Glycemic Load Versus Glycemic Index – What is the Difference?

As mentioned in a previous post titled, “What is the Glycemic Index”, the glycemic index tells us how fast the carbohydrates within a particular food enter into the blood as sugar. Foods that rank high on the Glycemic Index have a tendency to short circuit weight loss efforts by triggering excess insulin to enter the … Read more

What is the Glycemic Index?

As you already know, not all carbohydrates are created equal. In fact, some carbohydrates can help you to lose fat while others will make it very easy for you to pack on the pounds. It does not take a rocket scientist to know that there is a difference between a head of lettuce and a hamburger bun. Both are carbohydrates but they are clearly in different classes. The Glycimic Index (GI) is a method of ranking carbohydrates by looking at how each food impacts the blood sugar…