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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 2024

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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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YOUR GUT TALKS TO YOUR BRAIN

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Source: Suganya, Kanmani, and Byung-Soo Koo The human brain is truly fascinating. It is so big – three times the size of the brain of our closest relative, the chimpanzee. Why did it evolve to be so much larger, considering that it was so energy-demanding? And why is it so susceptible to dysfunction, for example…

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PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS AND BOWEL CANCER RISK

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Eating yoghurt, and possibly taking a probiotic supplement, may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to the findings of a new systematic review.Prebiotic and probiotic supplements, and yoghurt (a food containing probiotics) can change the diversity of the gut microbiota, which in turn, may influence the risk of colorectal cancer. Probiotics are live bacteria…

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DO FERMENTED FOODS ASSIST IN THE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES?

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Source Humans have been fermenting a wide variety of foods and beverages for around 10,000 years, as a way of prolonging their nutritional value and the enjoyment of a bountiful seasonal harvest, amongst other things. Even today, with our modern food preservation techniques, fermented vegetables, fruits, grains, meat, fish, eggs and dairy are still commonly…

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WHAT ARE FERMENTED FOODS?

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Fermentation is the process where alcohol (ethanol), carbon dioxide, and/or organic acids (e.g., acetate, propionate, butyrate and lactate) are produced from foods (primarily from carbohydrates, but also some proteins) by yeast, bacteria or fungi – mostly under anaerobic (oxygen-free) conditions. The accumulation of alcohols and organic acids and the associated decrease in pH (i.e., increased…

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YOGHURT

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Gut health is very topical, both in nutrition research and marketing. We are understanding just how important it is to keep our gut and its tiny microbes healthy and happy for both physical and mental health. Fermented dairy foods such as yoghurt can help, and they are delicious to boot. The story of how yogurt…

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THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

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HOMEMADE YOGHURT 0:15 Prep • 9:00 Setting • 4 Servings • Main • Everyday   INGREDIENTS 1 litre skim milk ¼ cup natural unsweetened yoghurt with live organisms 1 large or several small clean, sterilised jars   METHOD For details, please visit the Healthy Food Guide   NUTRITION Per serve Energy 430kJ/105 Calories; protein 10g;…

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