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SIMONE SUPER ENERGY HAS A LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI) of 42 even though the “Added Sugars” are 17 gm because FRUCTOSE is the dominant sugar (GI = 23) and ribose has a negative glycemic index. 


The Glycemic Index (GI) of a food or drink is the effect it has on the body’s blood sugar levels.  Each individual sugar has a different Glycemic Index.  Foods or drinks with a low Glycemic Index are absorbed slowly and cause a steady rise and fall in blood glucose levels and more sustained energy.  However, foods or drinks with a high Glycemic Index will force blood glucose levels to rise and fall quickly causing you to feel a burst of energy followed fatigue. 






SUCROSE – table sugar

(50% Glucose + 50% Fructose)











70 – 100

Glucose = 100


56 – 69

Bananas, raisins, sweet potatoes


Less than 55   

SIMONE SUPER ENERGY, fruits, vegetables, beans, dairy



Meats, Fish, Oils



The higher the Glycemic Index, the higher the spike in blood sugar over time. Low Glycemic Index foods or drinks keep blood sugar levels lower.   

A Comparison of Blood Glucose Over Time for High and Low Glycemic Index Foods.


Why Are The Glycemic Index Numbers Important?

A low glycemic index diet has been associated with improvements in:

  • Cancer Risk Decreased [1,2] 

  • Obesity [3-5]

  • Type 2 Diabetes [5-8]

  • Gestational Diabetes [9]

  • Metabolic Syndrome [10]

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) [11]

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) [12]

  • Dyslipidemia [13]

  • Hypoglycemia [6]



U.S. Government, Veterans Administration: GLYCEMIC INDEX  https://www.va.gov/WHOLEHEALTHLIBRARY/docs/Glycemic-Index.pdf

https://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-fis/usda-foods-database  Glycemic index chart – Complete (600+) list from all sources.



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2. Gnagnarella P, Gandini S, La Vecchia C, Maisonneuve P. Glycemic index, glycemic load, and cancer risk: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jun;87(6):1793-801. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/87.6.1793. PMID: 18541570.

3. Thomas DE, Elliott EJ, Baur L. Low glycaemic index or low glycaemic load diets for overweight and obesity. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.2007(3):Cd005105. 

4. Zafar MI, Mills KE, Zheng J, Peng MM, Ye X, Chen LL. Low glycaemic index diets as an intervention for obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2019;20(2):290-315. 

5. Zafar MI, Mills KE, Zheng J, et al. Low-glycemic index diets as an intervention for diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;110(4):891-902. 

6. Thomas D, Elliott EJ. Low glycaemic index, or low glycaemic load, diets for diabetes mellitus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009;1(1). 

7. Ojo O, Ojo OO, Adebowale F, Wang X-H. The effect of dietary glycaemic index on glycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutrients. 2018;10(3):373. 

8. Wang Q, Xia W, Zhao Z, Zhang H. Effects comparison between low glycemic index diets and high glycemic index diets on HbA1c and fructosamine for patients with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Prim Care Diabetes. 2015;9(5):362-369. 

9. Tieu J, Crowther CA, Middleton P. Dietary advice in pregnancy for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.2008(2):Cd006674. 

10. Schiltz B, Minich DM, Lerman RH, Lamb JJ, Tripp ML, Bland JS. A science-based, clinically tested dietary approach for the metabolic syndrome. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2009;7(3):187-192. 

11. Moran LJ, Ko H, Misso M, et al. Dietary composition in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review to inform evidence-based guidelines. J Acad Nutr Diet.2013;113(4):520-545. 

12. Zivkovic AM, German JB, Sanyal AJ. Comparative review of diets for the metabolic syndrome: implications for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86(2):285-300. 

13. Goff LM, Cowland DE, Hooper L, Frost GS. Low glycaemic index diets and blood lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2013;23(1):1-10. 

14. Livesey G, Taylor R, Livesey HF, et al. Dietary glycemic index and load and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and updated meta-analyses of prospective cohort studies. Nutrients. 2019;11(6). 

15. Zhang JY, Jiang YT, Liu YS, Chang Q, Zhao YH, Wu QJ. The association between glycemic index, glycemic load, and metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of observational studies. Eur J Nutr.2020;59(2):451-463. 

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