Beverages

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Fruit Juices - See under Fruit & Fruit Juices

BEVERAGES
GIName of product / foodGLUnitMass (g)Comments
LowActive electrolyte drink, low kJ, all flavours, Slimsy (50 ml concentrate in 200 ml water)<51 small glass rtd50Calculated GL; GIFSA & DSA
LowBiozest, energy management drink, all flavours<51 bottle330Low glycemic response; estimated GL; GIFSA & DSAGF
LowChoco drink powder, Sweetly, dry (or with water)<53 tsp20Low Glycemic Response; calculated GL, GIFSA & DSA
LowCoca-Cola No Sugar, black and silver label bands<51 can330Low glycemic response; estimated GL GF
LowCoca-Cola No Sugar, No Caffeine <51 can330Low glycemic response; estimated GLGF
LowCordial (fruit squash), sugar free, e.g. Low Cal, Slimsy, etc.<51 glass rtd330Estimated GL
LowDiabetO, Fruit punch nectar concentrate drink<1060ml + 240ml60Low Glycemic Response; calculated GLGF
LowDiabetO, Guava medley nectar concentrate drink<560ml + 240ml60Low Glycemic Response; calculated GLGF
LowDiabetO, Mango & orange nectar concentrate drink<560ml + 240ml60Low Glycemic Response; calculated GLGF
LowFooty's, powdered fruit flavoured drink, all flavours<515 g + 450 ml15Low glycemic response; Estimated GL; GIFSA & DSA
LowFrappe powder, all flavours (45 g powder in 300 ml water), Shloop<101 tall glass rtd45Low Glycemic Response; estimated GLGF
LowGlucaChol-22, instant vanilla drink + oat beta-glucan, @Life<515g + 250ml15Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL; GIFSA
LowGlucaChol-22, Instant strawberry drink + oat beta-glucan, @Life<515g + 250ml15Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL; GIFSA
LowGlucaChol-22, instant chocolate drink + oat beta-glucan, @Life<515g + 250ml15Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL; GIFSA
LowHot chocolate powder, skinny, Nomu, dry (or with water)<51 heaped tsp6Low glycemic reponse; calculated GL; GIFSA & DSAGF
LowIced tea, lite, lemon or peach, Lipton's<51 can330Low glycemic responseGF
LowIced tea, low kJ, all flavours, Slimsy (50 ml concentrate in 200 ml water)<51 small glass rtd50Low glycemic response; GIFSA & DSAGF
LowMineral water, sparkling, peach or youngberry, aQuellé Lite<51 bottle500Low glycemic response; estimated GLGF
LowMiss Lemon / Wonder Lemon<5300ml + 1 litre water300Calcualted GL; GIFSA
LowNaturezone fitness water, all flavours<51 bottle500Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL
LowSeltzer essence, sparkling flavoured drink, all flavours<51 bottle500Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL
LowSeltzer Lite, flavoured drink, lemon & lime, cranberry & raspberry<51 bottle500Low glycemic responseGF
LowSquash concentrate (cordial), low kJ, all flavours, Slimsy<51 small glass rtd250Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL; GIFSA
LowTab, sugar free cola drink<51 can330Low glycemic response; estimated GLGF
LowZero sugar drink, low kJ, all flavours, Slimsy <51 small glass rtd250Calculated GL; GIFSA & DSA
LowTomato juice, Rhodes (no salt added)<51 small glass250GIFSA & DSA; estimated GIGF
LowMineral water, sparkling, flavoured, Pure Life, Nestlé<51 bottle500Average valuesGF
LowVitrace, energy drink, MRF<51 small glass rtd250Fructose based; only suitable before exerciseGF
LowCocoa powder, dry (or with water)<51 Tbs6Estamited GIGF
LowEnergade Champs sports drink<51 bottle300Tested by GI Science Lab; only for light activityGF
LowDiasip drink**, strawberry, vanilla, Nutricia<101 tetra pack200GIFSA & DSA
LowHot chocolate, skinny, Nomu, in skim milk <56g + 250ml256Calculated valuesGF
LowChoco drink, Sweetly, in skim milk<520g + 200ml220Calculated values; GIFSA & DSA
LowSupa Energy drink, Back to Basics Nutrition (with water)<1023g + 380ml400Tested by GI Science Lab; GIFSA
LowActive drink, dairy snack*, milky chocolate, Clover<101 bottle250GIFSA & DSA
LowSoya milk (whole soya) with maltodextrin*<51 cup250Average valuesGF
LowActive drink*, dairy snack, vanilla caramel, strawberry banana, Clover<201 bottle 250Estimated GI; GIFSA & DSA
LowDiabetO orange nectar concentrate<560ml + 240ml300
LowSoya milk powder, low fat, (whole soya)*<51 cup250Tested by GI Science LabGF
LowMageu Number 1, plain<201 carton500Traditional lactobacillus fermented maize drinkGF
LowJunglevite Juice<201 sml glass rtd250No more than 500 ml per day - high in fructoseGF
LowMnandi Amahewu <201 carton500Traditional lactobacillus fermented maize drinkGF
MediumCoca-Cola or Coke<201 can330Average Australian and USA GIGF
MediumCoca-Cola Plus Coffee<101 can200
MediumCarbonated soft drinks, AVERAGE<301 can330World average GIGF
MediumCordial (fruit squash)<201 small glass rtd250Australian GI GF
MediumOrange squash, similar to SA Oros<201 sml glass / bottle rtd250Australian GI GF
MediumCream soda soft drink, sugar reduced, Sparletta<101 tin300Estimated GI from Carbonated soft drinks, averageGF
MediumFanta / Sprite <301 can330Australian GIGF
HighGame, sports or energy drink30>1 bottle rtd500GF
HighEnergade Lite<201 bottle500Estimated GIGF
HighRice milk<301 cup250Average GIGF
HighEnergade, sports or energy drink30>1 bottle500 GF
HighLucozade, sports or energy drink, original flavour30>1 bottle300UK GI; not suitable for endurance sports GF
HighPowerade, sports or energy drink30>1 bottle500GF

Get The Smart Carb & Glycemic Index Guide SA 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.

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