A Low GI Diet - Glycemic Index Search
By Poulet Maison Ptd Ltd
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"This app is very useful for smart shopping." - LeighLeigh2187
"For anyone doing the Low GI diet this is a good app to help you pick good quality food choices." - Guido013
Are you worried about your health? Do you want to lose weight? Are you a diabetic concerned about your blood glucose levels? Then “A Low GI Diet – Glycemic Index Search” is the perfect tool for you. For the last 3 years this iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app has been helping 1,000s of people maintain a healthy diet by showing them the GI score for thousands of everyday food items. You can also check the Glycemic Load. Arguably an even better indicator of the health value of the foods you eat.
***** A Low GI Diet - Glycemic Index Search is the original Low GI App (established 2008) is the only App that allows you to store the GI Score of your favorite foods. . *****
Carbohydrates release glucose into the bloodstream as they break down. Some carbohydrates break down faster than others. The Glycemic Index (or GI) is a measure of how fast different foods break down, with 100 representing glucose itself.
Low GI Foods (GI of 55 or less) release glucose slowly and are considered healthy. Some examples are fruit, such as apples and peaches, or pasta.
Medium GI Foods (GI between 56 and 69) release glucose more rapidly so are not as healthy as Low GI Foods. Potatoes are an example of Medium GI Foods.
High GI Foods (GI over 70) release glucose the fastest and are the least healthy. Some examples are white bread and white rice.
Glycemic Load (or GL) is a new measure added in this update. It combines the GI score of a food and the amount of carbohydrates in that food.
Low GL Foods (GL of 10 or less) are considered most healthy.
Medium GL Foods (GL between 11 and 19) are in the middle.
High GL Foods (GL over 20) are the least healthy.
Generally GI foods are also low GL foods. But some high GI foods such as watermelon (GI=72) are low GL Foods (GL=4). This is because watermelon contains a very low amount of carbohydrates.
This app enables you to search a list of 3,000 foods using multiple and/or partial word searches. Simply press the search box and enter your search via the keypad. You can also scroll through the items. Then click on the row of your choice and the full text of the food will appear followed by it's Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, serve size and carbs per serve.
Glycemic Index is measured under experimental conditions. Each person has their own unique glycemic response. Therefore the data contained in this app should be used only as a guide. People who require a low GI Diet for medical conditions such as diabetes should consult with a trained professional before undertaking any change in diet.
Webtopia is the trading name for Poulet Maison Pty Ltd
What's New in Version 2.1
A Low GI Diet now allows you to add you favorite foods. All data has been cleaned and conflicting data and duplicates removed.
Only one issue...
I like this application. It shows a simple, straightforward report on many foods, suitable for a quick check while shopping. My only grumble is that the app came with several dozen "favorite" foods pre-defined and it took time to go through and manually delete all the favorites that are not MY favorites...on each device where I have installed the app. A few as an example would be better than dozens and dozens.
There's some good info here, but way,way,way too much data that's specific only to the developer. Still, if the next update let us delete his stuff and add our own, this app might be worth it. Of course, it would have to work every time and not on some freakishly random schedule. This app could eventually be five star, but not yet.
I was using this app several times a day until the last update. It is unusable and comes up with irrelevant results in search. The interface has been made more complex and confusing. I tried to contact the developer directly through the app, but could find a way to do it. I'm giving it 2 stars just because it used to be helpful.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Feb 04, 2012
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 7.8 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Seller: Poulet Maison Ptd Ltd
- © 2008-12 Webtopia
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.