One of the basic rules for a healthy life is to avoid excesses, especially when it comes to food.
Not too much but also not too little of it, carbohydrates are important in nutrition. Being aware of and, even better, controlling your diet in relation to carbohydrates will improve your life. This is especially important for people with a family history of diabetes, already suffering from diabetes, or for women developing gestational diabetes (glucose intolerance during pregnancy).
You can find out more about this on the Glycemic Index page.
A low-GI food will release glucose more slowly and steadily, which leads to more suitable postprandial (after meal) blood glucose readings. A high-GI food causes a more rapid rise in blood sugar levels and is suitable for energy recovery after exercise or for a person experiencing hypoglycemia.
Several lines of recent  scientific evidence have shown that individuals who followed a low-GI diet over many years were at a significantly lower risk for developing both type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration than others.
A study from the University of Sydney in Australia suggests that having a breakfast of white bread and sugar-rich cereals, over time, may make a person susceptible to diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that age-related adult macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to blindness, is 42 percent higher among people with a high-GI diet, and concluded that eating a lower-GI diet would eliminate 20 percent of AMD cases.
Recent animal research provides compelling evidence that a high-GI carbohydrate diet is associated with increased risk of obesity. In humans, a recent study proves that low-glycemic index diets work better than low-fat or Atkins diets.
Also, a ‘low carbohydrate-high protein’ diet will increase over time the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, as shown in a study published in the British Medical Journal.
– You can search for foods by name.
– You can read the glycemic details on any food with just one tap.
– You can filter glycemic index based on text queries.
– The lists can be sorted by names, category or by glycemic index.
– A new favorites list can be managed by user.
– The history list retains the last foods that you searched.
– You can share a details page.
– You can filter a list by food category or by country.
– Fast GI Computer.
– You can find on the details page more info like the glycemic load (GL), carbohydrate quantity for a food, etc.
– You can update the app database anytime if you have an internet connection.
– It allows integration with Google search widget.
– On our information on glycemic index page, you can leave comments with references, which will be taken into account in the future versions of the glycemic index database.
– Very small size. Our app will not eat up much memory
– Very flexible. It works in landscape, but also in portrait position