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A Question of Couscous

A frequently asked question is what about couscous? Couscous is a grain and is counted as a carbohydrate and not a particularly favourable carb at that. In 1 cup (157 g) of cooked couscous there is Protein 6 g (less than 1 block) Carbohydrate 36 g (more than 5 blocks) Fat 0 Rather than using couscous, use cauliflower rice with lots of favourable vegetables like spinach, broccoli, some carrot and add fresh nuts, avocado or a good kiwi olive oil for fat.    

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LSA – linseed, sesame, almonds

I often get asked about LSA.  What about LSA?   LSA is made from almonds which are healthy monounsaturated fat,  linseed  which are omega-3 polyunsaturated fat but 90% less effective than omega-3 in marine oils so have no benefit, and sesame which Dr Sears uses to potentiate his omega-3 fish oil. It’s a pity about the vegetable omega-3 in linseed, plus it is all ground up so it is much more readily oxidized.  This creates harmful fats. It is much better to use good natural fats in whole (raw) almonds, pistachios, peanuts, olive oil and avocado to name a few. We

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Avocados are a great source of good monounsaturated fatty acids plus vitamins A,B & D. Handy hint: Use avocado as a spread rather than butter or margarine which may have saturated fat or even worse, trans fats in them. Avocado tastes great and goes with most things. Handy hint: after you have used the avocado, turn the skin inside out and rub over your face previously dampened with warm water. Leave for 5 minutes then wash off leaving lovely smooth skin. One block snack:  Three Arnott’s crackers (oblong ones), avocado as a spread.  Put a pate of tinned salmon and low

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