The scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of a healthy low GI diet is overwhelming. We know from over 30 years of research from around the world that healthy low Glycemic Index diets:
Low GI eating really is for everyone.
Knowing the GI of foods is of particular value to people with diabetes who need to manage their blood glucose levels carefully. Perhaps unsurprisingly, diabetes organizations such as Diabetes Australia, Canadian Diabetes Association, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the South African Diabetes Association encourage an understanding and use of GI in meal planning.
However, lowering the GI of your diet can also lead to better health through improved heart health and helping to manage appetite.
Health and nutrition authorities from around the world recommend that everyone use the GI as a tool when looking for healthy food choices:
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