17. Aug, 2018

What is the Ideal Plate?

You may have heard the term 'ideal plate'. It refers to the balance between foods in a meal (represented on a plate for convenience), for optimal health.

Basically, your lunch or dinner plate should look like the one in this picture.

The difference between this Low GI version and the 'normal' version is the swap of starchy carbs like white rice and peeled mashed potato, for ones that won't raise your blood sugar levels as much.  

One quarter protein (eg. fish, legumes, poultry), one quarter low GI carbs, and half vegetables.  It's a simple but powerful image that is easy to recall. 

 

 

Reference:

https://www.gisymbol.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FB_GI_ideal-plate.pdf