Download Glycemic Index & Load Diet Aid for Android
My Glycemic Index & Load Diet Aid is a free and ads free app that lets you easily browse, search for, and display the Glycemic Index for different foods. Additionaly you can access Glycemic Load and carbohydrates contents in foods. There's also a calculator of the Glycemic Load in a given serving. Knowing these values and following a low-carb diet like Montignac, Paleo, Atkins, low-GI and similar, helps avoid weight gain or obesity and lower the risk of diabetes, coronary heart and age-related health diseases.
The Glycemic Index features are free and the app contains no ads! The Glycemic Load and Carbohydrates functions cost a few bucks. There is no need to register or login anywhere to use it. All user data are saved in the device.
The app's main screen displays three lists of foods where you can find foods with their corresponding glycemic index and glycemic load values. The third list (in the center) is the carbohydrates content in percentage value. You can filter the lists by levels of the GI, GL or carbs and to show only your favorite foods if you need. You can create a list of foods that you eat more frequently so you can quickly check their glycemic index or glycemic load values. Scroll through the list, or use the search field above the list to help you find a particular food. Filter the food table by levels or display your favorite foods only. You can also easily add a food to the lists if you know its GI value ad carbohydrates contents.
With My Glycemic Index you can:
• know good food
• eat smart
• follow low-carb diets
• prevent diseases
• fight weight gain, overweight and obesity
• benefit from modern multilingual app UI
• have the Glycemic Load, Index and carbs data always at hand
GI means glycemic index. It is a number associated with a particular type of food to indicate the food's effect on a person's blood glucose (blood sugar) level.
The Glycemic Load (GL) of food is a number that estimates how much the food will raise a person's blood glucose level after eating it.
Because GL is related to the food's effect on blood sugar, low-GL meals are often recommended for diabetic control and weight loss.
Did you know that recent studies from the Harvard School of Public Health indicate that the risks of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease are strongly related to the GI of the overall diet. In 1999, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recommended that people in industrialised countries base their diets on low-GI foods in order to prevent the most common diseases of affluence, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
The Glycemic load appears to be a significant factor in dietary programs targeting metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and weight loss; studies have shown that sustained spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels may lead to increased diabetes risk. The Shanghai Women's Health Study concluded that women whose diets had the highest glycemic index were 21 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women whose diets had the lowest glycemic index. For diabetics, glycemic load is a highly recommended tool for managing blood sugar.
What is a low carb diet?
Low-carbohydrate diets or low-carb diets are dietary programs that restrict carbohydrate consumption, often for the treatment of obesity or diabetes. Low-carbohydrate diets are used to treat or prevent some chronic diseases and conditions, including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
A low-GI food releases glucose more slowly and steadily, which leads to more satisfactory blood glucose readings after meals. A high-GI food causes a more rapid rise in blood glucose levels; this is best for energy recovery after exercise or for a person experiencing hypoglycemia.
So, do you know what you eat? Find out now! Install our app and use it for free and simply take control of your health.