Insulin score

What's the insulin score?

The insulin score helps you understand how a food or recipe will likely impact your hormones and metabolism, specifically how much insulin you secrete in response to it. This score is particularly helpful for people with metabolic syndrome or with fat to lose.

The insulin score comes in two forms:

  • The insulin index helps you compare foods on a relative percentage basis ranging from 0 to 100%.

  • The insulin load, given in grams of glucose equivalent units, estimates how much insulin your meal caused you to secrete.

Check out our article discussing the insulin score