What is the best way for team-sport athletes to ensure a good night’s sleep before a big game? Drink tart cherry juice? Consume a high glycaemic index carbohydrate meal? Take some protein? Eat a couple of kiwifruit before bed? Pop some herbal supplements?
New findings from Finnish researchers suggest that a blood glucose response benefit can be derived from eating a smaller portion of blackcurrants than previously thought, and from blackcurrants with added sugar.
The quality of carbohydrates in foods as measured by their glycaemic index (GI) should be included in national dietary guidelines and on food labels, according to a group of leading nutrition scientists from ten countries.
The glycaemic index has not risen to the same astronomic trend
proportions of its low-carb predecessor, but this does not mean
there is a lack of interest. Rather, a slow build up could be a
sign that it is here for the long-haul.
The glycaemic index (GI) is emerging as a new weight loss regime,
despite the belief of some nutritionists that there is not enough
science to demonstrate it can effectively control weight, writes
Food manufacturers offering products with a low glycaemic value
will help generate the necessary evidence to convince sceptics of
the merits of the nutritional strategy, suggests an industry
expert, even if they cannot carry a health...