Meals (ready to eat)

GIName of product / foodGLUnitMass (g)Comments
LowTomato soup, tinned<101 cup250Canadian GI
LowSushi, salmon & rice<103 pieces100Australian GI GF
LowChef2Table, mega rice meal, all flavours (add water)<201/4 packet62.5Tested by GI Science Lab; GIFSA & DSA
LowSushi, sea algae, rice & vinegar (no filling)<203 pieces100Japanese GIGF
MediumPea (split pea) soup, tinned*<301 cup250Canadian GI
MediumPizza, ham & mushrooms*<201 slice of large70Australian GI

Meals in a glass

GIName of product / foodGLUnitMass (g)Comments
LowSolal Health Shake<51 sachet40Low Glycemic Response; estimated GL
LowDiabetic Plus Shake, mini-meal-replacement, in water<51 tall glass rtd335GF
LowTone-a-lean, meal-in-a-glass, Bmax, in water<51 serving385Calculated GIGF
LowNativa Replace Shake<101 serving242Often Foods endorsed
LowTone-a-lean, meal-in-a-glass, Bmax, in skim milk<101 serving385GF
LowAdvantage, Diabetic Assist shake**, chocolate<1050 g + 250ml50GIFSA & DSA
LowDiasip drink**, strawberry, vanilla, Nutricia<101 tetra pack200GIFSA & DSA
LowGlucerna SR, vanilla, ready-to-drink**, Abbott<101 small box230USA GI; high fat, mainly beneficial fatsGF
LowNutren Diabetes, meal-in-a-glass**, Nestlé<101 small glass rtd285Swiss GI; high fatGF
LowAdvantage, Diabetic Assist shake**, vanilla, strawberry<1050g + 250ml50GIFSA & DSA
LowRenilon, meal-in-a-glass**, Nutricia<101 serving250
LowFutureLife Beauti shake*, French vanilla, Caramel latté (with water)<1055g + 180ml55
LowFutureLife High Energy Shake**, original, banana, strawberry<2050 g + 250 ml300Calculated valuesGF
LowFutureLife High energy Shake**, chocolate<2050g + 250ml300Calculated valuesGF
LowFutureLife High protein shake, chocolate* (50g + 250ml LF milk)<2050g + 250ml300Calculated values
LowFutureLife High protein shake, original* (50g + 250ml LF milk)<2050g + 250ml300Calculated values
LowManna shake, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla (mix with water)<1050g + 375ml50Tested by GI Science Lab
LowSustagen, chocolate, meal-in-a-glass, in water<201 small glass rtd255Australian GIGF
LowEnsure, meal-in-a-glass**, Abbott<201 small glass rtd244Australian GIGF
LowFutureLife Repair shake**, chocolate<2075g + 245ml75
LowFutureLife Repair shake*, vanilla<2075g + 245ml75
LowNutren Fibre, meal-in-a-glass**, Nestlé<201 small glass rtd285Tested by University of NW; high fatGF
LowSupa Shake*, Back to Basics Nutrition (with water)<2050g + 300ml350Tested by GI Science Lab; GIFSA

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.