GI News—June 2008

The pros and cons of juices and juicing Prof. David Jenkins’s Eco-Atkins diet Gestational diabetes and a low GI diet Should people over 50 eat more protein? Do we get all the vitamin D we need from the sun? Low GI carbs benefit young people with type 1 diabetes In a recent op-ed New York […]

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Food for Thought

Fuelling willpowerThe benefits of carbs (glucose), the brain’s critical fuel source, in tests like word recall, maze learning, arithmetic, short-term memory, rapid information processing and reasoning are well documented. All types of people – young people, university students, people with diabetes, healthy elderly people and those with Alzheimer’s disease – have shown an improvement in […]

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News Briefs

Eco-Atkins diet: good for you and good for the environmentProf. David Jenkins, the father of the glycemic index, wondered what would happen if you swapped the butter, eggs, cheese and meat in the Atkins diet for soy and other vegetable protein foods including gluten and vegetable fats, nuts, avocado, olive and canola oil. In effect […]

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Food of the Month

Juices and juicingWe are often asked about the benefits of juice as a way of totting up those daily fruit and veggie serves. Here, dietitian and nutritionist Catherine Saxelby explains the pros and cons of juices and juicing and provides tips on enjoying these (usually) low GI drinks along with some great fruit and veggie […]

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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 Lemon and […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: We get all the vitamin D we need from the sun. Nicole Senior Fact: My mother was recently told she had low vitamin D levels. I was quite surprised as she is an active lady who loves the outdoors and spending time in her garden. Living in a sunny country like Australia, surely she […]

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Dr David’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

So you think you can dance?There’s no two ways about it. You can. So shake it.I am often asked the following question: ‘Isn’t obesity mostly a question of biology? If you happen to be born with “fat genes,” isn’t there really very little you can do about it?’ It can seem overwhelmingly difficult to maintain […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Should people over 50 eat more protein? And does this need to be timed with exercise?Losing muscle mass is a significant problem with age. Combined with an increase in fat mass, this can lead to decreased ability to carry out daily tasks, increased prospects for dangerous weight gain and a greater potential for damaging falls. […]

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Your Questions Answered

I am curious why cereals like Bran Flakes and Sultana Bran that look so healthy, and everyone assumes are healthy, actually have a high GI? Bran Flakes and Sultana Bran (Raisin Bran in the US) are fibre-rich breakfast cereals designed to keep you ‘healthy on the inside’ as the ads say. But sadly they are […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Just wanted to say I was glad to see that there is support for the low GI diet in youth with type 1 diabetes.’ – G. ‘Last summer (2007) my daughter had a sports physical 3 weeks before turning 15 and we discovered she had type 1 diabetes. Her A1c was 12.7. We read all […]

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