How to turn all foods to that healthy "low GI" thing

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Have you heard of the GI?

GI stands for Glycemic Index. It's a measure of effect on a person's blood glucose level (aka blood sugar level) when a carbohydrate-containing food is eaten.

High GI foods will raise blood glucose levels quickly, while low GI foods will do it slowly.

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Low GI foods are more slowly digested and absorbed compared to high GI foods, so they will give you sustained energy and keep hunger at bay.
Shooting up blood sugar level is said to be linked to serious chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, so it is wise to choose mostly low GI foods for your wellness.

Examples of high GI foods: most white rice, most white potatoes, white bread, most noodles, refined sugar, lollies, cordial

Examples of low(re) GI foods: basmati rice, sweet potatoes, sourdough bread, yoghurt, milk

Swapping potato with sweet potato; white rice with Basmati rice; or cooking pasta al dente are some simple tricks you can use to instantly lower GI.

But what if you can lower the GI of ANY foods without swapping?

You can actually do it if you know the secret.


The secret is to...











Chew well and eat slowly.















Oh no, you know that already?

Well okay, you KNOW it already, but are you DOING it?

Try chewing your next food 30 times before swallowing.
You'll be surprised how long it takes to chew that many times.
And you'll be even more surprised how much flavour, aroma and texture you can get out of one mouthful when you actually chew properly.

You only get that particular mouthful once, so might as well make most out of it by chewing every single bit out of it :)

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If you're interested to know more about GI, below is a great place to start.
http://www.glycemicindex.com/

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