What is Glycemic Index (GI)?

Gabe the Husky lying on a porch

As we recently blogged, RAWZ is thrilled to be certified a Low Glycemic Food by the Glycemic Research Institute. So why is this important and what exactly does it mean? Glycemic Index is a number indicating a food's effect on an animals blood sugar. As with many indices the formula to determine the GI is quite technical, but in effect it's a measure of how blood sugar reacts to the consumption of a given food. For example, pure glucose or sugar has a GI of 100.

As with humans; when an animal's blood sugar levels get too high obesity often results, particularly when coupled with low activity levels. Simply put, as a Low Glycemic food, RAWZ is perfect for owners sensitive to weight management and/or diabetes for their pet.