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By Lois Abraham THE CANADIAN PRESS

New Ontario-grown low glycemic index potato appeals to diabetics, low-carb eaters

TORONTO — People who avoid potatoes to reduce their carb intake can now try a new Ontario-grown variety that’s touted to have a lower glycemic response, meaning it doesn’t cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods.

New Ontario-grown low glycemic index potato appeals to diabetics, low-carb eaters

TORONTO — People who avoid potatoes to reduce their carb intake can now try a new Ontario-grown variety that’s touted to have a lower glycemic response, meaning it doesn’t cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods.

High steaks: Exploring the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef

TORONTO — Shopping for steaks to grill and confused by the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef? And why is one more expensive?

A Toronto-based butcher who stocks 100 per cent grass-fed beef argues cows that graze on grass are healthier and their meat contains less fat than their counterparts eating grain or corn.