JULY 2016

In this issue: Key “new nutrition” lessons for health and wellbeing; America’s new food label puts added sugar in the crosshairs; Why meerkats eat to compete (big is better); Dr Alan Barclay on stopping the nutrient blame game; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on why glucose tolerance can vary from day to day; Nicole Senior on matters of the healthy heart; Keep good carbs and carry on eating low GI chickpeas; Doctor meets chef with Hit 100’s Corn fritters & tomato salsa; Raising food smart kids who are full of beans. Download the full PDF version here.


Food for Thought

TRUST ME I’M A … DOCTOR … A CELEBRITY… AN INDEPENDENT NUTRITIONIST … A PERSONAL TRAINER … With so many “experts” on food, diet and health grabbing the headlines and twittersphere with their dictats,[...]

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News Briefs

America’s new food label and why the focus on 50 grams added sugars; Non-nutritive sweeteners and weight gain (rat study); New GI values: Van der Meulen Pumpernickel Wholegrain Rye; Biggest sister wins: meerkats[...]

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Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Stop the nutrient blame game. Rates of overweight, obesity and associated conditions like type 2 diabetes are increasing around the world. There are literally hundreds of potential reasons why we are gaining weight[...]

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Q&A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

I have heard that a person’s glucose tolerance may vary from day to day by as much as two-fold. How come? Is the GI still relevant? Why a person’s glucose tolerance varies is not clear, but we can point to[...]

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Heartfelt Health with Nicole Senior

In matters of the heart, who can you trust?  It’s no surprise that many people find the science of nutrition confusing. They hear conflicting advice and take the easiest path of switching off altogether. Or[...]

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Eat Good Carbs and Carry On

Chickpeas. Chickpeas are the chameleons of the food world blending into the background in a smorgasbord of dishes says chickpea fan Nicole Senior. They’re great in curries, soups, stews and salads. They are[...]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Check out Hit100’s Doctor Meets Chef Corn fritters and tomato salsa and two recipes from The Low GI Family Cookbook Anneka Manning’s Chicken curry with chickpeas, pumpkin and spinach and Full-of-fruit muffins[...]

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Glycemic Index Foundation News

Raising food smart kids – Round 2. The age old question (one of them) what do children need to eat? With the seemingly vast amounts of energy kids use up during the day that is often only replaced with a[...]

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University of Sydney News

In this section we will be covering all you need to know about GI Testing, the partnership with the Glycemic Index Foundation and their initiatives including the GI Symbol Program and CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. We[...]

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