GI News—November 2008

GI values for over 2,480 foods in the 2008 International tables of glycemic index Prof Trim: ‘The real issue is not if you are fat, but where the fat’s gone.’ ‘It’s not how much fat you eat, it’s the type that counts,’ says Nicole Senior ‘The GI can be a great friend and tool to […]

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Food for Thought

Inflammation and obesity ‘Any changes aimed at reducing weight without changing all aspects of lifestyle are doomed to failure in the long term in today’s inflammatory environment,’ writes Prof. Garry Egger in his newsletter, Professor Trim’s Waistline (23). ‘So, while health “experts” and dinner party guests continue to argue the merits of the Atkins over […]

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News Briefs

GI of over 2,480 individual food items published The International tables of glycemic index 2008 produced by researchers from the University of Sydney’s Human Nutrition Unit have been published online in Diabetes Care. The tables give the GI (glycemic index) of over 2,480 individual food items – doubling previous data. The key findings says lead […]

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Food of the Month with Catherine Saxelby

Ginger it up! Catherine Saxelby Whether you enjoy it fresh or dried, ginger adds a wonderful fragrance and pungency to your cooking. A key medicinal in traditional Chinese medicine (it has been used for over 2,500 years and it has a reputation for relieving stomach upsets as well as being a digestive aid), many of […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Our chef Kate Hemphill develops deliciously simple recipes for GI News that showcase seasonal ingredients and make it easy for you to cook healthy, low GI meals and snacks. For more of Kate’s fabulous fare, check out her website: www.lovetocook.co.uk. For now, prepare and share good food with family and friends. Kate Hemphill Carrot, ginger […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: A low fat diet is best Nicole Senior Fact: It’s not how much fat you eat, it’s what type of fat that counts.It’s fair to say most people are scared of fat and try to avoid it. However, failure to eat the right kinds of fat is a primary reason why Australia’s national average […]

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Curly Questions

So many times one reads: ‘Eat nuts regularly – a small handful’. Since hand sizes differ greatly I would appreciate if possible some kind of measurement. Good question. That serving ‘a small handful’ is 30–50 g (1–1¾ oz) and doesn’t include the tempting salted kinds. Enjoy that unsalted ‘handful’ 5–7 times a week and halve […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

The real issue is not if you are fat, but where the fat’s goneSo you’ve put on weight – that happens when humans spend too much time in the good paddock. But the real issue is where the fat’s gone – to your belly, to your hips or to places unknown. The average punter typically […]

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Your Success Stories

‘The GI can be a great friend and tool to anyone that battles weight and carb cravings.’ – Stephanie‘I always worked out with weights, and occasional cardio. After my father died, my family broke apart. With all the stress and court drama, I turned to high carb and convenience and comfort foods. I gained 30 […]

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The Latest GI Values with Fiona Atkinson

Shopper’s Guide to GI ValuesThis summary lists the average GI values of more than 60 common carbohydrate-containing foods to help you put the lower GI choices into your shopping trolley and on your plate. The complete 2008 International Tables with the GI of over 2,480 individual food items are published in Diabetes Care (subscription required). […]

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