GI News—February 2009

Senior moments? It may be your blood glucose Fruit, vegetables and strong bones Healthier foods no more expensive Are pomegranates a super food? Fat body, fat tongue? Prof Trim investigates Should you eat breakfast before exercising? Child obesity is a regular headline hitter from scary new statistics, blame gaming and finger pointing (and wagging) to […]

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Food for Thought

Child obesity – why don’t they just do something about it?The problem with child obesity is not the lack of explanations, but the abundance of them – genes, diet, lack of activity, TV and anything with a screen, junk food, eating out, relatively cheap energy-dense processed foods piled high on our supermarket shelves, sugar-laden drinks […]

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News Briefs

Senior moments? It may be your blood glucose.Senior moments are a normal, albeit unwelcome, part of aging, rather like wrinkling skin and graying hair. Scientists call them ‘cognitive aging,’ the result of changes in brain chemistry and physiology that affect our brain’s ability to think. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York suggest […]

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Food of the Month with Catherine Saxelby

Pomegranates: are they a superfood? Catherine Saxelby With their impressive line-up of polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) matching some of those found in red wine, some found in berries, tea, cranberries and some grapefruit, are pomegranates on their way to becoming the next ‘super fruit’ poised to knock over goji and acai? For example, they […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Anneka Manning, Senior Food Consultant for the Australian Women’s Weekly, shares a recipe from her latest book (with Kaye Foster-Powell), The Low GI Family Cookbook. Eggs in nests This makes a lovely lazy weekend breakfast or brunch. Prepare double the quantity for four people — or for seconds.Serves 2 2 slices wholegrain breadolive oil cooking […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Snoring is harmless Nicole Senior Fact: Snoring can indicate more serious health problems, including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The sound of snoring is often the subject of amusement; however, ask someone who shares a bed with a snorer and the joke isn’t funny at all. Being prevented from enjoying a good night’s […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Fat body, fat tongue?The idea that sleep apnea and snoring is at least partly caused by an increase in the size of the tongue in obese people has been around for some time. This makes perfect sense because an increase in tongue size would mean a blockage in the air passages and hence a reduced […]

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Curly Questions

AdvantEDGE Carb Control snack bars claim to have only 4 g of net carbs because from the 27 g total carb count, they subtract the 6 g of fibre and 17 g of sugar alcohols (malitol syrup and malitol). What is your take on how to count the sugar alcohol in computing a net carb […]

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Your Success Stories

‘I am blessed with a sense of achievement that I very rarely experienced before I had my strokes thanks to the GI diet.’ – Brenda‘In March and May 2007 I suffered two strokes. At the time, I was a non-drinker, non-smoker, weighed 82 kg (180 lbs) and suffered from hypertension. A subsequent visit to my […]

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