1 November 2010

GI Update

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller’s Low GI Diet Shopper’s Guide 2011 out now

Low GI Diet Shopper’s Guide 2011

Australia’s #1 low GI shopper’s guide will help you make the switch to a low GI diet by putting the low GI choices into your shopping trolley and on the table. The 2011 edition is even easier to use and includes:

  • A to Z tables with the GI (and GL) of over 1000 foods by food category such as ‘Breads’ and ‘Breakfast cereals’, ‘Fruit, Vegetables’.
  • In each food category, foods with a low GI have been separated from those with higher or unknown GI values.
  • Handy household measures like cups and tablespoons for the sample serving sizes.
Professor Jennie Brand-Miller’s Low GI Diet Shopper’s Guide 2011 (Hachette Australia) is available in leading bookshops in Australia and NZ.

New GI values from GI Labs in Toronto
Iidea organic agave syrups
These organic agave syrups are low GI sweeteners extracted from the agave plant which is large and spiky like a cactus, but in fact is Mexico’s famous succulent that also gives us aguamiel, pulque, and tequila.

You can use agave syrup instead of sugar to sweeten food, desserts or drinks including tea and coffee. Keep in mind however, that it’s about 1½ times sweeter than sugar so you don’t need to use as much. One level teaspoon provides around 5g carbs and 20 calories (84kJ) along with small amounts of calcium, potassium and magnesium like other less refined sweeteners such as raw sugar, Logicane™, honey and 100% maple syrup.
  • Light Standard Agave Syrup (70–78% fructose) – GI 28
  • Light Premium Agave Syrup (78–85% fructose) – GI 22
For more information go to http://www.iidea.com.mx/

CalNaturale Svelte (TM) protein drinks
These rich and creamy-tasting low GI protein drinks for sustained energy are made with fresh organic soy milk and organic rice syrup, sugar and inulin. They can be used as a meal replacement product, a pre- or post-workout pick-me-up or an anytime snack. Svelte (TM) drinks are dairy-free, gluten-free and certified kosher and come in 15.9 fl oz servings (470 ml or almost 2 cups). Each serving provides 16g protein, 35g available carbohydrate, 10g fat (naturally occurring in the soy milk) and 260 calories (1092 kJ). These drinks are also a good source of fiber (5g per serving).
  • SvelteTM Chocolate Sustained Energy Protein Drink (with pure organic cocoa) – GI 21
  • SvelteTM French Vanilla Sustained Energy Protein Drink (with pure organic vanilla) – GI 24

Sveltebrand chocolate
CalNaturale Svelte (TM) is part of California Natural Products, a leading natural foods company with a 30-year history of innovation and excellence. For more information: http://sveltebrand.com/products

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Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences
Sydney University
NSW 2006 Australia
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Sarah Collie said...

Please can you let me know if there is an equivalent publication for the UK: Low GI Diet Shopper’s Guide 2011. Thanks Sarah

GI Group said...

Hi Sarah, Sadly no. The current UK publisher is Hodder but they have not updated their edition of the Shopper's Guide for 3 or 4 years and we are not sure if it is still in print. Here is the link on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Low-GI-Shoppers-Guide-Values/dp/0340839589/ref=pd_sim_b_6

Low GI Eating Made Easy may be of interest/use as it focuses on generic (non brand) foods. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Low-GI-Eating-Made-Easy/dp/0340896000/ref=pd_sim_b_6

Alternatively you can check out the database at: www.glycemicindex.com

Let us know if you need more help or information to find the foods you are looking for.