Coming clean on food & health. When surveying the groaning shelves of food-health-diet cookbooks, ponder Nigella Lawson’s take-home and take-to-heart message from the introduction to her new cookbook, Simply[...]
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I am 3 months pregnant. I eat a healthy diet, I don’t have a sweet tooth and I like to be active, but I have always been overweight and I am concerned that I might be at risk of gestational diabetes. Should I[...]
‘Go with the good’ – More carrot, less stick. The world has been a-twitter about the results of a new study showing it may be most important to eat enough heart-friendly foods than banning less-healthy[...]
Sweet Corn. Sweet corn or maize is a type of grass that grew in the Americas long before Christopher Columbus arrived on the scene. It’s a versatile food we enjoy as both a fresh vegetable (cobs and kernels and[...]
It’s family fare this month in GI News. Check out Anneka Manning’s Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Salad; Hit100’s Doctor Meets Chef Chicken Tikka Masala here and Salmon and Pasta Pie from The Low GI Family[...]
Raising food smart kids. My daughter opened a fortune cookie on the weekend and the words of wisdom were “make it happen” which I thought was a great mantra for their netball team but it got me thinking that[...]
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