In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Is There a Very Low Carbohydrate Cereal?

By Lisa Tsakos

Know your options

JewishWorldReview.com | Q. Are there any very low carbohydrate cereals?

A: Technically, there's no such thing as a low-carbohydrate cereal because cereal is made from grains, and grains are mostly carbohydrates. Today, many cereals include soy for additional protein. That leaves you with three options:

  • Cereals that primarily consist of carbohydrates;

  • Cereals that have high carbohydrate content and include soy to increase protein;

  • Cereals that are primarily soy/protein-based.

  • Here's a comparison of carbohydrates in some common cereals (per serving):

  • Special K Protein Plus: 14 grams carbohydrates

  • All Bran Soy N' Fiber: 17 grams

  • All Bran High Fiber Cereal: 18.4 grams

  • Guardian: 20 grams

  • Nature's Path Heritage Flakes Cereal: 22 grams

  • Oatmeal: 27 grams

  • Go Lean: 30 grams


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The glycemic index (GI) value is more important than the carbohydrate content. The GI determines how quickly carbohydrates absorb into your blood. Fiber and protein slows the rate of absorption, so either fiber-rich and/or protein-rich cereals are recommended over cereals with a high-GI, even if they are low-carbohydrate or high-protein.

Cereals having at least 8 grams of fiber will bind to fat and slow absorption of carbohydrates into the blood. You can raise the amount of fiber by adding a tablespoon of ground flax, Salba or Fiberrific (Fibersure) to your cereal. Increase protein with a scoop of protein powder, or increase both fiber and protein by adding nuts and/or seeds to your cereal.

Of the cereals tested, cereals with the lowest GIs include:

  • All Bran: GI 30 (the lowest)

  • All Bran Soy N' Fiber: GI 33

  • Guardian: GI 37

In any case, cereal should be eaten early in the day; not as a late-night snack.

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Lisa Tsakos is a Registered Nutritionist and a regular contributor to NaturallySavvy.com, a website that educates people on the benefits of living a natural, organic and green lifestyle.