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GLYCEMIC LOADS

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How are the glycemic loads of foods combined when taken together. Are they simply added together or are they averaged?

For example if 30 grams of Kellog's Raisin Bran Cereal whose Glycemic Load is 12 taken in a cupful (250 ml) of whole milk whose Glycemic load is 3, is the total glycemic load consumed 12+3=15 or is it the average of 12 and 3 = 7.5?

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Hi and welcome to Mothering! Great question! As I understand it, glycemic load is a different measure than glycemic index as a total. Dummies.com has a short article here that might help. 

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Thanks for the warm reception to mothering com, and for the truly valuable reference you have provided.

 

The arithmetic answer of my question (repeated below) is needed to calculate glycemic load of various foods taken together. Therefore, please indicate which of the two is correct:

1)      If 30 grams of Kellog's Raisin Bran Cereal whose Glycemic Load is 12 is taken together with a cupful (250 ml) of whole milk whose Glycemic load is 3, is the total glycemic load consumed 12+3=15

2)       or is it the average of 12 and 3 = 7.5?

Thanks

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