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OMNISCIENCE

G L Y C E M I C I N D E X

In short, GI levels are a measurement of carbohydrate foods and their impact on blood sugar levels. It is known that a LOW-GI diet has a positive effect on the overall health of our body, decreasing the risk of cardio-vascular diseases and a number of cancers. Taking advantage of these benefits can be as simple as sticking to natural foods that are low in their GI levels.

One warning is honey Vs. sugar, they are both simple sugars that have a very high GI score (between 55 - 69) giving your sugar levels a quick spike and a sudden drop. It is best to stick to honey that has a low GI, meaning a low level of fructose. 

Often honey is partnered with oats ( Low GI) in the morning, due to its protein content, which is slowly converted into glucose, making you fuller for longer and stabilising your blood sugar levels. When mixed with white sugar or honey it can increase the overall GI level counteracting the benefits of eating porridge.

Agave Nectar, is a source of sweetener that I have been using for the past year is predominantly composed of fructose, that makes it lower on the glycemic index and isn't likely to raise blood sugar levels, buttt remember if you are thinking of switching, be sure to manage your fruit levels.

I am proud to say I have been clean of cane sugar for 9 months and I feel greeeaatt!

SKL




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