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Know Your Carbs

Overweight people and dedicated slimmer’s can benefit from knowing more about carbohydrates especially if they have high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

Pasta
Pasta

Doctor Maasarani’s, BBC article explains the 3 different types of carbs as BEIGE, WHITE, GREEN.

Starch, sugar and fibre.

Carbohydrates provide us with energy.

 BEIGE CARBOHYDRATES – Bread, pasta, potatoes and rice are beige carbs which are not healthy.

WHITE CARBOHYDRATES –  Also best avoided.  Sugary foods, fizzy drinks, sweets, biscuits and processed refined foods.

Most of the starch and sugar in the beige and white carbs are broken down to glucose which is then used up as energy, the rest is stored as fat.

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Esential Vitamins and minerals

These are the 13 essential vitamins: Vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins:thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyroxidine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12). The four fat-soluble vitamins-A, D, E, and K-are stored in the body’s fatty tissues.

Avoid Sugar

Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) contain a lot of fructose which is not essential to our functioning.Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup are made up of Glucose and fructose.

sugar
sugar

Glucose is important and can be metabolized by the body. If we don’t have enough glucose in our diet our bodies produce it from proteins and fat.

 

Only the liver can metabolise fructose, but if there is a lot of glycogen in the live, the fructose turns to fat.

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Healthy Pumpkin Soup

                                                        PUMPKIN SOUP

pumpkin soup
pumpkin soup

 

 

1. Feel Fuller

2. Boost Vision

3. Lower Blood Pressure

4. Sleep Better

5. Prostate protection

6. Have a Healthier Heart

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