GI News—January 2014

Bill Shrapnell on why sugar intake from soft drinks is falling;  Prof Tom Wolever puts the GI facts on the table for healthier choices;   Prescribe yourself lifestyle as medicine in 2014 with Dr David Katz; Nicole Senior enjoys raspberries in taste of health, and Anneka Manning bakes a raspberry and nectarine crumble; Put the fun […]

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Food for Thought

More carrot, less stick might help do the trick.   Taxes on ‘bad’ foods are the dish du jour in nutrition policy,’ says Prof J.T. Winkler in the BMJ commenting on a study where the authors propose even more taxes – just a bit higher despite acknowledging that most taxes are small, based on flawed […]

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News and Reviews

The naturally low GI spud story.  Everyone loves potatoes but they are often very high GI and a problem when managing BGLs. Back in 2007, when Prof Jennie Brand-Miller and Dr Alan Barclay saw the evidence mounting that it is the potato variety that effects glycemic impact not the cooking method, they sat down with […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Raspberries to that Ever wondered where the term ‘blowing a raspberry’ came from? It’s kinda obvious in a way because the shape of your mouth when you blow a raspberry looks a bit like a raspberry, but the real low-brow humour comes from the English rhyming slang ‘raspberry tart’ for fart- the noise blowing a raspberry. […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking, Anneka Manning, author of Bake Eat Love. Learn to Bake in 3 Simple Steps and founder of Sydney’s BakeClub, shares her delicious ‘better-for-you’ recipes for snacks, desserts and treats the whole family will love. Through both her writing and cooking school, Anneka teaches home cooks to bake in practical and approachable yet inspiring […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness

Paddling.   Here in Australia, it is fair to say that kayaking or ‘paddling’ is in. The minute I sit in a kayak with a paddle in my hands and feel the sensation of the criss-cross motion gliding through the water, all cares vanish. Prof Jennie Brand-Miller tells me that she has an ‘industrial strength’ […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Low GI foods and drinks help kids keep in shape While it’s common knowledge that adults around the world are piling on the pounds, we sometimes overlook the fact that our children live in exactly the same obesogenic environment and that they too are increasing in girth at a faster rate than […]

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Q&A

Guest contributor, Dr David Katz, gets to ask and answer the first Q&A for 2014.  Dr. David Katz ‘When I ask my patients why they’ve come to see me, the answer is always to get better if something is wrong, or to get advice about staying healthy if nothing is currently bothering them. My second […]

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