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What is Glycemic load?

Glycemic Load (GL) is a measurement used to calculate the impact of blood sugar upon the carbohydrates. If the Glycemic Load value of the food you intake is less, then it is a good carbohydrate. Lesser If the Glycemic Load value is high, then the food is a bad carbohydrate. The Glycemic Load is a significant system, but the carbohydrate size is not taken into consideration while calculating it. It is always better for everyone to measure their Glycemic Load on regular basis. If you want to measure your Glycemic Load, you can easily calculate using the following equation given below:

Glycemic Load = Glycemic Index x Carbohydrates / 100

The Glycemic Load can also be used to measure the overall effect of the food that you intake on the total amount of Sugar in our body. With the above formula, you can calculate the Glycemic Load for any type of foods, beverage items, etc. You will simply have to simply multiply the Glycemic Index with the Carbohydrate content and then divide the result with 100. Based on the final GL value, you can decide on the food that you want.


Glycemic Index/Glycemic Load Chart


High cholesterol content on your body can cause heart problems. So, it is essential to follow some tips to reduce cholesterol level in your body. Berries, eggs, kale juice, vegetables, salads are certain foods to raise hdl level in your body. The hdl (high-density lipoprotein) is rich in proteins and helps in transporting the cholesterol content in your body, and thus eliminates the risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis. These can help you in keeping your total Glycemic Load to a reasonable proportion. For a normal person, the daily intake of Glycemic Load should be between the (minimum) 60 and (maximum) 180. There are some specific food items like legumes, fruits and beans are considered to have low Glycemic Index and their Glycemic Load value will be around 100.

Also Read International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002

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4 Responses to “What is Glycemic load?”

  1. I was searching for the glycemic load formula and I have finally got it here. The food chart is very informative. Thanks for sharing.


    nsmukundan Reply:

    good to know that you have got the formula.


  2. Hi,
    sorry but I think the blue table is completely wrong !
    how pure sugar could not be high-GI ? (and whole grain be faster !! lol)
    Also, orange juice cannot be a slow GI…
    Well, I just wonder if there is one think at the right place in this table !


  3. Hi You have mentioned that blue table is wrong. In a couple of days I will research and will explain you.


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