Getting to the guts of the matter. Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and sleep, to weight gain and[...]
Healthy people have diverse gut microbiota while reduced microbiotic richness is associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease; Changing your diet changes your microbiome; Have we provoked[...]
Microbiome and type 1 diabetes. The number of people developing type 1 diabetes has increased significantly since 1945. Finland has the highest rates in the world, with more than 60 cases per 100,000 people a year.[...]
Why do fermented foods have a low GI? One reason many fermented foods are beneficial to health is the production of organic acids such as lactic acid, acetic acid (the same acid as in vinegar), etc. These are[...]
Carbs and your health. Carbohydrates – especially dietary fibres and resistant starch – are important for a healthy gut and happy gut microbiota but the types of carbs you eat are important for your heart as[...]
Fermented Veg. Before there were cans, fridges or freezers, our forebears fermented fruit, vegetables, grains and dairy foods to prevent them from spoiling. Through trial and error, they worked out which bacteria[...]
Cornersmith. Cornersmith is a family business with two cafes, a picklery, and a cooking school in Sydney’s inner West, plus a cookbook for all to enjoy. Owners Alex Elliott-Howery and James Grant believe in[...]
Give your gut bugs the low GI goods. As you have read in this issue of GI News, a healthy gut microbiota needs dietary diversity. We thought we’d show you how to feed your bugs throughout the day with fibre-rich[...]
The University of Sydney. In this section we will be covering news from the University of Sydney Nutrition Faculty as well as the Charles Perkins Centre. We will also highlight the partnership with the Glycemic[...]
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