GI News—June 2007

‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …’ Did you know that they were part of the staple diet of Southern Europe, Turkey and Asia for centuries. In fact until potatoes arrived on the scene, they were a major source of carbohydrate. And now we know that they are low GI. Check out Food of the […]

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Food for Thought

How low should a low GI diet go?Prof Jennie Brand-Miller and Diabetes Australia’s Alan Barclay believe there’s a real need to define the numerical difference between a low GI diet and a low GI food. Because a low GI food is defined as 55 or less, people have made the reasonable assumption that a whole […]

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GI News Briefs

Putting your genes on a dietIt’s a commonplace to say you are what you eat, but Petteri Kallio and colleagues writing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in May suggest that’s pretty much what’s happening at a molecular level in a study that highlights changes in gene expression in people consuming diets with different […]

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GI News Podcast

GI News Podcast: Strategies for Cooking and Eating Low GI FoodsIn the fourth of the New Glucose Revolution podcasts, Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller talks about strategies for cooking and eating with the glycemic index. Where do you begin? How to get your engine revving at breakfast time. Play the Podcast above or download here Facebook Twitter […]

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Low GI Food of the Month

ChestnutsChestnuts are something of an anomaly in the nut family – they are very low in fat and are a great source of smart carbs (GI 54 for crushed uncooked chestnut kernels). They are also high in dietary fibre and rich in minerals like potassium and calcium and in B group vitamins. What else? Well, […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

The low GI recipes this month are from Zest, Catherine Saxelby’s new cookbook written with Woman’s Day Food Director, Jennene Plummer and published by Hardie Grant. Each recipe has been analysed for calories/kilojoules, fat, fibre and sodium. Low GI recipes are highlighted. Instant berry foolInstead of berries you can use chopped mangoes, papaya, bananas or […]

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Your Success Stories

‘The low GI lifestyle works. My weight dropped 35 kilos over 18 months.’ – Lisa‘I turned 42 last week and have been living with diabetes since my first pregnancy when I was 23. I was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes at the onset of my second pregnancy 7 months later (yes I know, nice and […]

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Move it and Lose it!

Glenn answers those FAQs about exerciseWhen should I exercise? I have read that you will burn more fat if you exercise before breakfast.The biggest factor for burning body fat is whether you do the activity in the first place. It may be interesting to speculate whether you burn more fat in certain circumstances, but the […]

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Feedback—Your FAQs Answered

My 10-year-old daughter has recently been diagnosed with insulin resistance. We are already eating a low GI diet but I need some help with portion sizing and interesting meals that are kid-friendly. I am having great difficulty finding this information – can you give me some advice?‘That’s a tough one,’ says dietitian Kaye Foster-Powell who […]

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GI Values Update

The latest GI values ChestnutsCrushed uncooked chestnut kernels: GI 54, tested by the International Diabetes Institute, Melbourne Australia. Beech-Nut Good Morning ProductsAs we get lots of questions about healthy foods for kids, we were interested when a press release arrived on our desk (well computer screen) from Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation. This company develops baby foods […]

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