GI News—February 2014

Jennie Brand-Miller checks out maple water;    New GI value for rice syrup from SUGiRS;   Soft drinks: making the healthy choice the cheaper choice;   The Australian fibre paradox;   Nicole Senior tucks into pasta in Taste of Health, and Anneka Manning bakes Vegetable and Pasta Frittatas; Invest in some lessons in technique to breathe […]

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Food for Thought

The devastating effects of diabetes on Indigenous health in Australia.   “It has become obvious that the situation is urgent and is an area of national neglect” says Dr Neale Cohen, General Manager Diabetes Services, BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Diabetes rates in Australia are high but its prevalence in the Indigenous population is between […]

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News and Reviews

Soft drinks: making the healthy choice the cheaper choice. Prof. Jack Winkler and his co-authors suggest a new strategy for healthy living in The Grocer which sets out the economics (costs of production, margins and profits) that show it is possible to sell healthier versions of mass market foods and beverages at lower prices than the […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Donta be lasta for pastaPasta generates such varied responses nowadays. I’m not sure how this humble food went from a much-loved traditional staple to eliciting fear and loathing for its carb content, but such is our whacky, affluent Western, diet-obsessed world. The origin of pasta is an age-old argument between the Chinese and the Italians, […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking, Anneka Manning, author of Bake Eat Love. Learn to Bake in 3 Simple Steps and founder of Sydney’s BakeClub, shares her delicious ‘better-for-you’ recipes for snacks, desserts and treats the whole family will love. Through both her writing and cooking school, Anneka teaches home cooks to bake in practical and approachable yet inspiring […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness

Breathe easy when swimming – it makes a difference.   When summer approaches, my heart lifts. I can get back in the water. And although it takes a little time for the Pacific Ocean to bring in the warmer currents, they are on their way. My current challenge is to improve my swimming technique to the […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay The low down on dietary fibreWe hear lots about dietary fibre these days – in particular how good it is for us and how we all need to eat more. In this first of a two-part series, I explore what it is, why we think it is good for us, and why […]

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Q&A with Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  I find coconut water refreshing. But I have recently come across maple water. What is it? They say it is low GI. I am tempted to try it.Maple water is the very same sap from the tree that they make the syrup from. It’s long been known as a […]

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