GI News—February 2012

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller dispels 8 myths about sugars and starches; Smart carbs for smarter kids? Dr Alan Barclay reports; Brown foods are better than white. Nicole Senior investigates; What does ‘eat mostly wholegrain cereals’ mean? Slowly digested carbs reduce inflammation associated with chronic disease; Brief, high-intensity workouts reduce BGLs; The scoop on barley with Emma […]

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Food for Thought

Getting savvy about nutrition in the news.Dietitian Nicole Senior has just published Food Myths, a collection of food myths she has ‘busted’ in GI News … and more (many more). In the introduction (reproduced with permission) she asks us to think about a more serious side to these myths, puts forward some thoughts on why […]

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News Briefs

What does ‘eat mostly wholegrain cereals’ mean? Consume more wholegrains is enshrined in dietary guidelines around the globe and is something of a mantra with doctors, dietitians and nutritionists. Australia’s new draft dietary guidelines released in December 2011 urge us to eat mostly wholegrain’ cereals. So, how much is ‘mostly’ and how strong is the […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on barley. Emma Stirling APD As new age, but ‘ancient’ grains like spelt and quinoa take over, it’s easy to forget traditional, tried-and-true players like barley – one of the oldest cultivated cereals. But if you need to watch your BGLs or want to lower the GI of your diet, you should definitely […]

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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. Broccoli with orzo soup.Leave it to the Italians. All […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: White foods have no nutritional value. Fact: There are plenty of exceptions to this oversimplified dietary rule. It would be nice if there was a simple colour rule for healthy eating. But there isn’t. This rule seems to have come about to discourage consumption/over-consumption of sugar, salt and white flour products, but […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Smart carbs for smarter kids Most parents know that for peak performance, it’s vital that children and teenagers eat a good breakfast before they head off to school. Now, there’s growing evidence that along with providing essential nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat and fibre plus vitamins and minerals like calcium and iron), making […]

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GI Update

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Prof Jennie Brand-MillerI am always being asked about sugars and starches. This month, I thought it would be useful to dispel some of the perennial myths about them.# Myth: Starchy foods such as potatoes and pasta are fattening.Fact: Starchy foods are often bulky and nutritious. They fill you up […]

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