GI News—November 2011

GI pioneer Prof David Jenkins on GI and the best diet for longterm health Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on GI and mixed meals Babies and blood glucose Why physical activity matters for managing BGLs The scoop on sugar-free foods Does taking vitamin supplements make you healthier? New GI values for Vita-Weat Lunch slices, Up&Go Breakfast Yoghurt […]

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Food for Thought

Fiona Atkinson talks to Prof David Jenkins on GI, diet and longterm health ‘I recently had a great opportunity to talk to Professor David Jenkins (a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, a staff physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the Director of […]

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News Briefs

Babies and blood glucose In a review in The British Journal of Nutrition of the current literature on maternal glycemia and the role of the dietary GI and its impact on pregnancy outcomes, the authors conclude: ‘Data from clinical studies in healthy pregnant women have documented that consuming a low-GI diet during pregnancy reduces peaks […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on sugar-free foods Emma Stirling APD For many years people with diabetes were told to cut out sugar completely. So it’s not surprising that we saw a huge increase in the number of products, from chewing gum to yoghurt, sweetened with alternatives. But in recent times ‘sugar free’ has come under the spotlight […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

American dietitian and author of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Johanna Burani, shares favourite recipes with a low or moderate GI from her Italian kitchen. For more information, check out Johanna’s website. The photographs are by Sergio Burani. His food, travel and wine photography website is photosbysergio.com. Broccoli rabe tricolore‘Tricolore’ is how the Italians refer to […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: Taking vitamin supplements make you healthierFact: Supplements are only helpful to cover deficiencies and only paper over the cracks of a poor diet. There are some health risks attached to popping nutrient pills.This month’s topic came about after a study was published in the well-respected journal Archives of Internal Medicine that found […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay The incredible GI journeyResearch on the GI started a world-wide glucose revolution as it clearly showed that carbs didn’t affect our BGLs the way we thought they did at all. Initially freeing people with diabetes from overly restrictive diets, using the GI as a dietary tool has moved on to weight management […]

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GI Update

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Prof Jennie Brand-Miller Can the GI be applied to everyday meals?Criticism of the GI has focused on unpredictable outcomes of blood glucose values after meals because of variations in fat, protein and fibre content. Most of our meals consist of a variety of foods – not just a single […]

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