GI News—March 2010

Prime your metabolism to burn fat Eggs for breakfast help weight loss Blood glucose and cancer risk Renovate your breakfast with grains, cereals and porridges New GI values for breads and juice beverages Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on why breakfast flakes have a high GI This month we take a look at breakfast in Food for […]

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Food for Thought

Prime your metabolism to burn fat with a low GI breakfast Breakfast jump-starts your metabolism, helps you concentrate better (no hunger pangs to distract you) and generally gets the day off to a good start. Forget the excuses. It’s easy to whip up. There actually aren’t fixed rules about when to have breakfast. We all […]

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News Briefs

More fat loss bang for your exercise buck with a low GI breakfast‘If you are trying to shed fat, you may consider eating low GI foods before you exercise,’ suggests Dr Emma Stevenson. Her study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that a low GI breakfast before exercising could help with weight loss because […]

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Renovate your Recipes

Renovate your breakfast with grains, cereals and porridges Sue Radd Dietitian Sue Radd’s The Breakfast Book highlights the vital role breakfast plays in our health and wellbeing, and offers deliciously original porridge and muesli recipes from around the world made with unprocessed or minimally processed grains – Baked brown rice porridge with fruits, Buckwheat porridge […]

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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. Fruit compote with Grand MarnierItalians eat fruit for dessert. […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Gluten-free foods are better for you. Nicole Senior Fact: Only people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance are better off eating gluten-free foods – and some gluten-free foods aren’t so healthy.The range of gluten-free food products has exploded in recent years and now widely available in supermarkets. While this is great news for sufferers […]

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Body Work with Glenn Cardwell

‘When should I exercise? I have read that you will burn more fat if you exercise before breakfast.’ Glenn Cardwell ‘The biggest factor for burning body fat is whether you do the activity in the first place. It may be interesting to speculate whether you burn more fat in certain circumstances, but the best I […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayFinding healthy low GI breakfast cerealsDespite all the noise about sugar there’s more to making healthy choices in the breakfast aisle than going for the one with the least amount of sugar on the nutrition info panel. Good choices will: Be high in fibre (from wholegrains or dried fruit) Be low in added […]

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GI Update

GI Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller ‘I am curious why high-fibre cereals like Bran Flakes that look so healthy, and everyone assumes are healthy, actually have a high GI?‘Bran Flakes and Raisin Bran are fibre-rich breakfast cereals designed to keep you ‘healthy on the inside’ as they say. But they are high GI and digested […]

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