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Everything you need to know about GI

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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 – NOVEMBER 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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INSULIN INDEX AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Most people are probably not aware of the fact that many of the established risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart disease and stroke), like overweight/obesity (particularly abdominal), type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and dyslipidaemia (high blood cholesterol and triglycerides), are associated with high blood insulin levels. Furthermore, if you have three or more…

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INSULIN INDEX OF A SELECTION OF CORE CARBOHYDRATE-CONTAINING FOODS

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Depending on where you live in the world, it is likely that around 50% of your energy (kilojoules or Calories) comes from carbohydrate. Carbohydrate-containing-foods can be found across all of our 5 core food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains and Cereals, Meat and Alternatives (for example lentils and beans. There’s little carbohydrate in red meat, poultry…

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WALNUTS

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While it is well known that carbohydrate-rich foods are the key influencers of blood glucose (sugar) levels, we now know that other nutrients can influence blood glucose regulation. The Insulin-Index (II) is a classification based on the insulin response of foods. Insulin is the hormone that helps glucose in the blood to be used and…

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THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

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Smoky tomato and prawn tagliatelle 0:10 Prep • 0:10 Cook • 2 Servings • Main Meal • Every day INGREDIENTS 130g dried tagliatelle 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced 2 spring onions, finely sliced 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 ½ cups (180g) raw prawns, thawed if frozen,…

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