Don’t judge a food by its GI

Low GI foods are not necessarily a healthier alternative, argues nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton.

Contrary to popular opinion, she says low GI foods are unlikely to increase satiety and there is little convincing evidence a low GI diet will help with weight loss.

“The glycaemic index of foods is useful for people with diabetes, especially when choosing a single food, but it’s not necessarily a marker of healthy foods,” Dr Stanton (pictured) writes in The MJA.

Judging foods by their GI also gives a tick to those that do not fit with