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October 2015

IN THIS ISSUE: How carbs helped the evolution of the large human brain; Low carb or low fat for body fat loss? Sweet potatoes combat vitamin A deficiency; Fruit, veg and beta-carotene: 20 GI values; Dr Alan Barclay checks out tooth decay; Nicole’s taste of health focuses on rice; Orange is the new black: beta-carotene in the kitchen with Anneka’s carrot cake and Dr Joanna’s sweet potato chips with coconut fish fingers; Backing up packaging claims – Dianna Crisp explains; Ask Prof Jennie Brand-Miller: Does toasting bread lower the GI? Download the full PDF version here.


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Food for Thought

Brain Power “The popularity of the so-called paleo diet has brought unprecedented attention to the foods consumed by Stone Age or Paleolithic people,” writes Dr Darren Curnoe in The Conversation. The following[...]

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Sweet Potato

News Briefs

Not all calories are created equal when it comes to body fat loss, but over the long term, it’s pretty close; Orange is the new black: ultra-beta-carotene-rich sweet potatoes combat vitamin A deficiency; fruit,[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

It’s not just sugar that causes tooth decay! Tooth decay is caused by bacteria on our teeth producing acid that destroys the enamel. The various sugars in the foods and drinks we consume provide the bacteria[...]

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Photo: The Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook (Hachette Australia)

Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

Rice! A global staple: Rice originated around 10,000 years ago in China since then it has taken the world by storm sprouting many different varieties with different shapes (long, medium and short grain) and[...]

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What I eat: Fumi Somehara from Japan

Nicole Senior talks to Fumi Somehara, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is a passionate and motivated advocate for lifestyle health and wellbeing with a firm philosophy: Eat. Food. Nourish. She is a keen cook,[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen this Month

Orange is the new black in the GI News Kitchen with loads of beta-carotene-rich grated carrot in Anneka’s amazing moist carrot cake and baked sweet potato chips with Dr Joanna’s coconut fish fingers. Plus[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Backing up those claims. Sugar free, fat free, heart healthy, dairy free, high protein, gluten free, paleo friendly: there are a lot of claims out there and it can get very confusing, I even saw a bottled water[...]

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Low GI Family Cookbook (Hachette, Australia)

Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

I love toast for breakfast. Does toasting bread lower the GI? This is a really good question. The GI values for bread you will see are for fresh bread, consumed on its own. One small study conducted some time ago[...]

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