Fruit and veggies play a central role in a low GI diet with studies showing that people who eat 3–4 serves of fruit a day, particularly apples and oranges, have the lowest overall GI and the best blood glucose levels. So, when you want a little sweetness in your life, reach for the fruit bowl for a snack that is widely available, portable, and easy to eat – just like other sweet snacks, but without any added fat and sugar. In GI News this month the focus is on fruit and you’ll find the GI values of many of your favourites throughout this issue. Dietitian Emma Stirling joins us this month too with the scoop on tropical fruit, including the soccer ball-sized ‘king of the fruits’ durian.
- Prof. Walt Willett on why supplements are not a substitute for fruits and vegetables
- Prof Jennie Brand-Miller talks about fruit juice
- Fructose: 10 things you need to know
- Deli meats and diabetes risk
- Why the media get nutrition stories wrong
- 2 new recipes from the Low GI Kitchen
- GI value of soccer ball-sized ‘king of the fruits’ durian
Good eating, good health and good reading.
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