1 January 2007

GI News—January 2007


In This Issue:

  • Food For Thought
    —A new year, new resolutions, a new diet, a new you
  • GI News Briefs
    —Go nuts for almonds and reduce your blood glucose
    —Even more reasons to eat those low GI oats
    —Does sugar cause diabetes?
  • Low GI Food of the Month
    —Roasted soy nuts
  • Low GI Recipes of the Month
    —Vietnamese pork stir-fry
    —GI Express: Gold & green fruit salad
    —GI Solo: Middle East roll up
  • Success Story
    —‘My life changed for the better when my dad showed me a list of foods with GI values and explained to me why it works.’ – Hannah
  • What's New?
    Dr Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
    The New Glucose Revolution: 3rd US and Canadian edition fully revised and updated
  • Feedback—Your FAQs Answered
  1. I am vegetarian and two of my favourite foods – mushrooms and tofu – don't appear in the listings. Can you help?
  2. I have been put on a GI diet but am underweight and need to put on at least 5 kilos. I know it is used for reducing weight, but will it help me put on some pounds?
  3. I have PCOS and I know it is genetic. Is there any way I can prevent my baby girl from getting it?
  4. What role should the GI play in an athlete’s choice of foods after high exertion?
  5. Dr Perricone says that one should stay away from high GI foods because they age people. Is this true?
  6. Can you give me a list of acceptable low GI fruits. And should one stay away from watermelon and pineapple?
  • GI Values Update
    —Where can I get more information on GI testing?
    —Where can I get more information on the GI Symbol Program?

A new year, a new look

We have redesigned GI News to make it easier to read, to access past issues, search for information, print articles of interest or recipes that you'd like to prepare, and to link up with sites of interest. But although the look may have changed, just about everything else stays the same. You can still post your comments on our stories and news briefs or send your questions to the GI Group in the usual way.

We wish you all the best for a happy and healthy 2007 and look forward to hearing from you in the months to come.

GI News Editor: Philippa Sandall
Web Design and Management: Dr Scott Dickinson


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much,for the improved web pages. I still have bad print at the bottom of pages 3, 11 12, 19, and 23. --The bottom line is "vertically challenged" to put it mildly. -- A programmer told me that this can be fixed, so that a line is never split between two pages, nor squeezed vertically.

You have a great newsletter. I appreciate it very much. I just wish that I could print it out better. (Windows XP-home; IE 7.0; HP 2340 laser printer - new, high speed, network, duplexing. - My equipment and software are state of the art.)
Thak you, - Lonnie Wall

studio34 said...

Hi Lonnie,

We'll look into this and get back to you. Thanks for pointing this out.

Anonymous said...

Great Site,
After reading the book The New Glucose Revolution, and discovered this site, I have put myself and to a degree my family on a lower GI diet (we have a huge heart and diabetes family history between us), the only way I have lost weight in the past was to have pretty well starved myself while exercised, not sustainable. After reading the book I feel I have maybe found a more healthier and sustainable way to be a healthier happier me. Ta guys - Sharon.

Anonymous said...

Sharon and family, good luck. Stay in touch and let us know how you go and what works for you and what doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Just ot say thank from South Africa for such a fantastic Gi newsletter resource!It is well put together, neatly and logically presented -and most of all, it is innovative and practical.I have lost 11 kg since July 2006 and it is the first Christmas that I have not put on any extra weight...and I had a food feast!Koos Rautenbach

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