GI News—September 2012

Restoring physical activity into our computer-driven work, school and home environments; Why too much sitting is bad for you; Emma Stirling and the scoop on beetroot; Do spicy foods boost your metabolism? The winning edge: GI and sports performance. Dr Alan Barclay reports; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on the risk factors for gestational diabetes and what […]

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Food for Thought

Why sports and exercise are barely relevant and what really counts is occupational and household activity. Guest contributor Prof Arya Sharma discusses a paper that suggests why attempts to encourage recreational physical activity are largely doomed to fail. Prof. Arya Sharma There is no doubt that reducing sedentariness and increasing physical activity can have enormous […]

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What’s New?

The extra benefits of exercise. In an invited editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine accompanying Chuck Ratzlaff’s paper (discussed in Food for Thought), Profs Wendy Brown and Steven Blair remind us that although prevention of weight gain is extremely important for public health, ‘the benefits of physical activity are not restricted to weight-gain […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on beetroot. Emma Stirling APDDid you enjoy the Olympics? We certainly loved all the talk about healthy eating and fuelling performance. When elite athletes are looking for that microsecond advantage it’s no surprise to hear that tailored sports nutrition is part of today’s solution. One of the most interesting tweets I read (from […]

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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. Beet greens frittelle. Italians love to use every part […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: Spicy food speeds up your metabolismMany people believe they have difficulty losing weight because they have a ‘slow metabolism’. So it’s comforting to think that breaking out in a sweat over a bowl of chilli is boosting your metabolic rate, thanks to its capsaicin (the chemical compound that gives it the heat). […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayThe winning edge: using the GI to maximise performance. Optimising the amount and type of carbohydrate you consume before, during and after an event can provide you with that winning edge. For most forms of physical activity, our muscles preferred source of fuel is glucose. This is because the carbohydrate we eat or […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions. Are you at risk of gestational diabetes? All women should be tested for gestational diabetes in every pregnancy. Women with risk factors are more likely to have gestational diabetes but women with no risk factors at all can also have this problem. There are many different risk factors that […]

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