GI News—February 2011

Stocking a low GI emergency pantry 10,000 steps reduces diabetes risk BGL benefits of cinnamon and vinegar Green tea and satiety Do you need 8 glasses of water a day? As I sat down to write this mid-January on a sunny Thursday morning in Sydney, the mopping up after the disastrous and tragic floods was […]

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Food for Thought

Our top 10 picks for your low GI emergency pantry The take-home message of the last few months, with the catastrophic earthquake and aftershocks in Christchurch (NZ), the big freeze in Europe, blizzards in the US and disastrous floods in Australia, Brazil and Sri Lanka, is that preparing for an emergency is the smart thing […]

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News Briefs

Every step you take… In a five-year Australian study of nearly 600 adults averaging 50 years of age published in the British Medical Journal, walking more steps (the participants wore pedometers) was associated with reductions in body mass index, waist to hip ratio, and insulin sensitivity (a measure of type 2 diabetes risk). Sedentary people […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on the recipe for recovery Emma Stirling APD What a heartbreaking time watching our sunny state of Queensland be inundated with wild weather and flooding and now to see a repeat on a smaller scale in Victoria too. But what a wonderful week to be reminded of the power of the human spirit, […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

American dietitian and author of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Johanna Burani, shares favourite recipes with a low or moderate GI from her Italian kitchen. For more information, check out Johanna’s website. The photographs are by Sergio Burani. His food, travel and wine photography website is photosbysergio.com. My traditional winter minestrone Fresh homemade vegetable soup shows […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Everyone should drink 8 glasses of water a day. Nicole Senior Fact: Most adults need around 2–2½ litres of fluid daily but not all this fluid needs to be water. Fluid needs vary greatly according to climatic conditions, physical activity, body size, diet and your health status. Eight glasses of water a day is […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Snacking to keep your energy up and your BGLs down in an emergency People in Queensland and Victoria here in Australia have been faced with real emergencies this summer. It has been fantastic to see an organisation like Baked Relief cooking their hearts out to help victims and rescuers alike keep going. […]

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GI Update

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions I have PCOS and have been told that if I eat a low GI diet it will help me lose some weight and maybe even help me get pregnant. I have tried diets before and never seem to stick to them. Have you got any tips – I really […]

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