GI News—August 2011

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on protein power from low GI plant foods Nicole Senior on why meat should be a tasty side-show on our plates and not the main event Julian Cribb’s new book on how to feed a growing planet 3 delicious low GI ‘plant-based’ recipes from the GI News Kitchen Too much potato, sugary […]

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Food for Thought

Nicole Senior on why meat should be a tasty side show on your plate and not the main event Nicole Senior Some believe that eating meat was the reason modern man evolved to have such a large brain and occupy the top of Earth’s food chain. While we can survive without it, meat is a […]

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News Briefs

Potato, sugary drinks and meat linked to long-term weight gain ‘An average adult (in the US) gains about one pound (0.5 kg) per year. Because the weight gain is so gradual and occurs over many years, it has been difficult for scientists and for individuals themselves to understand the specific factors that may be responsible,’ […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on berries Emma Stirling APD Strawberries and cream may be a perfect match, but there are so many better ways to reap the health benefits of berries. From delicate raspberries to tart cranberries, there’s a variety to please every meal, snack or drink, not just dessert. Apart from strawberries (GI 40), most berries […]

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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. Barley risotto with mushrooms and thymeI’ve just returned from […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Sustainable food is only a greenie’s issue. Fact: Sustainable food should be on everyone’s shopping list if we want quality of life for our children and grandchildren. World population is exploding and we’re starting to run out of the raw materials to grow food: land, soil, water, fossil fuel and fertiliser. Farming We’ve done […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Is salt reduction the only answer to reducing the risk of dying of a heart attack or stroke? “Cutting down on the amount of salt has no clear benefits in terms of likelihood of dying or experiencing cardiovascular disease (CVD).” reports a new Cochrane Review. Part of the reason for this discouraging […]

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GI Update

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions I have read that we should be basing our diet mostly on plant foods for good health. But I have also read that a moderate protein diet will keep us feeling fuller for longer and help us maintain a healthy weight. What plant foods have protein and which ones […]

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