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GI NEWS – MARCH 2023
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…
GI AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Today, I did something that I have never done in my whole life. I used artificial intelligence in the form of ChatGPT to help me write an article on the relationship between the GI and cardiovascular disease, this month’s theme for GI News. I registered first in ChatGPT. These were my instructions: In approximately 1000…
LOW CARB DIETS VS. BALANCED CARB DIETS FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
Low carbohydrate diets are widely promoted for weight loss and associated health benefits, including for diabetes management and cardiovascular health. However, a recent systematic review of the evidence shows little or no benefit of low carb diets compared to balanced carb diets when it comes to both weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk factors. The…
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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK MANAGEMENT IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
Source: Diabetes Care, 2023 Coronary heart disease (e.g., heart attack), cerebrovascular disease (e.g., stroke), or peripheral arterial disease are the leading cause of disability and death for people living with diabetes in most parts of the world, today. The good news is that aggressively managing the common risk factors for these cardiovascular diseases (CVD) can…
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BLOOD PRESSURE: IS THERE MORE TO IT THAN SALT?
Achieving and maintaining optimal blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure levels will reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD) like heart disease and stroke which are two of the biggest killers, globally. While there is good evidence that blood pressure is affected by the type and amount of carbohydrate consumed (i.e. glycemic index and…
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CARBOHYDRATE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Wholegrains foods have been associated with improvements in cardiovascular health. They have been shown to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. They can also assist with managing cholesterol levels, blood pressure and body weight. Wholegrains are rich in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals, and many are lower in GI.…
Wholegrains provide a wide variety of health benefits, including for heart health. The Heart Foundation (Australia) says eating wholegrains can reduce the risk of heart disease and replacing refined grains with wholegrains can improve heart health. While fruits and vegetables attract a lot of good press for disease prevention, wholegrains can hold their (seed) heads…
THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN
VEGETABLE BARLEY SOUP 0:15 Prep • 0:30 Cook • 6 Servings • Main Meal • Every day INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 large stalk celery, sliced 200g mushrooms, sliced 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 1…