Articles tagged with: low GI

Diet review: The Low GI Diet

Diet review: The Low GI Diet

The Low GI Diet won't eliminate all your carbs but it does make you think about choosing ‘smart carbs' to help your weight loss efforts. Legumes, pasta, grainy breads and the right types of cereal, rice and snacks are preferred over white bread and refined cereals. It's based on the Glycaemic Index (GI) concept which says that low GI carbs are digested and absorbed much more slowly and so last longer in your system. It was originally a concept for diabetes but now has advantages for dieters...

6 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

I don’t know about you but I need SOMETHING in the middle of the day, to get me from breakfast to dinner. I find it hard to make it...

2 July 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

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...

27 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Quinoa, cranberry, parsley and cucumber salad

Quinoa, cranberry, parsley and cucumber salad

Use quinoa as the base but enliven it with the stronger flavours of cranberries, mint, parsley, onion and pistachio nuts. It's a...

28 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Which foods should someone with coeliac disease avoid?

Q. Which foods should someone with coeliac disease avoid?

Q. I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease. Could you tell me which specific foods to avoid? A. Coeliac disease...

15 July 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I have diabetes - why is it OK for me now to have sugar?

Q. I have diabetes - why is it OK for me now to have sugar?

The question in full Q. I've had type 2 diabetes for 15 years. When I was first diagnosed I was told no sugar was permitted and I...

7 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby