The Glycaemic Load Explained!

I’m always being asked why our Granola highlights Glycaemic Load – GL – rather than the Glycaemic Index – GI.

Here’s a simple take on it:

The Glycaemic Index ranks the carbohydrates in food on a scale from 0 to 100, according to how fast they break down and enter your blood stream after eating. Foods like white bread, biscuits, sugar, potatoes – the “bad carbs” have a high GI. Foods like oats, nuts, and seeds – the “good carbs” have a low GI.

But that’s not the whole story – how badly your blood sugar is affected depends not only on GI, but also how much carbohydrate there is in each serving. This is where GL comes in. The GL of a serving takes account of both the quality and quantity of the carbs in food. The GL number tells you exactly how badly your blood sugar level will be affected. For example, if the GL of a serving is less than 10, it will have very little effect on your blood sugar level. The typical GL of my granolas is around 6 per serving so you can be reassured that your blood sugars will remain stable.

So if you’re looking to shed some pounds this February, there’s no need to suffer. Starting your day with Lizi’s Granola is the perfect way to stay healthy, lose weight and treat yourself all at the same time.

So remember – take the healthy road with a low glycaemic load!

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Enjoy, Lizi x

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