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What is Glycemic Index (GI)?

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.

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Jim Scott
A third-generation RAWZ family member, Jim spreads the word of optimal pet nutrition through in-store product demos and regular articles for the RAWZ blog. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 2006, Jim began participating in the writing program at the Krempels Center in Portsmouth, NH. Writing was a way to process and heal from his injury — but Jim realized he could also use this skill to spread awareness of the RAWZ brand and mission. Jim covers a range of pet health issues for the company blog, as well as more personal stories that connect to the causes RAWZ supports. His favorite thing to write about? People’s strong bonds with their pets.
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