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In the recently conducted United States Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge, the Diabetes Meal Planner was selected as one of the top 5 healthy mobile applications for Diabetes. The Diabetes Meal Planner software calculates the overall Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL) for individual meals and for the entire day to help build a healthy diet for:
• weight loss
• sports performance
It also provides:
• fat analysis
• future meal planning
for food items by meal and day.
There is a Product Tour available at www.glycemicdietsw.com.
The Glycemic Index - a measure of carbohydrate quality based on how quickly food raises blood glucose (blood sugar) levels - is a dietary key to health, say the authors of The New Glucose Revolution. Low-GI foods, by virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, and have proven benefits for health. The Glycemic Index is highly recommended by Atkins, Fat Flush, and South Beach diets.
A method of saving historical full meal information for future access allows easy reconstruction of the user's typical meals. Once these favorites are built, it is an easy matter to build a new day’s meal plan, including the ability to modify each favorite for today.
Meal planning can be done for the next week. The software also provides a complete history of previous day’s meals to ease current day planning.
It is important to understand that the Glycemic Index of a food item involves human testing of at least ten people on a restricted diet eating fairly large quantities of the food item and having their blood sugar tested over a period of time. It cannot be determined by simple chemical testing.