The Glycemic load

To solve the problems of the GI, researchers came up the Glycemic load (GL) ranking system. This is based on how quickly the carbohydrate in a food releases its carbohydrate into the blood stream (The GI) and the amount of carbohydrate in a portion of that particular food. So the GL takes in to account both the quality and quantity of carbohydrate in a food: GL = (GI x the amount of carbohydrate) divided by 100. Anything that has a number below 10 is classed as low GL, from 11-19 is moderate GL and above 20 is high GL.

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