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January 2017

In this issue: Captain Cook’s scurvy cure and the beginnings of nutrition science; Weight loss naturally bumps up appetite; Gut microbes, obesity and “yo-yo dieting” – Ted Kyle on what this mouse study did and didn’t show; Dr Alan Barclay on why “personal journey” weight loss books are prone to false attribution and rarely supported by higher levels of scientific evidence; Nutrition follies with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller – the 3,500 calorie rule; How healthy is almond milk? Nicole Senior checks it out; Low GI fruit and veg boost vitamin C plus Anneka Manning’s “High C” recipes; Kate Hemphill’s Enriched Brown Rice Almond Pudding; GI Foundation’s Di Crisp on quick and easy low GI grains for meals in minutes plus Gabriel Gaté’s Spicy Fish with Coleslaw and Pearl Couscous Salad. Download the full PDF version here.


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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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