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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load: Breakfast Bars
Friday, August 20, 2004 2:25 am Email this article
Below is a table with the glycemic index and glycemic loads of breakfast bars.
High glycemic index foods increase calorie intake by 50 to 80 percent when compared to medium- and low-glycemic index foods according to one study.
Low glycemic index foods reduce calorie intake and are associated with lower body weights.
Some researchers believe that low-carbohydrate diets work because they are low glycemic index and low glycemic load foods.
Glycemic index is how quickly a given amount of food raises blood sugar levels relative to pure glucose (blood sugar).
Glycemic load is a ranking of how much a standard serving of food raises your blood sugar. Glycemic load is calculated by multiplying the amount of carbohydrate in a food by the glycemic index and dividing by 100. Glycemic load of a food is a better tool than the glycemic index value of a food when evaluating the foods you eat.
A more complete description of glycemic index and glycemic load can be found here.
Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Breakfast Cereal Bars
|BREAKFAST CEREAL BARS|
(Glucose = 100)
grams per serving
|247 Crunchy Nut Cornflakes bar (Kellogg’s, Australia)|
72 ± 6
|248 Fibre Plus bar (Uncle Toby’s, Australia)|
78 ± 9
|249 Fruity-Bix bar, fruit and nut, wheat biscuit cereal with dried fruit and nuts with yogurt coating (Sanitarium, Australia)|
56 ± 4
|250 Fruity-Bix bar, wild berry, wheat biscuit cereal with fruit and covered with yogurt coating (Sanitarium, Australia)|
51 ± 4
|251 K-Time Just Right bar (Kellogg’s, Australia)|
72 ± 4
|252 K-Time Strawberry Crunch bar (Kellogg’s, Australia)|
77 ± 5
|253 Rice Bubble Treat bar (Kellogg’s, Australia)|
63 ± 11
|254 Sustain bar (Kellogg’s, Australia)|
57 ± 10
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