Our expert says:
You have raised a very valid point: I have also not seen any green tea or rooibos tea products labelled as "organic", so we don't know for sure if they contain pesticides or not. I suspect that rooibos tea is probably not grown with pesticides as it grow 'wild' in the Cape. You could contact the Rooibos Tea Council - visit their Website at: www.sarooibos.co.za
The Salmon oil capsules that you can purchase at your local chemist should be free of mercury and other contaminants. As I just mentioned in the previous posting, anyone who is allergic to gluten must avoid wheat, rye, oats and oat bran, barley, spelt, kamut, and titricale. The problem with baking bread without anyone of these grains is that the gluten component makes the bread "rise". Other grains which you can include in your low-GI diet such as unsifted maize and sorghum will not rise, so you may be able to bake "flat breads" with these grains. I have seen small loaves of "gluten-free" bread in local Spar supermarkets, so see if you can find some in Midrand. To make such a meal low-GI you can combine the gluten-free bread with fat-free cottage cheese or hummus or other legumes which will effectively lower the GI of the meal.
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