GI News—December 2010

Maintain weight loss with a low GI diet and a little more protein Read all about Australia’s first low GI potato (GI55) Water and health, Prof. Barry Popkin shares some thoughts Sugar-sweetened drinks and diabetes risk Is HFCS worse than sugar? Nicole Senior checks out the evidence 9 new GI values from Fiona Atkinson at […]

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Food for Thought

Water is unique ‘Most beverages can support hydration, but water is unique in its capacity to do this without adding sugars or many other compounds to the diet,’ write Prof. Barry Popkin and Melissa Daniels in a recent systematic review looking at the impact of water on energy intake and weight. They point out that […]

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News Briefs

Sugar-sweetened drinks and diabetes risk Consuming soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages regularly is associated with a greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes according to a meta-analysis of 11 published studies (300,000 participants) by Harvard School of Public Health researchers published in Diabetes Care. ‘Many previous studies have examined the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages […]

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Get the Scoop on Nutrition with Emma Stirling

The scoop on bubbly and beyond for silly season survival Emma Stirling APD Want the scoop on how can you let your hair down and sneak in a few more celebrations? Here are a few tried and true tips from party people who don’t want to pile on the pounds. Bubbles of trouble The ‘spirit’ […]

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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. Canoli cream dip This is a healthful twist to […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is worse for your health than sucrose (table or cane sugar). Nicole Senior Fact: HFCS is just another sugar with the same health effects as sucrose. We should be limiting all added sugars to achieve a healthy diet. In the nutrition world there is always a ‘bad’ food of […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Maintain weight loss with a low GI Diet and a little more protein The Diogenes Study, which was set up to investigate whether people who have undergone recent major weight loss could maintain that lower weight, has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine . The researchers led by Professor […]

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GI Update

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Some people tell me that watermelon sends blood glucose levels soaring, but others say that’s wrong. What’s the real deal? The real deal is that a normal serving of watermelon won’t have much effect on blood glucose levels. Those who’ve got it wrong are taking the high GI value […]

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