GI VALUES OF SOME FERMENTED FOODS

Do you regularly include fermented foods in your diet? There are potentially many benefits of consuming fermented foods regularly – they may help reduce the risk of certain cancers (e.g., bowel), aid digestion, and may even help manage weight. Foods like yoghurt and cheese are fermented foods that are commonly consumed around the world. In …

BEANS, LENTILS AND PEAS

Do you like legumes? Are legumes part of your regular diet? They should be because they keep you full of beans! In many healthy eating guides, like the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, you will find legumes under the “Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/ beans” food group. Not …

FOODS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Wholegrains, nuts and seeds, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables (particularly dark green leafy and cruciferous) are all part of an antioxidant-rich diet. However, some of the foods in these food groups are naturally low in available carbohydrate and therefore have not had their GI measured. In this month’s shopper’s guide, we will look at some …

INSULIN INDEX OF A SELECTION OF CORE CARBOHYDRATE-CONTAINING FOODS

Depending on where you live in the world, it is likely that around 50% of your energy (kilojoules or Calories) comes from carbohydrate. Carbohydrate-containing-foods can be found across all of our 5 core food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains and Cereals, Meat and Alternatives (for example lentils and beans. There’s little carbohydrate in red meat, poultry …