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Search our comprehensive database of GI tested foods. Complete with data for Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, serving size, direct references to the studies used to CALCULATE the VALUES, and more!

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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 – JANUARY 2022

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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 ~100,000 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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IS A SLOWER METABOLISM THE REASON I’M GAINING WEIGHT AS I GROW OLDER?

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The answer to this question was contained in one of the most important studies published in 2021. Herman Pontzer from the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University in the United States and colleagues conducted the first ever meta-analysis of precise energy expenditure in humans across the whole lifespan [1]. In total, they studied over…

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THE THERMIC EFFECT OF FOOD

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Weight gain, whether intentional or not, generally occurs over long periods of time, as habitual energy intake exceeds our bodies’ requirements. Because the process for most of us is a relatively slow one (e.g., on average 0.5 kg or 1.1 pounds per year), factors that influence energy balance, even modestly, may be clinically important over…

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LEGUMES

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Humans have long known about the benefits of eating legumes and in many parts of the world they are the main source of protein. They are also high in carbohydrate and dietary fibre. Whether you buy them dried, or opt for canned for convenience, you are choosing one of nature’s lowest GI foods. They are…

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THE WHY OF RYE

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If you asked me to suggest classic American foods I picked up from watching TV shows growing up, I’d probably say burgers, hot dogs, Thanksgiving turkey and…pastrami on rye. This classic Jewish kosher deli sandwich was made popular in New York City (and in US TV shows set in NYC) and took the Scandinavian staple…

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THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

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TOMATO AND CHICKPEA SALAD 0:15 Prep • 4 Serves • Side • Every day INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon ground cumin 4 Cups baby spinach 2 large tomatoes, sliced 1 ½ Cups halved mixed cherry tomatoes 400g can no-added-salt chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 shallot, thinly sliced ¼ cup…

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