Top marks to Coles innovation at turning our soft plastics into Australian made bench seats for pre-school and primary schools!
Consumer watchdogs, Choice has done a comparison of soy, oat, rice and coconut milk. The bottom line is some are low in protein and calcium, so not valid alternatives to cows milk. Fortified soy milk comes out on top but if you cant tolerate soy, read on for the best alternatives.
You could get away with the chicken skin in this recipe if you used 125g raw chicken rather than 200g per serve. The difference between skinless and with skin ½ breast is only 50 calories. (150 vs 200). If you have lost weight and become more active, your body should cope with the modest amount of sat fat and cholesterol from the skin. I generally say 1 tbls chicken skin per week isn’t going to kill you.
Check out this blog by Rosemary Stanton. She contrasts eating with the intent to have a healthy body and optimal eating experiences rather than eating to lose weight. The choc cake experiment is contained within. You could substitute any highly desirable food but I reckon it would work best as a shared experiment – do it with a friend.
Check out Dr Jennie Brand-Millers explanation in the latest Gi News from Sydney University.
In a nutshell: long term use (more than 6 months) appears to increase risk of heart disease through a larger intake of saturated fat and provoke kidney problems and bone loss in diabetes.