However the glycaemic load
of a meal may be the more significant measure than the glycaemic index.
Most of it comprises a collection of low glycaemic load recipes and general guidelines for healthy eating.
There are no long lists of forbidden foods, just suggestions for using low glycaemic load foods.
Following a brief overview of the aetiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, this first article will look at the role of the glycaemic index and glycaemic load in preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.
This series of articles hopes to assist natural therapists take that lead, and begins by looking at two commonly referred to measures when discussing type 2 diabetes prevention and management, the glycaemic index and glycaemic load of foods.
Again the authors found that a diet with a high glycaemic load and low fibre increased the risk of men developing type 2 diabetes (16).
No differences were found for mean glycaemic load scores (14 130.
The lack of any significant difference in our study between the two groups for total GI load scores further suggests partitioning the load may be more important for controlling blood glucose concentrations than the load per se, although this was not apparent from differences in meal glycaemic load scores.
Raspberries are recommended for those wanting to lose weight, as they are low in calories (122 per punnet) and have a very low Glycaemic Load
which allows blood sugar to remain constant thus providing sustained energy levels
They are low in calories and have the lowest glycaemic load of any fruit - the measurement used to measure how much food raises your blood sugar level and how likely it will cause weight gain.
Stable weight and stable energy are achieved by eating foods with a low glycaemic load.
International Table of Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Loads
," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 76, 5-56 (2002).