The glycaemic index quantifies the glycaemic response to carbohydrates in different foods, (34) while the glycaemic load
is the mathematical result of the glycaemic index of the food and quantity (weight) of carbohydrate ingested.
The authors of the current study aimed to conduct a systematic review comparing the effect of low or high glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load
(GL) on depression.
Low glycaemic load
(GL) was classified as a daily value <80.
Mediterranean diet and glycaemic load
in relation to incidence of type 2 diabetes: results from the Greek cohort of the population-based European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition (EPIC).
Research activities to be carried out within BAKE4FUN will be focused on i) the bioavailability of microencapsulated iron in fortified breads, their effects on the iron status, on biomarkers of oxidation and inflammation; ii) the effect of bread obtained by the sourdough fermentation of non-conventional grains on the gut microbiota, the glycaemic load
, and the inflammatory and oxidative status.
But the glycaemic load
of different types of fruit - the quality and quantity of carbohydrate they contain - did not fully explain the results, the study said.
 The American Diabetes Association currently recommends that prandial insulin dosing is based on the total carbohydrate content of the meal, but consideration should be given to the GI and glycaemic load
of the meal.
Adding a dash or a splash to food lowers the glycaemic load
a meal by 20 per cent.
Due to its low GL (Glycaemic Load
) it won't cause a sugar rush or subsequent energy crash making it a good choice for diabetics.
The quality of the carbohydrate i.e., glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load
(GL) has also gained importance as a risk factor for development of chronic NCDs, particularly diabetes.
Would you believe that a large 300g punnet of strawberries has the same GL (glycaemic load
) - the same effect on your blood sugar and weight - as one single date, ten raisins or one third of a banana!
Berries have the lowest glycaemic load
rating which means they give you a consistent energy level.