Eat protein with carbs and top tips to lower the GL of a meal - Food for the Brain

Eat protein with carbs and top tips to lower the GL of a meal

One of the principles of a low GL diet is to always eat carbs with some protein. Examples of this are:

The reason this lowers the GL of a meal and consequently makes you feel fuller for longer is that protein takes longer to digest, triggers an increase in stomach acid, plus the shutting of the valves at the top and bottom of the stomach to digest the protein. The sugars in carbs also get ‘slow released’ by this process.

That’s why anything acidic, from citric acid in lemon juice to acetic acid in vinegar help to lower the GL of what you’re eating. Watch out for balsamic vinegar which is almost sugar – at most use a drop. Apple cider vinegar is much better.

Here are some top tips to lower your daily GL