GI News—January 2008

In this issue of GI News GI and the fertility diet Which diet for diabetes? ADA or low GI? Stubbing out a smoking myth Give your kids a leg-up in life with breakfast Why detox diets make you fat New GI value for fresh apricots As you loosen your belt and renew your vows to […]

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Food for Thought

Weight loss: How much should you lose to win?There’s a common belief (fuelled by the celeb mags and TV programs) that you can drop several dress sizes (or pant sizes) down to an imagined ‘ideal’, if you really try hard enough. How realistic is this? And is it sustainable? Very overweight people typically aim to […]

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Food of the Month

Fabulous fennel‘It’s all things to all people’ says Liz Hemphill in Sticks, Seeds, Pods & Leaves. ‘You want a vegetable, a herb, a spice, a garnish? Then fennel’s the one for you.’ First of all you can slice or dice the bulb and stems and use them raw in salads or whole as a scoop […]

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News Briefs

The best conceivable dietInfertility affects one in six couples, according to studies in the US and Europe. There are various reasons – there may be a structural problem like blocked fallopian tubes, or a disease of the uterus like fibroids or endometriosis. Many cases (18–30 per cent), though, are due to a failure of ovulation […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Our chef Kate Hemphill develops deliciously simple recipes for GI News that showcase seasonal ingredients and make it easy for you to cook healthy, low GI meals and snacks. For more of Kate’s fabulous fare, check out: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends. Kate Hemphill Vietnamese-Style Trout with Cucumber […]

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Good for You, Good for the Planet: Sue’s Radd’s Green Kitchen

New Year’s resolutions If your New Year’s resolution is to ‘get back into shape’, don’t forget to spare a thought for mother earth. Leading a greener lifestyle can start in the kitchen in some very simple ways that will be good for you (and your budget) and good for the planet. Sue Radd Save time […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Why detox diets make you fatMyth: Detox diets are good for you. Nicole Senior Fact: Detox diets appear to be quite fashionable with the super health-conscious, and a boon for purveyors of books, powders and potions. Everything from weight gain, tiredness and poor concentration have been attributed to dreaded ‘toxins’ invading us from within. However […]

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Dr David’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

Giving kids a leg up in life You’ve heard it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But a lot of us skip breakfast. Not a good example for the kids because alarmingly around 40 per cent of them are breakfast skippers too – ‘too tired’, ‘slept in’, ‘in a rush’, ‘not […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Forget the calculations. Just do it until it works.Here’s a typical question I am asked: ‘Looking at calculations I’ve done on the food I eat and exercise I do, I can’t understand why I’m not losing more weight. What’s going on here?’ Dr Garry Egger aka Prof Trim This is a common problem for many […]

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Your Questions Answered

What’s the relationship between hypoglycemia and diabetes. I have had hypoglycemic symptoms since an early age and now have a positive diagnosis. How can I reduce my risk of getting diabetes?Diabetes dietitian Kaye Foster-Powell says: ‘Hypoglycaemic symptoms are experienced by some people who develop type 2 diabetes, but not by all. To me it is […]

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