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Glycaemic Index and a low GI diet

The glycaemic index (GI) tells us whether a food raises blood glucose levels quickly, moderately or slowly. Different carbohydrates are digested and absorbed at different rates, and GI is a ranking of how quickly each carbohydrate-based food and drink makes blood glucose levels rise after eating them. Therefore, particularly useful if you are diabetic and need to have manage your blood sugar levels carefully. Glycaemic Index (GI) GI is a measure of the effects of a foods carbohydrate component on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and rapidly release glucose into the bloodstream are characterised as having a high GI value, whereas carbohydrates that ar

Smoked mackerel or sardine pate - rich in vitamin D and calcium.

This pate makes a great starter or snack and is ready in under 5 minutes. A portion of sardines (1 tin) on average will provide you with 44% of your vitamin d, 35% of your calcium and 61% of your omega 3 fatty acids, based on daily recommended intakes. Ingredients (2 servings) 120g for tinned sardines or smoked mackerel 3-4 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt ½ lemon squeezed Method Blend sardines or mackerel with yogurt, lemon juice and season well with pepper. Delicious served with watercress or spinach, which both contain other essential nutrients including vitamin K and magnesium that also play a role in good bone health. Will last for up to 3 days in airtight container in the fridge. For

Salt Awareness Week

Do you know how much salt you are consuming? Salt awareness week is upon us, so there is no better time to think about how much salt you are consuming. Government recommendations state we should have no more than 6g of salt (equivalent to 1 teaspoon) from our diet on a daily basis. A diet containing too much salt is a contributing factor in causing high blood pressure, linked to many health problems including heart disease and stroke. It is estimated that 75% of the salt we consume is already in everyday foods including breakfast cereals, bread, ready meals and takeaways. Here are some tips to help reduce your salt consumption: 1. When shopping check the labels of the pre made foods you eat.

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