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 Bests of Low GI Foods:
Tortilla: A thin disk of  unleavened bread made from masa or wheat flour and baked on a hot surface.
  Food: Wheat tortilla (Mexican) Mexico
  Glycemic Index Value: 30
Glycemic Index Range:
  Serve Size: 50
  Carb per Serve (g): 20.7
  Glycemic Load Value: 6.2

What is the Glycemic Load?

Glycemic Load builds on the GI to provide a measure of the total glycemic response to a food or meal. Glycemic Index states quality of a food while Glycemic Load, GL, implies quantity.

Glycemic load = GI x amount of carbohydrate (grams) divided by 100
     Example: 50 grams, one serve, of Mexican peanut (GI = 23):
     GL= (23 x 4.5 grams carb/serve*) / 100 = ~1
     * 5o grams of Mexican peanut contains 4.5 grams carbohydrate
Each GL unit equals to glycemic response of 1 gram glucose
A typical daily diet has almost 100 GL units (range 60 - 180)

Glycemic Load Range
      10 or less               11-19            20 or more

o  A typical daily diet has almost 100 GL units that equals to Glycemic Response of 100 grams glucose.


Glycemic Load Per Day
          < 80                           > 120


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