GI News—May 2014

Try Taste Planner’s low GI salmon with white bean mash;  Bake your own wild harvested wattleseed bread; Alan Barclay looks at the bountiful benefits of fruit;  Nicole Senior has an orange crush; Anneka Manning bakes a whole orange and walnut cake for Mother’s Day;  Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions about juice and GI. GI News Editor: […]

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Food for Thought

Is juicing the solution, asks Glenn Cardwell. “You are not serious about your health until you juice combinations of fruits and vegetables, according to those that pray at the Church of Blended Plants. You exchange recipes online and discuss the best juicers and blenders on the market and tell the world of nature’s wonders. But will […]

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What’s new?

Eat to beat cholesterol with low GI legumes – beans, peas and lentils.They aren’t labelled “cholesterol-fighters” like oats, barley or nuts, but eating just one serving of legumes such as beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas a day can help reduce “bad cholesterol” according to the findings of a meta-analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Orange crush.  I love how you can tell whenever someone is eating an orange, even if you can’t even see them. It’s the gorgeously perfumed spray of orange oil released from the peel that gives the game away; an instant room freshener. Another reason I like oranges is because a boy I liked at school […]

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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

Cycling stretches. I have recently had great fun cycling in the English countryside with my brother and his friends. My brother is a keen cyclist and it’s his favourite way to get away from it all and get exercise and stay fit. I have been introducing him to the benefits of Pilates stretches specifically designed […]

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Update with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay The bountiful benefits of fruit.   Whatever your beliefs are about the origin of human life, one fact is relatively common to all. Be it from the trees in the Garden of Eden or the berries and fruits consumed by our ancient hominid ancestors – the first solid food consumed by our […]

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Q&A with Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  Are you better off drinking a small glass of fruit juice than a soft drink, cordial or sports drink? Fruit juices have a low GI in most cases (40–50) and they contribute valuable micronutrients that you won’t find in alternative beverages. Some fruit juices are not low GI, e.g. […]

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