GI News – March 2020
All our forebears drank for thousands and thousands of years was plain water. It’s all that they had available (apart from breast milk as infants). It’s also essential to life. But it faces stiff competition these days with supermarket shelves groaning with bottled and canned choices. In Food for Thought we look at plant waters (coconut, maple and birch) and what’s in them. In What’s New we review cow’s milk for post exercise recovery; Dr Alan Barclay discusses thirst and hydration in Perspectives; in Diabetes Care we look at what to drink to quench your thirst; the GI Shopping Guide focuses on juicy fruits such as melons, mangoes, papaya and pineapple; and in Good Carbs Food Facts we check out noodles.
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