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Saturday 25 June 2011

The Glycaemic Index

"Carbohydrates vary greatly with regard to how rapidly they increase blood sugar levels. Some types of carbohydrate food are quickly absorbed and tend to make blood glucose levels increase very rapidly (‘high GI’ foods) while others which release glucose more slowly, have little effect (‘low GI’ foods). To make this easy to understand carbohydrates have been ranked on a scale of 1 to 100. Glucose has a ranking of 100 on this scale and is used as a reference against which the other foods are placed. "

Check out the meal plan at the bottom of this link. Oh dear !


1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Oats, no added sugar muesli, bran cereals, Ready Brek, porridge or Cheerios.

Whole grain/granary/high fibre white bread toast."

And this is just breakfast! all the options would be a absolute disaster for me and for many other type 2s I would think.