PROBIOTICS IN FOODS

The market for probiotic fortified foods, beverages and dietary supplements has exploded globally in the last decade. Products range from fortified drinks to confectionary containing strains of specific bacteria and/or yeasts that are believed to confer health benefits. Some products combine probiotics with prebiotics and are therefore synbiotics. An example would be yoghurt containing live …

MUESLI

Muesli has evolved from a hippie-health-food that traditionalists referred to as ‘bird seed’ to a contemporary canvas upon which to create your own bespoke wellness breakfast. How times have changed; it’s hip to eat healthy now.Muesli is a mixture of rolled oats, grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits and was developed around 1900 by a …

THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

HARISSA PRAWN SKEWERS WITH DILL & APPLE COLESLAW 0:25 Prep • 4 Serves • Entrée • Every day INGREDIENTS 24 large uncooked prawns, peeled and deveined, leaving tails intact 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths 2 red onions, cut into wedges 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon harissa paste ¼ red cabbage, …

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GI News – March 2021

The vast majority of published GI values are of Western origin, notably European, Australian and North American. We know that GI values are altered by the degree of cooking and processing and this will vary from country-to-country. In this edition of GI News we focus on the GI of non-Western foods, with a particular emphasis …

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 …

WHAT’S NEW?

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 …

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 …