BEVERAGE CHOICES

What is your go-to beverage? As we all know, water is best for quenching thirst, but sometimes we enjoy other beverages as a treat or when we are celebrating those special occasions. Some beverages, such as milk and fruit juice naturally contain sugars (lactose in milk; fructose, glucose and sucrose in fruit juice), other beverages …

ORANGE JUICE

Orange juice (OJ) is an iconic healthy breakfast drink. Every TV show I ever watched with scenes over a breakfast table featured a glass of OJ. Juice was natural and wholesome, much like the TV families depicted. Then came the juice bar phenomenon in which you could order bespoke blends of fruit and vegetable juices, …

THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

POMEGRANATE AND ROSEWATER SPRITZ 0:05 Prep • 6 Servings • Drink • Special Occasion   INGREDIENTS 500mL pomegranate juice 3-4 drops rosewater, to taste 2 cups ice cubes ⅓ cup fresh mint 1L sparkling mineral water   METHOD For details, please visit the Healthy Food Guide   NUTRITION Per serve 240kJ/57 Calories; 1g protein; 0g …

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GI NEWS – MAY 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 …

GI, SATURATED FAT AND YOUR LIVER

Do you know if you have a fatty liver? If that’s a yes, what can be done to treat it? Thirty years ago, a vivacious redhead by the name of Dr Sandra Cabot wrote a wildly popular book called The Liver Cleansing Diet. I, like many others thought it was all a bit crazy. Mind …

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET FOR NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD for short, is becoming increasingly common, estimated to affect nearly one-third of adults in Western countries like Australia. It is caused by the accumulation of excess fat in the liver, which can lead to inflammation and scarring, and eventually, liver damage. There is no single treatment for a fatty …

FRUIT SUGAR

“Sugar” is an umbrella term describing monosaccharides, disaccharides and polyols. They are the simplest/smallest kind of carbohydrates. The three most commonly consumed sugars are glucose, galactose and fructose. Did you know, fructose is a natural sugar found in fruit, vegetables, and honey, and is the sweetest of all carbohydrates! In this months’ shoppers guide, we …

PEARS

  Pears are nice to eat, and the word ‘pear’ is nice to say, don’t you think? Pears fit neatly in your hand and they have a very maternal shape, triggering all sorts of primal emotions of comfort and safety. Although apples have assumed iconic status within the world of fruit, pears closely follow being …

THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

APPLE OATS 0:10 Prep • 0:05 Cook • 1 Serving • Main Meal • Every day   INGREDIENTS ½ cup traditional rolled oats 2/3 cup milk ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon pecans, coarsely chopped pinch ground cinnamon ½ Pink Lady apple, cored, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon reduced-fat Greek-style yoghurt 6 fresh raspberries   METHOD …