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    Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load: Meal Replacement Products


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    Friday, August 20, 2004 1:40 am Email this article
    Below is a table with the glycemic index and glycemic loads of meal replacement products.

    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 Meal Replacement Products

     
    MEAL-REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS
    Glycemic
      Index
    Glycemic
        Load
       
    Serving
      size
    Available
      carbohydrate
     
    (Glucose = 100)
    (per serving)
    grams
    grams per serving
        475 Hazelnut and apricot bar (Dietworks, South Yarra, Australia)
     42 ± 7
    9
    50
    22
        476 L.E.A.N products (Usana Inc, Salt Lake City, UT, US)
            L.E.A.N Fibergy bar, harvest oat
     45 ± 4
    13
     50
    29
            Nutrimeal, drink powder, dutch chocolate
     26 ± 3
    3
    250
    13
            L.E.A.N (Life long) Nutribar, peanut crunch
     30 ± 4
    6
     40
    19
            L.E.A.N (Life long) Nutribar, chocolate crunch
     32 ± 4
    6
     40
    19
            Mean of 2 Nutribars
     31 ± 1
    6
    40
    19
    Worldwide Sport Nutrition reduced-carbohydrate products (Worldwide Sport Nutritional Supplements Inc, Largo, FL, US)
        477 Designer chocolate, sugar-free
     14 ± 3
    3
     35
    22
        478 Burn-it bars
            Chocolate deluxe
     29 ± 3
    2
     50
    8
            Peanut butter
     23 ± 3
    1
     50
    6
        479 Pure-protein bars
            Chewy choc-chip
     30 ± 4
    4
     80
    14
            Chocolate deluxe
     38 ± 4
    5
     80
    13
            Peanut butter
     22 ± 4
    2
     80
    9
            Strawberry shortcake
     43 ± 4
    6
     80
    13
            White chocolate mousse
     40 ± 4
    6
     80
    15
        480 Pure-protein cookies
            Choc-chip cookie dough
     25 ± 3
    3
     55
    11
            Coconut
     42 ± 5
    4
     55
    9
            Peanut butter
     37 ± 7
    3
     55
    9
        481 Ultra pure-protein shakes
            Cappuccino
     47 ± 6
    1
    250 mL
    1
            Frosty chocolate
     37 ± 6
    1
    250 mL
    3
            Strawberry shortcake
     42 ± 4
    1
    250 mL
    1
            Vanilla ice cream
     32 ± 5
    1
    250 mL
    3

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