GI News—March 2008

In this issue of GI News Obesity – is it in your genes? What’s great about omega-3s? ‘Happy meals for whom?’ asks Dr David Ludwig Coffee and diabetes Couple up those dieting and climate change bandwagons with the Global Warming Diet, says Prof Trim explaining how increasing personal energy expenditure can decrease body fat and […]

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Food for Thought

The weighty matter of genes and environment‘There’s plenty of evidence to back up the idea that our body weight and shape is at least partly determined by our genes,’ says Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller. ‘A child born to overweight parents is much more likely to be overweight than one whose parents are not overweight. Most of […]

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News Briefs

Beans mean less diabetesLegumes, also known as pulses, are the edible seeds found inside the mature pods of leguminous plants such as beans, chickpeas, lentils and peanuts. Yes, peanuts (GI 14) are a legume not a nut. Whether you buy legumes dried, or opt for canned convenience, you are choosing one of nature’s lowest GI […]

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Food of the Month

Canned salmon and the amazing benefits of omega-3‘Low in saturated fat, rich in zinc and a great source of omega-3s – there are plenty of reasons to eat canned salmon,’ says Foodwatch dietitian and nutritionist Catherine Saxelby. ‘It is also high in protein and full of iodine, potassium and zinc. Make sure you eat the […]

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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: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends. Kate Hemphill Udon noodle stir-fry with […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Staying young is skin deep as any wrinkle will tell you. Nicole Senior Fact: Despite the millions spent on lotions and potions, youth and beauty at any age comes from within.Although fruit, vegetables, herbs, green tea and omega-3s are fashionable ingredients for skin care products, you’ll probably get better results by eating them. An […]

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Dr David’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

Happy meals for whom?Way back in the 1980s and 1990s, I was involved in a 15-year study (the CARDIA study, Lancet 2005, 365:36-42) that took a long, hard look at what happens when young people eat fast food on a regular basis. We found those kids eating fast food more than twice a week gained […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Now it’s the ‘global warming diet’ Joining two bandwagons – dieting and climate change – US experts have come up with a caravan. They call it the ‘global warming diet’, because not only does it decrease fat on an individual’s body, it decreases carbon emissions into the atmosphere. How does it manage both feats? By […]

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Your Questions Answered

I thought salt was salt, but have just bought a recipe book that tells me to use kosher salt and I now notice my supermarket has shelves groaning with packets of different types and colours of salt. Is there any difference? Are some better than others? How much is OK?You are right. Salt is salt. […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Success breeds success! I love the mental freedom of not having cravings as the best thing of all.’ – Diane‘I had never been on a diet or lost a kilo in my life. So, having reached the age of 53, weighing 102 kg and being pre-diabetic, I decided to adopt the low GI diet. I […]

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