Know the glycemic index of foods, follow low-GI diets and lower risk of diseases and weight gain.
Track your weight, register food consumption and their glycemic load and carbohydrates contents.
Observe beautiful charts and statistics with averages for different periods.
Glycemic Index & Load Diet Assistant is an app that lets you easily browse, search for, and display the Glycemic Index for different foods. The application also helps in keeping a body weight and blood glucose levels measurement logs (including ketone bodies and HbA1c). It also allows to track blood pressure and warns about too high levels of tension. You can also browse 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.
Do you want to eat smart?
- know good food and eat smart
- follow low-carb diets or keto diets
- control your weight
- prevent diseases like diabetes or heart diseases like hypertension
- fight weight gain, overweight and obesity
- have the Glycemic Load, Index and carbs data always at hand
- backup or sync with other devices
The free features of the app are
- Food tables of the Glycemic Index of foods
- Favorite and recent food with search feature
- Weight tracking (also hip, waist, thigh, neck and fat) with statistics and beautiful charts
- Glucose and ketone bodies tracking with stats, great charts and HbA1c calculation
- Blood pressure diary with stats and pretty charts
- BMI calculator
We keep this app free by showing ads. If you want to remove ads or utilize the other exciting features like below, you can have them for a small fee.
- Glycemic Load list
- Carbohydrates content list
- Fiber content in foods and net carbs calculator
- Meal content calculator
- Food diary to keep track of your food, glycemic load and carbs consumption
- Statistics with averages for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly periods
- Beautiful charts of the GL and carbs consumption over time
- Unlimited number of measurements
- Future additions to the food tracker, charting and stats
- Import/export all your data to backup or sync between devices
- Export to CSV for offline analysis and send via email (e.g. to your doctor)
- No more ads!
So, do you know what you eat? Find out now! Install the app and use it to take control of your health.
WHAT ARE GLYCEMIC INDEX AND LOAD?
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 number typically ranges between 50 and 100, where 100 represents pure glucose, an equivalent amount of pure glucose.
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. It can be used to apply the Glycemic Index to dieting by connecting the GI number with carbohydrates content in a given serving. It gives an estimation on how much a serving size of food is likely to increase blood-sugar levels.
Net carbs are total carbs minus fiber which is indigestible thus it is considered not to raise blood sugar levels.
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.
BMI is used to assess health risks and body structure but does not take in consideration muscular mass so it can sometimes be inaccurate, for instance in the case of athletes or pregnant women.
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.
Hyperglycemia (also spelled hyperglycaemia or hyperglycæmia), is a condition in which an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma.
Observational studies demonstrate that people who maintain arterial pressures at the low end of these pressure ranges have much better long-term cardiovascular health.
The first version has been released in the September, 2014. Since then the app is continuously developer and we make it better and better. Below is the list of changes introduced in the newest version and the full history of changes is available on the release history page.
Changes in the latest version 3.6.3
- Added hip, waist, thigh and neck dimensions tracking in the weight tracker
- Added ketone bodies tracking with charts in the glucose tracker
- Added support for imperial units (stones, feets, feets and inches)
- Added backup service to import/export app data or sync between devices
- Fixed HbA1c calculation
- Fixed fractional numbers input on some devices
- Fixed BMI calculator for imperial units
- Fixed CSV export
- Other updates and fixes
Watch the video tutorials
Although the app is easy to use, we have recorded a few short video guides which show some features in action, also these premium ones. So take your time and go to the video section.
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