GI News—September 2010

Wanted! Low GI fast food choices Why it’s time to raise the bar and lower the GI cut-offs for fast foods Low carb or low fat for weight loss? The choice is yours if you can stick to it Masterchef. The other ‘big M’ and healthy home-cooked meals How nutrition health halos trick us into […]

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Food for Thought

It’s time to raise the bar and lower the GI cut-offs for fast foods and convenience meals The GI was introduced back in 1981 to rate the glycemic character of the carbohydrate in individual foods like bread, breakfast cereal, rice, pasta, apples etc. The purpose was to exchange one carbohydrate source with another for snacks […]

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News Briefs

Wanted! Low GI fast food choices Carmel Smart’s study in Diabetes Care reported that swapping high GI for low GI carbs in 4 healthy breakfast options brought additional benefits for children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes on multiple daily injections and helped reduce post-meal hyperglycemia. What happens, however, when young people with type 1 […]

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Get the Scoop on Nutrition with Emma Stirling

The scoop on nutrition health halos and how they trick us into treats Emma Stirling APD In today’s health-aware world we are bombarded with nutrition messages. Words like ‘natural’, ‘diet’, ‘light’, and ‘low- or no-fat’ entice us with ‘ticks’, ‘star bursts’ and other bells and whistles every time we shop or stop for food. But […]

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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. Rice pudding with almond cherry sauce Cherries and almonds […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Food cooked at home is always healthier Nicole SeniorFact: Just because you cook it yourself, doesn’t mean it’s healthy.It depends on what you cook, how you cook it and how much you eat. Food and cooking are back in fashion. This cultural shift is punctuated by the phenomena of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, the […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Lowering the GI of fast food and convenience meals Food companies around the globe have made concerted efforts to reduce sodium/salt, saturated and trans fats in the food supply. In Australia, for example, the Heart Foundation’s Tick program estimates it has helped remove 235 tonnes of salt from the Australian food supply, […]

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GI Update

GI Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller If additional fat and protein cause lower glycemic responses, shouldn’t you advocate higher protein or higher fat diets for people with diabetes? Yes and no. It’s a matter of degree and quality, rather than quantity. This type of diet shouldn’t be taken to extremes because very low carb diets […]

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