low glycemic diet

  • Jollof Rice with Balsamic Chicken

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 15, 2022

    Ask any Nigerian and they’ll confirm that Sundays would be incomplete without jollof rice and chicken.  So, I feel your distress if you’re Nigerian and have been told you need to give it up because you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.   I’m here to confirm that jollof rice can absolutely stay on your menu regardless of your diagnosis. The catch, though, is that you must pay careful attention to how you cook it, your…

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  • 10 Practical Hacks to Eating a Low Glycaemic Index Diet

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr February 16, 2022

    Eating a low glycemic index diet to maintain healthy blood sugars, reverse prediabetes or manage type 2 diabetes is not about eliminating food groups or following strict diet plans. It is about choosing high-quality carbohydrates and pairing them with the right foods in the correct portions. All carbohydrate-containing foods affect blood sugar.  The glycaemic index is a way of assessing how carbohydrates in foods affect blood sugar levels.  It essentially ranks food on…

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