GI News—December 2007

In this issue of GI News A cuppa tea quells BGLs Update on cinnamon (cassia) Prof Trim checks out glucosamine How to boost that slow metabolism Eating to beat cancer If cookbooks for family and friends are on your Christmas shopping list, check out our top 10. We’ve picked our favourites from books reviewed in […]

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Food for Thought

You really can cut your cancer riskBe as lean as you can within the normal range of body weight and be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day to reduce your risk of certain cancers are two key messages to come out of The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute […]

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News Briefs

Cuppa tea anyone?‘There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea’ so the saying goes. Now it looks like that very same cuppa may help quell blood glucose spikes. A one gram cup of black tea may have the potential to stimulate an insulin response […]

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Food of the Month

MangoesMouthwatering mangoes may be difficult to peel and messy to eat, but the effort’s worth it – they are one of the few tropical fruits with a low GI (51) so they’ll deliver sustained energy without spiking those blood glucose levels (in modest portions). That’s not all. They are also an excellent source of vitamin […]

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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: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends – we have chosen recipes that […]

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Good for You, Good for the Planet: Sue’s Radd’s Green Kitchen

3 ways to eat green at ChristmasChristmas is supposed to be the time for peace on earth and goodwill to men. Yet our frequently extravagant food expectations can result in the least eco-friendly meal of the year. Here are some tips to help you have fun but leave a softer ecological footprint so Santa continues […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

I can’t lose weight because I’ve got a slow metabolismFact: Many people believe they have difficulty losing weight because they have a ‘slow metabolism’ implying this is outside their control when in fact this isn’t true. (An exception is poor thyroid function which slows metabolism and requires treatment with medication). Boosting your own metabolism is […]

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Dr David’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

Walk the walkThere’s a pretty widespread belief out there that that we need bike tracks, parks and playgrounds to encourage people to exercise. That it’s the physical environment that encourages healthy behaviour. Not so says Johannes Brug, professor of epidemiology at VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam. His review of 50 studies published in the […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Does glucosamine work?Getting active can really be a pain for some people. Here’s a common question I get asked: ‘I’d love to become a bit more active and do my 30 minutes brisk walking a day, but I have troubles with knees and hips hurting. I’ve heard that glucosamine is good for arthritis and friends […]

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Reviews

GI News top 10 cookbooksCookbooks have to be one of the most popular presents these days. There they are gorgeous and glossy and piled high on the tables at the front of the shop. It’s all too tempting. But if you you think these coffee table cookbooks may be making you (and your family) fat, […]

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