GI News—January 2012

Putting health first no matter what your size; Fuelling willpower to stick to New Year resolutions needs glucose; Dr Alan Barclay on Australia’s new dietary guidelines; Diet quality and stroke prevention; Three low GI recipes to try; The health benefits of low GI Meatless Mondays; Do you need to eat meat to get enough protein? […]

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Food for Thought

Meatless Mondays for healthy, sustainable nutrition. Building your diet around low GI plant foods such as wholegrains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds gives you all the nutrients you need for long-term health and wellbeing along with plenty of protective antioxidants and phyto-chemicals. Not only that, there’s a wealth of evidence to support the fact […]

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News Briefs

Fuelling willpower with glucose. At a time of year when many people are resolving to go on a diet, we thought we’d remind readers that willpower seems to be affected by the brain’s glucose supplies – so don’t skip meals. Self-control requires a certain amount of glucose to operate unimpaired. Writing in the Journal of […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on putting health first in 2012 Emma Stirling APD Do you have weight loss goals as part of your New Year’s resolutions? Well here’s a new idea to consider. Forget about the idea of dieting altogether. That’s right. Completely put weight loss out of your mind and take a leaf out of the […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

American dietitian and author of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Johanna Burani, shares favourite recipes with a low or moderate GI from her Italian kitchen. For more information, check out Johanna’s website. The photographs are by Sergio Burani. His food, travel and wine photography website is photosbysergio.com. ‘Spunky’ cavatelli and broccoliPasta with broccoli and a strong […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: You need to eat meat to get proteinFact: There’s plenty of protein in plant foodsIt’s a popular view that you need to eat meat to obtain protein, however this is far from the truth. Protein exists in many plant-based foods and in appreciable quantities. How much do protein do we need? Well, […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay The ‘new’ Australian Dietary Guidelines, carbs and GIThe draft (there’s still time to comment) Australian Dietary Guidelines are a definite improvement on earlier versions. But they represent a mix of progress and lost opportunities and we must do much better if we are going to tackle the diabetes and obesity epidemics. We […]

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GI Update

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Prof Jennie Brand-MillerIn the past month, I have received two inspirational weightloss success stories from women which I want to share with GI News readers (with their permission). The stories raise weightloss questions I am frequently asked about – plateau-ing and feeling hungry all the time. I have been […]

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