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DECEMBER 2015

IN THIS ISSUE: Christmas traditions and a traditional rich fruit cake; What you need to know about a handful of nuts; Dr Alan Barclay on drinks and nibbles in the festive season; Dietitian Nicole Senior talks turkey; Dr Antigone Kouris on the traditional Greek diet; 4 festive recipes in the GI News Kitchen; Updated nutrient criteria for the GI Symbol; Low GI diets reduce risk of metabolic syndrome in overweight kids and Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller reviews a new study that suggests a healthy diet can be different for everyone. Download the full PDF version here.


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Food for Thought

Christmas cake: It’s tradition. Feasts and festivities play an important part in our lives, and the traditional ways we celebrate them evolve over time. Christmas may seem like an age-old tradition, but[...]

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News Briefs

Low GI diets beneficial for overweight kids’ health; Dr David Katz deconstructs Junk Food Not to Blame for America’s Obesity Epidemic claims; The benefits of a handful of nuts and why only some have a GI value.[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Guidelines for festive season drinks & nibbles.  You can enjoy a broad range of cold drinks and nibbles over the festive season. Careful choices from the wide variety available can ensure your risk of high and[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

Taste of health: Turkey. Potted history Turkeys have been domesticated for some 2000 years or more. In America’s First Cuisines (written to highlight and celebrate the contribution made by the original[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen this Month

We offer some suggestions for the Christmas table – and if you aren’t “doing” Christmas, we think you will enjoy these recipes anyway.  4 Recipes for the Christmas table.  Rolled lamb with pea and mint[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Why GI Symbol Products are a healthier low GI choice.  The Glycemic Index Foundation is a not for profit health promotion charity whose main purpose is to provide education and tools to improve people’s health[...]

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Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

“New research in Cell based upon differences in how individuals metabolise their food suggests that a healthy diet differs from one person to the next. The authors continuously monitored week-long glucose levels[...]

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