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MARCH 2016

In this issue: Nigella Lawson: “It’s what you add to a diet that’s important”; Cinnamon and blood glucose – the jury is out; Extra virgin olive oil blunts BGLs; Vinegar’s pucker power reduces BGLs and may cut cravings; Lupins’ pulse power; Which oil for heart health? Potatoes and BGLs; Anneka’s low GI salmon cakes with zesty lemon sauce; Low GI recipe nutrition criteria. Download the full PDF version here.


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Food for Thought

The Power of Positive Eating. “We all make our best decisions from positivity … It’s what you add to a diet that’s important (and by diet I mean collection of things one eats, not restriction of things).[...]

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News Briefs

This month we cut through the confusion on cinnamon and blood glucose; look at why fats matter for optimal insulin administration; and why and how to make the most of Australian sweet lupin flour and flakes.[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

What makes blood glucose go up and down?  With respect to the major nutrients in foods and beverages, carbohydrates have the most profound effect on blood glucose and insulin levels, however, protein and fats also[...]

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Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

One gets the idea that taking apple cider vinegar can assist lowering blood glucose. Does it matter if taken before meals or after? Can you take it at each meal time? What sort of reduction can you expect? Several[...]

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Heartfelt Health with Nicole Senior

Here, I’ll be focusing on good food and good living for heart health throughout 2016. Each month, I’ll bring you news you can use and ideas to inspire you to look after your heart. Whether it’s high[...]

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Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

The popular potato.  Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) are tubers (swollen underground storage stems) and were first domesticated in the high Andes near Lake Titicaca some 7000 years ago, although those potatoes would[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Anneka Manning is back in the GI News Kitchen with salmon cakes the whole family will love (don’t plan on leftovers), and Chrissy Freer shares her gluten-free twist on fruit crumble by topping fresh plums with[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

The Low GI cook. From every day to gourmet, I love looking at cook books for inspiration. But I do tend to home in on low GI recipes where the main carbohydrate food is already low or lower GI or recipes that I[...]

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The University of Sydney News

In this section we will be covering all you need to know about GI Testing, the partnership with the Glycemic Index Foundation and their initiatives including the GI Symbol Program and CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. We[...]

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