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22 Oct 2006

Glycaemic Load Index
I recently bought a low GI seed loaf - on the wrapper there was mention of glycaemic load index. Please could you explain what this means, and how one would use it.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Kathy
The people who designed this label have got their terminology a bit mixed up. The following terms are used in nutrition: glycaemic index or GI and glycaemic load or GL, not a combination of both terms. The GI refers to the effect a portion of the given food will have on blood sugar levels compared to a standard such as white bread (GI = 100). The GL is usually used for an entire meal which includes a variety of foods with different GI-values. So I think the good bakers actually mean GI on their label. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI.
Best regards
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