GI News—April 2009

Sweeten your life with low GI sugar (GI 50) Can cinnamon reduce the blood glucose rise after eating? Lupin – dream ingredient or allergy nightmare? Catherine Saxelby investigates Mythbuster Nicole Senior looks at vegetarian diet health claims Prof Trim checks out how much protein you actually need Want to feel fuller on fewer calories, cut […]

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Foodwatch with Catherine Saxelby

Lupin – dream ingredient or allergy nightmare? Catherine Saxelby I have to say right up front, lupin looks promising but the jury is still out. Here’s the story so far. Research from Western Australia published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a bread with 40% added lupin kernel flour lowered both systolic […]

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News Briefs

Is it finally the end of fad diet wars? It’s not the type of diet that makes a difference it’s cutting back on the calories that counts. This is the principal finding of a study in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine that compared four heart-healthy, weight-loss diets. Consisting of similar foods, the diets […]

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Food for Thought

Can cinnamon reduce the blood glucose rise after eating? In recent years, lab research has suggested that CASSIA cinnamon, which contains around 5% of coumarin, may make body cells more sensitive to insulin. Small studies in healthy people and people with diabetes have also shown that this type of cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia to give it […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

American dietitian, Johanna Burani invites GI News readers to try recipes from her Italian kitchen (photographed by Sergio Burani). Johanna Burani Vanda’s baked frittataVanda is my good friend and a fabulous cook. She lives in Friuli, northern Italy, in a small town very close to mine. She espouses to the freshest ingredients in her cooking. […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Vegetarian diets are healthier Nicole Senior Fact: Vegetarian diets can lack essential nutrientsMy latest book, Heart food (with Veronica Cuskelly) has a picture of mouth-watering steak on the front cover. A couple of people expressed surprise at this choice, and couldn’t believe meat was healthy. Of course a balanced diet including lean meat can […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

How much protein is enough?The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of a nutrient is an estimate of the minimum average dietary intake level that meets the nutrient requirements of nearly all (around 97% that is) healthy individuals. Based on this recommendation, the RDA for protein in the diet is 0.8 grams per kg of body weight […]

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Curly Questions

Is there a difference between naturally occurring sugars and refined sugar? We are often asked this. Not in GI terms. Naturally occurring sugars are those found in milk and other dairy products and fruits and vegetables, including their juices. Refined sugar means added sugar, table sugar, honey, maple syrup, or corn syrup. Both sources include […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Words cannot describe how thrilled I am with this low glycemic eating plan!’ – Barbara‘On April 30, 2008, when I found out I was pre-diabetic, I was shocked and scared. As far as I knew it wasn’t in the family and I did not want it. If I had to diet to get my blood […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

New low GI sugar Alan Barclay A low GI sugar made from 100% sugar cane is now available for those who like a little sweetness in their life – or in their tea or coffee. The new sugar has the same taste and colour as regular sugar and can be used in baking in the […]

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