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what is the glycemic index and glycemic load of cheetos snacks?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Glycemic index: Glycemic index is an estimate of how much a food will raise your blood sugar after you eat it. Each unit = 1 gram of glucose -- it measures carbohydrate content. If it's greater than 20, it's considered high. For cheetos, the number is 6, but there's not much nutritional value in them either. You can look it up yourself at: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/custom/1719926/2.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the glycemic index?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Elevation of Sugar: The glycemic index is a measure of a particular food or food group to elevate the blood sugar after ingestion. Low glycemic foods are best for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes or other instances when one would not want spikes in blood sugar. You can google this and get lots of list or buy books or tables with these listed. It is listed in lots of diets like southbeach.
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What is the difference between the glycemic index and load?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Similar: The glycemic index is just a comparison measure to show the differences in glycemic load between foods. They are looking at the same thing.
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Where can I get the glycemic index of foods?

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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: glycemic index?

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Dr. David Sneid
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Glycemic index: Provides a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels (i.e., levels of glucose in the blood) rise after eating a particular type of food. The effects that different foods have on blood sugar levels vary considerably. The glycemic index estimates how much each gram of available carbohydrate (total carbohydrate minus fiber) in a food raises a person's blood sugar. Glucose has a GI of 100.
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What's the glycemic index of tequila?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Tequila: I don't know the glycemic index of Tequila but you can drink a small amount from time to time. On the day you are going to have Tequila please check your blood sugar before dinner and again at two hour after dinner and Tequila. This should give you an idea of how much you need to increase your pre-meal insulin when you know you are going to enjoy Tequila.

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