1 May 2010

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9 comments:

LookingUp said...

can you tell me anything about the gi index of kefir? I make my own using whole milk.

GI Group said...

Kefir hasn't been GI tested so we don't have any actual values in the database. We will run your question by our dietitians for their thoughts and post a reply in the next few days.

Meredith said...

Is berocca safe to take? I notice it has very high sodium content.

Anonymous said...

Is it ok to cook lower GI foods in the same container as higher GI foods? For example, if I boil chopped pumpkin (for me)in the same saucepan as chopped potato (for my husband), does the GI of the pumpkin increase because it's cooked with the potato?

GI Group said...

Although kefir hasn't been tested, it's likely to have a GI similar to yoghurt and possibly lower (because of the alcohol) according to the experts here at GI Testing

GI Group said...

Re cooking: It's fine to use the same pots. Cooking the potato and pumpkin together won't 'change' the foods. It's what happens inside you when you eat them (ie digestion) that counts when it comes to the glycemic impact of the foods you eat.

GI Group said...

If you are concerned about Berocca and whether it is safe for you to take, have a chat to your doctor or pharmacist.

Anonymous said...

I like to eat rolled oats and multi grain cereal raw instead of cooking it. Does this affect the GI index.

GI Group said...

Re raw rolled oats: that's rather like having muesli instead of porridge. Provided you start with the real thing: traditional rolled oats, it's likely to have a lower GI. Not sure what you mean by 'multigrain cereal.' However, there are a number of GI values for oats (and muesli) and cereal grains on the GI database. You can check them out for yourself at www.glycemicindex.com