GI News—January 2007

In This Issue: Food For Thought—A new year, new resolutions, a new diet, a new you GI News Briefs—Go nuts for almonds and reduce your blood glucose—Even more reasons to eat those low GI oats—Does sugar cause diabetes? Low GI Food of the Month—Soybeans—Roasted soy nuts Low GI Recipes of the Month—Vietnamese pork stir-fry—GI Express: […]

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Food for Thought

A new year, new resolutions, a new diet, a new youAs you loosen your belt and renew your vows to cut back on second helpings, dispense with desserts, forego chocolate and hot chips and sign up at the gym, keep in mind that it’s better to be a full-time healthy eater, than a part-time ‘loser.’ […]

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GI News Briefs

Go nuts for almonds and reduce your blood glucoseEating a fistful (2 oz/60 g) of almonds (the natural ones not the salted roasted, or sugar coated ones), significantly reduced those white bread blood glucose spikes according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Co-author Dr Cyril Kendall from the University of Toronto […]

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Low GI Food of the Month

SoybeansDid you know that legumes are the only food group associated with longevity? Accredited Practising Dietitian Sue Radd says that ‘what is truly remarkable is that all the longest living societies are into some sort of bean, whereas the chronically ill in Western countries often don’t even know what a legume looks like!’ Soybeans (GI […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Vietnamese pork stir-fryThis gluten-free recipe comes from dietitian Sue Shepherd’s new book, Two Irresistible for the Irritable. The recipes aren’t specifically designed to be low GI, but many will be, so there’s plenty to tempt anyone on a gluten-free diet with in this book where every recipe is photographed. Sue is an Accredited Practising Dietitian […]

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Your Success Stories

‘My life changed for the better when my dad showed me a list of foods with GI values and explained to me why it worked’– Hannah‘After years of being lethargic and having my weight yo-yo and trying numerous ways to cope with those issues I discovered the wonderful glycemic index, which has been my saviour. […]

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Books, DVDs, Websites: What’s New?

Dr Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing DiabetesBy Neal D. Barnard MD – Rodale Books Dr Neal Barnard So, what does it mean to reverse diabetes? ‘Rethinking the foods you eat’ says Dr Neal Barnard (physician, clinical researcher, and adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine). ‘Most people with type […]

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Feedback—Your FAQs Answered

I am vegetarian and two of my favourite foods – mushrooms and tofu – don’t appear in the listings. Can you help?Mushrooms have so little carbohydrate, the GI can’t be measured. And despite being derived from soybeans, tofu in fact is a protein-rich food with negligible carbs so again the GI isn’t relevant. Eat them […]

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GI Values Update

Where can I get more information on GI testing? North AmericaDr Alexandra JenkinsGlycemic Index Laboratories36 Lombard Street, Suite 100Toronto, Ontario M5C 2X3 CanadaPhone +1 416 861 0506Email *protected email* www.gilabs.com AustraliaFiona AtkinsonResearch Manager, Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRS)Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular and Microbial BiosciencesSydney UniversityNSW 2006 AustraliaPhone + 61 2 9351 6018Fax: […]

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Making the Most of GI News

Subscribe – it’s free! To subscribe to GI News, simply click on the SUBSCRIBE link in the top right-hand column. Every 1000th subscriber receives a complimentary copy of The Low GI Diet Cookbook. Books for subscribers 22 and 23,000 went to London, England and Sydney, Australia respectively. Your questions answered If you have posted a […]

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