GI News—April 2011

GL outperforms carb content in predicting BGLs and insulin levels The scoop on the FODMAP diet for IBS Kellogg’s join the GI Symbol program Why traffic light labels miss the wood for the trees Do you need to eat every few hours to lose weight? Food labels are in the news. The focus is giving […]

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Food for Thought

Why count the foods you loveIn business there’s a saying: ‘you can’t manage what you don’t measure.’ Dietitian Dr Penny Small has come up with a really simple way to help us apply this golden rule and measure and manage our total food intake and energy expenditure. ‘By keeping track of the food you eat […]

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News Briefs

GI Labs Service Mark GI Labs in Toronto has introduced the ‘GI Labs Service Mark’ for use by GI Labs clients. The mark identifies products that have been in clinical nutrition trials at GI Labs, clearly demonstrating that such products have been independently tested. To find out more about the service mark and its applications […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The Low FODMAP diet – the scoop on advances in treating irritable bowel syndrome Emma Stirling APD It wasn’t that long ago that sufferers of a regular ‘upset tummy’ or ‘grinding guts’ were told simply to learn to live with it or ‘stress, less’. Today however, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a recognised condition with […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

FrittataThis tasty frittata made just with eggs (no milk) is packed with vegetables to help you get those five serves a day if you are on a low FODMAP diet. Reproduced from The Low FODMAP Diet with permission. Serves 6.1 carrot, peeled and cut into ½cm (1/4in) rounds1 red capsicum, sliced into strips1 small eggplant, […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: You need to eat every few hours to lose weight Nicole Senior Fact: To lose weight you need to eat less over the day and constant snacking may impede your effortsI’ve read many websites, books and diet programs that say you must eat every few hours or the body will go into ‘starvation mode’ […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Kick start your day with a healthy low GI breakfastBreakfast does just that. As the first meal of the day, it breaks the overnight fast, jump-starts your metabolism and generally gets you going. After an overnight fast your body’s energy stores are starting to run low, so a good breakfast replenishes your […]

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GI Update

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Does the carbohydrate content on a food’s nutrition label have any relationship to its blood glucose-raising capacity?Yes, but only to some extent. We can make a few generalisations. If a food has less than 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving, then it won’t have a marked effect on your […]

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