GI News—May 2008

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  • Eating the Okinawan way
  • Low GI benefits for type 1 diabetes
  • Bitter melons and blood glucose
  • Should you be eating eggs?
  • Prof. Trim on skin and sin
  • The real deal on ‘lite’ foods

For over 10 years, Bradley and Craig Willcox have been studying the people of Okinawa, Japan, the longest living (800 centenarians out of a population of 1.3 million) and healthiest people in the world. They describe the Okinawan diet as Japanese with salsa – mostly plant-based with plenty of fish and soy foods (tofu and miso) and a great variety of vegetables from sweet potato to leafy greens and bitter melons. And low GI. In this month’s GI News they talk about the benefits of ‘hara hachi bu’ or eating until you are 80% full. There are all the usual features this month too, including four new recipes (try Kate’s Wholemeal, Carrot and Poppy Seed Muffins), two enterprising success stories, new GI values and your questions answered. If you enjoy the success stories our readers share with us, you’ll be pleased to hear we have put them all in one place in the right-hand column under ‘Success Stories’.

Good eating, good health and good reading.


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