By Wendy, Lavinia, Shailin, Lana and Delia
What does Glymaemic Index mean?
Why might it be important for teenagers to learn about Glycaemic Index?
Glycaemic index affects the body when the blood glucose levels increase, causing the pancreas to release more insulin. Because there is a large amount of insulin being distributed this means that blood glucose levels decrease rapidly. It is extremely important for teens to be educated on glycaemic index because they might be showing signs of diabetes, hypoglycaemia without knowing. The faster it is recognised the faster it can be prevented.
What does Lo Gi and Hi Gi mean, Provide some examples of different types of both food
LOW GI FOODS
- Full cream milk
- cereals such as Bran, Muesli, and Oats
- Fruit Bread
- Sweet Potato
- Canned fruit and Fruit juices
- Strawberry jam
- Weet Bix
- Coco Pops
- Corn Flakes
- Fruit Loops
- White Rice
- All Pasta
- Broad beans
- Energy and Sport Drinks