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Use our Sodium Explorer to examine how much sodium is in your typical meals.
Learn the glycemic load of common foods and build a daily menu with this Glycemic Load activity.
Below are two resources to print, cut out, and place in your wallet.
Do you know the glycemic load of your daily meals? With this Glycemic Load tool, you can estimate the GL of your own and your patients' diets.
Begin by building your own typical day's meals. Drag food items from the food selector on the left to the tray area on the right. Then consider these questions:
- Did your daily total exceed the target GL of 100 or less?
- Were you surprised by the glycemic load of your favorite foods?
- Can you find substitutions for the highest GL foods in your diet?
Glycemic response is a complex interplay of food chemistry and the body's biochemistry. While this tool does not give a precisely accurate calculation of glycemic load, it can help in planning meals and identifying potential trouble spots.
How much sodium is in a typical American diet? How much sodium is in your typical daily diet? You can use the Sodium Explorer to answer these questions.
Use the drop-down menu below the salt shaker to choose either a normal diet or a restricted-sodium (for hypertensive patient) diet.
Drag foods from the food selector at the bottom to the meal timeline. The Sodium Explorer will calculate the daily total as you add foods.
You can remove a food by clicking the red X after the food item.