Why are our products so good for you?
We at Sogud are passionate about making products that have a high nutritional profile while still tasting scrumptious. We carefully select our ingredients because they are among the richest sources of many of the nutrients you need for optimal health.
Our products fuel your body with …
- the most nutritious snacks we can make at a reasonable price
- using the best whole ingredients
- free from gluten and artificial substances
- releases slowly into your body so you feel fuller for longer
- and most important, that tastes delicious … obviously!!
How to rate foods low, medium or high GI?
The University of Sydney have developed a great Search Tool to find common foods and their GI. To help you choose low GI food, you can use this ranking guide:
- Foods that have a GI ranking of 70 or higher are the ones that are considered high GI foods
- Foods with a GI ranking of 69 to 56 are considered medium GI foods
- Foods with a GI ranking of 55 or lower are considered low GI Foods.
GI Scores for some of our ingredients are:
- Rolled Oats 30
- Dried Apricots 30
- Dates 50
- Honey 58
The following are examples of low GI general level health claims that have been substantiated by systematic literature reviews:
- Low GI increases the feeling of being fuller for longer
- Low GI to help maintain energy levels
- Low GI foods can help provide you with the energy needed to keep active for longer
Healthy eating is all about consistently making good food choices.
Choosing foods high in nutrients while avoiding empty calories
By eating our carefully formulated snacks, you’ll get many of the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids and fibre because of their nutrient density.
Nutrient density is a concept pioneered by Dr. Joel Fuhrman which looks at the concentration of micronutrients in food. His theory is that the more nutrient dense foods have higher levels of nutrients in relationship to the number of calories the food contains.
Dr. Fuhrman developed the ANDI (Aggregated Nutrient Density Index) scale to rank foods based on their nutrient density per calorie.
The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise your blood sugar levels after eating.
Foods with a high GI are those which you digest and absorb quickly and cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Low-GI foods, due to their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in your blood sugar and insulin levels.
Excess insulin can push your blood sugar too low, thus making you feel tired and craving another sugar rush to feel better again – this starts a vicious cycle.
The stuff that’s excluded
Our Sogud products are free from additives, artificial colouring, fillers as well as gluten. We only use wholesome ingredients, most of which you could find in your kitchen cupboard.