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The effects of a carbohydrates source on glycemic level is provided by the Glycemic Index. Foods with a low Glycemic Index are better assimilated, as their absorption time is modulated, hence there is a reduction of physical stress and consequent efficiency raise.
A high Glycemic Index, linked to cereals rich in starch highly digestible, predisposes to pathologies such as obesity and diabetes, both in human and animal.
This is why, after detailed researches, we created N&D "Grain Free", completely without any cereal, and N&D "Low Ancestral Grain", with few ancestral cereals (spelt and oats) which have a lower glycemic index than other cereals commonly used. Their low glycemic index allows a moderate postprandial glycemic response which is also modulated over time. This kind of cereals have a higher dietetic fiber content which helps digestion and nutrient absorption boosting organism's defences.
Using complex cereals such as corn, furthermore, could expose more on GMO contamination risk, which is something against Natural & Delicious nutritional philosophy.

ŠTO JE GLIKEMIJSKI INDEX I ZAŠTO JE VAŽNO ODRŽAVATI GA NISKIM?
Prirodna prehrana za pse i mačke gotovo uopće nebi trebala sadržavati ugljikohidrate zato što je njihov metabolizam evoulirao kako bi dobivao energiju iz životinjskih bjelančevina. Ugljikohidrati našim ljubimcima osiguravaju neželjene kalorije, bez obzira na tu činjenicu većina industrijski proizvedene hrane za kućne ljubimce sadrži od 40% - 60% ugljikohidrata. 
Ugljikohidrati iz žitarica tradicionalno se koriste u hrani za pse i mačke jer osiguravaju visok unos energije odnosno glukoze koja poslije jela prouzročuje  Carbohydrates in cereals traditionally used in dog and cat food formulas provide a high energy quantity as glucose that induces a quick postprandial glycemic peak. Especially in these cases, postprandial insulin response to glucose and its modulation ability on different types of carbohydrates is crucial.