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Low Gi, High Gl Vs. Low Gi, Low Gl Foods

Which one is best for a hypo?
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replied April 26th, 2006
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Difference?
Hi,

i'm not sure what the difference it. I know one is the "glycemic index" but what is the other?

Dj
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replied April 26th, 2006
Glycemic load and glycemic index.

Glycemic load is the carbo content,

glycemic index is the glucose content?
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replied April 27th, 2006
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No, it's just how fast the particular food raises your blood sugar. I assume they both are about the same? Best thing to do is follow the general rule that seems to always work for everyone, though people have varying difficulties at first. Some don't. You need to find a carbohydrate level that's comfortable for you at first, and it needs to be within 60-100g, no more no less. Sometimes people feel they need more or can function on less, but you need to start there to figure it out.
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replied April 27th, 2006
1 cup of brown rice would be how much grams of carb?
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replied April 27th, 2006
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Long-grain seems to be around 45g.
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