UP THE LOW GI

Women's Health (South Africa) - - BEST BODY -

LENTILS are low on the gly­caemic index (GI), which mea­sures how quickly the carbs in a food raise blood-sugar lev­els. “The science on how the GI of foods af­fects how they’re pro­cessed in the body as part of a meal can be com­pli­cated and it varies among peo­ple,” says Govin­dji. But low-GI foods, like lentils, are gen­er­ally di­gested and ab­sorbed more grad­u­ally, mean­ing they stay in the diges­tive tract for longer, keep­ing you full. Knock up a pro­tein-packed lentil and grilled hal­loumi salad.

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