GI News—April 2010

Why some of us are designed to drink milk and others aren’t The GI values of milks and yogurts Milk, muscle gain and fat loss Calcium, vitamin D and diabetes risk Are dairy-free diets better for you? Chocolate milk and recovery after exercise Nutrition profiling For many of us, milk and yogurt are the key […]

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Food for Thought

Why some of us are designed to drink milk and others aren’t‘The answer lies in evolution and genetic changes and not in ideology,’ says Glenn Cardwell. Glenn Cardwell What is lactose intolerance? Our major source of lactose is milk (cow, goat, sheep, domesticated buffalo, camel and human) or yogurt. It is not found in hard […]

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News Briefs

Dairy foods and weight Although the jury is still out, the bulk of the evidence suggests that dairy foods play a beneficial role in weight management according to Dr Marta Van Loan who has reviewed some of the most recent scientific evidence in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Her umbrella review covers […]

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Food of the Month

Milk and yogurt in a low GI dietReduced or low fat or skim dairy and soy milk and yogurt are handy foods to have on hand for healthy drinks or snacks that can lower the overall GI of your diet. Milk’s low GI (20–34 for various skim to regular fat cow milks) is a combination […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

American dietitian and author of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Johanna Burani, shares favourite recipes with a low or moderate GI from her Italian kitchen. For more information, check out Johanna’s website. The photographs are by Sergio Burani. His food, travel and wine photography website is photosbysergio.com. Seafood and mushroom lasagneLasagne is often the first choice […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Dairy-free diets are better for you Nicole Senior Fact: Dairy foods are nutrient rich and low fat versions even betterDairy foods (milk, yogurt, cheese) are nutrient rich and have assumed such importance in our diet as to warrant their own food group. This means that health experts and governments around the world have reviewed […]

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Body Work

Too much sitting is bad for your health Our public health advisers tell us to exercise for just 30 minutes a day. But a recent study on television viewing time and mortality published in Circulation suggests that’s only part of the solution to the obesity problem, as the human body was designed to keep moving, […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayFinding healthy low GI milks, yogurts and alternativesIn their ‘natural’ state, milks and yogurts are nutritious foods with a low GI. However, not everyone likes the au natural flavour of plain milks and yogurts, so food manufacturers add ingredients to appeal to a broader range of tastes and this can affect the GI […]

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GI Update

GI Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller ‘I’ve read that dairy products cause an increase in insulin secretion. Their GI is around 25–50 but their insulin index is three times higher. Is this a problem? ’All protein foods (yes that includes meat, fish and eggs) stimulate insulin secretion – that’s why you may see them described […]

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