The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet combines a higher protein eating plan with low glycemic index carbohydrates for optimal health, wellbeing and weight loss.
Many diets drastically cut carbohydrates from the menu but we know that high-quality, low glycemic index foods are both a healthy and welcome part of many people's meals.
In this video, Professor Jennie Brand-Miller of the Glycemic Index Foundation discusses the research behind low glycemic index diets and weight control.
What is the Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a scientifically based measure of carbohydrate quality. It tells us how fast certain carbohydrates hit the bloodstream.
Carbohydrates that break down slowly during digestion and release glucose more gradually into the bloodstream have a low glycemic index and are proven to be better for weight loss and weight maintenance.
Low glycemic index foods sustain energy
A key benefit of low glycemic foods is their effect on appetite. The sustained energy of low glycemic carbohydrates helps you feel fuller for longer, which can make it easier to stick to a diet.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet makes it easy to follow a higher protein, healthy low glycemic index eating plan, with easy to cook healthy recipes.
You'll find all low GI recipes highlighted in food search and low GI recipes are included in all CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet meal plans.