GI News—July 2010

7 steps to better blood glucose Rice: it’s not the colour or size, it’s the GI that counts Why you should check your vitamin B12 The scoop on chromium Does sugar cause diabetes? Starchy vegetables – 10 things you need to know Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on carbs and blood glucose In Food for Thought in […]

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Food for Thought

7 steps to better blood glucose1. Eat more regularly whether you have three meals a day or have three smaller meals plus snacks. If you use insulin or take medication that stimulates insulin production from your pancreas, it is helpful if you can maintain some consistency in the times you eat your meals. Make meals […]

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News Briefs

For better blood glucose, it’s the GI not the colour of rice that counts Consuming more white rice appears to be associated with a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, whereas consuming more brown rice may be associated with a lower risk for the disease, according to a report from researchers at Harvard University […]

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Get the Scoop on Nutrition with Emma Stirling

The scoop on chromium Emma Stirling APD What first pops in your head when you hear chromium or chrome? Chances are it’s the silvery parts or trim on a prized car or Harley. But did you know that as well as helping a motor sheen, chromium may help get your motor running too because it’s […]

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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. Italian almond crunchIn the post-war years in Italy, it […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Sugar causes diabetes. Nicole Senior Fact: Sugar intake is not associated with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is not caused by one food but from a combination of diet and lifestyle risk factors.Of all the nutrition myths around, this one is the big daddy of them all. I used to work for a diabetes organisation […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Starchy vegetables – 10 things you need to know for better blood glucose 1. When it comes to seriously starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, taro and yams, you need to think of them as the Vegetable Kingdom’s equivalent to rice or pasta. Their GI is very relevant when it comes […]

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GI Update

GI Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller If carbohydrates increase my blood glucose level, wouldn’t a low carbohydrate diet make better sense for better blood glucose?In theory, a low-carbohydrate diet seems a logical choice if your aim is simply to reduce blood glucose levels. But presumably your goal is optimum health, with not just good glycemic […]

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