Plant based whole food advocate doctors promote eating grain, usually processed grains like tortillas, cereals and bread. But, how healthy do they look? To me, some of them look dehydrated.
Eating grain might work out great for some of us, but I have found through my own testing I feel much better without all of it except for eating California grown brown basmati rice.
Although I have never been tested by a doctor for it, I nevertheless feel that I might have a gluten sensitivity. There are more people sensitive to gluten than you might think. So, you might want to pay close attention to how you feel after eating bread alone or a sandwich.
Large corporations who make grain products want to sell them and make a profit, so of course they will say its fiber is good for you and that it’s nutritious. But, if it’s so good for you then why did the government mandate decades ago the manufacturer add vitamins and minerals?
‘Is a gluten-free diet safe if I don’t have celiac disease?
A gluten-free diet isn’t always a healthy diet. For instance, a gluten-free diet may not provide enough of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals the body needs, such as fiber, iron, and calcium. Some gluten-free products can be high in calories and sugar [1 niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease/eating-diet-nutrition]’.
Apparently, only about 1% of the American population have Celiac disease. This is different than having a sensitivity to gluten. Fortunately for me, I love white russet potatoes and basmati brown rice.
I make sure I buy each organic. Remember, that you don’t need a wide variety of plant based whole food in your diet. Keep it simple eating those favorites you love. Pick out a few and repeat.
‘Positioning white potatoes in food guides
White potatoes are a good source of several critical nutrients: potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber, and vitamin B-6 [2 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3650512/]’.
For example, I favor potatoes over rice (don’t underestimate potatoes as a good source of nutrition.) Simply eat more potatoes as your resistant starch, add a green salad or steamed broccoli or cooked green vegetable like spinach and add berries like strawberries throughout the day.
Source- 1 URL niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease/eating-diet-nutrition
Website Title National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Article Title Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for Celiac Disease
Date Published June 01, 2016
Date Accessed February 07, 2019
2 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3650512/
Access Day 6
Access Month February
Access Year 2019
Article Title White Potatoes, Human Health, and Dietary Guidance
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.