Food for Thought

Reaching for the stars.  How do you sum up the nutritional quality of a food on its label? How can a food labelling rating system be simple, but not too simple? How can we be sure it does not have unintended consequences? How does it keep pace with advances in nutrition science? In this edited […]

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What’s new?

Dietary Dilemmas. Which is the best diet? Popular diets can help you lose some weight in the short term, but keeping the weight off after the first year and the diet’s impact on heart health are unclear, according to a new systematic review. After analysing clinical trials on four popular diet plans that promote weight loss […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Get Cracking – It’s the Festive Season.   Is there a more luxurious nut than the macadamia? Its delicate flavour, velvety texture and perfectly mouth-sized roundness just trumpet specialness, happiness and joy. I associate macadamias with Christmas time – probably due to their premium price and the gift boxes I’ve been lucky enough to receive over […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking.  Anneka Manning, 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 ways that assure success in the kitchen. In 2015 she is offering a wide […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness with Emma Sandall

Yoga.   Yoga is something different to everyone and people come to yoga at different stages in life. They move in and out of it – although certain practitioners and teachers are dogmatic about consistency! I first came across yoga through a beautiful school in North Bondi, called Dharma Shala. This initial experience has stayed with […]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Optimise Physical Performance with Low GI Carbs.  For high intensity exercise that requires quick bursts of speed, like football, netball, basketball, marathons, etc., carbohydrate, or more specifically glucose, is the preferred fuel for your muscles. Consequently, eating enough carbohydrate at the right time in your training schedule, and before the event, has long been one […]

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News from the Glycemic Index Foundation

Quick Meals. As our lives get busier, there are more ‘quick’ or microwavable rice and related products (e.g., quinoa and chia seeds) finding their way onto our supermarket shelves, that can be enjoyed as sides for our main meals, or as a quick and easy lunch (served with canned fish, cold meat or poultry, etc. […]

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Q&A with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. Why are there different GI values for the same thing? It’s very confusing.  If you are a fan of Google (and who isn’t) you’ll find various GI values for the same foods and beverages. I have to say that I have no idea where some values come from. Certainly […]

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