1 June 2010

GI News—June 2010


  • 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
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.

Good eating, good health and good reading.

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


Anonymous said...

I've tried to live a Low GI diet for 4 years now and consume at least 4 pieces of fruit a day. Recently I was taken to the emergency department of a hospital after falling off my push bike. An hour and a half after eating my blood glucouse came in at 4.1. My breakfast consisted of Quinoa with fruit, nuts/seeds and yoghurt.

GI Group said...

That's impressive! And we are impressed.

Anonymous said...

I had impaired glucose tolerance even though I was slim (55kg) and took walks regularly. I switched to a Low Gi diet ( half my plate is vegetables), eat lots of beans etc .And now I have been getting an all clear result on my glucose tolerance tests . Yippee!! It actually works ( do some exercise as well)

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Unknown said...

I'm trying to find out how the chips from the company, Food Should Taste Good (Needham, MA), rate for glycemic index?

Have you checked those out yet by chance?

GI Group said...

Re Food Should Taste Good chips - They haven't been tested by SUGiRS, and we haven't seen a published value. Why don't you contact the manufacturer and ask.

Unknown said...

I will, thank you. Will let you know what I find out.