GI News—April 2014

GI Symbol: making healthier choices easier whatever your diet;  Eating yoghurt may reduce diabetes risk;  Nicole Senior looks at delicious, nutritious pumpkins;  Anneka Manning’s Spiced Baked Pumpkin;   Surfing puts fun into fitness says Craig Wachholz; Baking hot cross buns? Try our moderate GI recipe.  GI News Editor: Philippa SandallWeb management and design: Alan Barclay, PhDContact […]

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Food for Thought

Enjoying food: Ground-breaking dietary guidelines from Brazil.  “The guide is not just concerned with avoiding obesity and disease,” says Jean-Claude Moubarac. “It is also designed to encourage positive good health and well-being. All the advice has been summed up in three universal ‘golden rules’ that everybody in the world will benefit from following: Make fresh […]

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What’s new?

Breast cancer survivors more likely to develop diabetes, and should be screened more closely.  A large population study in Diabetologia shows that post-menopausal women who are breast cancer survivors are more likely to develop diabetes than women without breast cancer. Dr Lorraine Lipscombe and colleagues compared the incidence of diabetes among women aged 55 years […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Pumpkin eater Pumpkin soup appears on café menus as the weather turns cooler. As a vegetable, it is almost an Aussie icon: it is very much a part of a traditional ‘baked dinner’ along with meat, potatoes and peas; and pumpkin scones (the light and fluffy British-style ones) are a Down-under classic whose golden colour is […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Meal planning made easy with Taste Planner. Taste Planner provides personalised meal plans with nutritional information and a shopping list that you can access on your mobile (cell), laptop, desktop or tablet. To date, Diabetes Australia has partnered with tasteplanner.com.au to give users access to over 550 diabetes-friendly recipes. Subscribers also get access to 25 […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness

Let’s Go Surfing!Ever wanted to try surfing but been too intimidated by waves, other surfers, or a general lack of know how? Don’t be! There are a great number of excellent surf schools out there and wonderful, passionate surfing instructors who know exactly how to get you into the water and standing on the board […]

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Update with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Making healthy choices, easy choices.   For our overall health and wellbeing, our bodies need a wide variety of essential nutrients including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, etc. Apart from breast milk, no one food or drink offers the lot. That’s why it’s important to consume a wide variety of foods and […]

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Q&A with Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  I want to make my own hot cross buns this year, which flour has the lowest GI value and do you have a low GI recipe for making them? To date there are no GI ratings for refined flour whether it’s made from wheat, soy or other grains. This is […]

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