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Sort­ing out your sug­ars with the glycemic in­dex

Diabetes Care Guide (English) - - RETAIL NEWS -

Glycemic in­dex (GI) is a mea­sure­ment of how much your blood glu­cose in­creases when you eat cer­tain foods. Foods with a low GI have less of an im­pact on blood glu­cose lev­els than foods with a higher GI. These tips will make it eas­ier for you to main­tain your blood glu­cose lev­els with your daily food choices. ● Space your meals evenly through­out the day with no more than six hours be­tween meals. Eat­ing at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals helps you con­trol your blood glu­cose.

● Choose lower fat foods. Use low fat dairy prod­ucts, lean meats and limit added fats like mar­garine and but­ter. Limit sug­ars and sweets such as su­gar, can­dies and desserts.

● Choose lower GI foods more of­ten than re­fined car­bo­hy­drates with a higher GI. These in­clude bran ce­re­als, whole wheat bread, lentils and legumes and fruits and veg­eta­bles.

● If you are thirsty, choose wa­ter or diet pop.

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