Table 2

Menu composition of two test breakfast meals differing in GL served to preschool children1

Food

Quantity of food (g)

GI

Quantity of carbohydrate (g)

GL2


HGL breakfast

Cornflakes

34

92

29.6

27.2

Whole milk

170

40

7.7

3.1

Banana

74

51

16.9

8.6

LGL breakfast

Egg substitute

50

0

0.5

0

Strawberries

46

40

3.5

1.4

Whole milk

170

40

7.7

3.1


1 Abbreviations: GI, glycemic index; GL, glycemic load; HGL, high-glycemic load; LGL, low-glycemic load

2 GL, calculated as [GI × carbohydrate (g)]/100. Carbohydrate content was determined using the USDA nutrient data base

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