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January 2016

IN THIS ISSUE: Going low GI – the level 1 evidence on the benefits of low GI diets and tips on how to; Heart Foundation retires Tick symbol; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on dates and their GI value; GI values for wraps, tortillas and chapattis; Holiday eating on the road with Dr Alan Barclay; Meat and cancer – the take-home from the WHO report with Nicole Senior; Takeaways you can make at home: 6 recipes; Your shopper’s guide to the 2016 GI Symbol shopping basket. Download the full PDF version here.


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Food for Thought

Going Low GI.  Choosing healthy low GI carb foods is a key dietary choice. These smart carbs help you stabilise blood glucose levels, feel fuller for longer, and maintain a consistent weight. And the evidence[...]

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News Briefs

Australia’s Heart Foundation decides to retire the Tick; Where good farming and good food intersect: 3 new books: Kate McGhie’s Apple Blossom Pie: Memories of an Australian country kitchen, Dan Barber’s The[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Healthy eating on the road.  An important part of having a good holiday is eating out and exploring different foods. While kilojoule-laden takeaways often line the routes of major highways, you don’t have to[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

What you need to know about meat and cancer.  The headlines have been full of stories about meat and cancer triggered by the release of a comprehensive report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen this Month

Spend time not money and enjoy the fun and flavour with these takeaways that you can make at home. Holiday Fare: 6 Recipes for fun and flavour Soup, salad, finger food, snack and treats. Oh, and fish and chips![...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Check out our GI Symbol Shopping Basket. The GI Symbol was developed in Australia in 2002 to make healthy shopping easier for consumers. When you see the symbol on a product it means that the food or beverage has[...]

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Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

“Why are there the differences in published values for dates? I read they had a GI of 103. Does it have something to do with where they come from?” Your interpretation that there can be differences in fruit or[...]

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