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GI News—October 2014

Food addiction? Unlikely. Eating addiction is more likely; Dr Alan Barclay on the sodium/potassium balance; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on total carbs, net carbs and available carbs; What you need to know about inulin; Emma Sandall talks to Rhys Johnson about skating for fun and fitness; Nicole Senior checks out broccoli and Anneka Manning and Johanna […]

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Food for Thought

What’s for dinner? The omnivore’s daily dilemma.  “Omnivores, such as rats and humans, faced with an enormous number of potential foods, must choose wisely. They are always in danger of eating something harmful or eating too much of a good thing.” (Paul Rozin, 1976) In his Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan reminds us of the pros and cons […]

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What’s new?

Diet research, stuck in the stone age. A current diet study making headlines purportedly asked, and answered this question: Which is better for weight loss and improving cardiac risk, a low-fat or a low-carb diet? writes Dr David Katz in the Huffington Post. The following edited summary is reproduced with his permission. But the study didn’t even really […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Hearts and flowers.  “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli” proclaimed the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush. Let me […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking.  Anneka Manning, 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 ways that assure success in the kitchen.   Broccoli, feta and mint frittata.  Simple, tasty and […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness with Emma Sandall

Skateboarding.   It is not unusual for boys to come to dance and ballet technique later in life, often in their mid- to-late teens. This year I have been teaching a range of wonderful young men from many different backgrounds. What is refreshing is their determination and discipline, as well as mature understanding of themselves gained […]

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Update with Dr Alan Barclay

Reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke by balancing sodium and potassium. Dietary guidelines from around the world recommend that people eat less, or limit, added salt and salty foods. They are talking about sodium chloride, the most common salt added to foods, which has been consumed by humans for many thousands of years. […]

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Q&A and New Product News

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.   I’m confused about carb counts. What’s the difference between total carbs, net carbs and available carbs and does it really matter?  This very sensible question is complicated for several reasons. Let’s start with the labelling regulations of the country you live in. In the United States, for example, the […]

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