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FEBRUARY 2016

In this issue: Dr David Ludwig on body fat and why we need it; Where does fat go when we lose it? Understanding insulin: Dr Kirstie Bell on the food insulin index, Dr Alan Barclay on insulin stimulating proteins and Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on dairy foods and insulin; Heart-healthy wholegrains – which ones are low GI? Don’t miss a beat with Nicole Senior’s heartfelt health tips on beetroot; Recipes for two and two satisfying soups; Di Crisp on the International Year of Pulses. Download the full PDF version here.


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Food for Thought

Body Fat what you need to know.  Endocrinologist Dr David Ludwig has been involved in research on weight control for over two decades. His hypothesis, based on the findings of clinical studies, suggests that[...]

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News Briefs

We find out where body fat goes when you lose weight? Get to grips with the insulin index; Heart-healthy wholegrains – which ones are low GI? How healthy portions help us manage food intake plus Hit100’s[...]

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Protein Superfood Diet

Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

It’s not just carbs that affect blood glucose and insulin levels.  There are three main – or “macro” – nutrients in foods and drinks: protein, fat and carbohydrate, which support growth, maintenance[...]

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Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

I’ve read that dairy products cause an increase in insulin secretion. Is this a problem? All protein foods (yes that includes meat, fish and eggs) stimulate insulin secretion – that’s why you may see them[...]

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Heartfelt Health with Nicole Senior

Here, I’ll be focussing on good food and good living for heart health throughout 2016. Each month, I’ll bring you news you can use and ideas to inspire you to look after your heart. Whether it’s high[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Recipes for two and two seriously satisfying soups feature in the GI News Kitchen this month. Tuck in.  Serves Two We are often asked about recipes that serve one or two. We listened. Here are two tasty light[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Here’s to a pulsating year. 2016 is the international year of pulses (legumes) and a reminder to put these amazing edible dried seeds found inside the mature pods of beans, peas and lentils on your plate at[...]

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The University of Sydney News

In this section we will be covering all you need to know about GI Testing, the partnership with the Glycemic Index Foundation and their initiatives including the GI Symbol Program and CSIRO Total Wellbeing[...]

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