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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 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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‘ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS’ AND HEALTH OUTCOMES: MORE RESEARCH NEEDED

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A group of Australian and Spanish researchers have published a systematic review and meta-analysis looking at the association between consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ and various health outcomes. The review included 43 observational studies and found that consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ was associated with an increased risk of overweight, obesity, abdominal obesity, all-cause mortality, metabolic syndrome…

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‘ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS’ AND RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

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According to the NOVA classification system, the phrase ‘ultra-processed foods’ encompasses a wide range of foods and beverages, including (but not limited to): carbonated soft drinks; sweet or savoury packaged snacks (e.g., corn chips, potato crisps, etc…); ice cream, chocolate, candies (confectionery); mass-produced packaged breads, buns, cookies (biscuits), pastries, cakes and cake mixes; breakfast ‘cereals’,…

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‘ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS’ – PROBLEMATIC FOODS OR PACKAGING?

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Prospective cohort studies have found associations with high consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ and increased risk of overweight, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, breast cancer, cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart disease and stroke) and all-causes of death (mortality). Authors of these studies have suggested many potential reasons for these associations: Compared to minimally-processed foods and drinks,…

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WHEN ‘ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS’ AREN’T BAD: BREADS AND BREAKFAST CEREALS

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The use of the term ‘ultra-processed foods’ was born in research but has reached the wider world. The NOVA classification system classifies foods into four groups: unprocessed or minimally processed foods (fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs) processed culinary ingredients (oils, butter, salt, sugar) processed foods (canned or bottled vegetables, legumes, fruit, fish, pickled vegetables, smoked and…

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THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

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CARAWAY RYE BREAD 1:00 Prep • 2.30 Proving • 20 Slices • Main meal • Every day INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups high-grade white flour, plus 2 tablespoons for kneading 1 cup wholemeal flour, plus 4 teaspoons for cooking 1 cup dark rye flour 8g instant dried yeast sachet 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons brown sugar…

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