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greek lamb salad

I recently came across this Greek lamb salad recipe on the Diabetes Queensland Facebook page. The puzzling thing was that it included two slices of bread and low fat yogurt.  It seemed bizarre that this meal would be recommend for diabetics who are effectively intolerant to significant amounts of carbohydrate. The analysis below shows that this […]

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Food insulin index

The initial research into the food insulin index is detailed in a 1997 paper by Susanne Holt et al who tested the insulin demand of thirty eight different foods. [1] The food insulin index of various foods was determined by feeding 1000kJ (or 239 kcal) of a particular food to non-diabetics and measuring the insulin secretion over […]

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diet wars… which one is optimal?

This article summarises the  analysis of a range of dietary approaches to: understand whether a high-fat diet can provide optimal nutrition, and to identify common factors across a range of healthy dietary approaches. The table below shows the macro nutrient split of the approaches evaluated.  They are sorted by the total score for each of the […]

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