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Our monthly newsletter and blog will keep you up to date with everything that is going on behind the scenes in GI research as well as PROVIDING PRACTICAL tips to HELP YOU ENJOY A HEALTHY LOW GI DIET. 

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We are the home of Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRS). We are an established commercial GI testing laboratory, where we test foods for their glycemic index, insulin index, satiety response, and other metabolic parameters. We also do other analyses such as in vitro starch digestion assays. SUGiRS has an established reputation for quality, speed and flexibility.

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GI News – July 2021

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GI News is published online by the University of Sydney, School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Charles Perkins Centre, and delivered to the mailboxes of our 98,000 subscribers. Our goal is to help people choose the high-quality carbs that are digested at a rate that our bodies can comfortably accommodate and to share…

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STARCH LINGO: RAPIDLY DIGESTED STARCH, RESISTANT STARCH AND SLOWLY DIGESTED STARCH

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Carbohydrates include the maltodextrins, starches and sugars that we are able to digest and absorb to provide our bodies with fuel such as glucose, plus dietary fibre that provides bulk for laxation and importantly is also a fuel for our gut microbiome. Starch is mostly found in traditional staple foods such as cereal grains, roots…

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STARCH AND DENTAL HEALTH

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Tooth decay is a serious health problem around the world in both developed and developing nations and is caused by the breakdown of the tooth’s enamel. The breakdown is the result of bacteria on teeth producing acid that destroys the enamel. Bacteria’s fuel source for the production of acid are available carbohydrates from the foods…

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COMMON STARCHY FOODS

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When we talk about starch in our diet we’re talking about what most of us recognize as “carbs”. Potato, bread, rice and pasta are all starchy foods, rich in carbohydrate. Popular diet ideology these days says we need to cut out all these foods, but I wonder how realistic this is, especially in the long…

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HEALTHIER HOME BAKED BREAD

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What flour do you have in your cupboard right now? I’m guessing you have regular wheatflour and perhaps some cornflour for thickening. You’ve probably noticed the flour category in the supermarket has grown and even more so in healthy food stores. And did you know you can make your own oat flour by pulverizing rolled…

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THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

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CHICKEN AND CORN SOUP WITH ASIAN OMELETTE 0:25 Prep • 4 Serves • Entrée • Every day INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups reduced-salt chicken stock2 x 420g cans creamed corn1 x 420g can no-added-salt corn kernels, rinsed, drained2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast2 tablespoons reduced-salt gluten-free tamari8 eggs, lightly whisked2 shallots, thinly sliced, plus extra, to…

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