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How do you choose low-glycemic index (GI) foods? Asian foods ‘glossary’ has been released

The Singapore research team’s comprehensive study provides glycemic index values ​​for a variety of foods consumed in non-western countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, China, Japan, South Korea, the Middle East, etc.

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Professor Christian Giakumar Henry, Senior Advisor to the Singapore Institute of Food and Innovation in Biotechnology (SIFBI), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A * STAR) and his team have developed a glossary of the glycemic index (GI) for non-Western foods. The research paper has been published (PDF file attached) in the language Nutrition and diabetes January 6, 2021: https: //Resonate.Deer /10.1038 /s41387-020-00145-w.

Observational studies have shown that consumption of low-glycemic index (GI) foods is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), significantly less insulin resistance, and a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome. However, most published glycemic index values ​​focus on Western foods with minimal inclusion of other foods from non-Western countries, so their use is of limited use globally.

The team’s comprehensive study provides glycemic index values ​​for a variety of foods consumed in non-western countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, China, Japan, South Korea, the Middle East, and others. The review extends and extends the existing GI Tables to expand its global application. The pooled glycemic index data consist of single and mixed meals. This is a major advance for the many glycemic index tables that focus on individual foods. Mixed meals in Asia are complex in terms of ingredients used and taste. Due to the complexity, the inclusion of a glycemic index for mixed meals is a major advantage. Hopefully this summary will highlight ways to reduce the glycemic index of carbohydrate-rich commodities and enhance the use of the glycemic index tables for a global audience.

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