The Glycemic Index and why it matters to you

Mashed potatoes in a shallow bowl - a food with a high glycemic index

The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of your body’s blood sugar response after eating a carbohydrate. A food with a GI of 100 is rapidly digested and absorbed by the body causing a short, sharp rise in blood sugar. A food with a low GI ( under about 55ish) is digested and absorbed more … Read more

Time to Read Up on Resistant Starch

a bowl of vegan cocnut rice pudding with berries - high in resistant starch

Not all starch is created equal… When people first jump on board the paleo or low carb/ high fat bandwagon, they can be very quick to shout from the rooftops “All carbs are evil. Down with carbs, down with starch! blah blah blah, bacon, mmm….” etc etc Or at least something along those lines 😉 … Read more

Glycemic Index

Lots of different types of bread, all high on the glycemic index

What is the Glycemic Index? Glycemic index (abbreviated to GI) is a way of classifying carbohydrate foods according to their effect on blood glucose. It is of special significance to people with diabetes, but there is also evidence that GI has health implications for people in general (so there are high and low GI but … Read more