Food for Thought

Manage your budget and blood glucose with a low GI dietIf you want to cut costs in the supermarket, turn away from the high GI, super processed, energy-dense, prepackaged food aisle. Make the most of ‘feel full’ foods like slow digesting low GI carbs, lean protein-rich foods and foods that have lots of fibre and […]

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GI News—March 2009

Low GI diet significantly helps improve blood glucose control ‘Maybe it is time to start using the GI more’ says ADA spokesperson Manage your budget and blood glucose with a low GI diet Why weekends can be the worst enemy of weight loss Johanna Burani’s flourless chocolate hazelnut cake Is flaxseed oil as good as […]

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Food of the Month with Catherine Saxelby

Culinary spices and herbs – a surprising source of antioxidants Catherine Saxelby Culinary spices and dried herbs are the latest ingredients to move into the nutrition spotlight. They are surprisingly rich in antioxidants and phyto-chemicals and are packed with vitamins and minerals. With their hit of flavour they can help you cut back on excess […]

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News Briefs

Low GI diet significantly helps people improve blood glucose control The aim of diabetes management is to keep blood glucose levels as close as possible to the normal range (4–8 mmol/L, which translates to 65–110 mg/dL), to improve quality of life (and life expectancy) and reduce the risk of complications, heart attack and stroke. A […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Flaxseed oil is just as good as fish oil Nicole Senior Fact: A client once told me she poured flaxseed oil over her breakfast cereal. My initial (private) thought was ‘yuck, that can’t taste good’, but I was also intrigued. A web-search on flaxseed oil advertisements yielded claims bordering on the miraculous. I felt […]

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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 Flourless chocolate hazelnut cakeThis cake isn’t an Italian recipe at all, but it was a huge hit in my household over Christmas in Friuli. It is built around rich and nutty tasting ingredients that […]

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Curly Questions

If, say, one eats a high GI meal, how much lemon juice needs to be consumed to bring the reading down to low GI? I am not at all suggesting this as a way of life, but I want to understand how I can overcome a problem, if it comes up.Research findings over the past […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Why weekends can be the worst enemy of weight lossFor many people (men in particular), the week’s eating, exercise and lifestyle pattern is quite different to that on the weekend. Attitudes and behaviour tend to be a little more relaxed towards the end of the week with socialising and less constraint on over-indulgence. So does […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Learning about the GI is just like learning to ride a bike or swim.’ – Jack‘I am 74 years old and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 5 years ago. I have relatively good control. My A1C is in the low 7s. I purchased The New Glucose Revolution book in early 2008 (The Low GI […]

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The GI Symbol Program and GI Testing

Contact the GI Symbol ProgramDr Alan W Barclay, PhDChief Scientific Officer, Glycemic Index LtdPhone: +61 2 9785 1037Mob: +61 (0)416 111 046Fax: +61 2 9785 1037Email: *protected email*: www.gisymbol.com.au Contact an accredited GI testing laboratoryNorth AmericaDr Alexandra JenkinsGlycemic Index Laboratories36 Lombard Street, Suite 100Toronto, Ontario M5C 2X3 CanadaPhone +1 416 861 0506Email *protected email* www.gilabs.com AustraliaFiona Atkinson […]

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