GI News—October 2008

40 new GI values Spices protect against high blood glucose Why isn’t the weight coming off my waist? Is there a GI number I should strive for each day? Camomile tea and diabetes Can you die of a ‘broken heart’? For a whole range of reasons we tend to classify foods as being ‘good’ or […]

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Food for Thought

All food is goodFor a whole range of reasons we tend to classify foods as being ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Dietitian Glenn Cardwell suggests we change our way of thinking about food and drop the guilt trip. It’s about the ratio not the food he says in his new book, Getting Kids to Eat Well. Here’s […]

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News Briefs

Canadian Diabetes Association announces new Clinical Practice GuidelinesOne of three key nutrition messages of the new guidelines is ‘Replacing high-glycemic index carbohydrates with low-glycemic index carbohydrates in mixed meals has a clinically significant effect on glycemic control in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.’ The other two key nutrition messages: ‘Nutrition therapy can […]

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Food of the Month with Catherine Saxelby

Want to lose weight? Add more mushrooms Catherine Saxelby Mushrooms add a rich deep savoury flavour for very few calories and are almost as indispensable as onions in cooking. Think of the difference mushrooms make to stroganoff, risotto, omelet, stir-fries, salads and of course stuffed mushrooms. It’s all due to their high content of glutamate, […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Mushroom and asparagus noodle soup with sprouts and chilli With mushrooms the flavour of the month, we asked Veronica Cuskelly to share one of her recipes from her new book (with Nicole Senior), Heart Food. Veronica says: ‘Don’t be dismayed by the length of the ingredient list. The flavours combine to create a truly mouth-watering […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: You can’t die of a broken heart Nicole Senior Fact: Yes you can, but heart-friendly food shared with loved ones might well be the cure. A broken heart may well be the stuff of romantic novels and sonnets, however modern medicine is now shining a light on the connection between the wellbeing of the […]

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Healthy Kids with Susie Burrell

Lifestyle Lesson 3: Table talk matters (with the television off)For many modern families, the idea of sitting down together to enjoy a home-cooked meal at 6 pm each weeknight is a pretty unfamiliar scenario. Long working hours with even longer commutes, both parents at work and an increasing number of single parent families are just […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

‘Help! I’m losing off the arms and shoulders, but it doesn’t seem to be coming off the waist.’ – JimFat cells on the male upper body are all similar i.e. they’re large and lipolytic meaning that they give up their fat as energy easily. The waist, for most men, is where they store reserves of […]

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Curly Questions

“I am a type 2 diabetic who tracks my carbs with the GI; however, I was wondering about how the GI should actually be used when other foods that are high in protein, but contain the proper amount and type of fat too, are eaten knowing this slows the digestive process and helps regulated the […]

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Your Success Stories

‘I’m having fewer hypos, I am on low doses of insulin and I feel much better.’ – Sarah‘About six months ago I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which I managed with insulin. I read lots of handouts about how to manage diabetes with diet, but the focus was very much on reducing sugar in my […]

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