Comment on The Accidental Diet by John.

The best and most believable advice on diet I know is the FAQ list on the Unversity of Sydney's GI pages: http://www.glycemicindex.com/faqsList.php
It is worth checking it out and using their database search engine to check the GI of various foods for yourself - looks like conventional oats (GI = 55 to 60) are slightly better than one minute oats (GI = 66). Note that grog is so low that it is irrelevant except for beer and this is still quite low. Personally I think soft drinks, sugar and lollies are the worst thing especially for kids. I suspect there are some kids who never drink water. Personally I am trying to kick the sugar habit particularly in tea and coffee. Getting there. I notice I have started eating more fruit and that I enjoy fruit more.
I got onto this because of a single statement by Gary Taubes: "Weight gain and loss isn't about calories, it's about hormones". He means metabolic hormones like insulin.

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