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From: David Högberg (
Subject:         Re: Question about Glycemic Load
Date: November 16, 2013 at 1:23 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Question about Glycemic Load posted by Dr. Doug Graham on November 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm:

Thank you for addressing my question Doug!

1. Yes, you are right, fruit is in general listed as moderate in GI. My mistake, sorry for putting words into your mouth.

2. My point is that using GL to compare by serving weight, is, while technically correct, totally misleading.

3. I disagree. This is the opposite. Fruit is generally low in protein when compared by calories, indeed. What I'm saying though, is the opposite: fruit has a high GL when comparing by calories, instead of weight. In other words, comparing by equal units (calories), fruit is low in protein, but high in GL.

So. My conclusion is that using GL is only adding confusion. From my experience many people do not understand the basis of GL, and mistakenly believe that because fruit is listed as low in GL, it has a low impact on blood sugar. I think it would be better to just stick with using GI...

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