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Yogurt, a healthy snack


Posted on 18 Mar, 2012 | Eat Magazine

Are you craving for a snack? But you need to keep your waistlines slim? You can have both by grabbing a dairy with a low GI. Not only are dairy products good sources of calcium to keep your teeth and bones strong, experts say they absorb sugar slowly and does not lead you to overeat. 

Clinical dietician Ms Rehana Wahid from Gleneagles Hospital says, "Spreading out the meals and incorporating low GI meal options, such as a serving of yogurt, ensures a constant spread of energy throughout the day and prevents bingeing.” Glycaemic index (GI) refers to how quickly our bodies react to food as they are broken down.  

GI values measures carbohydrate quality. Various foods were measured on how fast 50 grams raises blood glucose levels as they were digested. Foods with a low GI value (less than 55) mean carbohydrates are broken down slowly. This is good as glucose enters your blood stream in trickles and not in high doses.  As glucose is digested and absorbed slowly, hunger pangs are staved off for a longer period. 
 
Yogurt has the most calcium content and the least GI value. It is a top choice, if you wish to keep waists tiny at the same have strong bones. Most dairies have a low GI value. 
 

Know Your Dairy

 

Serving size

Calcium (mg)

GI value

Regular milk

1 cup  or 250ml

285

27

Skim milk

1 cup or 250ml

310

32

Natural yogurt

1 tub or 200g

340

36

Low fat yogurt

1 tub or 200g

420

14

Cheddar cheese

40g

310

Variable

Low fat cottage cheese

100g

80

0

 

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