Fruit and vegetable juices are ok in moderation when freshly juiced at home but try to use produce low on the GI index
to limit sugar being consumed.
Cutting down sugar under the GI index
avoids empty calories.
One teaspoon For the 50g (2oz) 50g (chopped One Two D'Lites contain 70 per cent less fat than regular Real crisps, have a low GI index
and equate to one WeightWatchers point.
D'Lites are made from cassava, a sweet potato-type vegetable, and have a low GI index
. The 45p bags are on sale at Boots.
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.