1 September 2011

GI News—September 2011

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  • Beat your metabolic rate and burn your fat stores – Prof Jennie Brand-Miller explains
  • Red meat and diabetes risk
  • Green vegies, dried fruit, legumes and brown rice linked to fewer colon polyps
  • The scoop on vitamin D with Emma Stirling
  • New GI values for meal replacement shakes, soups and bars
Nicole Senior's new book, Belly Busting for Blokes landed on our desk recently, so we asked her to write about why a big belly is bad for your health for Myth Busting this month. (If you are interested, the book is a fun read and very practical and we have given copies to some of our favourite blokes who are finding it a bit harder to tie their shoelaces.) Prof Jennie Brand-Miller expands on the 'belly busting' theme and explains why controlling insulin levels is important for trimming your waistline and how low GI diet can help you beat your metabolic rate and burn your fat stores. There are all our usual features of course, including three delicious 'belly busting' low GI recipes to tuck into.

Good eating, good health and good reading.

Editor: Philippa Sandall
Web management and design: Alan Barclay, PhD

11 comments:

Cath said...

Please settle a debate in our household: do green peas count as legumes, or not?

Cath said...

Sorry that was supposed to go on the "news briefs" where it's relevant. Please delete if it's annoying!

GI Group said...

Green peas are considered vegies like snowpeas, sugar snap peas and green beans picked from the garden and eaten fresh. Legumes or pulses are terms usually used to describe the dried edible seeds of peas and beans. They belong to the same family but their nutritional value is different because fresh peas have a high water content; dried ones don't. Blue peas, split peas and pigeon peas are legumes. I guess it's a win-win for your household.

Jon Wade said...

I know a diabetic who eats a lot of red meat. He is on a "warrior diet" and is convinced that this is healthy as it helps him to control his glucose levels through diet and exercise. He eats a lot of fatty meats (most recently 13.5 oz of pork shoulder for lunch). Is this diet just building up more future problems for him? I have suggested that a diet high in saturated fat is not healthy but his focus seems to be all controlling blood sugar.

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Eleonor said...

I would say that green peas count as legumes indeed.

Wojciech Roszkowski said...

Great article.