A dense by-product of the sugar cane refining process, molasses contains quite a few vitamins and minerals - iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 - and with a GI of about 55, it's lower on the GI index
than honey and granulated sugar.
D'Lites are made from cassava, a sweet potato-type vegetable, and have a low GI index
The GI index
measures how quickly certain foods release carbohydrates into the body, which then raise blood glucose levels.
The GI Index
was created by diabetics so they could rate foods according to how quickly they released energy," she tells Family Life.
During a detox I find the soya milk, with its low GI index
, gives me extra energy," she says.
Diets based on GI index
encourage people to eat plenty of foods with a low GI value and avoid those with a high GI value, which helps to prevent swings in blood sugar, helping people feel fuller for longer.
Secondly, these diets are based on a highly quantitative and calculating approach to food and diets--in this case measuring the GI index
of all foods.
4 They have a low GI index
, so release energy steadily over a longer period and help to keep your hunger at bay.