JUNE 2015

IN THIS ISSUE: Gastro, hypos and glucose; Bean benefits and tips to add more to your meals; Are the new “healthier” salty crisps/chips actually healthier? Sugar intolerance and why some people need to avoid certain sugars with Dr Alan Barclay; Nicole Senior puts salmon on her plate; Tips on snacking with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller and GI Foundation’s Di Crisp. Download the full PDF version here.

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Food for Thought

Gastro, hypos and glucose It’s horses for courses. It’s popular these days to demonise sugars, but sometimes they provide the fast-acting carbohydrate that helps to save the day. Gastroenteritis and[...]

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News Briefs

Why people with diabetes should learn to love lentils and other legumes; Bean up your meals; Are salty crisps/chips that come with health claims on the packet actually healthier? How about home-made crunch? Bean[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Sugar intolerance: Why some people need to avoid certain sugars There are various forms of sugar intolerance – lactose intolerance or lactase deficiency, sucrase/isomaltase deficiency, and fructose malabsorption.[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

Salmon I’ve always admired the amazing story of salmon reproduction and how they give up their life in order to lay their eggs. Apparently they go back to the same place they hatched which can involve a heck of a[...]

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What I Eat

Nicole Senior talks to Dr Joanna McMillan. Dr Joanna is one of Australia’s favourite and most trusted health and wellbeing experts. She is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, an Accredited Practising Dietitian,[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen This Month

Anneka Manning’s Salmon & roast vegetable frittatas • Kate McGhie’s Crisp-skinned salmon in What’s for Dinner • Johanna Burani shares her Sautéed dandelion greens in Italian Kitchen. ANNEKA[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Snacking made easy I have been reading a few articles this month and they all seem to centre around snacking. We often get asked what are the best healthy snack foods. You want to look for something that is[...]

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Q&A with Jennie Brand-Miller

Jennie – Is it true that people with diabetes should eat snacks between meals and before going to bed? We are often asked about this. Some diet sheets for people with diabetes include snacks. This is usually[...]

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