GI News—August 2006

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In This Issue:

  • Food for Thought
    —A high carb diet: is it still the ideal public health message?
  • GI News Briefs
    —Carb quality, weight loss and heart health
    —Keeping the kilos off
    —High GI carbs linked to oxidative stress
    —Spice notes: Cinnamon; Chilli
    —High GI diets and fatty liver disease
  • GI Values Updates
    —The latest GI values from SUGiRS
  • Low GI Food of the Month
    —Split peas – more than a winter warmer
  • Low GI Recipe of the Month
    —Split Pea, Watercress and Goat’s Curd Salad
  • Success Stories
    —Bedrich: Little changes – Big difference
    —David Lee Nall says: ‘Taking care of yourself is the best way to take care of others.’
  • What’s New?
    The Low GI Diet, revised and updated Australian and New Zealand edition
  • Feedback—Your FAQs Answered

    1. What is the law in relation to making a low GI claim in Australia?
    2. I work third shift, four days a week, and I have noticed that in the past couple of years I have put on weight although I haven’t changed my eating habits. Can you help me get this excess weight off?
    3. What’s the GI of a caffe latte and cappuccino?
    4. What’s the GI of cornstarch?
    5. What’s the story about fat, the GI and your insulin response?
    6. Look it up in our A–Z: The GI Glossary (continued)


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