Ambiance™ C o n f e c t i o n s contain about 4 units of glycemic load (GL) per serving. For one serving of a food, a GL greater than 20 is considered to be high; a GL of 11 to 19 is considered to be medium; and a GL of 10 or less is considered to be low. Thus, one serving of Ambiance™ C o n f e c t i o n s has a very low glycemic load. (A typical target value for glycemic load is about 100 units per day.)
A brief discussion of glycemic load:
The glycemic load (GL) of food is a number that estimates how much the food will raise a person's blood glucose level after eating it. One unit of glycemic load approximates the effect of consuming one gram of glucose. Glycemic load accounts for how much carbohydrate is in the food and how much each gram of carbohydrate in the food raises blood glucose levels. Glycemic load is based on the glycemic index (GI), and is defined as the grams of available carbohydrate in the food times the food's GI.
Glycemic load estimates the impact of carbohydrate consumption using the glycemic index while taking into account the amount of carbohydrate that is consumed. GL is a GI-weighted measure of carbohydrate content. For instance, watermelon has a high GI, but a typical serving of watermelon does not contain much carbohydrate, so the glycemic load of eating it is low. Whereas glycemic index is defined for each type of food, glycemic load can be calculated for any size serving of a food, an entire meal, or an entire day's meals.