Papaya is a tropical fruit that thrives in abundance in the Philippines, it is available all year round.
Coconut sugar derived from its sap is known to be a good alternative sweetener for diabetics because it has a low glycemic index of 35 compared to that of an organic sugar from cane (muscovado) which has a glycemic index of 50 and that of refined white sugar from cane which has a glycemic index of 80.
Rice is not a staple food in the US and the Harvard study is one of the first to distinguish between white rice and brown rice consumption in the country.
Glycemic index (GI) is a classification of food based on the blood glucose response to a food relative to a standard glucose solution.
Contrary to what we know not only fatty foods caused heart disease and hypertension, but a new study has revealed that those in high simple carbohydrates diet are also at risk of the disease.