glycaemic load


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glycaemic load (GL)

a measure of the impact of a given amount of food on blood glucose levels after it is eaten, relating to both the quality and quantity of the carbohydrate. It is calculated on the basis of the amount of carbohydrate in a serving:

GL = grams of available carbohydrate in sample x GI/100. There are three categories: low (0–10), medium (11–19) and high (20 or more). For example a GL of 6 has the same blood glucose response as 6 g of glucose. see GLYCAEMIC INDEX.

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