The impact of food on our blood sugar levels is rated by a GI-index rating, or glycemic index. Studies have shown that a low GI-diet could lead to weight loss while also reducing the risks associated with heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Carbohydrates are the only macro-nutrient which effects our GI-levels.
Once something we only consumed naturally, for instance through the natural sugars found in fruit, we now find added sugar in almost every kind of food we consume. While sugar might be seriously delicious, it’s also serious addictive and can definitely mess with your mood, sleep and good vibes.
Until very recently fibre has been shuffled under the rug, overshadowed by it’s trendier mates like protein. Finally, fibre might just be becoming the cool kid it was meant to be. But what does fibre do? Fibre is crucial to your diet regardless of age and plays a number of roles in ensuring your body ticks over at it’s best.
In the last few years research has begun to demonstrate its usefulness for weight loss. So, how does it work and why does it work?
Losing and maintaining weight can be super tough, but don’t worry and don’t lose hope. While it might be hard, it’s never going to be an insurmountable challenge, and if you follow these handy tips you’ll be much better equipped to reach your goals!
Oats have been eaten for centuries and there are a number of reasons for this. They taste great, they are filling and they pack a real punch when it comes goodness. Oats are perfect for runners but why should they fit oats into their diet?
It can sometimes feel like a gluten intolerance is a life sentence, with the list of foods you can’t eat longer than your arm, and stopping to read food labels in the supermarket taking up the majority of your time. But those with a gluten intolerance or celiac gluten sensitivity know there is a wide variety of naturally gluten free foods for you to enjoy as part of a gluten free diet.
Breakfast. The meal of the day where we break the fast of not eating for a number of hours while we sleep. However, we are told from a young age that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but is it?
Keeping your body weight down is important for reducing the long term effects of being overweight or obese. Healthy eating and cutting down consumption of saturated fats can reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.
Health and fitness is taking over the world, with more lose-weight gain-muscle-quick schemes, none of which actually work. But with good nutrition and hard work in the gym, you can lose weight.
This one might be my favourite. All respect to you peanutters, but I’m team strawberry through and through.
The oats and banana combo give the Smasher a brilliantly thick texture that’s hard to beat and it’s jam packed with goodness. Low GI-Carbs, high in protein and rich in a range of antioxidants and vitamins. What more could you want?