GI News—August 2007

Just back from the American Diabetes Association meeting in Chicago, we have to say we could feel a bit despondent at the number of health professionals, especially dietitians, who like to trumpet their belief that the glycemic index doesn’t work or that it’s too complicated for ordinary people or too hard to understand. And perhaps […]

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Food for Thought

Reduce your risk of strokeStroke affects millions of men and women around the world, and can lead to disability and death. The number one risk factor is high blood pressure. Others are smoking and high levels of LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol. People with diabetes are at greater risk of stroke. In fact, overall, the health risk […]

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GI News Podcast

Weight control with the GIIn the sixth of the New Glucose Revolution podcasts, Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller talks about good and bad fats, and why weight control works with the GI. Play the Podcast above or download here Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn

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Low GI Food of the Month

Cinnamon and cassia – don’t go barking up the wrong treeBack in August 2006 we wrote about two promising studies reporting that as little as the equivalent of ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon daily may improve blood glucose control. Cinnamon is in the news again with a report in the June American Journal of Clinical Nutrition […]

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GI News Briefs

Carbohydrate quality counts in preventing heart diseaseCarbohydrate quality counts in reducing risk of heart disease according to the findings of a study of 15,714 Dutch women on the effect of GI and GL on heart disease risk. The study draws attention to Australia’s GI Symbol Program showing how food labelling can play a role in […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Fish, tomato, saffron and white bean soupThis low GI recipe for two is rich in fibre and contains omega-3. It’s also delicious and warming – real comfort food. Just in case this isn’t enough to get you into the kitchen, count how many ‘eat to beat stroke’ foods you can spot in the ingredients list! […]

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Your Success Stories

‘My symptoms have disappeared and I’m medication free all thanks to a little education and the GI Revolution’ – Karen‘It was about 18 months ago, at the age of 28, when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I’d been overweight for most of my 20s and had a history of irregular periods (not to mention a […]

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Books, DVDs, Websites: What’s New?

Eating the Greek Wayby Fedon Alexander Lindberg, M.D.Clarkson Potter Publishers Fedon Lindberg returns to his Greek roots in this colourful cookbook. The recipes are packed with traditional Mediterranean diet ingredients – legumes, fruits, vegetables, lean protein especially fish, nuts and seeds and grains. The desserts look delicious, but rather than sugar, the author sweetens them […]

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Move it and Lose it!

Don’t just sit there!Light activity helps avoid chronic disease according to research by the University of Queensland and the International Diabetes Institute published in Diabetes Care (Vol 30 No 6). The results not only confirm that a sedentary lifestyle is associated with high blood glucose levels, but show that washing dishes, ironing and other routine […]

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Feedback—Your FAQs Answered

Which sweeteners can be used to support the low GI diet and have no calories? Check out the ‘What Sweetener Is That?’ table in The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes (US/Canadian edition) or The Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Handbook (ANZ edition). It will give you the GI and calories per gram of a wide range of […]

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