IN THIS ISSUE: What are the secrets to a long and happy life? Is there such a thing as a diabetes diet? Added sugar labeling on the horizon; Dried fruit: 10 GI values; Dr Alan Barclay counts the calories in alcoholic beverages; Nicole Senior checks out fermented foods; Dianna Crisp offers tips for choosing canned fruits; Why isn’t the GI value per 100 grams so I can compare foods? Download the full PDF version here.

Blue Zone people

Food for Thought

Blueprint for longer, healthier lives. Hot on the heels of the piles of cookbooks published in the lead up to Christmas will come January’s “promises-promises-lose-weight-effortlessly” diet books to help us[...]

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Protein Superfood Diet

News Briefs

New systematic review reports there is “currently insufficient evidence to state that one diet is superior to another for treating overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes”; Added sugar labelling is on[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Alcohol: the calories no one seems to be counting. The potential negative health effects of drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages are well known and publicised. The average Australian appears to have taken[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

Fermented foods are back. Everything Grandma is new again. Everywhere you look there is a revival of time-honoured food preserving skills including jams, preserves, pickles and chutneys. What was once a prudent[...]

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What I eat: Maine Norberg from Sweden

Nicole Senior talks to Maine Norberg, a highly experienced dietitian, now District Manager Community Nutrition South Western Sydney Local Health District, New South Wales, Australia. What is your cultural[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen this month

There’s lots of veg in the GI News Kitchen this month with Anneka’s zucchini, quinoa and egg slice, fermenting (carrots) and a wonderful “head into summer” salad (broad beans and tomatoes). So aprons on and[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Your favourite fruits all year round! Most of us need to be encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables, whether they be fresh, frozen, dried or canned – whatever form best fits our lifestyle and pocket. Fresh[...]

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Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

“I find the foods difficult to compare in the various GI tables you publish in your books and this newsletter as none of them are for the same amount etc. It would make it a lot easier to compare foods if you[...]

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