GI News—November 2012

Bring on the beans;  Gut bacteria and diabetes;   Exploring how gut microbes react to probiotic yogurt;   Nicole Senior investigates the myth that most people can’t digest milk; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on diet and breast milk; Emma Stirling with the scoop on yogurt; Two low GI recipes to enjoy including one from Yotam Ottolenghi’s new […]

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Food for Thought

The gut microbiota – a new piece of the obesity puzzle?  Our GI (gastrointestinal) tract is home to a diverse collection of bacteria, viruses and archaea, collectively known as the gut microbiota. Patricia Lopez-Legarrea from the University of Navarra, Spain and Nicholas Fuller from The Boden Institute, The University of Sydney bring us up to […]

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What’s New?

Bring on the beans. In Archives of Internal Medicine, Dr David Jenkins and colleagues report on a study that found consuming about 1 cup (190g) of cooked legumes (beans, chickpeas or lentils) helped people with diabetes manage their blood glucose. It also lowered total cholesterol and triglycerides. The 3-month study with a group of 121 […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on yogurt. Emma Stirling APD Do you love yogurt? We do at GI News. Obviously it has a whole lot to do with yogurt’s low GI that makes it a perfect, portable snack to get you through the afternoon. But it’s the package of nutrients, versatility and huge range of offerings that sees […]

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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. Caramelised autumn fruit with yogurt sauce – Italian style Italians […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole SeniorMyth: Most people can’t digest milk.The fact that milk is a commonly eaten food throughout the world suggests we can and do digest it. The story of how this came to be is fascinating, and I was introduced to it by Glenn Cardwell, dietitian and fellow myth-buster, via Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending’s book, […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Better heart health with a low GI diet These days, most people are aware of the importance of cutting back the saturated fat and choosing the good fats for heart health. What they are much less aware of is that being choosy about the carbs they eat can also help prevent heart disease. […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. I am breastfeeding my baby. What’s the connection between my diet and my milk? In well-nourished women, there’s no real connection between your diet and your ability to produce milk. Most mothers will draw on stores built up during pregnancy to supply the building blocks of human milk. From day […]

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