Chow Time: Switch to a Low GI Diet

So, our beloved queen of comfort food, Paula Deen, just admitted she was has type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, she’s had it since 2008 but went public with it after scoring an endorsement deal with diabetic drug manufacturer Novo Nordisk. Most people weren’t surprised by her admission as her recipes are known for using excessive amounts of butter and sugar. But her resulting health problems support the old adage that “you are what you eat”!

Not familiar with Paula Deen’s cooking? Take a look at this recipe for fried cheese cake with whip cream and chocolate.

Even if you don’t eat like Paula Deen, don’t let fat and sugar accumulate in your body. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, now is the time to make changes in your eating habits. The simplest and medically proven way is to follow a Glycemic Index diet.

What is a GI ?

The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested and absorbed and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Low-GI foods, by virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, and have proven benefits for health. Low GI diets have been shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). They have benefits for weight control because they help control appetite and delay hunger. Low GI diets also reduce insulin levels and insulin resistance.” – GlycemicIndex.com

My Favorite GI recipes:

Chargrilled Moroccan Chicken with Roast Carrot & Chickpea Salad

Photo by Ian Wallace for Taste.com.au

Chili Prawns and Sugar Snap Noodles

Photo by Steve Brown for Taste.com.au

Steamed Black Cod with Soy & Chili Sauce

You can make this with any type of white fish. A friend from Beijing, China made something similar for me once and sauteed sesame and chopped green onions in sesame oil and poured it on top of the fish once it was cooked.

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2 Responses to Chow Time: Switch to a Low GI Diet

  1. HIGH GLYCEMIC IDEX FOODS MAKES ONE UNSATISFIED AND HUNGRY AND AS A RESULT ONE CONTNUES TO EAT. THIS IS ONE OF THE MAJOR REASONS OF OBESITY.

  2. Having been diagonosed with type 2 diabetes about 15 years ago ,I shake my head when I read most recipes .Fried foods of anykind pushes up those sugar levels .These recipes look delicious .Will try them out next week
    Indira Pillai

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