The Smart Carb and GI Guide


THE 2021-24 EDITION. The purpose of the Smart Carb and GI Guide is to address the ignorance factor regarding carbohydrates and blood glucose, which when uncontrolled, can result in major lifestyle diseases such as overweight, diabetes, high blood pressure and all the heart related diseases. As a consumer of food products, you need to be informed of the qualities of the food you eat and how it may affect your blood glucose response and over the long term, your health.

An introductory section explains the GLYCEMIC INDEX & GLYCEMIC LOAD concepts in layman’s language, and includes practical tips on how to make the GI & GL work for you. The GI, GL, fat, fibre, protein and energy value of the different food products is listed in various ways that would make it easy for you to do meal planning and shopping. It is invaluable as a reference guide for any health enthusiast.

You can order the A5 size book directly from GIFSA!

  • Only R220.00 (And get the PDF e-book for free!)
  • or R165.00 for the PDF e-book
  • VAT and postage included for South African orders.

Make a direct payment into the GIFSA account, as follows:
Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Nelspruit
Branch Code: 198765 ( SWIFT CODE: NEDSZAJJ )
Payee: The Glycemic Index Foundation of SA
Type of Account: Current Account
Account No.: 1589 364864

email proof of payment together with:

  • your name
  • physical address and area code
  • cell phone number
  • and we will forward the books. Deliveries usually take a week and for e-books 48 hours. Phone 082 767 8125 in case of queries.