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  • October 17, 2007 at 8:49 am #857

    I been reading some more about maltodextrin and i am more confused than ever.

    Apparently there are various types of Malt with different GI’s

    I read another article that said that the Glycaemic index of Malt is similar to that of a banana.

    So can anyone tell me definitive answers?

    October 18, 2007 at 12:14 am #5277

    Dr J’s Malto is found at http://www.myopure.com.au/maltodextrin.html
    His choice is for bodybuilding uses. DA

    October 18, 2007 at 2:12 am #5278

    yeh that doesnt actually tell you anything about the GI or the GL ratings

    October 18, 2007 at 2:32 am #5279

    Strictly speaking maltodextrin must have a dextrose equilavence of 20 or less.

    Higher than 20 and it’s a corn syrup.

    Even though it’s a polysaccaride the bonds between glucose molecules is very weak and it’s digested as fast as glucose hence the high GI.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltodextrin

    October 18, 2007 at 3:54 am #5280

    i was told the GL rating is about that of a banana, as the GL loading is more important than the GI rating.

    October 18, 2007 at 8:46 am #5281

    the GI of a bannana changes as it ripen’s.

    October 18, 2007 at 9:12 am #5282

    @big_phi wrote:

    i was told the GL rating is about that of a banana, as the GL loading is more important than the GI rating.

    More important for what?

    October 18, 2007 at 9:12 am #5283

    @Dr J wrote:

    Higher than 20 and it’s a corn syrup.

    So does that mean that corn syrup is no good as a substitute?

    October 18, 2007 at 9:30 am #5284

    Yes.

    October 18, 2007 at 11:38 am #5285

    Why?

    October 18, 2007 at 12:04 pm #5286

    GL is a more accurate measure of what the carbohydrate actually does to your insulin levels as compared to GI.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycaemic_load

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_index

    October 18, 2007 at 9:52 pm #5287

    @kinmassive wrote:

    Why?

    It’s not high GI. If it’s high fructose corn syrup you’ve got to deal with all that fructose.

    Still it’s great for putting on weight. 64% of all Americans can’t be wrong 😉

    October 18, 2007 at 9:53 pm #5288

    @big_phi wrote:

    GL is a more accurate measure of what the carbohydrate actually does to your insulin levels as compared to GI.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycaemic_load

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_index

    Fine if you’re comparing water melon with potato but pretty meaningless when comparing foods that are 100% carbs because GL is just weight in grams times 100.

    October 19, 2007 at 1:28 am #5289

    Oh well expect an order shortly then J. The brew shops have been telling me that malto is the same as corn syrup. Bastards, no wonder I’m getting a little flab around the mid section.

    October 19, 2007 at 2:50 am #5290

    @kinmassive wrote:

    Oh well expect an order shortly then J. The brew shops have been telling me that malto is the same as corn syrup. Bastards, no wonder I’m getting a little flab around the mid section.


    Heh Heh, I did that when I first looked for malto, before Dr J started selling it. DA

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