Last week the local news had a segment on the grain called quinoa. Never heard of it, but decided to try it since they said it can replace rice. I've used this for nearly a week, and my BG hardly rises. I can't eat any 100% whole grain (wheat, brown rice, wheat pasta) cause it spikes my BG bad. I.E. for diner I'd have a burrito (tortilla, non-fat refried beans, peppers, a little cheese) and cover with salsa. One burrito spiked my BG 130 points. Same stuff inside minus tortilla, mixed with quinoa, BG rose 5 points.
Don't get it! The stuff has 33 grams carbo, usually any carbo makes my BG spike. This doesn't.
So I've found an alternate protein, has all 8 amino acids. Currently it's quinoa and scrambled eggs for breakfast, & quinoa and refried beans for diner. Did this today and my BG was 119 and rose to 123, 2 hours later, both times.
So for me I need to find how to buy bulk, cause it is expensive (2 cups, $6.00).
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