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THE G.I. FACTOR: WITH A WAVE OF THE FAT WAND…

The other undesirable aspect of the modern diet is its high fat content Food manufacturers, bakers and chefs know we love to eat fat. We love its creaminess and mouth feel and find it easy to consume in excess. It makes our meat more tender, our vegetables and salads more palatable and our sweet foods even more desirable. We prefer potatoes as French fries or potato crisps, to have our fish battered and fried and our pastas in rich creamy sauces. With a wave of the fat wand, bland high carbohydrate foods like rice and oats are magically transformed into very palatable, kilojoule-laden foods such as fried rice and toasted muesli. In fact, when you analyse it, much of our diet today is an undesirable but delicious combination of both fat and quickly digested carbohydrate.

What’s wrong with our way of eating?

? The modern diet is too high in fat and therefore not high enough in carbohydrate.

? The carbohydrate we eat is digested and absorbed too quickly because most modern starchy foods have a high G.I. factor.

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