Certified Low Glycemic Food Lables

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-02-01 10:35:59 -0600
Started 2013-02-01 10:30:25 -0600

I think this is brilliant, as long as it is true and doesn't follow the "Zero Trans Fats" scam. If I could look on a label and at least get my interest in it as a lower glycemic food, I would be thrilled.

What do we recommend? Reduce your intake of carb-rich foods with ‘added refined sugars’ and ‘added refined starches’, particularly those with a high GI and join us in pushing for a dietary guideline for breads and cereals that looks something like this: ‘Eat plenty of cereals, breads and pastas — preferably wholegrain with a lower glycemic index’.

The new symbol doesn't show up in the discussion, but it is on the link here:
Very near the bottom of the page.

The GI Symbol, making healthy low GI choices easy choices. I have not seen food with this on it yet, but if anyone has, please tell us about it. I find this exciting.

For more information about the GI Symbol Program
Dr Alan W Barclay, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Glycemic Index Foundation (Ltd)
Phone: +61 (0)2 9785 1037
Mob: +61 (0)416 111 046
Fax: +61 (0)2 9785 1037
Email: alan.barclay@gisymbol.com small
Website: www.gisymbol.com

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GabbyPA 2013-02-01 10:35:59 -0600 Report

This is from Australia, but I am hoping that it shows up other places. Keep your eyes open and let us know what products you have found with this new symbol on them.