Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Carbohydrate Nutrition News


March 22, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Updated: Resources to Help Develop and Improve Food Skills

Food skills are a complex, interrelated, person-centred set of skills that help encourage healthy eating by “providing individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, purchase and prepare safe, nutritious and culturally acceptable foods and healthy meals for all household members (1, 2)....

March 10, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

CSI Presented Research at CIFST in Burnaby, BC (February 22-23, 2016)

The CSI Manager of Nutrition & Scientific Affairs, Dr. Flora Wang, conducted an oral presentation at the 2016 Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) conference in Burnaby, BC on February 23, 2016....

February 18, 2016 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Archived Webinar Now Available - Beyond Sweetness: The Functional Roles of Sugar in Foods and the Challenges in Replacing/Reducing It

Did you know that sugar (sucrose) added to foods provides many functions besides imparting a sweet taste?...

December 7, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

A review of sugar consumption from nationally representative dietary surveys across the world

A recent publication by Newens et al. reviewed dietary intake of sugars across the globe using nationally representative dietary surveys conducted in 18 countries between 1995 and 2012....

November 23, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New Resource: Frequently Asked Questions about Carbohydrates and Type 2 Diabetes

Carbohydrate consumption and metabolism in relation to glycemic control is one of the most important topics for people with diabetes....

October 29, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Recent un-controlled intervention study by Lustig RH et al. unable to assess Calorie-independent effect of fructose on metabolism among obese youth.

A non-controlled intervention trial was conducted by Lustig et al. among a small group (n=43) of Latino- and African-American youth (aged 8-18) who were obese, had high habitual sugars intakes, and had at least one other co-morbidity for metabolic syndrome (e.g. hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, impaired fasting glucose, hyperinsulinemia)....

October 28, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Effect of Fructose on Established Lipid Targets: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Feeding Trials

In this paper, Chiavaroli L et al. provide an updated meta-analysis on the effect of fructose on cardiovascular lipid risk factors based on a total of 51 isocaloric trials and 8 hypercaloric trials....

October 13, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New Resource: Role of Carbohydrates and Sugars in Sports Nutrition

Understanding of the physical demands and dietary requirements of athletes has increased considerably in the last 10-15 years and this has informed the development of evidence-based sports nutrition guidelines from authoritative bodies, including Dietitians of Canada. Emphasis in these guidelines is often placed on ensuring that adequate energy, carbohydrate and...

October 5, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Why Sugar is Added to Food: Food Science 101

A critical review “Why Sugar is Added to Food: Food Science 101” by Goldfein KR & Slavin JL, recently published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, highlights the variety of functions sugar (sucrose) plays in foods beyond sweetness....

August 6, 2015 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

New Resources: The Current Science on Sugars and Health

The Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition Information Service is pleased to provide you with the newest editions of our health professional resources, Carbohydrate News and Clips on Sugars....