Articles tagged with: glycemic index

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

Honey, agave and syrups

Are syrups better for you than sugar?

I'm often asked: is it worth swapping from sugar to an alternative sweet syrup such as honey or agave? The syrups are often pricier...

6 January 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

EatKit Archive: ANCIENT and ALTERNATIVE GRAINS

EatKit Archive: ANCIENT and ALTERNATIVE GRAINS

Ancient grains are a hot food item at the moment with rising sales of spelt sourdough breads, quinoa salads, farro risottos and wild...

21 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby