GI News—July 2008

Are goji berries really a superfood? Inflammation, blood glucose and heart health. What you need to know. Do you have the sweet tooth gene? Tight glucose control and heart disease. Some questions answered. The Low GI Handbook – all the latest research in one book. Does milk make mucus? This month we welcome Catherine Saxelby […]

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Food for Thought

Quench inflammation and protect your heartThe statistics for heart disease are pretty much the same everywhere in the developed world. It’s the biggest killer. Often the cause is atherosclerosis or ‘hardening of the arteries’ which develops slowly and quietly for years until bingo, it suddenly produces the stabbing pain of angina or a heart attack. […]

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News Briefs

GI News special reportTight glucose control and heart diseaseEarlier this year, we reported that part of a major US clinical trial (ACCORD) had been halted when researchers checking interim results found that more people receiving intensive glucose lowering therapy died (257 deaths) compared with those getting the standard treatment (203 deaths). Half of the deaths […]

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Food of the Month

We read the marketing blurb for book recently that boldly stated: ‘Superfruits are the product of a strategy, not something you find growing on a tree.’ So, we have asked dietitian and nutritionist Catherine Saxelby to put some of those much touted ‘superfoods’ incuding ‘superfruits’ under the spotlight for GI News readers in the coming […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Our chef Kate Hemphill develops deliciously simple recipes for GI News that showcase seasonal ingredients and make it easy for you to cook healthy, low GI meals and snacks. For more of Kate’s fabulous fare, check out her website: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends. Kate Hemphill ChakchoukaTry this […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Milk causes mucus (and other dairy myths) Nicole Senior Fact: Milk seems to attract more than its fair share of myths. This is unfortunate as it puts people off eating enough dairy foods when we know they are an important part of a healthy diet. One of the most common myths is that drinking […]

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Dr David’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

Out of sight out of mindParents often ask me what’s the simplest thing to do to help their kids to a healthy weight in a fast food/fake food world? My answer: turn your home into a nutritional safe zone. Purge the pantry and fridge of junk foods that are high in calories and low in […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Lift it and shift it‘While I regularly go for a walk, and even sometimes go the gym for a light aerobics class, my gym instructor keeps trying to talk me into lifting weights. Is there any real reason why I should do this when all I’m after is some weight loss.’Sounds like you might already […]

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Your Questions Answered

‘I’ve been attempting to use the glycemic index to help me consume the correct foods after intense workouts. But, I’m terribly confused as various articles on the subject sometime seems to contradict one another. Should I be having high or low GI carbs?’ Dr Emma Stevenson GI News invited Dr Emma Stevenson from Northumbria University’s […]

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Your Success Stories

‘I have just started my sister on eating low GI food, hopefully she’ll have as much success as myself.’ – Vicki‘I am a 50 year old female who had VERY unhealthy eating habits. I had spinal fusion in my neck in 2003, as a result my thyroid went haywire! Then in 2005 I had to […]

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