MARCH 2017

Tips on cultivating a healthier gut microbiome; Reducing metabolic risk factors if you have diabetes; Ted Kyle reports on studies that show how whole grains and fibre work to benefit weight management; Dr Alan Barclay on the FDA’s new ruling on dietary fibre – it has to be beneficial; Prof Jennie Brand-Miller and nutrition follies of the past – the world protein gap; Dietitian Nicole Senior checks out CocoWhip’s probiotic claims; Keep carbs looks at FODMAPs; Two low-FODMAP recipes plus Kate Hemphill’s Crusted beef with green chilli rice. Download the full PDF version here.


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[...]

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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)[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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