GI News—June 2009

Who really needs a gluten-free diet? Money-saving low GI recipes 5 tips to reduce your risk of diabetes More bang with low GI foods for your exercise buck GI database updated with over 2,480 foods New GI Symbol Program website ‘It’s a myth that everyone should be on a gluten-free diet,’ says Shelley Case a […]

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Food for Thought

Who really needs a gluten-free diet?‘These days, going gluten-free is being hailed as the solution to everything from autism and ADHD to obesity, but going gluten-free before being screened for celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 100 people in many Western countries) can be hazardous to your health! This is because removing […]

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News Briefs

5 tips to reduce your risk of diabetesWhen researchers checked out the lifestyle habits of some 4,900 adults, aged 65 or older and without diabetes over a 10-year period, they found that the factors associated with low risk for diabetes were: physical activity a healthy diet no smoking moderate alcohol use not being overweight The […]

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Foodwatch with Glenn Cardwell

Mushrooms and cancer Glenn Caldwell Mushroom eaters get many health benefits (one serve provides more than 20% of our daily needs of the essential nutrients riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, copper and selenium). Back in October 2008, GI News reported on a US study that found mushrooms to be an ideal way to cut calories […]

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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 Pappardelle con funghi Egg noodles with mushroomsLaughing Cow cheese wedges are pasteurized spreadable Swiss flavor cheese wedges.Serves 4 450 g (1 lb) fresh mushrooms (crimini, baby portabella, Swiss brown)12 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Foods labelled as ‘Natural’ are healthier Nicole Senior Fact: ‘Natural’ claims mean very littleTo find healthier foods, check the ingredients list and nutrition information panel on the label, and try eating more fresh foods that don’t need labels. According to Mintel market research, ‘natural’ was the most popular claim made on new food and […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Prof Trim’s 5-point fitness test How do you rate? Size refers to body fat. This is related to fitness, but not perfectly. It is possible to be fit AND fat and activity levels are more important than weight loss in people who just can’t lose weight. All you need to do is move. Stamina is […]

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Feedback

Why are many high-fibre foods high GI? Dietary fibre can be divided into soluble and insoluble types. Soluble fibre is often viscous (thick and jellylike) in solution and remains viscous even in the small intestine. It slows down digestion, making it harder for enzymes to digest the food. Foods with more soluble fibre, like apples, […]

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Your Success Stories

‘My experience so far has ensured a life time of lower GI eating for myself and my family.’ – Fiona‘I am currently pregnant with my third child. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 1998. Although my specialist at the time specialised in PCOS for her doctorate, I had no understanding of the link between insulin […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

www.gisymbol.com Alan Barclay The GI Symbol Program website has had a complete facelift. Designed to be helpful for consumers, health professionals and the food industry, the site provides clear and simple information on the glycemic index (GI), shopping for healthy low GI foods, the benefits of healthy eating the low GI way, and the steps […]

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