“Natural, unprocessed grains such as brown rice, millet, barley, quinoa, and whole wheat berries are rich in complex carbohydrates, which are slowly absorbed and do not create spikes in insulin levels. The same is true for other plant sources of carbohydrates, such as squash, turnips, broccoli, and other pulpy vegetables. Not only are the carbs in these foods slowly absorbed, but these foods are essentially low in calories. A pound of brown rice –far more than you could eat in a single meal, or even in a single day– has less than 500 calories. A pound of broccoli, again more than you could eat at a single setting, has about 85 calories.” (p. 38)

Kash, P., Lombard, J. and Monte, T. (2008). Freedom from Disease. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin’s Press.

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