Why low GI is better:
Starting the day with a breakfast that includes foods with a low glycaemic index (which produce a gradual rise in blood sugar and insulin) could be all it takes to avoid the 3pm munchies.
US researchers found that when people added almonds to their breakfast, they reported feeling fuller for longer and also avoided the pitfalls of soaring blood-sugar levels that are followed by a crashing low.
In addition to almonds, here are some breakfast foods you can work into your diet that fall on the low side of the glycaemic index:
- Yoghurt and milk
- Most fruits, including grapefruit, apples, oranges, berries
- Dried apricots
- Oat-based cereals: oat flakes, porridge, muesli
- Bran cereal
Source: Good Housekeeping 2013