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How to choose Low GI Carbohydrates

Image found here Choosing Low GI carbohydrates can sometimes be a bit of a guessing game.  While the website The Glycemic Index provides a comprehensive database, sometimes you just want to quickly know what brands to buy.  I’ve found a very useful table designed by  the NZ Heart Foundation which has been published as a […]

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Quinoa – today’s super grain

Quinoa (pronouced ‘keen-wah’)- everyone’s talking about it. Here’s why quinoa is the new superfood. Quinoa is an ancient grain from Aztec times.  It  contains all essential amino acids, making it a complete source of protein. This is unusual for plant based foods so it makes it a great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. […]

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