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Food and Health, Part 9

beansLow Glycemic index foods (eat all you want):

  • natural sweeteners, agave nectar, stevia, xylitol
  • dark chocolate (70%)
  • mixed whole grain cereals
  • multi-grain bread
  • basmati or tai rice
  • multigrain pasta and noodles
  • quinoa, oats, millet, buckwheat
  • nicola potatoes
  • lentils, peas, beans
  • sweet potatoes, yams
  • oatmeal, muesli, All-bran, Special-K
  • fruit in its natural state, especially blueberries, cherries, raspberries
  • water flavored with lemon, thyme, or sage
  • unsweetened green tea
  • one glass of red wine a day with a meal
  • garlic, onions, shallots

Avoiding candy and snacks between meals is important because without balancing food they raise insulin levels, triggering inflammation.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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