GI News—May 2009

Taxing soft drinks Low GI diet halves women with gestational diabetes needing insulin Sweetening with stevia ‘GI the most critical tool in managing our child’s diabetes.’ Low GI sugar: your questions answered New GI values In a ‘Perspective’ piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Yale University’s Kelly Brownell and New York City Health […]

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Food for Thought

Our drink problem‘How we drink and what we drink today is the result of major advances in food processing, distribution and aggressive marketing campaigns on the part of the beverage industry,’ says Prof Barry Popkin in his new book, The World Is Fat. ‘Throughout the world, from about 1990 on, the beverage industry has been […]

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News Briefs

Why low GI foods make you feel fullResearchers at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London report that low GI meals increased the levels of GLP-1 gut hormone levels, leading to the suppression of appetite and the feeling of fullness in a paper presented at the annual society for endocrinology BES meeting […]

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Foodwatch with Catherine Saxelby

Stevia to the rescue in the noncaloric beverage business Catherine Saxelby Zero-calorie sweetener, stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) hit the headlines in the Wall Street Journal in December 2008 with the announcement that the FDA were approving two rebiana-based sweeteners (from rebaudioside A, a highly purified extract of stevia) as being safe for use as a general […]

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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 Herbed fettuccine nests Here is a terrific tasting pasta dish that is easy to make and just as easy to digest. The ingredients are few and unassuming, yet with careful attention given to their […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Heart attack is a men’s problem Nicole Senior Fact: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women (in the US, Australia & the UK)I always prick up my ears when a high-profile person dies from a heart attack. The list is very long, and not really surprising when you consider heart disease […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Vitamin D deficiency: a lack of sunlight or something else?Vitamin D is a pro-hormone, which comes from sunlight, or artificial UV light exposure, as well as some types of foods (oily fish, some meat sources and fortified processed foods). Sources from sunlight however are more potent. And Australians have plenty of this. So it seems […]

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Curly Questions

What’s the GI and GL of raw wheat bran. We have a brand here in the UK called Jordans Wheat Bran which is quite coarse.If your raw wheat bran is the same as ours here in Australia, then this is a very low carbohydrate product that can’t have a GI or GL (it’s too low […]

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Your Success Stories

‘We found the GI the most critical tool in managing our children’s diabetes.’ – Margie‘I have two type 1 diabetic children, one diagnosed 12 years ago at age three and the other in 2007 at age two. Thanks to Prof Jennie Brand-Miller and colleagues, my husband and I were able to use the GI in […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

LoGicane™: your questions answered Alan Barclay The launch of the low GI sweetener LoGicane™ in Australia in March sparked immense interest from around the globe. A growing disenchantment with non-nutritive tabletop sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose, and the hypothesis that high fructose corn syrups are fuelling the obesity epidemic in the USA, are a couple […]

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