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September 2015

IN THIS ISSUE: Don’t miss out on the calcium you need; What’s in that trendy plant milk? GI and depression – is there a link? How to eat to beat gestational diabetes; Dr Alan Barclay on whether 2 eggs a day is OK if you have diabetes; Nicole Senior on the deliciously ubiquitous chickpea; Anneka’s creamy baked custard with strawberries; Dr Joanna’s roast chicken with mung bean dhal stuffing; How Milo can help when the kids won’t drink their milk neat; Complex carbs and low GI carbs: are they the same thing? Not at all says Prof Jennie Brand-Miller. Download the full PDF version here.


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Food for Thought

Boning up on calcium. Osteoporosis may not be on your mind, but maybe it should be. Two out of three of us will develop it. It’s not part of normal aging, although it is most common in the over fifties. It also[...]

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News Briefs

The free-from-dairy milk bar. Gone are the days when the lactose intolerant had to opt for soy or rice milk. Zoom around the supermarket and you are spoiled for choice – regular, light, flavoured, and calcium[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Eggs: Is 2-a-day ok? I like eggs. We have seven backyard chickens who lay about 12 eggs a week. The four of us enjoy their fresh and tasty produce once or twice a week, depending on whether we have omelettes for a[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

The ubiquitous chickpea I had a learned foodie friend who was obsessed with everything about chickpeas – we called her “professor chickpea”. Her passion was contagious and I grew to love them too, and[...]

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What I eat: Shadia Jammal from Syria

Nicole Senior talks to Shadia Jammal, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and nutritionist working in the food industry with a passion for gastronomy, nutrition and culture. What is your cultural background? My[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen This Month

In the GI News Kitchen, Anneka Manning makes the most of calcium-rich milk with a baked egg custard topped with strawberries. Dr Joanna’s roast chicken in What’s for Dinner is served with a mung bean dhal[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Building healthy bones to last a lifetime. In Food for Thought, we talk about the importance of calcium and how dairy foods like milk, yoghurt and cheese are an easy way to get the calcium you need each day for the[...]

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Q&A with Jennie Brand-Miller

Are complex carbs and low GI carbs the same thing? Before the GI came along, the nature of carbohydrates was described by their chemical structure: simple or complex. Sugars found in foods like honey, sugar itself,[...]

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