol level
The “Ups And Downs” In Blood Sugar Levels Affect Health Adversely!
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
BENEFITS OF A LOW GI DIET
Improves sport
performance
Improves sport
endurance
Reduces risk of
certain cancers
Reduces risk of
heart diseases
Improves
acne
Low GI Diet Is The Best Way To Make Healthier Food Choices!
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
EXAMPLES OF LOW-HIGH GI FOODS
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HOW TO SWITCH TO LOW GI MEALS
Check where
most of your
carbohydrates
come from –
rice, noodles,
breads, cereals
& potatoes.
Aim to swap
the high GI
foods with low
GI foods at
every meal.
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WEIGHT CONTROL & SPORT PERFORMANCE
A low GI diet is advantageous for
people trying to lose weight. When
it
comes
to
weight
loss
maintenance, healthy low GI diets
work with the body’s changing
metabolism to stabilise blood sugar
levels and appetite hormones and
increase the feeling of fullness.
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A low GI diet is good before a
race or strenuous exercise while
high GI foods will be good during
and after such activities. Athletes
who ate a low GI diet 24 hours
following
prolonged
running
increased
their
endurance
capacity the next day.
TIPS ON HEALTHY EATING WITH LOW GI
Eat two or more
servings of fruits
and vegetables
every day
Include more beans Substitute your high
and legumes such as
GI breads, rice,
soybeans and
and cereals with
chickpeas in your
low GI varieties.
diet.
GI Is Never Meant To Be The Sole Determinant When Choosing Foods!
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
TIPS ON HEALTHY EATING WITH LOW GI
Consume less
processed food. Use
rolled oats instead of
instant oats.
Include at
least one low
GI food in
every meal.
Consume lower GI
staple such as
wholegrain cereals
(e.g. brown rice &
barley)
Pay More Attention To Overall Nutritional Quality & Quantity Of Foods!
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
WHAT INCREASES THE GI OF FOODS
Read The Food Labels And Choose The Food Products Carefully!
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
WHAT REDUCES THE GI OF FOODS
You need not exclude all high GI foods from your diet.
Instead include a greater proportion of low GI foods.
Developed By: Glycemic Index Research Unit
SINGAPORE’S 1ST LOW GI SET LUNCH