GI News—April 2012

What to do about Easter treats with Dr Alan Barclay; ‘Quit the Sit’ – short breaks improve BGLs and insulin levels by up to 30%; Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh’s tips to break up sitting time; Is home cooking healthier? When it comes to rice (brown or white), it’s the GI that matters; Emma Stirling gives […]

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Food for Thought

The joy of cooking. Food and cooking are back in fashion, but are we eating any healthier? There are so many stories of children being inspired to cook by watching ‘Masterchef’ on TV, and families becoming inspired to cook more at home. Certainly, supermarkets report that ingredients used on episodes of ‘Masterchef’ experience massive sales […]

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News Briefs

Rice and diabetes risk. A meta-analysis and systematic review in the BMJ reports that higher white rice intake is associated with a significantly elevated risk of type 2 diabetes, especially among Asian populations. The researchers conclude: ‘The recent transition in nutrition characterised by dramatically decreased physical activity levels and much improved security and variety of […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on GUMPs. Emma Stirling APD Have you heard about GUMPS? No not of the FORREST variety. Actually they’re more closely related to open pastures. Popular in many Asian countries GUMPS stands for Growing Up Milk Powders and they are widely used as a cow’s milk replacement for toddlers and older children. Professor Jennie […]

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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. Chocolate glazed almondsThe Easter meal is a grand event […]

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Being Fit for Your Life

Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh Take a break! ‘Take 5 for your health’For many years, regular physical activity has been advocated for preventing and treating chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to commit to exercise, or simply find it hard to find the time. Adding exercise to a […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayEaster treatsWith a little forward planning and by making the right food choices you can enjoy Easter like any other festivity and still look after yourself. Chocolate treatsChocolate eggs, bunnies, chicks and the like are one of the most exciting things about Easter for both young and old. Although most chocolates are what […]

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GI Update

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Prof Jennie Brand-MillerI’m an avid cook, and I often make my own bread, pancakes, muffins, cookies, and other baked goods. Which flours, if any, are low GI?To date, there are no GI values for any raw flours of any kind, whether milled from wheat, soy, rice, or other grains. […]

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