Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load

Watch out for the Glycemic Index – it is very, very misleading.

  • glycemic index is a useful idea only for whole or low-processed foods that are without added or concentrated sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or other significant sources of fructose (e.g. agave syrup, honey).
  • even then, Glycemic Load is a much more useful concept
  • Keeping in perspective –  Unless you have a particular health issue involving fructose, fructose for most people is only a problem at higher intake – not in the amounts you would get in several servings per day of whole, unprocessed fruits and/or intakes of sugar within the guidelines of the UN, the American College of Cardiology and the UK.

This video clip has the key info:

Watch from this start point for about 4 -5 minutes (though you likely will get drawn and keep watching).

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