GI News—June 2010

Prof. Walt Willett on why supplements are not a substitute for fruits and vegetables Prof Jennie Brand-Miller talks about fruit juice Fructose: 10 things you need to know Deli meats and diabetes risk Why the media get nutrition stories wrong 2 new recipes from the Low GI Kitchen GI value of soccer ball-sized ‘king of […]

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Food for Thought

Why supplements are not a substitute for fruits and vegetables Professor Walter Willett ‘There is no way that taking a pill can replace eating fruits and vegetables,’ writes Prof Walter Willett Chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health in Eat Drink and Be Healthy. ‘So far, no one has found a magic bullet […]

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News Briefs

Whole fruit not juice does the trickThe health benefits of eating plenty of fruit and vegetables are already well known but a study published in Diabetes Care reports that you need to be a bit choosy if your goal is to reduce your diabetes risk. When researchers from the Harvard Medical School looked at the […]

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Get the Scoop on Nutrition with Emma Stirling

The scoop on tropical fruit Emma Stirling APD You don’t need a nutrition science degree to know that fruit is naturally nutrient rich. At least two serves a day will help boost your vitamin, mineral, dietary fibre and protective antioxidant intakes. But fruit is one food group that’s the cause of GI confusion. Why? Well […]

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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. Sauteed Cauliflower with Currants and PinoliCurrants are tiny dark […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Why you can’t believe everything you read or hear in the media about nutrition and health Nicole Senior Misinformation, misunderstanding, misinterpretation and conspiracy theories abound about food, nutrition and health. You really need to maintain a critical eye to sort the wheat from the chaff. And it’s not just well-meaning friends, health food store employees, […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Fructose – 10 things you need to know 1. Fructose is a monosaccharide or single sugar unit. It’s abundant in nature. It’s the main sugar in fruit, berries, honey and there are even small amounts in vegetables and grains. It has provided energy for humans, birds, and mammals for millions of years […]

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GI Update

GI Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller ‘Are you better off drinking a small glass of fruit juice than a non-diet soft drink, cordial or sports drink?’Fruit juices have a low GI in most cases (40–50) and they contribute valuable micronutrients that you won’t find in alternative beverages. Some fruit juices are not low GI, e.g. […]

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