GI News—January 2007

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In This Issue:

  • Food For Thought
    —A new year, new resolutions, a new diet, a new you
  • GI News Briefs
    —Go nuts for almonds and reduce your blood glucose
    —Even more reasons to eat those low GI oats
    —Does sugar cause diabetes?
  • Low GI Food of the Month
    —Roasted soy nuts
  • Low GI Recipes of the Month
    —Vietnamese pork stir-fry
    —GI Express: Gold & green fruit salad
    —GI Solo: Middle East roll up
  • Success Story
    —‘My life changed for the better when my dad showed me a list of foods with GI values and explained to me why it works.’ – Hannah
  • What’s New?
    Dr Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
    The New Glucose Revolution: 3rd US and Canadian edition fully revised and updated
  • Feedback—Your FAQs Answered
  1. I am vegetarian and two of my favourite foods – mushrooms and tofu – don’t appear in the listings. Can you help?
  2. I have been put on a GI diet but am underweight and need to put on at least 5 kilos. I know it is used for reducing weight, but will it help me put on some pounds?
  3. I have PCOS and I know it is genetic. Is there any way I can prevent my baby girl from getting it?
  4. What role should the GI play in an athlete’s choice of foods after high exertion?
  5. Dr Perricone says that one should stay away from high GI foods because they age people. Is this true?
  6. Can you give me a list of acceptable low GI fruits. And should one stay away from watermelon and pineapple?
  • GI Values Update
    —Where can I get more information on GI testing?
    —Where can I get more information on the GI Symbol Program?


A new year, a new look

We have redesigned GI News to make it easier to read, to access past issues, search for information, print articles of interest or recipes that you’d like to prepare, and to link up with sites of interest. But although the look may have changed, just about everything else stays the same. You can still post your comments on our stories and news briefs or send your questions to the GI Group in the usual way.

We wish you all the best for a happy and healthy 2007 and look forward to hearing from you in the months to come.

GI News Editor: Philippa Sandall
Web Design and Management: Dr Scott Dickinson