Carbohydrates (energy foods) are now classified as having either a low, intermediate or high glycaemic index. Low GI foods are absorbed more slowly so blood sugar levels do not rise as quickly or as high.
Low GI foods include wholegrain breads, rolled oats, low-fat, low-sugar breakfast cereals, pasta, beans, lentils, and fruits such as apples, oranges, peaches, pears and plums.
Try to have at least 3 low GI foods each day, ideally one at each meal. For more information, visit: http://www.glycemicindex.com/.
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.