GI stands for Glycaemic Index and GL, Glycaemic Load. These two terms can be confusing. GI seems to have been around for ages and people are comfortable checking the GI of the foods they eat, but GL? In this post I try to demystify these two terms for you so you can make an informed choice when deciding what you should eat, especially if you have diabetes.
I’m a fan of beetroot and love it in salads – imagine whole cooked beets tossed through mint leaves, coriander, orange segments, radish and pearl couscous. Yum. And there’s nothing more Aussie than a slice of that purple root peeping out of a burger or steak sandwich. So when I received a sample of the new Love Beets vacuum-sealed, whole cooked, baby beetroots, I had to “give them a go”.
Recently there has been a flurry of media attention on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Draft Sugars Guideline. So what is it? On 3 March 2014 WHO held a press conference where they announced they were opening up for discussion the Draft Sugars Guideline which would continue to propose that sugars should make up less than 10 per cent of total daily energy intake (measured in kilojoules or calories).
According to the latest research published in the journal of Cell Metabolism by scientists at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, the optimal longevity diet is one “with moderate amounts of high quality protein (around 15 to 20 percent of total calorie intake), that is relatively low in fat and high in good quality complex carbohydrates…”
There's not 'mushroom' in this month's newsletter - sorry, couldn't resist! Our newsletter for May is packed full of useful and interesting information about mushrooms in all their gorgeous variety. Have you ever seen strange looking fungi in the supermarket and wondered what they were and what on earth you would do with them - we tell you!
The best-selling CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has come under scrutiny over the validity of its research and the concern that a diet high in meat can lead to bowel cancer, which is one of the more common cancers at present in Australia. CSIRO has also been criticised for lending its name to a diet book as they are the country's national research agency.
Soda water, also known as carbonated water, sparkling water or seltzer water, is plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved. It usually contains low levels of a number of salts (ranging from added table salt, sodium citrate to sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium sulphate or disodium phosphate).