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So...glycemic Index Or Glycemic Load?

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Which do we go by as far as acne is concerned? Ive been avoiding foods with a high glycemic index, but am now noticing that a lot of these foods have low glycemic loa. d

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okay.

try sticking to low gi stuff,if otherwise then stick to smaller sizes.


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Which do we go by as far as acne is concerned? Ive been avoiding foods with a high glycemic index, but am now noticing that a lot of these foods have low glycemic loa. d

It's the glycemic load of the meal/drink/snack that matters. For health, not just acne. Of course the easiest way to keep meals low GL is to make them out of low GI foods.


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This is something I really need to understand, as I have heard a lot about it recently.

So basically low GI foods do not cause a high spike of insulin like high GI food do? Therefore you don't gain as much fat because the amount of insulin (which is a fat producing hormone...right?) production is much lower on a low GI diet?

I need to learn all this, I'm new to diet, I'm much more of a connoisseur in products we use externally which I've learnt now...don't really do anything for us at all.

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Gi is completely irrelevent.

Gi is different everytime we comsume food. Don't waste your time micro managing a insignificant part of nutrition. Dont miss the forest for the trees


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