Articles tagged with: GI

What do GI and GL mean and what’s the difference between them?

What do GI and GL mean and what’s the difference between them?

GI stands for Glycaemic Index and GL, Glycaemic Load. These two terms can be confusing. GI seems to have been around for ages and people are comfortable checking the GI of the foods they eat, but GL? Here's what these two terms mean - important if you have diabetes.

27 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Honey - is it healthier than sugar?

Honey - is it healthier than sugar?

An amber fluid made by honey bees (Apis mellifera) from the nectar of flowers, honey has been ‘nature’s sweetener’ for...

3 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is sugar absorbed more rapidly than starchy foods?

Q. Is sugar absorbed more rapidly than starchy foods?

A. It all depends on which type of starchy food you're comparing sugar to. We used to think that starches were long ‘complex'...

14 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

7 types of sugar - which is healthier?

7 types of sugar - which is healthier?

Last week on the radio, the announcer asked me if there was a 'good' sugar – one that would satisfy her sweet tooth but that was...

11 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  Is it true that vinegar makes a meal low in GI?

Q. Is it true that vinegar makes a meal low in GI?

A. Yes. Adding a tablespoon of vinegar to a meal (such as the vinegar in your salad dressing) has long been known to lower the body's...

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby