GI News—October 2012

Dr Alan Barclay on single nutrient fad diets and why they can be high GI;  Discovering rice’ s GI gene;  The benefits of switching to a low GI diet in pregnancy; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on pregnancy and optimal weight gain; Emma Stirling with the scoop on herbs; Three low GI recipes to enjoy. ‘Whether hot […]

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Food for Thought

Tea and coffee break. ‘Whether hot or cold, strong or weak, black or green, sweet or smoky, oolong or pekoe, with milk or lemon, bag or leaf, tea is the universal drink of countless millions.’ – Tea: A global history, Reaktion Books. We asked Glenn Cardwell to bring us up to date on recent studies […]

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What’s New?

Using the GI in pregnancy. ‘In the long run, excessive weight gain in pregnancy has contributed to the current epidemic of obesity in women and children,’ says Prof Jennie Brand-Miller in her new book, The Bump to Baby Low GI Eating Plan (Hachette Australia). ‘A woman who gains too much during pregnancy gives birth to […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on herbs. Emma Stirling APDDo you love culinary herbs as much as we do? Basil, rosemary, parsley, coriander/cilantro, chives and more you’ll find them popping up all over our GI News recipes. They don’t factor directly in GI, but the growing health story has us skipping back down the garden path for more. […]

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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 photosbysergio.com. Spaghetti with parsley sauce. No Italian household is ever […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole SeniorMyth: Tea and coffee are dehydrating. Everyone assumes that caffeine-containing beverages such as tea and coffee dehydrate, but it’s an urban legend. Seriously high amounts of caffeine are needed before you lose more water than you drink in your cup of tea or coffee. Even if you had a really, really strong cup of […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay A diet of unintended consequences. Whatever your health problem (being overweight/obese, or having type 2 diabetes or heart disease), what many fad diet solutions have in common, is advising you to severely limit or completely avoid the nutrient that is supposedly responsible for it. Turning the clock back, carbohydrate was THE nutrient […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. I am 3 months pregnant. Should I monitor my weight? I don’t want to be left with ‘difficult-to-budge pounds after my baby is born. Well, not for too long! As a routine part of care, your obstetric care providers will keep an eye on your weight gain but most […]

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