I have said in my posts I love soup. I don’t like eating cold food. I like things either at room temperature, warm or hot. It’s good to have more than a few meals to look forward to eating everyday. But, it’s not really necessary to have much on the menu. For example, I eat beans, potatoes and rice every single day. Often, I have soup. I never get tired of these.
Through my own trial and error and experimentation, I learned gluten in most grains doesn’t agree with me. Therefore, I stopped eating all grains refined or whole except for California grown brown basmati rice. If you too decide to stop eating grain based products be sure you read all labels. You will see how much is added to the food you eat.
No more grain will leave a huge void in your diet. For example, I don’t eat bread, chips, oatmeal, cold cereal, cookies, junk and snack foods, pies, cakes and tortillas anymore. This means no more wheat, corn, barley, oats and all the others like quinoa and millet.
Question: how does one make his burrito or sandwich? Try a butter or romaine lettuce leaf. This might sound a little weird, but it works better than you might think, especially when you believe you could have a sensitivity to gluten.
It’s hard to give up those things you love eating, but once you have learned they harm you, you must keep this in mind every time you are tempted to eat those foods you know will cause your body pain.
‘Soyfoods have long been recognized as sources of high-quality protein and healthful fat, but over the past 25 years these foods have been rigorously investigated for their role in chronic disease prevention and treatment. There is evidence, for example, that they reduce risk of coronary heart disease and breast and prostate cancer. In addition, soy alleviates hot flashes and may favorably affect renal function, alleviate depressive symptoms and improve skin health [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188409/]’.
The idea behind Weight Loss Blogging’s menu theme is to find only a few healthy foods you love eating, then repeat. It’s been proven plant based diets can work health and weight loss wonders, even increase our life spans. Recently, I decided to try tofu added to my soup. See how I do it below…
Here’s how I make my Spicy Hot Tofu Vegetable Soup
- 1-32 oz. carton of vegetable bouillon, plus extra water if you need more to cover everything
- 1 pound bag of frozen mixed vegetables
- A good squirt of Sriracha hot chili sauce (Huy Fong FoodsⓇ)
- 1 cup of cooked California grown brown basmati rice (I buy LundbergⓇ family farms @ SproutsⓇ market)
- Add 1 cup of cooked or canned navy beans
- Small cubed 1/4 tub of tofu
- 1/2 cup of finely sliced cabbage
- 1 can of Italian diced tomatoes
- Chop half an onion
- Add half a cup of diced mushrooms (optional)
- Add dashes of cumin, garlic powder, paprika, chili pepper and a pinch of basil and parsley
- A drop or two of sesame oil
- Bring water to a boil, then simmer for about 40 minutes or until tender
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188409/
Access Day 6
Access Month march
Access Year 2019
Article Title Soy and Health Update: Evaluation … – PubMed Central (PMC)
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.