In the GI News Kitchen this month

In the GI News Kitchen this month

Low FODMAP fare including Strawberry and Banana French Toast and Gazpacho and Kate Hemphill’s Crusted Beef with Green Chilli Rice in her regular Sticks, Seeds, Pods and Leaves column. Low FODMAP fare. A regular reader asked us for low FODMAP fare, so we dug into our archives and found some tasty options from books we published […]

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Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

FODMAPs. FODMAPs are a natural part of the good carb foods most of us need to eat more of – fruit; vegetables; dried beans, chickpeas, lentils; and whole grains. Here’s what FODMAPs (it’s an acronym) are and where you’ll find them plus tips on choosing low FODMAP carbs that will help you up your fibre […]

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Food Un-plugged

Food Un-plugged

Cocowhip. Good gut bacteria are the new “black” and the term “probiotic” is part of daily parlance. But probiotic science is young and unproven. What we do know is that different probiotics have different benefits – they’re not a blanket wellness tonic. As they say in the science classics, more studies are needed. However, this […]

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Nutrition Follies with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

Nutrition Follies with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

Nutrition folly #2: The world protein gap  Other incantations: “Kwashiorkor is the most serious and widespread nutritional disorder known to medical and nutritional science.” (WHO/FAO, Kwashiorkor in Africa) “In many parts of the world the majority of children suffered some protein deficiency.” (Waterlow et al, 1960) “Every doctor, nutritionist or political leader concerned with the […]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Beneficial fibre? While the amount and type of fats (saturated vs unsaturated), carbohydrate (starches vs sugars) and even protein (animal vs vegetable) required for good health and longevity are at times fiercely debated, most nutrition experts agree that dietary fibre is beneficial to human health and that most of us need to eat more. It’s […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs

Risk Reduction There’s no single diabetes diet that’s best for everyone, but a recent study reports cutting back on fat and added sugars and opting for “slowly absorbable carbohydrates” (the low GI ones) along with getting plenty of fibre was associated with significantly lower triglycerides, HbA1c and CRP (a marker of inflammation) in people with […]

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Feeding our beneficial gut bacteria. Just as we can cultivate healthy soil for the garden, there is growing evidence that we can cultivate a healthier gut microbiome. Most beneficial bacteria thrive on a healthy diet of soluble fibres and resistant starch – and they get these from good carbs. Soluble fibre is the fibre made […]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Glycemic Index Foundation News

CSIRO’s Total Wellbeing Diet have a new survey designed to find out what your diet type is. The scientists behind the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet have looked at what triggers us to make the food choices we do. They believe that understanding yours can be the key to losing weight and learning healthier eating habits. […]

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In the GI News Kitchen this Month

In the GI News Kitchen this Month

We dug into our archive to provide you with tasty ways to boost your beta-carotene and came up with three all-time favourites from Yotam Ottolenghi, Anneka Manning and Kate McGhie plus Kate Hemphill’s Super Noodle Salad; and in GI Foundation News, Gabriel Gaté’s Bean, Beetroot and Pearl Couscous Salad. Beta-Carotene Boosters. Yotam Ottolenghi’s Roasted Sweet […]

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Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

Get straight A’s for eyesight. Vitamin A deficiency is the most common form of malnutrition leading to blindness worldwide, but it is rare in countries like Australia. But it can happen as Kerry Moore discovered trying to find the cause of her son’s encroaching blindness. Nobody had an answer until Prof Stephanie Watson diagnosed vitamin A […]

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Food Unplugged

Food Unplugged

Nicole Senior pulls the plug on hype and marketing spin to provide reliable, practical advice on food for health and enjoyment. Protein Drinks. What do young men who want to get bigger and young women who want to get thinner have in common? Protein shakes. Protein drinks of all types have hitched on the coat […]

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Nutrition Follies with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Nutrition Follies with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

How to cook your dragon and a Medieval cure for old age “In the Middle Ages, old age was recognised as a major cause for physical and mental impairment. Franciscan friar Roger Bacon one of the great scientific minds of the thirteenth century compiled all existing remedies against the “accidents of old age” and thus […]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Sugar-coated Guidelines? Given the feverish focus on reducing people’s “sugar” consumption in recent years you would be forgiven for thinking that the evidence to support dietary recommendations to do so were based on high quality scientific evidence. A recent systematic review published in one of the world’s leading medical science journals reviewed all of the […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs

Drinking 2 small classes of 100% orange juice a day contributed to weight loss as part of a healthy reduced calorie diet; Breakfast has body benefits, but small study finds requiring non-breakfast eaters to eat breakfast resulted in higher caloric intake and weight gain.  OJ is Okay. The lemon-lipped brigade want to restrict (to 1 […]

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

The Whole Story  “In the complex world of nutrition and particularly in the study of how the foods we eat relate to such chronic conditions as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, we are somewhat like the fabled six blind men of the ancient Hindu fable who approach an elephant. All are highly esteemed, but all […]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Glycemic Index Foundation News

Quick and Easy Grains. When you are running around from pillar to post, whipping up a meal in minutes at the end of the day when the kids are moaning “Mom, I’m hungry” has challenges. But there some healthy low GI options to fill those hollow legs other than the standard pasta Bolognaise including bulgur, […]

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In the GI News Kitchen this Month

In the GI News Kitchen this Month

Kate Hemphill shows you how to boost the nutrition of rice pud made with almond milk and Anneka Manning’s tasty fare helps you up your vitamin C, totally naturally. In GI Foundation News there’s more veg with Gabriel Gaté’s Spicy fish with coleslaw and pearl couscous salad. STICKS, SEEDS, PODS AND LEAVES  Kate Hemphill’s light […]

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Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

High C Low GI (or GL) Fruit and Veg. Because our bodies can’t make the vitamin C we need, we need to get it from our food. And that’s essentially plant foods unless you eat liver. Here’s a list of some popular fruits and vegetables with their GI values, plus their GL and the amount […]

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Food Un-plugged

Food Un-plugged

Nicole Senior pulls the plug on hype and marketing spin to provide reliable, practical advice on food for health and enjoyment.  Almond milk un-plugged. Foodnavigator USA projects almond milk will be the fastest growing segment in the dairy alternative market with a compound annual growth rate of 15% in the coming years. Have you tried […]

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Nutrition Follies with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

Nutrition Follies with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

Nutrition folly #1, the 3,500 calorie rule. This folly has several incantations: • Gaining weight means you are eating too much • Eat less and move more and you’ll lose weight • A fat person is a glutton FACT: A small persistent average daily imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure of just 7.5 calories […]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

False Attribution.  The heralding of the new year heralds a swathe of resolutions. Losing weight is a popular one. Knowing this, book publishers have their latest diet books stacked high on the shelf to bank on our resolutions while they still burn brightly in our minds. These days, many diet books focus on a personal […]

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News Briefs

News Briefs

Why long-term maintenance of reduced body weight is so difficult; Ted Kyle on gut microbes, weight regulation, yo-yo dieting and heavy-handed academic public relations and sloppy health reporting. Weight loss bumps up appetitE. For every kilogram of weight lost, patients consumed an extra 100 calories a day – more than three times what they would […]

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

“A Handkerchif full of greens” – Captain Cook and scurvy  Scurvy hit the headlines recently in Australia. A few people with diabetes in Sydney whose wounds weren’t healing were found to be low on vitamin C and verging on scurvy, the sailor’s scourge. For centuries, signing up for long sea voyages could be a death […]

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