Elements Meals Glycemic Index
Elements Meals Glycemic Index (GI) Completed.
Last week I shared with you how we have been “cooking up” the GI on every Elements Meal. That work is done and here they are:
Balsamic Chicken Pomodoro...……… 46
Broccoli Cinnamon Pork……….……...45
Maple Mustard Pork………………………..51
Coconut Mango Chicken……….……..38
Sesame Garlic Chicken…………………….39
Country Herb Chicken…………...……..61
Chipotle Turkey Scramble…………………40
What is GI and why does it matter?
First, the GI is a ranking of carbohydrate-containing food on a scale from 0 to 100 based on how dramatically those foods cause your blood sugar (glucose) levels to rise after eating.
Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested, absorbed and metabolized and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar (glucose) levels. Low GI foods tend to release glucose slowly and steadily – which is very good -- because they are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized. Hence, they correlate with lower insulin levels.
Why does the GI matter?
Blood glucose levels above normal are toxic and can cause blindness, kidney failure, increase cardiovascular risk and a myriad of other serious health issues.
Sadly, over one-third of the US population is obese or severely overweight, which can readily lead to diabetes. Do you know that diabetes is one of the top three causes of death in America?
All of the evidence based recommendations for the management of diabetes from the major diabetes organizations around the world (the American Diabetes Association; Canadian Diabetes Association and Diabetes UK, for example) now advise people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to use the GI as part of the nutritional management of their condition!
Healthy, low glycemic, whole foods are the best medicine for these dangerous, unhealthy conditions. Do you know someone who suffers from these health issues? Elements’ low glycemic, clean, whole food meals are an elegant, simple solution to powerfully address these troubling health challenges.
GI ranking index summary. Relative to pure glucose (for which the GI = 100), carbohydrate-containing foods are classified on the GI as follows:
High GI … ≥ 70
Moderate GI … 56-69
Low GI … ≤ 55
According to Professor Jennie Brand-Miller (AM, PhD, FAIFST, FNSA, MAICD), an internationally recognized authority on carbohydrates and the glycemic index with over 250 scientific publications, “Low GI carbohydrates is one of the secrets to long-term health, reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It is also one of the keys to maintaining weight loss.” For more about Professor Brand-Miller and the GI, click here.
Now you know that when you eat your Elements, you’re fueling your body excellent whole foods that will metabolize slowly, assimilate thoroughly and will power your body with a steady flow of energy for hours.
Elements are a secret to long-term health, reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and causing and maintaining healthy weight loss.
Share this with your friends and family who need a simple, powerful solution to these destructive physiological conditions.