GI NEWS – NOVEMBER 2021

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 98,000 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 …

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY A LOW GLYCEMIC LOAD DIET?

If you put the keywords glycemic load AND diet into Google Scholar for studies published in 2020 and 2021, you’ll get over 10,000 results. Some of those hits describe clinical trials comparing a low glycemic load (GL) diet with a high one. But what exactly do we mean by a diet with a low glycemic …

CARB QUALITY AND RISK OF METABOLIC SYNDROME

Carbohydrate quality may play a role in the development of metabolic syndrome, according to two recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors including: High blood pressure Raised blood glucose High waist circumference (excess weight around the middle) Abnormal blood fats, including high triglycerides and low HDL …

LOWERING THE GL WITH SMARTER CARB CHOICES

When first diagnosed with diabetes, my clients often tell me that they’ve changed to using Basmati rice, new potatoes, and sourdough bread as lower GI options. This is the first step towards better glucose control, but the next step is to consider the serving size, even of these lower GI choices. This is because the …

WATERMELON

I took great delight in singing a song about watermelons to my son when he was a toddler. And I have great memories from my own childhood of eating watermelon outside on the grass on hot summer days. Looking back, I’m sure this alfresco eating approach was a mess-minimisation measure from my mum, but it …

THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

ROASTED TOMATO, QUINOA AND CRISPY CHICKPEA SALAD WITH CREAMY CASHEW DRESSING 0:50 Prep • 6 Serves • Main • Every day INGREDIENTS 500g cherry tomatoes, halved 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh thyme freshly ground black pepper fine sea salt 2 x 400g cans chickpeas in spring water, drained and rinsed 2 …

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THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

BERRY BIRCHER OATS 0:05 Prep • 4 Serves • Breakfast • Every day INGREDIENTS Overnight oats 1 ½ Cups rolled oats 1 ½ Cups skim/skim milk 1 ½ Cups reduced-fat, Greek yoghurt 1 large grated apple (skin on) 80 mL apple juice Berry mix 2 tablespoon mixed seeds, 2 tablespoon chopped almonds 2 Cup fresh …

GI News – May 2021

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 98,000 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 …

HOW IMPORTANT IS OUR MICROBIOME?

We know the average human being has about 20,000 genes sitting on 23 pairs of chromosomes. They make us into the unique individuals that we are. Surprisingly, however, we also have many freeloaders – various bacteria, fungi and viruses – within our body that contain about 100 times more genes – at least 2,000,000 and …