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Udo's Choice Super 8 Probiotic with Vitamin C - Healthy Living

Udo's Choice Super 8 Probiotic with Vitamin C

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Udos Choice Super 8 Probiotic with Vitamin C Udos Choice Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic contains 8 bacterial strains designed specifically with a higher percentage and concentration of L. acidophilus. What...
Eskimo 3 with Vitamin E (Capsules) - Healthy Living

Eskimo 3 with Vitamin E (Capsules)

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A unique fish oil supplement containing a healthy balance of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA and is scientifically proven* to support Heart Health. Eskimo-3 contains a tocopherol (vitamin...
Terra Nova Living Multi Nutrient Complex Veg Caps - Healthy Living

Terra Nova Living Multi Nutrient Complex Veg Caps

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Terra Nova Living Multi Nutrient Complex A lot of people simply don't realize the importance of nutrients for health. The benefits of receiving nutrients from plant based compounds is that...
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Quest Super Once a Day TIMED Release

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Every day multivitamin to support your health and energy level. Benefits: Helps even healthy people meet their nutrient requirements Supports energy levels and vitality, immune system and mental well-being High...
Everfresh Sprouted Spelt Bread 400gm - HealthyLiving.ie

Everfresh Sprouted Spelt Bread 400gm

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Everfresh Sprouted Spelt Bread 400gm
Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend Capsules - Healthy Living
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Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend Capsules

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100% natural & fresh Udo's Choice (Udo's Oil) delivers a balanced 2:1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 and omega-9 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's). Udo Erasmus discovered how vitally important it...
Patrick Holford Cinnachrome - HealthyLiving.ie

Patrick Holford Cinnachrome

€23,50 EUR
Cinnachrome combines chromium picolinate and Cinnulin PF, a concentrated extract of cinnamon.  This product is suitable for those following a low GL diet. Benefits: Niacin (vitamin B3) is an essential...
Dillon Organic Keto Bread Original Flax 250g - Healthy Living

Dillon Organic Keto Bread Original Flax 250g

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Dillon Organic Keto Bread Original Flax 250g
Rainbow Super Seed Mix 250gm - Healthy Living

Rainbow Super Seed Mix 250gm

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Rainbow Super Seed Mix 250gm
Artic Powder Berries Blackcurrant Powder 30g - Healthy Living

Artic Powder Berries Blackcurrant Powder 30g

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Artic Powder Berries Blackcurrant Powder 30g 100% Blackcurrant Powder, made from hand-picked Arctic blackcurrants from clean, unpolluted nature of Finland. Nothing added! Nutrient dense superfood: A teaspoon of powder is...
NHP Blood Sugar (Glucose) Support 90 Vegan Capsules - Healthy Living

NHP Blood Sugar (Glucose) Support 90 Vegan Capsules

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NHP Blood Sugar (Glucose) Support 90 Vegan Capsules NHP Blood Sugar (Glucose) Support 90 Capsules is used to balance blood glucose levels. It works to support the maintenance of normal...
Patrick Holford The Low-GL Diet Cookbook - HealthyLiving.ie

Patrick Holford The Low-GL Diet Cookbook

€18,95 EUR
The Low-GL Diet Cookbook is perfect for everyone who wants to lose weight quickly yet still enjoy great-tasting food. It features a range of recipes that do not raise your...
Biona Organic Fruit Burst 75gm - Healthy Living

Biona Organic Fruit Burst 75gm

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Biona Organic Fruit Burst 75gm
Patrick Holford Optimum Nutrition Pack (28Day) - HealthyLiving.ie

Patrick Holford Optimum Nutrition Pack (28Day)

€66,95 EUR
Patrick Holford Optimum Nutrition Pack  This pack contains a potent daily supplementation regime providing optimum amounts of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Benefits of Patrick Holford Optimum Nutrition Pack :...
True Natural Goodness Organic Mulberries Dried White 250g - Healthy Living

True Natural Goodness Organic Mulberries Dried White 250g

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True Natural Goodness Organic Mulberries Dried White 250g Tart and sweet, Mulberries have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. They are a rich source of minerals and vitamins, including...
Biocare Vitasorb Multivitamin 30ml - HealthyLiving.ie

Biocare Vitasorb Multivitamin 30ml

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Adult Multivitamins and Minerals is a comprehensive one-a-day capsule for adults, for all round nutritional support. It contains bio-available minerals for enhanced absorption and is iron and copper free.­ Benefits:...

What is the GL Diet?

The GL diet reduces sugar (and all simple carbohydrates) to help balance our blood sugars. This reduces sugar cravings, balances our mood and stops the desire for snacking.

What are the benefits to the GL Diet?

This is a very healthy way to look at your food plus you’ll get energy boost and lose weight. There is far too much sugar in western diets. Reducing simple carbohydrates, increasing complex carbohydrates, good fats and proteins will bring long term good health.

How does the GL Diet work?

Let’s start by explaining GI also called Glycaemic Index. GI is a measure of how food effects your blood sugars, with a high glycaemic index (GI) cause a massive and sudden spike in blood sugar that falls just as rapidly, leaving us craving more carbs. In contrast, foods with a low GI keep blood sugar levels steady so we don’t get the sudden dips that cause cravings and overeating. However, the GI doesn’t take into account the amount of carbohydrate contained in a typical serving of food.

That’s where the Glycaemic Load or GL comes to the rescue The GL considers both the GI rating of a food AND the amount of carbs found in a typical serving of that food. This means foods like bananas, which have a high GI and are typically off limits; actually have a low GL because they contain only small amounts of carbs in a typical serving.

In contrast, foods like pasta – which have a low GI, actually have a moderate to high GL because they contain a lot of carbs in a typical serving. The key to losing weight is to choose foods with a low GL and avoid those with a high GL.

Eating foods with a low glycemic rating, like berries, seeds, nuts, rye bread, chicken and fish means a steady blood sugar rating and this transfers into better energy levels, fewer food cravings and less fat.

Things to help with the GL diet

Going into any diet is a big step, so make sure to do your research first.  Check out Patrick Holford "Low GL-Diet" cook book. There are many vitamins that may help with the GL diet as well. A small selection can be seen below.