Low Glycemic Load Diet
GI Diet Report Does the GI Diet Work?
Nutrition Data's Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL)™ predicts a food's Glycemic Load, even when its Glycemic Index is unknown.
Diet For Diabetics: Low-glycemic Diet Shows Greater Improvement In Glycemic Control Than High-fiber DietDec. 29, 2008 — Persons with type 2 diabetes who had a diet high in low-glycemic foods such as nuts, beans and lentils had greater improvement in glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease than persons on a diet with an emphasis on high-cereal fiber, according to a new study. One dietary strategy aimed at improving both diabetes control and cardiovascular risk factors is the use of low–glycemic index diets, but there is disagreement over their effectiveness, according to background information in the article.
Controlling blood sugar is key to weight loss and reduced risk of certain diseases. Eating a low Glycemic Load diet is one method to manage blood sugar. Studies show those foods which have the greatest impact on blood sugar levels are carbohydrate foods; however, certain carbohydrates have more of an impact on blood sugar than others.
Glycemic Index: What's It All About?
Obesity is a major global health problem that has been associated with highly occurring disorders such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis and certain types of cancer [ 1 , 2 ].
This is the definitive table for both the glycemic index and the glycemic load. I am able to reproduce it here courtesy of the author, Professor Jennie Brand-Miller of the University of Sydney. It is based on a table in different format but no more foods published December 2008 in Diabetes Care . However, only the abstract is free online there. GI of 55 is low; GL of 10 is low.