Low GI snacks
Understanding the Glycaemic Index (GI) and its role in our daily diet is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. GI is a measure of how the carbohydrates in food affect our blood glucose levels as they’re digested, absorbed, and metabolised. Foods with a high GI cause a rapid surge of glucose into the bloodstream, followed by a quick drop, leading to a sugar high and subsequent crash. On the other hand, low GI foods result in a slower, more gradual rise and fall in blood glucose levels.
Hiya snack bars are an excellent choice for those seeking low GI foods. Our bars combine gram flour with flaxseeds, melon seeds, and the healthy fats from coconut oil to create a snack with a low GI. This slower release of glucose into the bloodstream suggests that low GI snacks can provide longer-lasting energy, keeping blood sugar at a moderate level for a longer time than the sharp peak and fall of high GI food.
While everyone should be mindful of the GI of their daily diet, it’s particularly important for certain groups, including people who are overweight, those with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and individuals with high cholesterol and heart disease. There’s evidence that a diet rich in low GI foods can aid weight loss, help control blood sugar levels, and improve heart disease risk factors.
So, what makes Hiya snack bars a great low GI snack? It’s the combination of ingredients that provide slow-release carbs for sustained energy, high protein levels for long-lasting satiety, and plenty of vitamins and minerals for promoting heart, bone, and brain health. These nutrients will keep you full and help you maintain your energy levels as you go about your day, so you won’t have to reach out for that emergency chocolate bar to avoid feeling peckish at work or at school!
Our snacks come in five fabulous flavours, and everyone has their own favourite: cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, or (the evergreen favourite among chocolate lovers) cacao. We are proud to say, we have won Great Taste Awards for fennel and cacao!
In conclusion, incorporating low GI snacks into your diet can be a game-changer for your health and well-being. Not only do they provide sustained energy and help maintain balanced blood sugar levels, but they also offer a delicious way to stay satisfied between meals. Explore the benefits of low GI snacks with Hiya today!