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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load: Traditional Foods (Israeli)
Friday, August 20, 2004 1:02 am Email this article
Below is a table with the glycemic index and glycemic loads of traditional foods from Israel.
High glycemic index foods increase calorie intake by 50 to 80 percent when compared to medium- and low-glycemic index foods according to one study.
Low glycemic index foods reduce calorie intake and are associated with lower body weights.
Some researchers believe that low-carbohydrate diets work because they are low glycemic index and low glycemic load foods.
Glycemic index is how quickly a given amount of food raises blood sugar levels relative to pure glucose (blood sugar).
Glycemic load is a ranking of how much a standard serving of food raises your blood sugar. Glycemic load is calculated by multiplying the amount of carbohydrate in a food by the glycemic index and dividing by 100. Glycemic load of a food is a better tool than the glycemic index value of a food when evaluating the foods you eat.
A more complete description of glycemic index and glycemic load can be found here.
Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Traditional Foods of Ethnic Groups (Israeli)
|INDIGENOUS OR TRADITIONAL FOODS OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS|
(Glucose = 100)
grams per serving
|726 Melawach (dough made from|
|white-wheat flour and butter, fried)|
61 ± 10
71 ± 7
|Average of 2 studies|
66 ± 5
|727 Melawach + 15 g locust bean (Ceratonia siliqua) fiber (soluble)|
31 ± 6
|728 Melawach + 15 g maize cob fiber (insoluble)|
59 ± 10
|729 Melawach + 15 g lupin (Lupinus albus) fiber|
72 ± 10
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