GI News—August 2010

Don’t sweat the small stuff when counting carbs Should I count up my GI values each day? So you think you can dance? So what should you eat? Do calories on menus help us make better food choices? How accurate are calorie and carb counts on labels? Low GI diet improves insulin sensitivity in women […]

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Food for Thought

Don’t sweat the small stuff when counting carbs Pediatric dietitian Carmel Smart Most people with type 1 diabetes on conventional insulin regimens (twice daily injections) need to eat similar amounts of carbohydrate-containing foods, at regular times over the day. For those on intensive insulin regimens, while it is still important to maintain a regular eating […]

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Get the Scoop on Nutrition with Emma Stirling

The scoop on supersizes Emma Stirling APD It’s easy to blame our supersized food supply (think jumbo muffins and whopping burgers like the ‘Quad Stacker’) for our supersized waistlines. But when was the last time you had a good look at the portion sizes you serve up at home? It’s been estimated that we typically […]

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News Briefs

Faith in numbersWhen it comes to calorie or kilojoule counting, it’s the same story – even the most processed of foods never contain exactly the same amount of calories in a serve as the label says. Food regulators in Australia for example recognise the natural variability of foods and allow for this with up to […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Nutrition labels on fast foods improve choices. Nicole SeniorFact: Knowledge doesn’t always lead to behavior change.The Victorian State Government in Australia recently decided to make displaying kilojoule (calorie) content and percentage Daily Intake (%DI) compulsory on fast food chain menus. And where you can see it when you order, not hidden away in a […]

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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. Summer green beansFresh green beans are an excellent source […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Why you don’t need to keep count of the GI values of your meals and snacksWith the current trend to count each and every gram of carbohydrate (or every calorie/kilojoule) in a food or beverage, it is easy to understand that some people feel that they should be adding up the GI […]

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GI Update

GI Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller What’s ‘available’ carbohydrate?When we talk about available carbohydrate (also called glycemic, net or usable carbohydrate), we mean the carbohydrate that is absorbed into the bloodstream and directly affects blood glucose levels. It excludes the escapees like fibre, and some sugar alcohols, that are not completely digested in the small […]

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