In this issue: James Rippe and Theodore Angelopoulos on why reducing added sugars without reducing calories from other sources is unlikely to achieve any meaningful benefit; OJ is OK and can be part of a healthy reduced calorie diet; Breakfast has body benefits but may contribute to weight gain in regular skippers; Sugar dietary guidelines and why one size does not fit all; Nutrition follies are nothing new – cooked dragon flesh once recommended as a cure for old age; What do young men who want to get bigger and young women who want to get thinner have in common? Get straight A’s for eyesight with good carbs like carrots, orange sweet potatoes and pumpkin that are rich in carotenoids; Three beta-carotene boosting recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi, Anneka Manning and Kate McGhie plus Kate Hemphill’s Super Noodle Salad and Gabriel Gaté’s Bean, Beetroot and Pearl Couscous Salad. Download the full PDF version here.


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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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Whey protein powder in scoop with vitamins and plastic shaker on wooden background

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[...]

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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[...]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoe and fresh figs

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[...]

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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.[...]

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