Monthly Archives July 2013

Quinoa

We are frequently asked about this grain that is promoted as high in protein. It is high in protein for a grain but 50g quinoa contains 1 block of protein and almost 4 blocks of carbohydrate so it should really be treated as a carbohydrate rather than protein. The other limitation of grains as protein is that because they are high in fibre you don’t tend to absorb a lot of the protein from them.  The only vegetable that is truly high is protein is soy. Quinoa is low glycaemic so small amounts could be used to supplement lots of favourable
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Ricotta vs Cottage Cheese

I was asked the question about the difference between ricotta cheese and cottage cheese.  Ricotta is more pleasant than cottage cheese but ricotta, although relatively low in fat (saturated) compared to hard cheese, it is a lot higher in fat than cottage cheese.  This is the big advantage of cottage cheese: convenient protein with relatively low fat.
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Categories: Client questions answered and Other.

Wellington’s Shaking!

I feel a bit prophetic after writing my blog on Friday about having some emergency rations like Zone bars on hand just in case.  I hope that everybody came through the earthquakes okay. I live on the top floor of an apartment building on the Terrace in the middle of Wellington.  We had a smashing time up there with things flying off shelves and breaking.  The worst casualty, apart from my nerves, was an unopened bottle of port bought duty free a few days earlier.  I’ve lived in Wellington all my life and have been through lots of earthquakes but
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Emergency Supplies

All the earthquakes in Wellington today make you think about being prepared for the “big one”.  How about putting some PureFit™ bars in your emergency kit?  They are a perfectly balanced ready meal, that don’t take up much room and won’t melt all for less than the price of a cup of coffee.  Go to the shop to order now.
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Categories: Other and Products.

Fish Oil Special

Liquid Fish Oil IFOS 5 star certified Omega-3 EPA/DHA concentrate ultra-refined fish oil. This is high dose with 1500mg EPA and 1000mg DHA per 5ml teaspoon in a 237ml bottle of pleasant lemon flavoured fish oil. This is the the same highly purified IFOS 5 star fish oil as our Liquid 3000 with a lower concentration of omega-3. Usually $82 a bottle, now $77 for a limited time.
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What’s For Lunch?

Contributed by Kevin Bateman In my last blog I moaned about McDonalds® discontinuing my favoured lunch choice option. I often have Middle Eastern kebab salads for lunch. The food court in the BNZ centre in Wellington has two places that make these, Kebab Queen and Jim Bom. I prefer Jim Bom, a small place that also does pasta and pizza so eyes right there. For about $8 you get a heap of fresh salad with sauces and a generous serving of lamb or chicken or a mix of both. These meals come naturally without bread or rice. There are also Middle
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I’m Angry at McDonalds

Contributed by Kevin Bateman One of the perks of the Gold Card is free coffee at McDonalds® and an occasional coffee won’t do me any harm, especially a free one. With this incentive I checked out Mackers for a quick cheap lunch option and I discovered a reasonable choice that would be OK now and then to have with my now and then coffee. The McD Chicken Caesar Wrap. The cover on the seared (grilled) version showed per serving, protein 30.8g (4 blocks), fat 14.7g (5 blocks) and carbohydrate 29.3 (3.25 blocks). I discarded some of the wrap and enjoyed
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Why Do We Tend To Overeat?

Contributed by Kevin Bateman  The only processed breakfast cereal that I eat is small amounts of Kelloggs® All Bran that I add to my home-made muesli mix. There is a recipe in the ProZone book. All Bran has 45.4g carbohydrate per 100g, which is very moderate for a refined cereal, and it  has 29.5g fibre per 100g. This high fibre content helps slow sugar absorption into the bloodstream. So we can use a little All Bran and still maintain healthy blood sugar levels. I am referring to All Bran Original, the squiggly stuff, as there are several other varieties of Kelloggs®
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Categories: Science.

Wellington Women’s Expo

We will be at the Wellington Women’s Expo 10 & 11th August at the TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf.  Please come and visit us and bring your friends.  We’ll be running specials and competitions over the weekend including a chance to win a free Zone consultation with Carol. Go to our Facebook page to download a discount voucher for entry into the Expo.
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