In the GI News Kitchen

Meal planning made easy with Taste Planner. Taste Planner provides personalised meal plans with nutritional information and a shopping list that you can access on your mobile (cell), laptop, desktop or tablet. To date, Diabetes Australia has partnered with tasteplanner.com.au to give users access to over 550 diabetes-friendly recipes. Subscribers also get access to 25 […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness

Let’s Go Surfing!Ever wanted to try surfing but been too intimidated by waves, other surfers, or a general lack of know how? Don’t be! There are a great number of excellent surf schools out there and wonderful, passionate surfing instructors who know exactly how to get you into the water and standing on the board […]

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Update with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Making healthy choices, easy choices.   For our overall health and wellbeing, our bodies need a wide variety of essential nutrients including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, etc. Apart from breast milk, no one food or drink offers the lot. That’s why it’s important to consume a wide variety of foods and […]

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Q&A with Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  I want to make my own hot cross buns this year, which flour has the lowest GI value and do you have a low GI recipe for making them? To date there are no GI ratings for refined flour whether it’s made from wheat, soy or other grains. This is […]

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GI News—March 2014

New GI value for corn syrup;    Why high fibre foods are not necessarily low GI;   Indigenous health and why bush food is really, really good;   David Katz: Fathoming the calorie;   Nicole Senior bites into apples in Taste of Health, and Anneka Manning whips up a batch of bircher muesli with apples; Emma […]

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Food for Thought

Fathoming the calorie.  ‘I have some trouble fathoming our constant questioning of the calorie: Is a calorie really a calorie? Do calories really count? After all, a calorie is a precise and specific unit of energy, or heat. Namely, it is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 cubic centimeter of water at […]

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What’s new?

Diabetes: We are in it together.  Living in a household implies sharing duties and responsibilities but it could also imply sharing your diabetes. A research team from the McGill University Health Centre has shown, through combined analyses of several studies, evidence that spousal diabetes is a diabetes risk factor. These findings, in BMC Medicine, have […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Apples“She’ll be apples” is a quaint Australian turn of phrase meaning everything will be all right, and it appears when it comes to our health, apples really live up to it. It has become an emblem for healthy eating, representing all that is nutritious, simple and good, overcoming its morally dubious (remember the Garden of […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking, Anneka Manning, author of Bake Eat Love. Learn to Bake in 3 Simple Steps and founder of Sydney’s BakeClub, shares her delicious ‘better-for-you’ recipes for snacks, desserts and treats the whole family will love. Through both her writing and cooking school, Anneka teaches home cooks to bake in practical and approachable yet inspiring […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness

PilatesI began Pilates training when I was sixteen. Ballet dancers often do. It becomes apparent, around that age, that if you want to have a successful career, and avoid injury, you need more than a ballet class a day – you need all the help you can get. During my long dancing career I kept […]

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