Tag Archives: Glycemic index

World Pasta Day: Pasta with Spinach and White Beans

  Today is World Pasta Day – a time to celebrate a delicious and nutritious favourite food. The day  also marks the kick-off of the global pasta industry’s “The Power of Pasta” initiative. More than 3 million plates of pasta have been donated to various charities fighting hunger around the world thanks to the support […]

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Bring pasta back to your plate

Are you a pasta lover? I certainly am. I also feel compelled to defend this wonderful food- one that’s so often unfairly maligned. I cannot tell you how often a client, providing a list of favourite foods, confesses to me that they occasionally eat pasta for dinner. Confesses – I choose that word because of […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Inflammatory foods

“Have you known anyone who has done the diet where they removed all inflammatory food intake, Rosie? I’ve heard of one person it’s apparently worked for in terms of her arthritis pain . . .”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Karen Resta. Karen, the area of  inflammation and disease  is certainly emerging as  a key […]

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5 top ways protein aids waist management

•    Protein boosts your metabolic rate In scientific terms, protein induces thermogenesis – a heating effect on the body.  Think of it as turning up your thermostat and burning more fuel. While all 3 macronutrients – protein, fat and carbohydrates – increase your calorie burning after you eat them, protein has the greatest impact.   This […]

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Three top foods for protecting your vision

Now that spring is finally here, have you gone shopping for some brand new sunglasses? Are you vigilant about checking for their protection against UV light? Well, if you’re concerned about your peepers, then keep an eye on what you put on your plate. Accumulating research shows that enlightened eating may safeguard your vision and […]

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A low glycemic index recipe – Black Bean and Vegetable Chili

Choosing smart carbs, those with a low glycemic index, offers a host of health perks.  The carbohydrates in legumes  are not only slowly absorbed but along with  the fibre contained, allow you to feel fuller for much longer than quickly digested carbs. Dried beans and peas also provide a potent blood cholesterol-lowering wallop. This speedy […]

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