GI News—December 2012

Dr Alan Barclay on why healthy low GI food doesn’t need to cost more;  Eating carbs mostly AFTER 5pm: are there benefits?    What would batman eat? Helping kids make healthier choices;    Kids prefer a colourful range of food on the plate;   Low GI emergency pantry; Coffee sobers you up: Nicole Senior investigates; […]

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Food for Thought

Embrace health as a kind of wealth.    Heading into the festive season, we are bombarded with ideas for a ‘cracking’ Christmas feast which mostly seems to involve spending a lot of time, money and calories on a day’s good cheer. We thought that it might be timely to ponder Dr David Katz’s comment that […]

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What’s New?

Eating patterns in Canada – culture seems to count when it comes to obesity.  Quebec has the lowest combined rates of overweight and obesity of any Canadian province. It now turns out that it is also the one province in Canada that truly maintains a true and distinct eating Culture (that is culture with a […]

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Get the Scoop

Preparing for an emergency is the smart thing to do.  We originally ran this story early in 2011 after the catastrophic earthquake and aftershocks in Christchurch (NZ), the big freeze in Europe, blizzards in the US and disastrous floods in Australia, Brazil and Sri Lanka. Super-storm Sandy and its aftermath reminds us that you can […]

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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. This December, we bring back an old favourite from […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: Coffee sobers you up.  Sorry, the only thing that sobers you up if you have drunk too much alcohol is TIME. It’s not a question of having a cup of strong black coffee to wake you up, nor a cold shower. It’s a question of getting the alcohol out of your body. […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Put your money where your mouth is This is a popular challenge in a variety of situations, but I have rarely heard it in the context of what we actually do put in our mouths. As Dr David Katz points out in Food for Thought ‘We respect how money will affect the quality […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. Nutrition recommendations during lactation. The energy cost of lactation depends largely on how much milk your baby is drinking. Assuming human milk provides about 3 kilojoules per mL, and that you are producing 1 litre a day, that’s a whopping 3000 kilojoules in the milk itself. But there’s a […]

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