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Offline ami

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quinoa
« on: June 13, 2016, 12:49:45 AM »
can anyone tell me is quinoa a yes yes food or no no food?

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Re: quinoa
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 02:19:54 AM »
I don't use it because it's very high carb (½ cup = 55g carbs) & whatever vitamins/minerals it may provide can be found in plenty of other low-carb foods . . . notably fatty fish and dark leafy greens.

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Re: quinoa
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 02:39:20 AM »
This is from Nutritiondata.self.com


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Re: quinoa
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 02:52:43 AM »
On some low carb site I read that it can be used as a good substitute for rice. But with those numbers, I guess it is better to stay away.
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Re: quinoa
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 08:23:27 AM »
I know that for me it's an absolute NoNo but like anything you usually can find out how it affects you by testing after trying.  It all comes down to the fact that we are all different.
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Re: quinoa
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 11:45:32 AM »
I read the label on a bag of it once and knew it would not be a safe food for me!
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Re: quinoa
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 06:05:58 AM »
yes walker,i  do not have the sugar problem  but i know for sure that hubby darlings sugar ran after the quinoa meal, but i wanted to know how it is for others...............on the other hand i have a surplus of insulin stock so i too avoid eating high carb food .

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Re: quinoa
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 07:10:04 AM »
I have to treat quinoa the same as I do rice and bolus (take insulin) for about 40 carbs for each cup.  Even if I eat only a half cup, my blood sugar still climbs way too high.  It isn't a food I have very often.
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Re: quinoa
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 07:32:54 PM »
My goodness, I have some paleo friends that told me quinoa would be OK for me to eat.  Seems to be a disconnect between paleo and lc/hf.  I see I have to be very vigilant with checking labels for carbs and other hidden bad things.

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Re: quinoa
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 08:39:45 PM »
true. It's always wiser to check labels or the site given below. We also have a reference document giving carb contents of foods, which can be downloaded from your right panel (bottom)

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Re: quinoa
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2016, 08:08:52 AM »
can anyone tell me is quinoa a yes yes food or no no food?

Following our own protocol, I would say:

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