Our market research has found huge interest among parents looking for a natural wholegrain product, such as oats, with a low GI index
People are starting to realise it is too simplistic to tar all carbs with the same brush and we think people will be more aware of the GI index
1) Say KAPOW to bad carbs White carbs in foods such as cakes, cereals and pasta have a high GI index
(where food is ranked according to the effect on blood glucose levels).
Low GI foods include peanuts, pasta, red wine and muesli and have a GI index
of 55 or less.
A food with a low GI index
, like chicken breast below, makes blood sugar rise steadily, giving sustained energy.
A food with a high GI index
makes blood sugar shoot up - but it soon crashes just as dramatically.
The GI index
measures how quickly certain foods release carbohydrates into the body, which then raise blood glucose levels.
D'Lites are made from cassava, a sweet potato-type vegetable, and have a low GI index