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A Low GI Diet - Glycemic Index Search app for iPhone and iPad

4.0 ( 3540 ratings )
Health & Fitness Medical
Developer: Poulet Maison Ptd Ltd
3.99 USD
Current version: 2.1, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 04 Dec 2008
App size: 7.45 Mb

User Reviews
"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 its 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.

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Pros and cons of A Low GI Diet - Glycemic Index Search app for iPhone and iPad

A Low GI Diet - Glycemic Index Search app good for

Eating a low GI diet is recognized by health pros as a great way of sensibly managing your weight for the long haul and this is a super handy tool to help keep you on track at home or when eating away from the place where you can most easily control your eating.
I quite like this one. As pointed out in some other reviews some things seem to be a bit low. The only real problem is that search is really the only way to navigate. I would prefer to used the bottom of the screen buttons to allow some sort of category browsing and/or jump to a letter.
Been using this app 2+ years . Have read GI books and Im diabetic. When I check my blood sugar after I eat ,the results reflect the app. The high potato index is true ,only eat them on holidays .
For anyone doing the Low GI diet this is a good app to help you pick good quality food choices.
I had originally sent a bad review because I couldnt find bananas but I had the search settings bad. However the only other criticism I have is that not all items show carbs and therefore cannot show carb load which is an important part of figuring out my insulin pump (square wave settings). Otherwise good app. It helps.
This is great to have on grocery trips & my health reflects it. Many thanks

Some bad moments

Thats just the first of many questionable items in this database. Details that would clarify items are lacking in many areas (salsa is not clarified as not having any added sugar, as many types do). Search results (as an example) for noodles brings up prepared dishes first rather than noodle types. Does not recognize plural items (such as yams, you must enter yam...frustrating). Ive got my fingers crossed for a really good update soon on this app or Ill be deleting it.
Should be able to go straight to product instead of searching for it. You have to scroll thru the whole alphabet to get to the Ss for example. No "Rolodex " like feature Should be able to delete foods you dont eat Someone needs to put out a great GI program as alot of people are now following this lifestyle.
This application is hopelessly underdeveloped and virtually impossible to use. Frankly, it does not even deserve to be a free app, since the few functions it has dont work properly.
This is by far the worst app I have ever purchased! Its totally inaccurate and unreliable and should be permanently removed from the App Store. Live and learn.
This is completely over priced and a piece of crap. Please give me my money back!!!!!!!!!!
Enough clearly incorrect values that it brings the entire database under question. Not very useful for its intended purpose. Its also difficult to search specific items as you need to guess the way its listed in the database. eg: it wont find "cola", you need to search "soda - cola flavored" instead. Cant see myself using this much.

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