What is the secret to the Glycemic Index?


Granola Gourmet products are Low Glycemic

Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal; in fact they behave quite differently in our bodies. The Glycemic Index (GI) is the numerical scale that measures how foods containing carbohydrates impacts blood-sugar levels. Foods with a higher rank produce a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. The more moderate the food rates, the lower affect it has on your blood sugar.

Choosing Low Glycemic “slow” carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels, the idea is the slow release of energy. This is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

Granola Gourmet’s 4Real™ Energy Bars are clinically proven to be low glycemic. They have been tested on people with type 2 diabetes to determine their Glycemic Index value by scientists at GI Labs who developed the concept of the Glycemic Index. On a scale where 70 and above is considered high and 55 and below is low, Granola Gourmet’s energy bars have Glycemic Index values of only 19-25.

Benefits of Low Glycemic Foods

  • avoid blood sugar spikes/crash
  • sustain energy through the day
  • feel satisfied, control hunger

Low Glycemic

Low Glycemic carbs are the “slow” carbs, the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels, resulting in stable energy “sustained energy”.

Sustain Energy

Low Glycemic foods convert to blood sugar slowly which provides long-lasting energy, even through fitness activity.

Blood Sugar Spikes

Low Glycemic products won’t cause a sudden spike in blood sugar, so you can snack without quickly feeling fatigued or hungry later.

Negatives of High Glycemic Food

  • blood sugar spikes/crash
  • feel fatigued or hungry
  • cycle of spike and crash, drains energy out of blood stream
  • fatigue, moodiness, cravings & weight gain

Granola Gourmet Ingredients: Low Glycemic Index Ratings

Ingredient Rating

      Rolled Oats Organic (1)           55
      Raw Sunflower Seeds Organic (1)   10
      Sliced Almonds (1)                10
      Flax Seeds Organic (1)             5
      Agave Organic (2)                 11
      Honey (3)                         55
      Olive Oil (1)                     0
       (1) Vital Health Zone
      (2) Glycemic Index
      (3) Carbs-Information

Disclaimer: This information is provided for general informational purposes only. Granola Gourmet does not treat, cure or prevent diabetes or any disease, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.