GI News—March 2013

Jamie’s low GI 15-minute Falafel wraps/grilled veg & salsa;   Take that (glycemic) load off your diet and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes;   Fat facts and fat fiction – the state of the evidence;  Was ancient man a vegetarian asks Dr Rob Dunn;  The Longevity Project;   The scoop on pearl couscous; […]

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Food for Thought

What’s irisin? Glenn Cardwell brings us up to speed on this interesting hormone.   Glenn Cardwell ‘Don’t you like to be the first person in your group to use a new word? Sitting at the dining table commenting: “Excuse me, you have a little bit of food on your philtrum”. Well now, rather than saying something […]

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What’s New?

Fat facts and fat fiction.   Dietary advice about fat is always controversial, and even experts disagree about what recommendations are supported by current evidence. Kevin Lomangino, editor of Clinical Nutrition Insight contributed to the recent US Consumer Reports piece (which was also extensively edited and reviewed by nutrition scientists). In a Guest Post on […]

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Get the Scoop

The scoop on pearl couscous.  Unlike traditional couscous, pearl couscous which takes its name from its pearl-like shape and size is often described as a ‘toasted pasta specialty’. Like regular pasta, it is made from hard (durum) wheat and water. But instead of being dried, it is toasted in an oven. It has a rich, […]

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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. Winter vegetable mix.  Leave it to the Italians to […]

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We Are What We Ate

Was ancient man a vegetarian? Robb Dunn reviews the evidence.  First published in Scientific American. This edited and updated extract reprinted with their kind permission. Rob Dunn ‘Right now, one half of all Americans are on a diet. The other half just gave up on their diets and are on a binge. Collectively, we are […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Reduce that load and reduce your risk.  A-grade research (think Olympic gold level) from around the world over the past 20-plus years has shown pretty conclusively that type 2 diabetes is not caused by any single nutrient or food (such as sugar) but from a combination of diet and lifestyle risk factors. […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  I have never been much of a meat eater and have decided to go completely vegetarian. Can you give me some tips on making sure that I get all the nutrients I need.  Building your diet around plant foods such as wholegrains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds […]

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