There are plenty of diets out there, and believe us when we say, this article is not about weight loss.
It's about buying food that makes you feel full for longer, meaning that you don't have to spend more of your food budget than you need to.
By (roughly) following what has become known as the 'GI' diet, you can eat less, and therefore save a little money.
What is it?
GI stands for Glycemic Index. It is a measure of how certain foods affect your blood sugar levels. Put simply, the higher the GI measure or count, the higher the sugar levels in your bloodstream.
This means that if you eat foods with a high measure of GI, your body will break them down more quickly, and so you become hungry again, soon after eating.
You may also experience a drop in your energy levels, which could lead you to eat more to replace the lost energy.
What do I do?
Take a look at the quick list below, and substitute any High GI foods for the Low GI alternatives. That's it. Mammasaver's included a two typical shopping baskets - one High GI and one Low GI to give you an idea of what it's about.
This list provides an overview of Low GI foods, and if you wish any further information, click here for The GI Diet website. This site provides a comprehensive list of foods, broken down into food groups, as well as recipes and pocket shopping guides,
High GI shopping basket
Cornflakes Loaf of white bread Frozen oven chips Rice Cakes Baked beans Instant White Rice Parsnips Mango Banana Watermelon
Low GI shopping basket
All Bran Loaf of mixed grain bread Oatcakes Long Grain White rice Hummus Seeded jam Carrots Peanut butter Apples Pears