GI News—August 2008

Fruit juice and diabetes risk Turmeric’s blood glucose benefits Can you worry the weight off? Low GI diet reduces cancer risk Will jelly beans at half time give sporty kids more energy? GI News Chinese edition launched This month, as GI News heads into its fourth year with 50,000 plus subscribers, Prof Jennie Brand Miller […]

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Food for Thought

The lowdown on low GI eatingProf Jennie Brand-Miller talks to GI News with the release of the fourth edition of her book, The Low GI Handbook (previously published as The New Glucose Revolution). We asked her to describe what she feels is the key to a low GI diet. Jennie Brand-Miller ‘I find that it’s […]

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News Briefs

Mediterranean diet and diabetesMiguel Martinez-Gonzalez and colleagues at the University of Navarra in Spain writing in the British Medical Journal report that sticking closely to a Mediterranean-style diet may protect against the development of type 2 diabetes. Study participants were 13,380 healthy university graduates (average age 38). Their dietary habits were validated with a food […]

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Food of the Month with Catherine Saxelby

Cranberries – is the jury still out? Catherine Saxelby The tart, bright red cranberry is a cousin of the blueberry. Fresh or frozen, like other berries, they are low in carbs and calories and virtually fat free. They are a good source of vitamin C along with some folate, potassium and beta-carotene which is converted […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Our chef Kate Hemphill develops deliciously simple recipes for GI News that showcase seasonal ingredients and make it easy for you to cook healthy, low GI meals and snacks. For more of Kate’s fabulous fare, check out her website: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends. Kate Hemphill Steak Salad […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Stress keeps you trim Nicole Senior Fact: Wiry worry-worts really give the wrong impression about the role of stress and weight loss. It’s more likely that stress makes you fat. And even if it doesn’t, the anxious “type A” personality or “stress junkie” is at greater risk of dying from a heart attack or […]

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Healthy Kids with Susie Burrell

In the coming months, pediatric dietitian Susie Burrell will share 10 little lifestyle lessons for healthy kids and happy family meals with GI News readers.Susie Burrell Lifestyle Lesson 1: Children are unlikely to like vegetables first time aroundWhat it is about vegetables? They are the most commonly reported foods that children do not like? The […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen, and dinner like a pauperWe know that what we eat is important for weight gain. We know less about the importance of how we eat. Traditionally, it’s been thought that larger meals earlier in the day will lead to less weight gain, but this has typically […]

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Curly Questions

Should you be worried about the GI status of your food?In this podcast recorded in July 2008, Prof Jennie Brand-Miller talks to ABC Radio’s Hilary Harper and answers the question: “Should you be worried about the GI status of your food?” Jennie also answers questions from callers. Play the Podcast above or download here Some […]

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Your Success Stories

‘For anyone starting their journey into low GI eating, embrace it, the health benefits are enormous.’ – RobinI discovered a low GI way of life in March 2006 when my weight was 125 kg (275 lbs). By August of that year my weight had dropped to 94 kg (207 lbs) and I was well on […]

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