Meals (ready to eat)

MEALS
GIName of product / foodGLUnitMass (g)Comments
LowTomato soup, tinned<101 cup250Canadian GI
LowSalad, meal-to-go, Italia pasta e Fagiole, Werda<301 serving240
LowSushi, salmon & rice<103 pieces100Australian GI GF
LowSalad, meal-to-go, Spanish Vegetable Paella, Werda<301 serving240
LowSushi, sea algae, rice & vinegar (no filling)<303 pieces100Japanese GI GF
IntermediatePea (split pea) soup, tinned*<301 cup250Canadian GI
IntermediatePizza, ham & mushrooms*<201 slice of large70Australian GI
IntermediateSalad, African wheat, Werda<201/4 packet100

Meals in a glass

MEALS-IN-A-GLASS
GIName of product / foodGLUnitMass (g)Comments
Solal Health Shake<51 sachet40Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL
LowDiabetic Plus Shake, mini-meal-replacement, in water<51 tall glass rtd335 GF
LowGlucaChol-22, flavoured drink (fibre supplement)<515g + 250ml low fat milk265Low Glycemic Response
GI Foundation SA Endorsed
LowTone-a-lean, meal-in-a-glass, Bmax, in water<101 serving385Calculated GI GF
LowTone-a-lean, meal-in-a-glass, Bmax, in skim milk<201 serving385 GF
LowGlucerna SR, vanilla, ready-to-drink**, Abbott<101 small box230USA GI; high fat, mainly beneficial fats GF
LowNutren Diabetes, meal-in-a-glass**, Nestlé<201 small glass rtd285Swiss GI; high fat GF
LowFutureLife / Clover Smart Drink*, milk chocolate flavoured<101 bottle250GI Foundation SA - Endorsed, tested by GI Science Lab
LowFutureLife / Clover Smart Drink*, vanilla-caramel, strawberry-banana<101 bottle250GI Foundation SA - Endorsed, tested by GI Science Lab
LowReplace soy shake, meal-in-a-glass**, Nativa, in water<201 small glass rtd259GIFSA GF
LowNucleo, meal-in-a-glass, in water*<201 glass rtd350 GF
LowFutureLife Shake** (50 g Smart food + 250 ml medium fat milk)<2050 g + 250 ml300Calculated GI and nutritionals GF
LowSustagen, chocolate, meal-in-a-glass, in water<201 small glass rtd255Australian GI GF
LowEnsure, meal-in-a-glass**, Abbott<201 small glass rtd244Australian GI GF
LowNutren Fibre, meal-in-a-glass**, Nestlé<201 small glass rtd285Tested by University of NW; high fat GF

Get The South African Glycemic Index & Load Guide for comprehensive explanations, GI-lists, GL-values and the fibre, fat, protein and Kj-values.

A true Low GI food releases glucose slowly and steadily into the bloodstream without overstimulating the pancreas to produce too much insulin. A High GI food, on the other hand, causes a sudden, large increase in blood glucose, resulting to either hyperglycaemia in Diabetics or hypoglycaemia in hypoglycaemics. GI of Glucose = 100
One of the services that we render as the GI Foundation, is to determine the GI of food products. Food companies are welcome to contact us for more information.
The products marked by an * are high in fat.
GF – means gluten free.
GI Foundation SA Endorsed: The product comply with health specifications and are nutritious for healthy and diabetic persons.