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Old 06-15-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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GI and GL questions

i'm trying to stabilize my bs so this is very important to me. there are certain discrepancies between gi and gl that drive me nuts. could someone please explain watermelon, for example? low gl but high gi does that mean i shouldn't eat it?

also according to the glycemic index site nutella has a gi of 30 and a gl of 4...does this mean hypoglycemics can eat nutellla?? sounds fishy to me!

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
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Re: GI and GL questions

Glycemic load takes into account the amount of carbohydrate as well as how quickly it is digested. Watermelon carbohydrate may be quickly digested, but watermelon is mostly water, so you have to eat a huge amount of it to get much of a glycemic load. Some pasta is the opposite -- it may have a low glycemic index, but since it is easy to eat a lot of it, it is easy to consume a high glycemic load of pasta.

Old 06-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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Re: GI and GL questions

thanks for the response, i can scarf down a pretty big piece of watermelon!! but that does make sense.

however i have trouble believing the nutella thing, i know it has hazelnuts but still that's 20g of sugar.

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