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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Should I avoid all high GI foods?

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    The Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) is a not-for-profit company supported by The University of Sydney and JDRF (Australia). GIF is committed to providing Australians with … View Profile

    No, Some high GI foods, like most potatoes and brown rice, are still nutritious. Simply eat them in smaller quantities, combined with a lower GI carbohydrate. High GI foods are also useful during prolonged physical activity or when treating hypoglycaemia in people with diabetes. We recommend that you aim for at least one low GI food per meal.

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    Arlene is a registered practising dietitian, with a private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and has built a strong business over the last … View Profile

    In general, you do not have to eliminate these foods and pairing them with low GI foods (i.e. fats and proteins) will help slow their absorption in your blood stream and regulate your hunger level. For example, try eating your cereal with milk and nuts. Choose cakes that have no icing and a mixture of fruits. Also, try to choose whole wheat products over refined products, as the bran in whole wheat products helps to slow absorption to your blood stream.

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