(Grains, in the Other section)
Glycemic Index: (what's that?)
Low Glycemic Index
May be measured by:
Volume (cc, fluid ounce, cup, etc.)
Weight (gram, ounce, pound, etc.)
Glycemic Index is based on a scale of 0 to 150.
Low is within the range of 0-35,
Medium is 36-70,
High is 71-100,
and Very High is over 100.
The Glycemic index cannot be calculated, only measured in lab testing on humans.
Calories per Gram:
A carbohydrate gram is 4 calories,
a protein gram is 4,
and a fat gram is 9.
There is no standard for combined grams.
A carbohydrate block is 36 calories,
a protein block is 28,
and a fat block is 27.
Combine one block of each nutrient to make a whole Zone block, which is 91 calories.