GI News—August 2012

4 steps to better blood glucose; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on why gestational diabetes is such a big deal; Safe fasting during Ramadan; The right diet (low GI of course) to fight malnutrition and help cancer patients combat their disease; Emma Stirling with the scoop on avocados; 3 avocado recipes including a simply sensational avocado pea […]

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Food for Thought

Why maintaining healthy blood glucose should be a lifelong goal.High blood glucose levels pose a threat to your health even if you don’t have diabetes. In fact, elevated blood glucose levels within the ‘normal’ range can damage the blood vessels and circulatory system, increasing the risk of a heart attack, type 2 diabetes, weight gain […]

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What’s New?

Eating well (low GI of course) to combat cancer.The side effects of cancer and cancer treatments – a marked decrease in appetite, nausea, and a strong aversion to food (even foods once very much enjoyed) – make it more difficult for people with cancer to maintain a healthy diet, let alone get enough food to […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on avocados. Emma Stirling APDDo you love an avo? We do at GI News. Not that there is a huge GI story. In fact avocados are too low in carbohydrate to test for GI. We just adore their velvety texture, healthy fats and essential nutrients and all the fab ways you can add […]

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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. Mixed berry almond custardMore than a dessert after a […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: Meat causes cancer.In some studies, eating meat has been flagged as a potential contributor to some cancers, but the scientific story is far from ending and is very complex. It may be too much meat, processed meat, charred meat or not enough protective plant foods, rather than meat per se that poses […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayDiabetes and cardiovascular disease: check out the common ground. Did you know that healthy eating to prevent and manage diabetes will also help decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? This is because these diseases share a number of common risk factors including central obesity, high blood fats, high […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. Gestational diabetes. Why such a big deal?Gestational diabetes (any degree of ‘glucose intolerance’ diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy) is the most common medical problem encountered during pregnancy. The name is derived from the combination of having a raised blood sugar level, as occurs in people with diabetes […]

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