GI News—July 2009

Adding years to your life and life to your years The real deal on sugar and sweeteners Prof Trim on what drives us to drink Which foods are best for heart disease? Spotlight on psyllium Super foods or super expensive foods? Money-saving low GI recipes ‘10 years younger in 10 days’ promises the TV show. […]

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Food for Thought

Enjoying the golden yearsWe are living longer. In fact, if you are a baby boomer or younger, chances are you will make it to the 100 mark if you are in generally good health. The real question is how are you going to get there? Will your ‘golden years’ be active and healthy ones? Or […]

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News Briefs

Low-fat chocolate milk and recovery after exerciseA recent study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reported that post-exercise consumption of low-fat chocolate milk provided equal or possibly superior muscle recovery compared to a high-carbohydrate recovery beverage with the same number of calories. We asked Dr Emma Stevenson to comment. ‘Several studies have reported […]

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Foodwatch with Catherine Saxelby

Spotlight on psyllium Catherine Saxelby Psyllium (pronounced sill-ee-um), which looks like fine flakes of wheat bran and consists of the outer husks of Plantago psyllium or Psyllium ovata seeds, is an important source of soluble fibre. In fact, it contains 5–6 times more soluble fibre than oat bran. It’s also rich in mucilages which take […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

American dietitian, Johanna Burani invites GI News readers to try recipes from her Italian kitchen (photographed by Sergio Burani). Johanna Burani Cream of carrot and celery soupThis simple, earthy soup tastes like it came right out of Mother Nature’s very own soup kettle! It’s wholesome, smooth and absolutely delicious. Make a double batch and freeze […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Superfoods make you super healthy Nicole Senior Fact: Superfoods and supplements are over-hyped and super-expensiveThe term ‘superfood’ was coined to describe foods with high levels of nutrients and phytochemicals that offer health benefits such as green leafy vegetables, berries and oily fish. However, food and supplement marketers have ‘gone to town’ with the whole […]

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Talking Turkey with Prof Trim

What drives us to drink? Thirst Like hunger, thirst is a biological drive that prevents us from dehydrating, and ensures that the 70% of the human body that is made up of fluid is maintained. Any decrease of body fluid by more than 5% can cause major physiological problems – and ultimately even death. As […]

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Your Success Stories

‘I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 10 years old.’ – Kate ‘Having lived with type 1 diabetes since I was 10, and coeliac disease for the past few years, I have experienced first hand the difficulties of following a restricted diet … which I suppose makes me rather different from most […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

Alan Barclay The real deal on sugar and sweetenersFeel guilty every time you enjoy something sweet? Do you think having diabetes equals no sugar? You are not alone. However, many scientific studies over the past 20 years clearly show that a moderate amount of sugar (e.g. 30–50 grams or 6–10 teaspoons a day) in diets […]

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GI Values with Fiona Atkinson

To have your product GI tested, contact an accredited GI testing laboratoryNorth AmericaDr Alexandra JenkinsGlycemic Index Laboratories36 Lombard Street, Suite 100Toronto, Ontario M5C 2X3 CanadaPhone +1 416 861 0506Email *protected email* www.gilabs.com AustraliaFiona Atkinson Research Manager, Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRS)Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular and Microbial BiosciencesSydney UniversityNSW 2006 AustraliaPhone + 61 […]

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