GI News—December 2009

Lower the GI of your baking with pea flour New GI values for chocolate mud cake, pavlova, Christmas cake, Christmas mince pies and rum balls A sensationally delicious and healthy festive feast from the GI News Kitchen Low GI prunes forge ahead as the most super of the super fruits We all know that Christmas […]

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Food for Thought

The veggies have it – againHealthy eating is one of the best gifts a mother-to-be can give her growing baby says dietitian Kaye Foster-Powell in her Low GI Family Cookbook. ‘We shape our children’s health and wellbeing from the moment they are conceived. What a woman eats when she is pregnant influences her baby’s health […]

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News Briefs

Chinese herbs show promise for diabetes preventionA recent Cochrane review examined 16 randomised controlled trials of 15 different Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used for blood glucose control. ‘Chinese herbal medicines have been used for this purpose for a long time, so there is plenty of anecdotal evidence for their safety and effectiveness, but we were […]

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Foodwatch with Catherine Saxelby

The once humble prune forges ahead as the most super of the super fruits Christmas is just around the corner and it’s a time when we turn to fruit cake, fruit and nut slices, nuts, dried fruit … which makes me think of prunes. One of the loveliest of all dried fruits, prunes are one […]

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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. Baked Belgian EndivesItalians love ‘indivia’. Vegetable greens, raw and […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: We can grow more food or import it. Technology will find a solution to food supply. Nicole SeniorFact: We must make some changes if our children are to inherit a decent quality of life.While many of us are lucky enough to pick and choose what we eat for good health, we need to act […]

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Talking Turkey with Prof Trim

How many steps?Physical activity guidelines for weight loss and fitness recommend 30–60 minutes of activity per day. But realistically, how much is that? You can walk to the fence and chat with the neighbour for 20 minutes, then use the last 10 minutes to walk home. On the other hand, some experts have recommended using […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

Alan BarclayPOM Wonderful joins GI Symbol ProgramPOM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice with its impressive line-up of polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) now carries the GI Symbol. Made from the juice of five fresh pomegranates, it contains no added refined sugars, artificial ingredients or filler juices. As with all fruit juices, keep those portions moderate. Here’s […]

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GI Update

GI Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller A high fat food may have a low GI. Doesn’t this make these foods sound healthy, even when they’re not? The GI is a measure of carbohydrate quality, not an all-in-one index of a food’s nutritional worth. We don’t recommend jelly beans simply because they are low in fat […]

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