Low GI for Slow Energy Release

Low GI carbohydrates provide slow energy release in all our meal plans

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet combines a higher protein eating plan with low GI carbohydrates for optimal health, wellbeing and weight loss.

Many diets drastically cut carbohydrates from the menu but we know that high-quality, low GI foods are both a healthy and welcome part of many people's meals.

Not sure how low GI carbohydrates work? Watch the video below to hear Professor Jennie Brand-Miller of the Glycemic Index Foundation discuss 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 GI and are proven to be better for weight loss and weight maintenance.

graph showing blood glucose levels over time where high GI spike levels while low GI leads to an even distribution

Low GI 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 GI eating plan, with easy to cook healthy recipes.

  • Low GI foods are included in all Total Wellbeing Diet meal plans
  • Low GI recipes are included in our collection of over 1,000 recipes and meals