GI News—July 2012

Prof David Katz on the perils of a sugar-coated scapegoat; Might fructose actually be good for us? Why people with diabetes don’t need special diabetic foods; The scoop on pasta with Emma Stirling; Nicole Senior explores the myth that humans don’t need to drink milk; Can a low GI diet reduce the risk of birth […]

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Food for Thought

Perils of a Sugar-coated Scapegoat. It has been some time since Dr. Robert Lustig emerged as the messianic nemesis of added sugar – or perhaps specifically fructose. It has been some time since his meme took hold, engaging high-profile adherents and apostles. And it has been some time since I first started expressing my opposition […]

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What’s New?

Could fructose actually be good for us? A new study in Diabetes Care by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital suggests that fructose may not be as bad for us as previously thought and that it may even provide some benefit. ‘Over the last decade, there have been connections made between fructose intake and rates of […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on pasta. Emma Stirling APD I’ll never forget the night my (misguided) girlfriend on a low carb diet, ordered a spaghetti marinara with a blithe, “hold the spaghetti”. I thought the Italian waiter would keel over. Pasta is often tainted as a “carb culprit” but did you know that it has a low […]

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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. Blueberry-lemon buttermilk pancakesWe have beautiful fresh blueberries now (a […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: Humans don’t need to drink milkDairy foods (milk, yoghurt, cheese) are rich in nutrients and have assumed such importance in our diet as to warrant their own food group. This is because they are nutrient-dense and provide a package of nutrients that are not found in the same amounts in other foods. […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayWhy you don’t need special ‘diabetic foods’ Browse through your average diabetes magazine and you will find a special range of biscuits and cookies, cakes, ice cream, chocolate, lollies and candies that are sugar free or have no added sugar prominently advertised for people with diabetes. As our stalwart myth-buster Nicole Senior says: […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. Can a low GI diet reduce the risk of birth defects?Moderation is a good thing and that applies to glucose levels in the blood. Very high glucose levels are toxic to cells. That’s why people with diabetes, who are not properly controlled by diet or medications, develop complications such […]

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