Glycemic Food List

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2012-03-11 16:46:56 -0500
Started 2012-03-09 19:54:41 -0600

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Caroltoo 2012-03-09 20:43:31 -0600 Report

Thanks. This is a nicely laid out listing fo the Glycemic Index listing.

Do you think you could find a copy of the Glycemic Load listing? That's the one I've lost cause I loaned someone my book and they moved.

The glycemic load takes these values and translates them into a value for a typical serving. That makes it a little easier to use cause it is true to life situations.

jigsaw 2012-03-09 21:03:41 -0600 Report

I think this list does that. Here is the explanation near the bottom of the list. Let me know if this helps. You have to do one simple calculation though…GL = GI/100 x Net Carbs, Part of this equation is already done, see the notation in the link.
(Net Carbs are equal to the Total Carbohydrates minus Dietary Fiber)

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of the glycemic effect of carbohydrate in a particular food compared to an equivalent amount of carbohydrate in a standard amount of glucose or white bread.
The Glycemic Load (GL) of a serving of a specific food is simply the product of its GI (divided by 100) and the grams of carbohydrate from a single serving of that food. It is important to note that a food with a high GI may not always have a high GL. This can happen if the food has very little carbohydrate (for example, meat) or if the food is consumed in small quantities

Caroltoo 2012-03-09 21:33:08 -0600 Report

It does. I saw the title and didn't go further. Thanks for pointing that out.

I used to have a list that was done in high to low order — didn't have all the details like this one does about cooking styles — but it was so helpful cause it made it so easy to pick out a food with a low GL and then plan a meal around that.

This will work well from the perspective of here's what I want for dinner, now what kind of GI/GL does it have.

Al, did you happen to see where it told the range of GL scores: 0 to what? I saw white potatoes were 16.5, meats were mostly 0 unless breaded.

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