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Old 05-02-2008, 04:55 PM   #11
Brandon Oto
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

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Originally Posted by Ryan Jones View Post
Yeah, carrots would be the bad veggie.
I tend to think this is overblown, and indeed is exactly the point GL was formulated to address. Carrots have a relatively high GI but still few carbs overall, so their GL is low and if you're stressing about your carrots I'm worried.

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Another thing to keep in mind is that fiber and fat lower the GI/GL of a meal, thats why ice cream isn't so bad for you and has a low GI even though its full of sugar (also full of fat).
In the converse of the above, ice cream is full of carbs but has a low GI due to all the fat slowing absorption, so its GL is rather lower than something like a brownie but still, of course, plenty higher than the carrot.
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