Apples Glycemic Load

The glycemic load (GL) differs from glycemic index (GI) as glycemic load measures the response and insulin demand in a specific amount of food in grams.  In other words how much you eat of the food. A food may be considered moderate or high glycemic, but how much of it you eat makes a difference.

The glycemic load is calculated using the following formula:

GL=GI/100 XCHO (grams) per serving

CHO=carbohydrates

Example: The glycemic load (GL) of an apple=38/100 X13=4.94 (rounded to 5)

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Rankings:

Single Serving

Low=0-10

Moderate=11-19

High=20+

 

Whole Day:

Low=<20

Moderate=100

High=>120