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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 – MAY 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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THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND HEALTH: WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SHOW?

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The Mediterranean diet is one of the most widely studied dietary patterns. The diet is based around a high intake of minimally processed plant foods (including fruits, vegetables, legumes, wholegrains, nuts and seeds) with moderate amounts of dairy foods, eggs, fish and poultry and only small amounts of red meat. Extra-virgin olive oil is the…

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THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

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The Mediterranean diet (Med-diet) is a traditional pattern of eating that involves the habitual consumption of foods and drinks from the countries located in and around the Mediterranean Sea. It is characterized by high consumption of vegetables, fruits, olive oil, legumes, wholegrains, nuts, and seafood, moderate intake of dairy (especially fermented varieties like yoghurt and…

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THE OKINAWAN DIET: JAPANESE EQUIVALENT TO THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

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While the Mediterranean diet (Med-diet) is healthy and enjoyable for many, the eating pattern may not be ideal for everyone for a variety of reasons, including, importantly, food culture and traditional food preferences. People living in South-East Asia, for example, have traditionally enjoyed low fat, high carbohydrate eating patterns for millennia, and switching to a…

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OUR GRAPES

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The Mediterranean diet is famous for being healthy but what is less spoken about is the regular wine consumption in this traditional eating pattern. The health benefits, or not, of drinking alcoholic beverages is for another time, but let’s talk about table grapes. Table grapes, which are botanically berries, are nicer to eat and have…

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THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

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MEDITERRANEAN ROAST VEGETABLE AND CHICKPEA SALAD 0:45 Prep • 4 Serves • Accompaniment • Every day INGREDIENTS 800g pumpkin, peeled, cut in 2cm cubes 1 large red capsicum, deseeded, cut in 2cm-wide strips 2 red onions, cut in wedges olive spray oil salt and pepper, to season 2 cups baby spinach 420g can chickpeas, drained,…

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