Friday, April 15, 2011

Healthy family recipes with low glycemic index are best

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Mums looking to get themselves or their household in shape should prepare healthy family recipes with a low glycemic index, according to one expert.

Nutrition consultant Dr Carina Norris explained that "the most sustaining foods are the ones which contain a mixture of protein, good fats, and fibre – all three elements are very filling. Glycemic index (GI) foods are the ones which contain that balance".

It is these kinds of healthy family recipes, she added, that cause a slower, more sustained increase in blood sugar levels and therefore keep energy up for longer.

Dr Norris went on to say that the psychological effect of choosing foods that take a while to eat can help families keep the weight off, as they are likely to make people feel fuller.

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