GI News—April 2008

10 tips to reduce the GI of your diet Nicole Senior looks at fibre, colon cleansing and being ‘healthy on the inside’ Less sleep more fat says Prof. Trim Want healthy bones? Have a bowl of miso Grandma was right, you are what you eat. Read all about it in Food for Thought. A new […]

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Food for Thought

Choose tricklers not gushersBecause there have been inconsistent findings from observational studies, the controversy over the effects of GI and the risk of lifestyle diseases has had that ‘how long is a piece of string quality’ about it. The first meta-analysis to evaluate the association between the GI of the diet, and the risk of […]

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News Briefs

Low GI diet reduces metabolic risk factorsHeart disease and type 2 diabetes don’t just happen. The signs may be silent, but the metabolic risk factors such as low levels of good HDL cholesterol, insulin resistance and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood will be there. An article in the March issue of American Journal […]

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Food of the Month

Healthy bones and a bowl of misoHot on the heels of last month’s ‘legumes linked to lower diabetes risk’ story, comes news that boosting your intake of fermented soybeans (like miso) can help with insulin resistance and lead to improvements in bone health. In a study published in Geriatrics and Gerontology International (vol. 8, supplement […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Our chef Kate Hemphill develops deliciously simple recipes for GI News that showcase seasonal ingredients and make it easy for you to cook healthy, low GI meals and snacks. For more of Kate’s fabulous fare, check out: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends. Miso, Shitake and Soy Bean SoupWhen […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Colon cleansing promotes a healthy bowel. Nicole Senior Fact: While the idea of sticking a tube up your bottom and flushing your bowel with loads of warm water might make you squirm, alternative practitioners of colonic irrigation say it has a variety of benefits such as removing toxins, restoring healthy bowel function, and even […]

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Dr David’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

The dreaded V wordSooner or later there comes a moment that all doctors working with overweight kids dread. We pause, take a breath and utter the ‘V’ word. Vegetables. Suddenly the mother trembles, the father dives for cover and the kid erupts with some version of ‘Eewwwwwww! Yuck.’ Of course there’s nothing in a child’s […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Less sleep, more fatThis month’s story sounds a bit like a contradiction of the ‘move it and lose it’ terms. But lack of sleep causes more problems than just feeling tired the next day. Although the connection has been suspected for some time, several studies have now shown a connection between lack of sleep and […]

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Your Questions Answered

This month GI News welcomes back dietitian and nutritionist Catherine Saxelby to answer your questions about healthy living, food and nutrition. The fundraising chocolate bar makes my blood boil! Do you have any suggestions for alternatives that parents like me will be happier selling to our friends?Fundraising chocolate isn’t the Win/Win situation the chocolate companies […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Eating low GI is saving my life’ – Bev The threat of type 2 diabetes loomed large in my life. I had undiagnosed gestational diabetes with my first child and was able to control it through healthy food choices during my second pregnancy. Although significantly overweight, I was always interested in nutrition. Then last year […]

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