1. SHIRATAKI RICE is basically a low calorie, low carbohydrate shirataki noodles cut into pieces to resemble regular rice. It is made largely of water and a highly soluble dietary fiber known as glucomannan. It is virtually taste-free and will absorb the flavor from soups and sauces.
2. HIMALAYAN PINK SALT - Some people believe that pink Himalayan salt is lower in sodium than regular table salt. However, both types consist of approximately 98 percent sodium chloride.
As pink salt often has larger crystals than table salt, it technically contains less sodium per teaspoon. It also has a saltier flavor than table salt, meaning that a person can use less salt in a serving to achieve the same taste.
However, pink salt is also available in a smaller granule size that more closely resembles regular salt. Consider this when seasoning food and measuring sodium intake.
3. CHIA SEEDS - Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.
4. EQUAL GOLD - Yes, Equal 0 calorie sweetener products can be useful in a diet of individuals with diabetes. Sugar substitutes, such as Equal, can be used to sweeten foods and drinks with less calories and carbohydrates when they replace sugar. One serving of Equal contains 0 calories and less than one gram of carbohydrate.