GI News—October 2009

Does organic food have more nutrients? Looking for healthy ways to eat well and lose weight – start a cookbook club High meat diets and diabetes risk Catherine Saxelby on why tomatoes are tops Two new recipes from the GI News kitchen Michael Pollan on why NOT cooking may be bad for our health Check […]

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Food for Thought

Off the couch and into the kitchen In a typically thought provoking piece in the New York Times magazine, ‘Out of the Kitchen, onto the Couch’, Michael Pollan writes: ‘…here’s what I don’t get: How is it that we are so eager to watch other people browning beef cubes on screen but so much less […]

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News Briefs

Does organic food have more nutrients? Glenn Cardwell comments on a UK study. A report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition came to the conclusion that organically grown produce and livestock had a similar nutrient offering to conventionally grown food. The reviewers trawled all the research for the past 50 years and found […]

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Foodwatch with Catherine Saxelby

Tomatoes are tops in any healthy diet Cherry, egg, vine-ripened, ox-heart or teardrop; raw, grilled, oven-roasted or sun-dried; canned, bottled or in paste form – whichever way you eat them, tomatoes are a versatile ingredient of any healthy diet and a top super food. In terms of consumption, they are our second favourite vegetable after […]

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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 HERE. Frittata with fresh herbsA frittata is an open-faced omelet. […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Some foods burn fat. Nicole Senior Fact: Burning body fat (losing weight) requires an energy deficit and individual foods are unlikely to make a big difference to your waistline.The idea that some foods have inherent fat-burning properties has been around for some time. Until I typed ‘fat-burning foods’ into my search engine I had […]

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Talking Turkey with Prof Trim

True or false? You have to bust a gut to lose a gut. Sit-ups will not help reduce fat off the waist. Exercise is better than dieting for weight loss. Swimming is better than walking for weight loss. Exercise before breakfast is better for fat loss. Sauna baths are good for fat loss. Weight lifting […]

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Your Success Stories

I’m frustrated and angry at being ignored for so long. I fell through the net. My experience should become a case study to avoid the problem occurring for other people. – Angus ‘Some 20 years ago when I went home to visit my family in Scotland I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and put […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

Alan BarclayFacelift for the GI SymbolLook out for the new and much brighter GI Symbol in your supermarket. The new Symbol, which started appearing on products on supermarket shelves in Australia at the end of September, has all the same trusted credentials as the old one. We have just given it a facelift to make […]

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GI Update

The latest GI values with Fiona AtkinsonNew low GI breakfast cereal‘It’s good to have some low GI flaked cereals available on the market that taste great and are nutritionally sound,’ says SUGiRS manager Fiona Atkinson. ‘GI testing the Goodness Heart 1st cereal was really easy as the volunteers loved the toasted flakes, oats and dried […]

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