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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load: Infant Formulas
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Below is a table with the glycemic index and glycemic loads of infant formulas.
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 Infant Formulas and Weaning Foods
|INFANT FORMULA AND WEANING FOODS|
(Glucose = 100)
grams per serving
|Infasoy, soy-based, milk-free (Wyeth Nutritionals, Baulkham Hills, Australia)|
55 ± 6
|Karicare gold starter formula with omega plus LCP oils (Nutricia, Auckland, New Zealand)|
35 ± 5
|Nan-1 infant formula with iron (Nestlé, Sydney, Australia)|
30 ± 6
|S-26 infant formula (Wyeth Nutritionals, Australia)|
36 ± 6
|446 Farex baby rice (Heinz Wattie’s Ltd, Malvern, Australia)|
95 ± 13
|447 Robinsons First Tastes from 4 months (Nutricia, Wells, UK)|
|Apple, apricot and banana cereal|
56 ± 8
59 ± 8
59 ± 6
|448 Heinz for Baby from 4 months (Heinz Wattie’s Ltd, Australia)|
|Chicken and noodles with vegetables (strained)|
67 ± 11
|Sweetcorn and rice|
65 ± 13
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