Hemp hearts, chia seeds and quinoa

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08 Jul, 2014 01:51 AM

The above mentioned food sources are touted as a good source of protein and a energy food. I noticed that their carb/fiber numbers are equal so essentially the fiber negates the carb. How do they fit into your plan??

BTW, my husband and I have been following your plan with fab results....thanx Spreading the good news.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 08 Jul, 2014 11:59 AM

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    Hi Miriam

    Quinoa does have some nutritional value however, it is high in non-fiber carb which equals sugar; the fiber that it does have does not negate the non-fiber – our body will still need to process whatever is ingested, the fiber and non-fiber alike, whether the process be slow or not.

    (ie) you can eat 20g of fiber and 10g of non-fiber but the non-fiber is not canceled out. It is akin to drinking a diet soda while eating a plate full of fries, the diet soda does not negate the effects of the fries.

    Wishing you the best,


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Ken on 08 Jul, 2014 12:02 PM

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    Quinoa labels

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 08 Jul, 2014 07:47 PM

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    Think I had better further explain my reasoning by what I said above:

    If you are eating [ two different ] items:

    • the fiber carbs in one will not negate the non-fiber in the other ...

    It was what I was inferring when I mentioned the diet soda & fries

    Sorry if I have confused someone - I'll have to work on this short coming ;-)


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