Did you know that your blood glucose levels play an important role in how energised you feel?
High GI foods provide a quick burst of energy where as low GI foods provide long-lasting energy.
Low GI foods are broken down slowly, trickling glucose into your system over time, providing a stable energy level. On the other hand, high GI foods cause a sudden spike in your blood glucose, which leads to peaks and troughs in energyi.
When your blood glucose and insulin move up and down rapidly or stay high it disrupts your natural blood glucose balance. Over time, this can lead to your body having trouble responding to your blood glucose levels, which may contribute to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is associated with many health problems including; Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke and heart diseasei.
Go Low for High Energy! The good news is that eating low GI foods will help you with concentration, energy and make you feel fuller for longer – helping to curb those cravings to overeatii.
Start the day the Low GI way. A healthy low GI breakfast has been associated with learning and better school performanceiii .
It provides a constant supply of blood glucose – fuel for your brain- giving you longer lasting energy and improved concentration.
Easy and healthy low GI breakfasts
Top up with a healthy low GI lunchbox some ideas include:
Healthy low GI foods provide longer lasting energy to keep you going throughout the day.