GI News – November 2014

What you need to know about stevia; Dr Alan Barclay on the fibre paradox; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller: why we don’t talk about simple and complex carbs any more; Fat cats, hungry birds and jet-lagged mice; Put fun into fitness with walking says Emma Sandall; Nicole Senior checks out sweet strawberries and Anneka Manning and Johanna […]

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Food for Thought

Paradoxically…   When it comes to paradoxes, nutrition science produces its fair share. The French paradox has been followed by the Spanish paradox, the Australian paradox, the alpine paradox and more. The French paradox was based on observational studies that found that despite enjoying their cheese, butter, cream, foie gras and confit de canard, French people […]

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What’s new?

Sweet as! Four stories on sugars and sweetness feature in this issue of GI News. Run Rodent, Run!   In September 2014, a study linking artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose and saccharin) to the risk of diabetes hit the headlines. If you saw the headlines, you may have been tempted to bin your favourite alternative sweetener. What got […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Berry, berry good   I’ve got strawberries growing in pots and they’re coming on beautifully, however I did lose a few to Mr Two who took a while to understand you have to wait until they’re red to pick them; he didn’t seem to mind eating them green but they don’t ripen after picking. He […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking  Anneka Manning, 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 ways that assure success in the kitchen.  Strawberry, maple and pistachio parfait  A delicious […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness with Emma Sandall

Walking   Spring is here in Sydney. It seems to bestow on us all a bright energy, just like the flowers coming into bloom. My friends and I decided that this is the year of exploring more of the city we live in: getting to know all its nooks and crannies; its beautiful coastlines and […]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Australia’s Dietary Fibre Paradox.  Bowel cancer, or colorectal cancer (CRC) to use its more scientific name, is one of the most common cancers in Australian men and women with 62 out of every 100,000 people diagnosed each year. It is also a leading cause of cancer in the USA (44 diagnosed per 100,000 people) and UK […]

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News from the Glycemic Index Foundation

New Total Wellbeing Diet plus low GI carbs online program. The Glycemic Index Foundation has joined forces with CSIRO in an enhanced version of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. We are seeking up to 5000 Australians between the ages of 18 and 74 to take part in a three-month trial of the online program, which […]

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Q&A with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. Why don’t you use the terms simple and complex carbohydrates anymore? Research on the glycemic index over the past 30+ years has shown us that using terms like “simple” or “complex” tells us nothing about how the carbohydrates in the foods and beverages we consume affect our blood glucose […]

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