In this issue:Why the “guilt-free” health halo doesn’t help us make better food choices; Biased research on research bias; Science needs civility in debates about food and health; Ted Kyle looks at soda taxes and obesity rates; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller explains why dark chocolate has a low GI; Dr Alan Barclay on how treats and special occasion foods are getting a healthier guise; Everything in moderation including indulgence says dietitian Nicole Senior; Keep Good Carbs and Carry On checks out coconuts; Kate Hemphill whips up Chicken Poached in Coconut Milk with Mango Salad; Di Crisp’s tips for a low GI hamper for easy and speedy meals. Download the full PDF version here.

Guilt Free Meal Locator

Food for Thought

Guilt-Free – It’s Marketing not Health and it’s not Helpful. “We’re craving … coconut whip. Whip up a guilt-free coconut dessert for an easy treat. Place a can of coconut cream in the[...]

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News Briefs

Ted Kyle from ConscienHealth looks at a recent case of biased research on research bias; Science needs civility in debates about food and health if we are to solve the challenges of chronic diseases such as[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Dressing Up Discretionary Foods. You’ll be familiar with the traditional five food groups – breads and cereals; fruits, vegetables and legumes; meat, poultry and seafood; milk, yoghurt and other dairy foods and[...]

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Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Why does Chocolate have a Low GI? Although most chocolate has a relatively high added sugar content, it doesn’t have a big impact on your blood glucose levels. In fact, the average GI is around 45 because the[...]

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Heartfelt Health with Nicole Senior

Everything in Moderation, including Indulgence. With the festive season upon us, I thought I’d explore the notion of indulgence. My first stop: the dictionary. An indulgence is defined as yielding to somebody’s[...]

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Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

Don’t be Coconut Shy. Antonio Pigafetta was one of the eighteen men who made it back to Spain in 1522 out of the 237 who had set out three years earlier with Ferdinand Magellan. It is thanks to his journal[...]

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Chicken Salad

In the GI News Kitchen

Don’t be coconut shy in your cooking. Try Kate Hemphill’s light and easy Coconut, Chicken & Mango Salad or Anneka Manning’s Rhubarb & Pear Coconut Crumble. And in GI Foundation News use up those[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

A festive hamper A festive hamper makes a great gift. There are many prepacked ones around, but choosing the products yourself for family, friends and work colleagues makes it so much more personal and meaningful.[...]

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University of Sydney News

In this section we will be covering news from the University of Sydney Nutrition Faculty as well as the Charles Perkins Centre. We will also highlight the partnership with the Glycemic Index Foundation and their[...]

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