FOOD FOR THOUGHT

THE FIRST COMPENDIUM OF GI VALUES OF NON-WESTERN FOODS  Evaluating the quality of carbohydrate in the diet could be considered more important than ever. Markers of quality such as wholegrains, fibre content and sugars are routinely included on food labels and in national food composition tables. But another marker of carbohydrate quality, the glycemic index …

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LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX DIETS IMPROVE HEALTH OF SOUTH INDIANS WITH DIABETES  Traditional Indian diets are rich in dietary fibre and wholegrains, which generally have a lower GI than more refined grains. However, similar to many other countries, there has been a transition to more refined grains over the last few decades. This may be one …

DIABETES CARE

DIABETES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA  In 2019, there were an estimated 88 million people in South-East Asia living with diabetes and the number of people with diabetes is projected to increase to 153 million by 2045 unless successful preventative measures are implemented. There is mounting evidence that Asians have higher postprandial (after-meal) blood glucose levels and …

PERSPECTIVES: Dr ALAN BARCLAY

LOWERING THE GLYEMIC IMPACT OF SOUTH-EAST ASIAN DIETS  Food is not merely a collection of nutrients, and neither is it medicine – it’s so much more than that. From the day we are born to the day we die, food not only nourishes us, but it provides pleasure, social interaction and anchors us to our …

YOUR GI SHOPPING GUIDE

NON-WESTERN BREADS  One food that unites many cultures across the world is bread. Traditionally made fresh every day, bread represents a carbohydrate-rich staple to fuel the brain and body. In keeping with this month’s focus on non-western foods, we take a look at the GI of some different varieties of bread and the cereal grains …

GOOD CARBS FOOD FACTS

When I first saw a dosa being brought to a neighbouring table at an Indian restaurant, I was both surprised and intrigued by its appearance and how it would be eaten. It is certainly a spectacular food, but it’s also fun to eat. You simply break pieces off and use it to scoop up mouthfuls …

THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

SOUTH INDIAN PRAWN AND COCONUT CURRY 0:35 Prep • 4 Serves • Main • Every day  INGREDIENTS 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 3cm piece ginger, peeled, chopped 2 long green chillies, chopped, plus extra, to serve 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons sunflower oil 400g potatoes, peeled, …

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GI News – January 2021

Rice provides about 20% of all calories eaten globally. Today, we can find many varieties of rice on supermarket shelves, including short grain, long grain, medium grain, Arborio and sushi rice. In this edition of GI News we investigate the GI of rice, with a particular focus on diabetes. GI News is published by the …

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

RICE AND RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES Around the world, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes continues to climb. The rate of increase is particularly high in countries such as China and India, the most populous nations on the planet. China and India are also similar in the sense that rice is their staple food. …