GI News—January 2013

Check out Jamie’s low GI 15-minute meal;   How honey helped to make us human;  The scoop on quinoa plus recipes to enjoy;   GI provisions in new health claims legislation for ANZ;    How low should a low GI diet go?  Why going meatless one day a week is a good idea.  Feet, forks, […]

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Food for Thought

Add years to your life and life to your years with Dr David Katz’s Super Six.  ‘Feet, forks, fingers, sleep, stress and love are the best medicine we have for preventing cancer and other chronic diseases, and all are good for health anyway,’ says Dr David Katz. Dr David Katz ‘Regular physical activity (feet) is […]

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What’s New?

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on how low should a low GI diet go?  ‘The GI was introduced back in 1981 to rate the glycemic character of the carbohydrate in individual foods like bread, breakfast cereal, rice, pasta, apples etc.,’ says Prof Jennie Brand-Miller. ‘The purpose was to exchange one carbohydrate source with another for snacks and […]

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Get the Scoop

The scoop on quinoa.  The United Nations has declared that 2013 is International Year of Quinoa. It was extensively cultivated by pre-Columbian cultures from around 3000 BC, and along with corn and potatoes was a staple in Andean meals and referred to as the ‘mother grain’. During 2013, food security, agriculture, and nutrition experts want […]

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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. Spaghetti al gorgonzola.  This quick and easy pasta dish […]

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We Are What We Ate

Alyssa Crittenden: How honey helped to make us human….  Dr Alyssa Crittenden ‘Most discussions of the evolution of the human diet implicate meat as the proverbial smoking gun responsible for many hallmarks of human evolution such as brain expansion, cooperation, family formation, pair bonding, tool making, and even selection of marriage partners. Some alternative interpretations […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay New health claim legislation for Australia and New Zealand includes provisions for GI.  Food Standards Australia and New Zealand’s (FSANZ) draft food standard to regulate nutrition content claims and health claims on food labels and in advertisements was recently approved by the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation clearing the way […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. I have heard it’s a good idea to go meatless one day a week. Why is that?  The beta cells of the pancreas, which make insulin, are under constant assault from our modern Western way of eating – it’s not just too many high-Gl carbs, it’s also too much […]

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