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[IP] Glycemic Index (Ruth & Stephen)


There are two different scales used to rank glycemic indices of foods.  One
is relative to glucose (100) and one relative to white bread (100).  The
conversion factor is 1.4:  multiply indices relative to glucose by 1.4 and
you will get the numbers relative to white bread.  Some people feel that
using white bread as a reference makes it more meaningful.

The bottom line, I think, is not so much the actual #'s, as much as to eat
on the low to moderate ends of the GI scale, and to exercise care when
eating high GI foods.

Hope this helps!
Barry "Bear"  W. Finch
Atlanta, GA, USA
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