GI NEWS – JANUARY 2023

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 …

LIVING YOUNGER LONGER

For Australians, Dr Norman Swan, MD, is a trusted voice as the long-time presenter and producer of The Health Report on ABC TV. Living Younger Longer is the title of his latest book, which is worth reading for many reasons. First, his sense of humour draws a laugh on every page. Secondly, he’s scoured the …

NUTRITION AND LONGEVITY: WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SHOW?

Many dietary factors have been studied for their role in longevity, including dietary composition (the types and proportions of different foods and macronutrients in the diet), energy intake and fasting. In a recent narrative review published in the scientific journal Cell, well known longevity researcher Dr Volter Longo and colleague Rozalyn Anderson provide an overview …

SESAME SEEDS

All seeds contain everything required to germinate a new plant and they’re full of energy (kilojoules / Calories) and nutrition for us too. Research suggests seeds have earned their place in nutritious diet for health and longevity. And while seeds contain very little available carbohydrate, they’re high in fibre and healthy fats and have protein …

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GI NEWS – NOVEMBER 2022

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 …

DO WE NEED AN INSULIN INDEX OF FOODS?

If you asked me this question 10 years ago, I would have said no because knowledge of the GI and GL appeared to be sufficient to predict the insulin response. My PhD student at the time, Jiansong (Jason) Bao had proved this in an elegant study involving 121 single foods and 13 mixed meals (1). …

INSULIN DOSING FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES – MORE THAN JUST CARBS

People with type 1 diabetes essentially don’t produce any insulin of their own, so need to replace the insulin their body isn’t making, by injection or using an insulin pump. They then need to balance the amount of insulin they take with food and beverage intake, physical activity levels and other factors, with the aim …

WALNUTS

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 …

THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

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, …