Glycaemic Load (GL)

[ Glycaemic Load, Glycemic Load, GL ]

A numerical value representing how much a specific quantity of particular food will affect blood sugar, two hours after consumption. One gram of pure glucose has a GL of one.

Unlike the glycaemic index (GI), GL takes into account the amount of total carbohydrates consumed. GL is calculated by multiplying the GI of a particular food by the total available carbohydrates for that food, and dividing the total by 100.

Also see Exchange Lists.

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