GI News—February 2007

In This Issue: Food For Thought—Should you be eating that, it’s full of sugar?—What does 40 grams of added sugar in a healthy diet look like? GI News Briefs—The perils of iron overload—When cloudy is better than clear—Reducing the risk of dementia—Setting GI labelling standards in Australia Low GI Food of the Month—Fructose Low GI […]

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Food for Thought

Should you be eating that, it’s full of sugar?Feel guilty every time you enjoy something sweet? Do you think having diabetes equals no sugar? Join the club. Not only that, if you have diabetes, you have probably been on the receiving end of an accusing: ‘Should you be eating that, it’s full of sugar?’ Or […]

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GI News Briefs

The perils of iron overloadIt’s well known that a chronic shortage of iron leads to anaemia. Too much iron can cause problems, too. Researchers writing in the January issue of Diabetes Care found that a high iron intake was associated with heart disease in women with diabetes. The researchers followed up 6,161 women from the […]

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Low GI Food of the Month

FructoseFructose is a sugar that’s abundant in nature – you’ll find it in fruit, berries and honey. It has provided humans with carbohydrate energy for millions of years. As a product today it stands out from the crowd of alternative sweeteners, being sweeter than sugar (it depends on the temperature, the colder the better), providing […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Apple and polenta crumbleThere’s nothing more comforting than apple crumble, yet sadly for those who are gluten intolerant, even one made with oat flakes is unapproachable. Here’s a low GI, gluten free alternative from Food Coach Judy Davie using polenta and while it may not have exactly the same consistency as traditional crumble made from […]

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Your Success Stories

‘What a relief to finally understand why a little butter and sugar actually won’t kill you.’ – Jane‘For reasons unknown, my metabolism seemed to change and I put on an extra 15 kilos over 12 months when I turned 35 – without changing my eating habits. I trudged off to the nutritionist – had my […]

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Books, DVDs, Websites: What’s New?

The Don’t Go Hungry DietBy Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis This book is about how you can work with your body to lose weight and keep it off. It’s not another diet book, in fact you can read it along with your favourite diet book be it a low GI diet, high protein or low carb. It’s […]

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Feedback—Your FAQs Answered

I notice that the GI for oatmeal varies. How can I find oatmeal with the lower GI?The most recent tests using the standardised method in healthy volunteers show that oatmeal porridge made from traditional, old-fashioned or raw rolled oats has a GI of around 58. If you use steel cut oats the GI is even […]

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GI Values Update

Low GI sugar If you have a sweet tooth, the good news is that biotech company Horizon Science has developed the world’s first totally natural low GI sugar (GI 51). The bad news is that it won’t be on a supermarket shelf near you until late 2008. We’ll keep you posted on the launch date […]

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Making the Most of GI News

Subscribe – it’s free!To subscribe to GI News, simply click on the SUBSCRIBE link in the top right-hand column. Every 1000th subscriber receives a complimentary copy of The Low GI Diet Cookbook. Books for subscribers 24,000, 25,000 and 26,000 went to Seguin, Texas (US); Mullaloo, Western Australia; and Kitchener, Ontario (Canada) respectively courtesy of the […]

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