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Pear is a pome fruit like apple, and there are similarities between the two fruits. Pears are a little less robust than the apple however and so you need to store a little more carefully. They are also more temperamental to grow and perhaps that is why the apple has tended to dominate as the more popular fruit. That's a shame however as a good pear is truly delicious and they are very versatile in both sweet and savoury dishes. Try slicing a pear into your salad, baking along with roast vegies and meat, chopping into fruit salads, using as base for a fruit crumble or pie, or simply eating on its own with a chunk of cheddar cheese.
Nutritionally pears don't usually get the limelight, but in fact they have much to offer us. Firstly they are high in fibre with an average pear providing 6g. Be sure to eat the skin to obtain all of this fibre. It includes both insoluble and soluble fibre, benefitting gut health and fuelling the growth of good bacteria in your gut, as well as helping to control your blood cholesterol profile.
They're also a low kilojoule snack with only about 350kJ per medium pear. They have only a trace of protein and no fat, with the energy coming almost entirely from the 20g of carbohydrate. The good news is that they have a low GI with values for different varieties coming in the range of 33-42 (low GI is less than or equal to 55). This means those carbs are absorbed slowly, helping you to control your blood glucose levels and avoid an over-production of insulin.
Pears are a good source of vitamin C and niacin, like most fruits they provide potassium and no sodium helping you to control your blood pressure, and they contain small amounts of other vitamins and minerals.
There are roughly 6000 named varieties of pear, but very few of them make it to our grocer and supermarket shelves. In Australia we have 8 varieties: Williams pear (available from Jan-May), Beurre Bosc (available from March-Nov), Corella Forelle (available April-Oct), Josephine (April-Nov), Packhams (available May-Jan), Red D'Anjou (available April-Nov), Red Sensation (available Feb-May) and Winter Nelis (available March-Nov). The only month where you'll be hard pressed to find pears on shelf is February, and you'll tend to find only Packham pears in December and January. However from April until November pears are in abundance - be sure to enjoy them!
If you’re confused over eggs you’re not alone. Once upon a time, before we really understood how diet affects blood cholesterol levels, it made sense to limit foods high in cholesterol. Since egg yolks come under that category, the advice was to limit the number of eggs you ate. Today we know that the types of fat in your diet plays a more important role in determining your blood cholesterol profile and dietary cholesterol is far less of a factor. Even if you have high blood cholesterol, the current advice is that you can happily enjoy up to 6 eggs a week - and I can't see what more would be a problem. That’s great news as eggs are a nutritional smorgasbord!
Eggs provide very high quality protein, with a near perfect balance of the amino acids the human body needs. There’s a reason why eggs have been a body-builders’ staple for many years.
The yolk is especially rich in the B group vitamins folate, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, thiamin (B1) and riboflavin (B2). The fat is important as it also contains excellent levels of the fat-soluble vitamins A and E, and one of the few foods to provide vitamin D. In fact, recent analysis shows that eggs are much higher in vitamin D than previously thought, with a serve of 2 eggs providing 82% of the recommended daily intake.
Eggs are a terrific breakfast choice. Studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast are less hungry later and correspondingly eat less at lunch.
There is no truth to the rumour that cooking eggs damages nutrients; in fact the reverse is true. Egg white contains a protein called avidin and this binds to the vitamin biotin tightly making it unavailable for uptake and use by the body. When you cook the egg white this denatures avidin and the problem does not occur. Actually it would only be a problem if you were eating raw egg whites every day and didn't have significant other sources of biotin in other meals - extremely rare. It has been documented in body builders following very strict diets and eating drinks with raw eggs in them repeatedly over months. Generally though it's not something we need to worry about.
Raw eggs can of course carry E Coli or other pathogenic bacteria. Pregnant women, young children and those with compromised immune systems should play safe and avoid raw eggs.
Don't throw the yolks away! Not only do they contain most of the nutrients, they are rich in two carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin. These are found in high concentrations in the eye and seem to play a crucial role in eye development and ongoing eye health throughout life. Eating foods such as egg yolks that are rich in these two carotenoids reduces your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Wholegrain flour is made using the whole grain kernal. The intact grain is milled through a series of rollers to create the flour. To make white flour this mixture is then sifted to separate out the bran and the outer layers of the grain kernal. However this step is omitted to make wholegrain flour.
Nutritionally that is important as it is the outer layers of the grain kernal that contains most of the fibre and micronutrients. Comparing wholegrain to white flour, it contains three times as much fibre, almost twice as much niacin, almost three times as much folate and magnesium, two and a half times as much zinc and twice the iron. It also has about 10% less carbohydrate but slightly more protein. All up the nutrition credentials of wholegrain flour are head and shoulders above white flour.
This does mean that it bakes differently however. White flour is popular because it makes fluffy muffins, bread and cake. If you bake at home you'll find that white flour will make your recipe rise more and be lighter in taste. But that comes at a cost. Our bodies break down the carbohydrates in white flour very quickly and most foods made from it have a high GI. Part of it I believe is just getting your family used to the taste from wholegrain flour and often a clever recipe designed for using wholegrain will add ingredients that improve the outcome. Just start experimenting and you'll soon find everyone gets used to the new taste. You can also use half and half to gradually move your family over to a more wholesome, nutritious end product.
It's not just fruits and vegetables that provide phytochemicals such as antioxidants. Wholegrains are also a pretty fabulous source. They are also plant foods after all and grains are the seeds of grasses - it's not that surprising that they are rich in various beneficial compounds. Even phytates, given a bad rap as they bind some of the minerals present preventing them from being absorbed, have been shown to have beneficial effects including being anti-inflammatory. Phytates will only be a problem to you if you are a strict vegetarian or vegan and are consuming a large amount of wholegrains like wheat flour. For the rest of us there are plenty of other food sources of minerals in our diets making the effect of phytates pretty small and probably unimportant.
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats – they are also only one of two fruits that are fat rich (the other being the avocado). A solid body of scientific evidence supports making these fats the major ones in your diet. They can help you to achieve a healthier blood cholesterol profile, improve your insulin sensitivity, help you to control blood glucose levels, improve a fatty liver, and even reduce the amount of fat you store around your abdomen.
The Mediterranean diet is hailed quite rightfully as one of the healthiest in the world. This diet has been associated with lower rates of heart disease, lower blood pressure, lower risk of stroke, better cognitive health, lower risk of diabetes, and lower risks of many cancers. There are many factors that may contribute to this, but one of the key characteristics is the use of olive oil as a staple food and the principal fat.
It is important to buy extra virgin olive oil however and not products labeled as “light”, “pure olive oil” or “pomace”. These are all refined products and do not contain the health promoting qualities of fresh extra virgin olive oil. Refining the oil removes many of the antioxidants, phytosterols and polyphenols present in the fresh extra virgin oil that benefit us. Oil is not like wine – it doesn’t get better with age. The fresher it is the better. Choose quality over quantity and you will reap the benefits.
It’s a myth that cooking with extra virgin olive oil destroys its benefits. Good quality extra virgin olive oil has a high smoke point of around 210°C. It can be used for stir-fries, on the BBQ, roasting foods in the oven and pan-frying. Store your oil in a cool dark place to retain the freshness and health-promoting properties. And use it regularly so that you are always consuming this year’s batch.
Fat helps deliver taste and flavour, but it is also necessary for the absorption of many antioxidants including beta-carotene, not to mention the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Drizzling extra virgin olive oil over your salad or steamed veg adds flavour (so you eat more plant food) and makes sure you can absorb more of those beneficial plant compounds.
Polenta is made from yellow cornmeal (maize) and that wonderful yellow colour comes from the presence of carotenoids including beta-carotene that can be converted to vitamin A in the body, and lutein and zeaxanthin essential for eye health.
While not especially impressive for its nutrient levels, it is a good source of thiamin and provides useful levels of several other nutrients including magnesium, zinc and iron.
Half a cup of cooked polenta provides just over 3g of protein, useful particularly for vegetarians and vegans, almost no fat (although this is usually added during cooking) and 28g of carbohydrate. It has a moderate GI, but this is likely reduced with the addition of fat (I always add extra virgin olive oil to my polenta) and when consumed as part of a meal. Just watch your portion size to keep the glycaemic load down, particularly if you are living with diabetes.
Polenta is gluten free and so a useful food for coeliacs or those with gluten intolerance.
Polenta is traditionally used in Italian cooking and served either as a kind of 'mash' to accompany a meal or it is cooled, cut into chips and baked with extra virgin olive oil. If you're a Get Lean member you'll find my Australian-Italian mother-in-law's recipe for polenta chips here... I highly recommend them!
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