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Glycemic Load (GL) For Fruit Juice
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Glycemic Load For Fruit Juice

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Glycemic Load For Fruit Juice

Note: Glycemic Load measures the glycemic index of a regular food serving. It is therefore a useful dietary tool for patients with diabetes, people with insulin resistance, or anyone who wishes to improve their blood sugar management by avoiding surges in blood glucose after eating easily digestible carbohydrate.

Apple Juice (unsweetened)
Food Serving Size: 8 fl oz (250ml)
Glycemic Load (GL) per Serving: 12

Cranberry Juice (unsweetened)
Food Serving Size: 8 fl oz (250ml)
Glycemic Load (GL) per Serving: 16

Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened)
Food Serving Size: 8 fl oz (250ml)
Glycemic Load (GL) per Serving: 11

Orange Juice (unsweetened)
Food Serving Size: 8 fl oz (250ml)
Glycemic Load (GL) per Serving: 9

Pineapple Juice (unsweetened)
Food Serving Size: 8 fl oz (250ml)
Glycemic Load (GL) per Serving: 16

Tomato Juice
Food Serving Size: 8 fl oz (250ml)
Glycemic Load (GL) per Serving: 4

Glycemic Load Measures Impact of Food Servings on Blood Glucose

While the glycemic index (GI) measures glycemic response after consuming a standard amount (50g) of useable carbohydrate from a particular food, the glycemic load (GL) ranks foods according to how much carbohydrate is in a regular serving of the food in question.

How to Calculate Glycemic Load

To determine the glycemic load (GL) for a particular food, use this formula:

GL = (GI Value x carbohydrate per serving) divided by 100

Note: If a particular food has Glycemic Load (GL) of zero, usually this is because the food contains little or no carbs (eg. meat, fish, cheese, eggs etc.). Where very few variations of a food type are listed, this is because very few variations have been "tested" to determine their GI value.

GI and Weight Reduction

One aim of Dr Atkins diet and other low carb weight loss diets, was the reduction of refined carbohydrate in the daily diet, in order to reduce weight and improve insulin function. GI diets go one step further - they provide only healthy carbohydrate, so you lose weight and eat only nutrient-dense carbs.

See also: GI Value For Fruit Juice

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