What is GI?

Carbohydrate is a key part of our diets, but not all carbohydrate foods are equal.

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood sugar (glucose) levels.

Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood sugar (glucose) levels.

There are three ratings for GI:

  • Low = GI value 55 or less
  • Medium = GI value of 56 – 69 inclusive
  • High = GI 70 or more

Why is GI important?

Many studies show that including low GI foods in your diet will help prevent and manage overweight and obesity.

Benefits of eating low GI include:

  • Satiety – helps you feel fuller for longer
  • Sustained Energy – Switch to low GI for longer lasting energy
  • Physical Performance – Low GI foods provide energy to help you perform at your best

UNCLE TOBYS has low GI cereals

If you are looking for a low GI breakfast cereal, UNCLE TOBYS has the following