GI News—October 2007

This month in ‘Food for Thought’, Prof Mike Archer serves up lean, green and good for your heart fare for farming Australia in a healthier way for people and planet alike: one that won’t suck up scarce water resources for unsustainable monoculture or blow any productivity left in the soil out to sea. Jill Dupleix […]

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Food for Thought

Kangaroo meat – lean, green, clean and good for your heart‘Kangaroos are of particular importance to Australia’s conservation and economic future, not only for their biological significance and iconic status, but because of their special value as a source of meat,’ says Prof Mike Archer, Dean of Science at the University of New South Wales. […]

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GI News Briefs

Giving kids diet foods and drinks may fuel obesityResearch published in a recent issue of Obesity reports that a young rat can be made to overeat when it’s given low-calorie foods and drinks on a daily basis. It may be a big leap to say the same thing happens in our kids, but lead author […]

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Low GI Food of the Month

Asian greensThere are many reasons to tuck into Asian greens. To start with they are crunchy, delicious and nutritious. And if that’s not enough, they are extremely easy to prepare, quick to cook and versatile – simply steam them, add them to stir-fries, soups or even casseroles. They are part of the same cruciferous celeb […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Our chef Kate Hemphill develops delicious recipes for GI News that showcase seasonal ingredients and make it easy for you to prepare healthy low GI meals and snacks. For more of Kate’s seasonal fare, check out: www.lovetocook.co.uk Kate Hemphill Simple Summer SpaghettiAs the seasons change and some of our readers are heading into spring, and […]

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Busting Food Myths

Carbs and protein shouldn’t be eaten togetherPopular nutritional myths exist about food combining – the theory that certain foods should not be eaten together, especially carbohydrates such as bread, potato and grains with proteins such as meat or fish. The theory also suggests that fruit should not be combined with anything. ‘There is no sound […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Tomorrow I am running a half marathon and the glycemic index helped get me there!’ – Tricia ‘I was so sad when I read the August newsletter and read how unreceptive the diabetic association was to the glycemic index. I am a firm believer in the GI because it has changed my life. I am […]

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Move It & Lose It with Professor Trim

Fighting colds with exercise Dr Garry Egger aka Prof Trim If you have diabetes and are more prone to colds and flu, here’s another way to protect yourself during cold and flu season. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle (American Journal of Medicine, October 2006) found post-menopausal women who work out regularly […]

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Dr David’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

TV ground rulesOf the many factors that contribute to excessive weight gain in kids, TV may be the most influential. It certainly takes time away from active pursuits from playing sports to simply playing. But it also contributes through the mouth. A recent report from Australia published in Health Promotion International (31 August 2007) that […]

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Books, DVDs, Websites: What’s New?

Lighten Up: A healthy new way to cookJill Dupleix This is not a diet book. As former Times cookery editor, food writer and author of 14 cookbooks Jill Dupleix says in her introduction, it’s for ‘people who love their food but want to be healthy. It’s a way of moving your kitchen, your cooking and […]

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