GI News—September 2014

Sugars, sweeteners and tooth decay; Dr Alan Barclay on alternative sweeteners for weight loss and BGLs; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on low-carb diets; Emma Sandall talks to Wes Doyle about personal training benefits; Nicole Senior checks out honey and Anneka Manning bakes a batch of honey and nut muesli (granola) bars for lunch boxes; Ottolenghi’s roasted […]

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Food for Thought

Keeping it off.  From high protein to low-fat, from eating right for your type to eating like a caveman, any calorie deficit diet (burning more calories than you eat) will help you lose weight. The main game is maintaining that weight loss – converting your old eating and lifestyle patterns into new and healthy ones […]

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What’s new?

Obesity in grizzlies, a natural adaptation to hibernation. Researchers writing in Cell Metabolism report that as grizzly bears become obese in preparation for winter and hibernation, they respond normally to insulin – which prevents the breakdown of fatty tissue. But during hibernation, their insulin effectively stops working. This insulin resistance allows the bears to break down […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Honey-bunch (you know I love you).Honey is made by bees after gathering nectar from flowers. It’s a beautiful image and a lovely example of the generosity of Mother Nature (or the greed of man, depending on your world view). It’s also a great example of how food can be regional. Much like winemakers talk of […]

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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.    Honey and Nut Muesli Bars.  […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness with Emma Sandall

Personal training. In this past year I have been discovering the simple pleasure of a gym workout – pulling and pushing exercises, which give you the chance to focus on training and recruiting specific muscles, thereby building strength and endurance. With weight training you are not only increasing strength, you are also increasing your basal […]

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Update with Dr Alan Barclay

Sweet nothings? Artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) have been around for over a century, helping people to enjoy sweet foods and drinks without the unwanted calories or carbohydrate that can contribute to weight gain on the one hand and raise blood glucose levels on the other when consumed in excess. Few would argue that NNS do […]

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Q&A and New Product News

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  If carbs increase my blood glucose levels, wouldn’t a low-carb diet (or even a very low one) make better sense for managing it? I am often asked about this. In theory, a low-carbohydrate diet seems a logical choice if your aim is simply to reduce blood glucose levels. But presumably […]

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