Sugar. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? The white crystals that is 'in everything nowadays'? Even seemingly 'healthy' foods? I even had someone told me that they found sugar in plan milk. When I asked them HOW they come to that conclusion, I was told that they read the food label. But wait. There is no sugar in the milk of course. This got me thinking - maybe a lot of people is confused about the word sugar and what is on the food label as 'sugars'.
Most people would consider sugar as the evaporated crystal of cane sugar. It is a disaccaride of glucose and fructose. In the food label, specifically the nutrition panel, 'sugars, however, is a term that refer to other types of carbohydrate as well. These include fructose (from fruit), lactose (from milk) and yes sucrose from cane sugar. As a result, you will see a number under 'sugars' even in the plain old milk. But that number refers to lactose, not cane sugar.
This recipe is a twist of the traditional baked potato. Here I use three types of potato - any white variety, sweet potato (kumera) and purple potato. You can find all three types in most supermarket and any good grocer.
2 medium white potato
1 medium sweet potato
1 medium purple potato
Milk of any sort of your liking. For example almond milk, soy milk, or cow's milk if you use it.
Splash of olive oil
1. Set the oven to 200 C fan force.
2. Peel and slice all potato to around 2-3 mm thickness. See note:
3. Arrange in an attractive way to reveal a pattern.
4. Pour in milk and olive oil to just cover the potato
5. Wrap in aluminium foil to bake for around 50 minutes until potato is cooked through.
6. For the last 5 minutes of the baking time, remove the foil to brown the top a little for colour.
1. Underneath the purple skin of the purple potato is the white outer flesh. As it is peeled, it may turn brown due to oxidation to room air. This is n...
This is probably one of the most dreaded question for a dietitian. As soon as I tell new friends about my occupation, I would be asked to recommended the best diet, the best food or simply asked what myself eat!
If you are so inclined to read the full article (1) here, David Katz and colleague from Yale University published a good article titled 'Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health?' in the Annual Review of Public Health. The article has a good summary of different 'diets' style - low fat, low carbohydrate, vegan, Mediterranean, Paleo and Mixed balanced (based on National Dietary Guideline - it is an American paper).
Instead of summarizing and rewriting the excellent article, this is the direct quote from the Discussion section.
Can we say what diet is best for health? If diet denotes a very specific set of rigid principles, then even this necessarily limited representation of a vast literature is more than sufficient to answer with a decisive no. If, however, by diet...