GI News—October 2013

 Sleep and diabetes risk;  Is insulin response more important than the GI value? Tomato Magic with Nicole Senior;   Four recipes including Wonton asparagus soup and Anneka’s Baked eggs in nests with tomato and spinach;   The difference in being rich or poor in gut bacteria;   Dr David Katz new book: Disease Proof;    China’s diabetes […]

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Food for Thought

Sugar, diabetes and why the state of our health is not about any one thing.  Many of the nutrition studies we share with GI News readers are prospective studies. Looking at large groups of people over a period of time (usually many years), the researchers mine the data (rather like gold prospectors) looking for links […]

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What’s New?

Dementia risk and BGLs.  Blood sugar levels averaged over a five-year period were associated with rising risks for developing dementia, according to the findings of a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. For example: In people without diabetes, risk for dementia was 18% higher for people with an average glucose level […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Tomato magic. ‘Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in fruit salad.’ This is one of my favourite quotable quotes and refers to one of the many botanical versus culinary inconsistencies in the world of food. Olives and avocadoes are the other obvious examples of fruits that we usually eat […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking, Anneka Manning, author of Bake Eat Love. Learn to Bake in 3 Simple Steps and founder of Sydney’s BakeClub, shares her delicious ‘better-for-you’ recipes for snacks, desserts and treats the whole family will love. Through both her writing and cooking school, Anneka teaches home cooks to bake in practical and approachable yet inspiring […]

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We Are What We Ate

The evolution of dietary recommendations for diabetes.   They knew about diabetes in ancient Egypt. Physician Hesy-Ra of the 3rd Dynasty describes various diseases including a polyuric syndrome, presumably diabetes, in what is now known as the Ebers papyrus (1500BCE). Ancient Ayurvedic texts from India go further describing two types of diabetes-like conditions – congenital and […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayDiabetes and pre-diabetes epidemic in China.   China is now the global epicentre of diabetes and pre-diabetes according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Nearly two out of three Chinese adults has diabetes or prediabetes. In 2010, a survey of Chinese adults found that 11.6%, equivalent to a […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  Isn’t the insulin response more important than the GI value? Wouldn’t it be better to have an insulin index of foods? The insulin demand exerted by foods is indeed important for long-term health, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that we need an insulin index of foods instead of a glycemic […]

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French Toast with Mixed Berries

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 6 minutes Serves: 2             Ingredients: 2 slices Bürgen® Wholegrains and Oats Bread 100g mixed berries (fresh or frozen) 1 egg ½ cup reduced fat milk Optional : 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey 50g low fat natural yogurt Sprinkle with LSA* Mix (Linseed, […]

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Food for Thought

Should you be eating that, it’s full of sugar?  Last month one of our readers (a self confessed, long-time follower of the Montignac diet) was outraged that we had published a recipe that included sugar (by which she specifically means sucrose). Montignac does use sugar in his recipes – his sugar of choice is fructose […]

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