August 2015

IN THIS ISSUE: How what we eat becomes a powerful symbol of who we are; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on why some oatmeal porridges have a high GI and others low; New GI values for nutritional shakes; Dr Alan Barclay puts weight loss formulas in perspective; Nicole Senior on cabbage, sauerkraut and coleslaw; Chrissy’s pulled pork and black bean sliders, Dr Joanna’s wonton pot stickers and Anneka’s amazing rhubarb, apple and strawberry oat crumble. Download the full PDF version here.


Food for Thought

10 home truths about food and eating We cherry-picked these home truths (with permission) from Prof Robin Fox’s paper, Food and Eating: An Anthropological Perspective, that was published some twenty years ago and[...]

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Joanna Porridge Recipe

News Briefs

Starting the day with porridge reaps healthy rewards; Dr Joanna shares her family’s favourite oatmeal porridge recipes and new GI values for nutritional supplements. Kids benefit from oatmeal for brekkie For a[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

What you need to know about weight loss formulas We all know that being physically active, buying fresh ingredients and cooking healthy homemade foods is the best recipe for long-term weight loss and maintenance.[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

Cabbage – A cruciferous classic Rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and cancer-fighting phytochemicals, cabbage is one of those veggies you can enjoy in many different ways. Here are a couple of favourites.[...]

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Milena Katz

What I eat: Milena Katz from Belarus

Nicole Senior talks to Milena Katz, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, qualified high school science teacher and founder of Ahead In Health, a Sydney-based private practice and nutrition consultancy. What is your[...]

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Rhubarb Crumble

In the GI News Kitchen This Month

In the GI News Kitchen, Anneka Manning gets “oaty” with these winter fruits that pair up beautifully – their slightly tart flavour offset by the sweet, cinnamon-infused topping. In What’s for Dinner? Dr[...]

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Bowl muesli and berries

Glycemic Index Foundation News

Make mine muesli I know many people skip it, but here at GI News we are great believers in it. What? Breakfast. We think it’s important and we recently covered a range of studies about its benefits in GI News. I[...]

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Q&A with Jennie Brand-Miller

Why are some oatmeal porridges low GI and others high? Oats make great porridge, becoming deliciously thick and creamy when you cook them thanks partly to their soluble fibre. We have tested various porridge oats[...]

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