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Cream cheese glycemic index (GI)

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Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on December 10, 2021
Education: General Medicine at YSMU

Like most dairy products, cream cheese is low in carbohydrates, containing 5.52g of carbs in a 100g serving. As cream cheese does not contain dietary fiber, all 5.52g of those carbs are net carbs.

Cream cheese contains 3.76g of lactose sugar, 0.35g of starch, and 1.41g of other sugars.

Due to this carbohydrate composition and the high-fat content, the glycemic index of cream cheese has been measured to be 0 (1).

Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose level is higher than normal but lower than in type 2 diabetes. Cream cheese intake has been studied to have no association with incident prediabetes (2).

A 100g serving of cream cheese may even decrease the glycemic value of the meal it is consumed with (3).

To sum up, cream cheese consumption in moderation can be recommended for people concerned about the glycemic impact of foods.

You can check our Glycemic index chart page for a full list of more than 350 common foods where all the values are presented along with their sources.

You can also check out our Cream Cheese Nutrition page for full, comprehensive nutrition of cream cheese presented in a form of unique charts.

References.

  1. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/93/5/984/4597984
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5572495/
  3. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effect-of-cream-cheese-consumption-on-the-glycaemic-Pelletier-Donazzolo/823bc673375a872c0ec5762b4e3736e74bd81cab
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: December 10, 2021

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