GI Product News - July 2014

Posted on July 19, 2014 by Forbidden Foods

The Glycemic Index Foundation is a not-for profit health promotion charity formed in 2001 by The University of Sydney and JDRF Australia. They're committed to providing consumers with information and tools to improve their health, through scientifically-backed low GI healthy eating principles.

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore usually, insulin levels. Low GI foods, unlike high GI, will not cause your blood glucose levels to spike and crash, meaning you get sustained energy from the foods you eat. You, therefore, reduce your risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases that are implicated by those blood-glucose fluctuations.

GI Product News - Black Rice

We are proud as punch to see that our low GI black rice was mentioned in the July GI product news, a subsection in the official Glycemic Index Foundation Newsletter. Education about black rice and how it can benefit all our diets is important to us and our vision, so a mention in this newsletter is a step in the right direction!

GI News July Rice Feature

(GI News - July 2014)

GI News gave a great summary on the how people can utilise black rice in their Low GI diets:

"Black rice is a popular side dish on its own and can be used as a substitute for other rices, noodles, quinoa and chia seeds in many recipes, especially in salads where it adds colour and texture. However, black rice pudding is probably the most common of black rice dishes. It is also used to make porridge."

It is imperative we continue to understand as much as we can about black rice and its benefits, so we are pleased that the Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRS) are planning on running a thorough analysis of the grain and its GI value. It may take some time but stay tuned!


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Note: Forbidden Foods did not pay to be included and our range is not apart of GIF certified program at this stage.

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