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Fats in a GI diet

😬 This week we received a bad comment....

The person didn't understand why our low GI pastries had as many calories or fat as a normal pastry...

We therefore explained to him that it is not fat that is the problem in the diet (even if that is not a reason to overdo it!) but rather excess sugar that the body cannot manage and which it transforms into fats.

At Oh Oui!, we combine fat with fiber in order to lower the glycemic index of our pastries. Add to this low GI sugars and flours such as coconut blossom sugar or chickpea flour and we obtain a pastry that allows you to indulge while paying attention to your figure!

Role of lipids in the diet

Fat has been demonized for years even though we now know that it is not the main problem but sugar which has more negative effects.

Fat, or lipids, is one of the three essential macronutrients, alongside carbohydrates and protein. Lipids are essential for the proper functioning of the body by constituting an important source of energy for the body and contributing to the proper functioning of the brain. In fact, an individual's brain tissue is made up of almost 60% fat.

Impact on blood sugar

A low glycemic index diet tip is to add a touch of fat to foods high in carbohydrates to reduce its glycemic impact. For example, the GI will be lower if you eat a pasta dish with a touch of olive oil. Keep this tip in mind every day, but be careful to choose the right fats!

Focus on good fats

Yes, there is fat and fat! We are not encouraging you to eat hamburgers/fries every day but rather to consume “good fats” such as:

Oils: Opt for healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil or walnut oil for cooking or dressing your salads.

Oily fish: Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can be excellent sources of fat for your body.

Avocado and Nuts: Incorporate avocados and nuts into your diet, whether in the form of guacamole, additions to your salads, or as snacks to hold you over until your next meal.

Be careful, even if these fats are good for your body, they are no less caloric, so be sure to consume them in moderation.

We can’t say it enough, so balance is key. By choosing the right fats and incorporating them thoughtfully into your meals. You can achieve stable blood sugar levels, which will help keep you healthy.

Delphine and Fanny

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