February 2015

IN THIS ISSUE: Prof Arya Sharma on achieving a healthy weight on a healthy diet ultimately depends on its caloric content; eating rice with chopsticks produces lower glycemic response than with a fork or spoon; finding processed foods with quality carbs; Naomi Pendergast’s tips on pregnancy and fitness; and the sauce on tomatoes with Nicole Senior. Download the full PDF version here.


Food For Thought

Aligning Nutrition, Calories and Enjoyment Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (16–22 February) is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia to encourage us to kick-start healthy eating habits to[...]

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What’s New?

Scientists create a new ingredient that can be added to foods that will make you feel fuller for longer • Don’t bolt your food: the growing evidence that eating more slowly will help lower your blood glucose[...]

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Perspectives With Alan Barclay

How do you find out about the carbs in processed foods? In processed foods from bread and breakfast cereal to pre-prepared meals, you have to read the label to find out how much carbohydrate you are eating and what[...]

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Putting Fun Into Fitness With Emma Sandall

Pregnancy and Fitness Naomi Pendergast is a personal trainer and Director of Roman Pilates. She specialises in working with pregnant women and young mothers and recently had her first baby. “Developing a strong,[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

The Sauce on Tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes are always on my shopping list and kept in the fruit bowl (not the fridge) for maximum flavour (and because they never last long enough to go off). People say ‘fresh is[...]

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In the GI Kitchen

Anneka Manning’s Tomato and Pumpkin Pizza in Family Baking • Dr Joanna’s Osso Bucco with Rich Tomato Eggplant Bake in What’s for Dinner • Johanna Burani shares her cousin Margherita’s passata di[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Back to School and Getting the Family Back on the Healthy Dietary Track. When everyone is on holiday (especially over the summer) it can become increasingly hard to watch what the kids are eating, especially those[...]

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Q&A with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

I have just been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I am absolutely devastated. I feel like crying. Does this mean I will get diabetes (my Dad has it)? Or can I stop this in its tracks? At the University of Sydney we are[...]

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