The Glycemic Index of Food

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So you may have gathered by now, I’m not a huge fan of refined sugars, thats not to say there isn’t a time and place for them in the diet there is, but I’ll dig further into this in another post 🙂

So what is the Glycemic Index of Food (or GI)?  Well its a scale from 1 to 100 that shows how quickly a food affects your blood sugar levels.  The higher the number, the faster energy gets into your bloodstream and the quicker insulin levels rise, which you’ve guessed it is likely to result in fat storage and we don’t want that huh?

So in an effort to assist you in your food choices, I’ve put together a spreadsheet with some of the more common foods and a traffic light system to make it easy to understand.  I’ve also provide the lowest and highest value in each category.

If you would like a copy, feel free to email me at ajsmith@firststepnutrition.co.uk 🙂

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