What are the benefits of a low GI diet?
Knowing the GI (Glycemic Index) values of individual foods is your key to the enormous health benefits of a low GI diet.
Low GI eating has science on its side. It’s not a fad diet. There are no strict rules or regimens to follow. It’s essentially about making simple adjustments to your usual eating habits—such as swapping one type of bread or breakfast cereal for another.
You’ll find that you can live with it for life.
Low GI eating:
❏ Reduces your insulin levels and helps you burn fat
❏ Lowers your cholesterol levels
❏ Helps control your appetite
❏ Halves your risk of heart disease and diabetes
❏ Is suitable for your whole family
❏ Means you are eating foods closer to the way nature intended
❏ Doesn’t defy common sense!
Not only that: you will feel better and have more energy—and you don’t have to deprive or discipline yourself.
A low GI diet is easy and has particular benefits for people who are overweight or have diabetes, hypertension, elevated blood fats, heart disease, or the metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X).
Understanding the GI of foods helps you choose the right amount of carbohydrate and the right sort of carbohydrate for your long-term health and well-being.
A low GI diet has been scientifically proven to help people:
❏ With type 1 diabetes
❏ With type 2 diabetes
❏ With gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
❏ Who are overweight
❏ Who have a normal weight but excess abdominal fat (central obesity or a potbelly)
❏ Whose blood glucose levels are higher than desirable
❏ Who have been told they have prediabetes, “impaired glucose tolerance,” or a “touch of diabetes”
❏ With high levels of triglycerides and low levels of HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol)
❏ With metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance syndrome or Syndrome X)
❏ Who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
❏ Who suffer from fatty liver disease (NAFLD or NASH)