Glycemic Index Versus Glycemic Load: Can Green Smoothies Cause High Blood Sugar Levels?

One of the questions I most often get is “Are green smoothies good for diabetics?”

The main concern is, of course, the high fruit content of the smoothie – and the resulting sweetness of the drink causing blood sugar problems.

This is an important topic, so I’m going to address it in a series of posts, providing you with the information that I have on this topic, as well as giving you some low-fruit or no-fruit recipes. But first, I want to talk about two important concepts for people with blood sugar problems, the glycemic index of foodsversus glycemic load.

There is a widespread misconception that all foods that have a high glycemic index should be eliminated from the diet because of their ability to cause a rapid spike in blood glucose levels.…

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