GI News—January 2009

We are what we drink Low GI diets better than high cereal-fibre diets for type 2 diabetes Shed pounds without pangs with feel full foods The lowdown on low carb beer Healthy curves: GI as important as carb quantity in managing glucose spikes Prof Trim counts the ways (and the costs) of losing weight If […]

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Food for Thought

We are what we drinkToday, the planet’s 1.6 billion overweight people by far outnumbers the 700 million who are under nourished. This would have seemed ludicrous just 50 years ago, when hunger was the world’s most pressing nutritional problem says Prof Barry Popkin. In The World Is Fat (Avery) he identifies four trends that have […]

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News Briefs

Healthy curves Studies are showing that when it comes to blood glucose, it’s the roller-coaster ride (the sharp glucose spike and the degree of blood glucose fluctuation) after eating that’s the problem as it can damage the body, contributing to the development of chronic diseases, particularly atherosclerosis. The American Diabetes Association still emphasises the amount […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Veronica Cuskelly is our guest chef this month and shares one of the recipes from her new book Heart Food. Enjoy this as a light meal or serve it up with fish fillets or chargrilled or barbecued prawn (shrimp) skewers and rocket and tomato salad for a more substantial meal.Lemon spaghetti with walnutsThis dish would […]

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Healthy Kids with Susie Burrell

Lifestyle Lesson 5: Save your pennies – cool, clear water is the best drink for kidsSupermarket shelves and refrigerated cabinets are literally groaning with beverages targeting young people these days, but save your pennies and invest in your kids’ health because water is the default setting when it comes to quenching thirst and should always […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Low-carb beer is healthier Nicole Senior Fact: Low-carb beer is a classic case of wishful thinking, or perhaps more fittingly an example of ignoring the elephant (or the elephant beer*) in the room. Yet, low-carb beers were the ‘it’ beer in 2008. In fact, only this morning I received a media release from an […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Losing weight. Let us count the ways …If you’re looking to lose weight, there’s no shortage of ‘experts’ around to help. But it’s usually only weight off the wallet they take. Not off the body. So how do you know who to believe? Well, a recent publication which backed up Government guidelines on this, have […]

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Curly Questions

I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance. My dietitian told me that it is important to eat within one hour of waking otherwise the body starts to use muscle instead of fat.Here’s what Dr Joanna McMillan Price says about breakfast and the body using muscle instead of fat. ‘The body only starts to break down […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Eating low GI has helped me maintain a reasonable blood glucose level.’ – Peter‘I am a health professional and worked shifts until July of this year when I turned 50. Over the past 18 months I was diagnosed as being diabetic and my controlled hypertension was becoming increasingly uncontrolled. Being horizontally displaced (around the abdomen) […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

Sustainable energy Alan Barclay Until recently, it was generally believed that high GI foods cause blood glucose levels to rise rapidly to relatively high levels, before dropping back to fasting levels, in an equally short period of time, providing a quick ‘spike’ of energy. Low GI foods, on the other hand, were thought to cause […]

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