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Sorting out your sugars with the glycemic index
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.