Sangati Jogwar

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  • Food satiety index or FSI is a good way of deducing the satisfaction value of a particular food item.
  • A good understanding of FSI helps a person plan his daily diet smartly.

Every food has its own nutritional value, glycemic index, and other attributes based on which doctors recommend whether you should include it in your diet and its exact proportion.

Nowadays, health experts also take into consideration the Food Satiety Index (FSI) of a particular food to chalk out a healthy diet plan for their patients.

What is Food Satiety Index?

FSI indicates the level of satisfaction or satiation a particular food offers after you eat it. This helps people choose the right type of food according to their health condition and in the required proportion making it easier for you to manage your weight and control blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

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For fixing the FSI, the satiety scale is used as a tool that measures the satisfaction and fullness that a person feels after eating a certain type of meal or food. Based on their satiety experienced individuals rate the food numerically on a scale of 0 to 100. Foods with higher FSI offer more fullness and satisfaction for a longer period.

Several factors like the type and amount of fibre, carbohydrates, and proteins are taken into account while finally determining FSI. Other factors such as water and fat content in that food are also taken into consideration.

Foods rich in fiber and protein and low in refined carbohydrates and fat have been found to have higher satiety value. Some such foods include eggs, fish, lean meats, legumes, whole grains, and potatoes.

Foods with low satiety value include candy, processed snacks, and sugary drinks.

How can FSI help Keep You Healthy?

It offers you the right knowledge about whether a food is good for eating at lunch or dinner. Based on FSI you can balance the proportion of protein and fiber-rich foods along with sugary and refined carbohydrate items.

When you choose foods that are more satisfying based on FSI your chances of getting chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity reduce greatly.

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