GI News—December 2013

Give prime position on the buffet table to healthy dishes;  Does replacing sugar with isomaltulose improve BGLs? Lower BGLs, better memory;   Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on getting kids to like good foods; Dr Alan Barclay on festive drinks;    Nicole Senior enjoys deliciously low GI dates; For festive fare try: Spiced date, nut and pomegranate loaf; […]

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Food for Thought

Health-by-design at the festive table The holiday season is rapidly approaching and chief cooks in households around the world are starting to think about what festive fare to serve family and friends (of course the better organised ones have already made the Christmas puddings, mince pies and cakes). Serving the special foods that are part […]

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News and Reviews

Low GI diet in pregnancy reduces risk of excess weight gain Researchers in Ireland have found that giving women advice on a healthy low GI diet early in pregnancy can reduce the risk of excess weight gain and improve nutrition. Compared to women who received usual maternal care, those who were educated on a low GI […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

It’s a date!A friend brought along fresh dates to snack on the other evening and said they were as good as chocolate – high praise indeed. They were fabulous and had come all the way from California; my friend believes they grow the best she’s found. Food miles aside, I had to agree with her. […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking, Anneka Manning, author of Bake Eat Love. Learn to Bake in 3 Simple Steps and founder of Sydney’s BakeClub, shares her delicious ‘better-for-you’ recipes for snacks, desserts and treats the whole family will love. Through both her writing and cooking school, Anneka teaches home cooks to bake in practical and approachable yet inspiring […]

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We Are What We Ate

The New World bird that took over the Old World table Christmas – our biggest annual celebration – may seem like an age-old tradition, but travel back in time, and you will find it was typically a modest event for most people and, at times, a non event. England’s Puritan government cancelled Christmas in 1647, forbidding […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Cheers Festive occasions tend to involve feasting. And when we eat, we tend to have something to drink. But apart from water, drinks usually come with calories. Research shows that on average, overweight adults in the US pack on and extra 5 pounds (2.3 kg) over the six-week Thanksgiving–New Year period. But the […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  I watch my sister struggling to get her almost 3-year-old son to eat fruits and vegetable, or any healthy food really. I am just about to introduce my baby to solids. I don’t want to go through what she is dealing with. Have you any tips to help me? Children […]

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