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Note: Chaozhou is a prefecture in the Guangdong Province of China.

Good Carb, Bad Carb

Confused about which carbohydrates you should be eating?

“It’s the biggest lack-of-consensus issue in the U.S. diet today,” said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. “We don’t have a standard method for assessing their quality.”

Carbohydrates, the most common of the three energy sources we get from food (the others are fat and protein), reside in the vast majority of our food, prominently in grains, vegetables, legumes and fruits. They are essential to good health — as long as you stick to the good sources and steer clear of the bad ones, which are linked to obesity and a host of chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.

What constitutes a good carb?

It’s not as basic as “simple” versus “complex,” as fruits contain simple sugars but are a highly desirable carb source.

Rather, four main factors determine the quality of a carb, Mozaffarian said:

  • Dietary fiber (the more the better);
  • How fast it makes your blood sugar rise (aka glycemic index, the lower the better);
  • Whole-grain content (the more the better); and
  • Structure (if it’s liquid, milled or pulverized, it’s not as good).

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An Easy-to-make Pizza

Ingredients

Batter

1½ cups all purpose flour
4½ tsp quick-rise yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 cup very warm regular, 2% or fat-free evaporated milk (120°F-130°F)
1/4 cup vegetable Oil

Filling

3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 cup (175 mL) crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp vegetable Oil
500g diced frozen vegetables
1 tsp Italian herb blend or Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Topping

3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp Italian herb blend or Italian seasoning

Method

  1. Batter: Grease an 8″ x 8″ (2 L) baking dish. Mix all ingredients in prepared dish.
  2. Filling: Sprinkle batter with mozzarella, top with feta.
  3. Sauté vegetables, herb seasoning, salt and pepper in canola oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables have softened. Drain vegetables before placing them evenly on top of batter.
  4. Topping: Sprinkle with mozzarella and herb topping.
  5. Bake by placing in a cold oven. Set temperature to 350ºF; baking for 30-35 minutes or until baked through.

Source: Canadian magazine