I recently was having tahini dressing on my salad. Before I knew it, I was dipping celery in it and eating too much. I already knew this, that because it had oil in it (because it is refined sesame seed oil,) I would likely begin having bouts of inflammation in my feet and generally everywhere.
I wanted to be sure about tahini before I decided to give it up for good. This is also true of bread. I bought a ‘sprouted’ bread and had an even worse reaction to it than that of regular wheat bread.
I even gave up my all time favorite chips ‘Fritos®‘. They have corn oil in them and too much salt. I did though, love eating them until the inflammation began flaring up.
‘Traditional hummus is a nutrient-dense dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. Consumers of chickpeas and/or hummus have been shown to have higher nutrient intakes of dietary fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, and iron as compared to non-consumers [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188421/]’.
You could call it ‘whole body inflammation’. So, when I fall to temptation and my stomach takes over above my common sensibilities, I know I have to get back on a more alkaline diet without ‘refined oil’ in any shape or form. Same goes for sugar.
It’s a sometimes ‘steep’ learning curve (and, if you are anything like me it ‘may’ take you years to fine tune your diet the hard way) and eventually through your own trial and error and experimentation, you learn what you can eat and can’t. Pain is the teacher.
‘Tahini is one of my favorite flavors, but I have to say goodbye to it. You might be OK with it, but I have to go ‘oil-less’. So, I made a new dressing to add to my collection I call Oriental ‘Original’ Salad Dressing Recipe’ ~ your author
Here’s how I do my Oriental ‘Original’ Salad Dressing Recipe
- Half a lemon squeezed in a small container with a lid for shaking
- Dash of San-J® tamari or soy sauce
- Squirt of Miso Easy®
- A drop or two of sesame oil
- Tablespoon full of wine vinegar or apple cider
- Optional- squirt of Huy Fong®, sriracha hot chili sauce or any hot sauce you prefer
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188421/
Access Day 8
Access Month march
Access Year 2019
Article Title The Nutritional Value and Health … – PubMed Central (PMC)
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.