Rice and pasta
Focus on fibre and GI – calories, fibre and GI does vary between brands and varieties.
About the GI (Glycemic Index): The GI is a ranking of carbohydrates in foods from a scale of 1 to 100. The ranking is based on how much they raise blood sugar levels when eating the foods. Foods with a high GI result in rapid increases in blood sugar levels and low GI foods in contrast produce slower rises in blood sugar levels. Low GI foods have been shown to be beneficial for health – in particular for people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and for weight management as they help control appetite and hunger.
Calculated on a per 100g comparison (uncooked)