Table 3

Nutrient Composition of two test breakfast meals differing in GL served to preschool children1

Nutrient2

LGL

HGL


GL3

4.5

38.9

Quantity of food, g

266

278

Energy content, kcal

175.5

290.6

Carbohydrate, g (%)

11.7 (27)

54.2 (75)

Protein, g (%)

14.2 (32)

8.5 (12)

Fat, g (%)

8.0 (41)

6.0 (18)

Fiber, g (g/1000 kcal)

0.9 (5.1)

2.8 (9.6)


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

2According to the USDA nutrient database

3GL, calculated as [GI × carbohydrate (g)]/100

LaCombe and Ganji Nutrition Journal 2010 9:53   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-53

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