Ever heard of the Glycaemic Index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) measures the effect of a certain type of food on your blood sugar level. It’s become quite a popular concept over the past number of years, as certain diet plans have promoted it as an effective way to lose weight.
It can be helpful with certain refined foods that do spike your blood sugar and insulin levels, causing you to store fat more quickly, like white rice, bread, refined sugar, white flour, many junk foods and processed carbs.
Insulin is your fat storing hormone, and when levels are chronically raised from eating a lot of high sugar, processed foods, it can inhibit proper fat burning.
But the Glycaemic Index can’t be taken as the only way to decide whether a food is healthy or not…. Highly nutritious foods like carrots, peaches, watermelon, pineapple, bananas and other sweet fruits and vegetables, can show up on the GI scale as having a higher number, when they are extremely healthy foods and really benefit you as a frequent part of your diet.
Eaten in their whole form and not juiced, they’re full of dietary fibre, which greatly helps to balance your blood sugar levels. It’s these whole plant foods that we all need most of in our diet to look and feel our most healthy and energised. 🙂