Recipes to give you energy

"Most people feel they could do with more sustained energy. Feeling tired and chronically exhausted and having no energy seem to be the norm in our modern stressed world," says the authors of Eating Sustained Energy 3, who also offer clues to these challenges.

"Most people feel they could do with more sustained energy. Feeling tired and chronically exhausted and having no energy seem to be the norm in our modern stressed world," says the authors of Eating Sustained Energy 3, who also offer clues to these challenges.

Liesber Delport and Gabi Steenkamp, in this recipe book, aim to help you address most ailments by eating healthily and have sustainable energy at all times.

If you have the first and the second compilations, this one will give you additional recipes which were not included in earlier editions. This edition brings the nutritional information in line with the latest research.

The revamped version has all the new glycemic load (GL) information, as well as the latest glycemic index (GI) values of food the authors tasted over the last seven years.

The authors' aim is to give recipes that are tasty, quick and easy to make, using ingredients that are affordable and readily available, while using little fat and a lower GI than traditional recipes.

The book includes the GL value in the nutritional boxes. This is explained, in easy-to-understand terms, in the introduction. It covers about 62 recipes, all aimed at helping to lower blood glucose levels of those with diabetes, and to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure, hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance, as well as to alleviate the symptoms of chronic candida, polycystic ovarian syndrome and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

If these recipes are used regularly they could also help children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder to concentrate, overweight people to lose weight more easily, fatigued people to have more energy and sportsmen and women to perform better.

Unlike the Cl, you can add up the CL values of all your meals and snacks and get your total per day.

It could help you quickly and easily to find the Gl and GL of most carbohydrate-containing foods, as it includes a cross-referenced alphabetical list of foods. Fat, fibre, protein, carbohydrate and kJ content per typical portion of food are also listed.

This guide was updated last year, and has a partner in the South African Fat and Protein Guide, which contains information about different types of fats and proteins in foods.

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