What is GI?

First things first, glycemic index (GI) is a measurement that ranks carbohydrate-containing food or drink by how much it raises blood sugar levels after it is consumed.

There are three GI categories


Low GI (less than 55); choose the food most often from this category. Low GI carbs are digested and released slowly for sustained energy.


Medium GI (between 56 and 69); choose less often from this category.


High GI (greater than 70); choose least often from this category. High GI carbs cause blood sugar levels to spike and then crash. Foods in this category can be swapped with food in low or medium category.

Stop Eating High GI carbs

Consumption of high GI carbs can cause blood glucose spike and then crash, and you would feel tired, falling asleep and hungry. Consistently experiencing these glucose spikes would increase the risk of complications such as heart disease.

The benefits of LOW GI diet that may help you


Number of Malaysian known to have diabetes in 2019

Estimated Malaysian with Diabetes in 2025

Cases of children and teenagers with diabetes are increasing at a faster rate and what is more worrying is that the number of patients between the age of 18 and 35 has increased by 300% in the last 15 years. At present, about 3.6 million Malaysians are suffering from the disease, which is the highest rate of incidence in Asia and one of the highest in the world. It is estimated that by the year 2025, our diabetes prevalence will be about 31.3% for adults aged 18 and above, or an estimated population of seven million adults with diabetes, both diagnosed and undiagnosed.

Choose Cap Gajah LOW GI parboiled rice

Get your first step right by changing your staple food to Cap Gajah Low GI parboiled rice.

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