A new EU-approved health claim for fructose-containing foods and scientific backing of glycaemic index (GI) information on food packaging are the latest signs of a perfect storm of science around low-GI diets, says CEO of Taura Natural Ingredients Peter...
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 UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has admonished Weetabix over a TV campaign that stated its breakfast cereals could boost energy levels because it said the ads were not clear about the role of milk.
Wild is introducing a new version of its Fruit Up sweetener,
specially designed for use in fruit jelly confectionery products
and angled towards helping manufacturers tap the healthy
The search for low glycaemic and slowly digestible starch
continues, with scientists from Purdue University reporting a new
starch that may lead to smaller spikes in blood sugar and perhaps
ease hunger pangs.
Low-glycemic products are only just gaining momentum, according to
Packaged Facts, which predicts that the glycemic-control angle will
be an ever more pressing consideration for marketers and
formulators in the coming years.
Different types of honey have similar glycaemic indexes, and
because of its potential health benefits ranging from prebiotic to
antioxidant it could be substituted for sugar, says a new study
from the US.
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.
FGH Consulting has developed methods for using inulin to make low
glycemic index, low calorie and high fiber confectionery and other
food products that are suitable for diabetics. As its first
chocolate bars come to market, the company...
The soluble fibre inulin, best known for its beneficial effects on
the gut, also lowers the glycaemic index of dark chocolate,
according to a new study, suggesting the ingredient could be used
in products targeted at blood sugar control.
Food and drink makers developing functional, ready to drink and
instant formulas could gain from European Commission approval for
the slow-release carbohydrate isomaltulose supplied by German firm
A Columbia University study has identified an increased incidence
of depression among Hispanic diabetics with poor glycemic control
(PGC), which the researchers say could have implications for public
Warburtons has laid down the gauntlet to its mainstream UK rivals
by developing white bread with a low glycaemic index as both
consumers and producers become more aware of the benefits 'GI' can
have in controlling diabetes,...
New tests show that the sugar replacer Isomalt has a very low
glycemic index (GI), well below other sugar substitutes, making it
an attractive option for food companies trying to get healthier,
says its manufacturer Palatinit.
Checking the glycemic index of foods to manage diabetes, an
approach with varying support among nutritionists, could help
diabetes patients control their blood sugar, suggests a
meta-analysis of clinical trials.