I avoid all starchy grains (rice, corn, wheat, barley, rye, quinoa and all the others) and tubers like potatoes these days. Why? It’s what they do to my body. It seems that the longer I am a vegetarian, the sooner my body gives clues to what to eat and not.
I have been experimenting eating rice, bread and potatoes for quite a long time now and I am learning everyday, but I am finally fine tuning my diet and hopefully passing along a few good tips.
‘Starchy foods make me feel tired. When I eat simple carbs like fruit, this doesn’t happen. I once thought grains and potatoes satiated me, but I might have been wrong about that. Starches don’t seem to give me energy, strength and stamina while fruit and other vegetables do…’ ~ your author
In the past, I’ve read many health and diet books. Hundreds went eventually in the trash. But, one stood out about a certain doctor who lived almost to 100 years old. He is the one who invented a hydraulic press juicer.
It’s basically a juicing machine that grinds up the produce, then presses juice out from the fiber under great hydraulic pressure that it extracts more nutrients than other juicers do.
‘If you get tired after eating certain foods, you might want to do an experiment and do without them for a while and see if you feel more energetic…’ ~ your author
I personally don’t believe one needs to buy an expensive fancy juicing machine. In my opinion, chewing with our teeth does the job quite adequately. However, I do make a daily green smoothie using my ordinary blending machine.
‘I no longer eat wheat products (and, all other grains) because of Gluten, no more rice because of Arsenic and potatoes have Glycoalkaloids and are members of the nightshade variety. I actually feel much healthier, have more energy, and am stronger. Remember, there are no special nutrients in grain and potatoes. There are plenty of other plant based whole foods you can eat that are nutritionally superior. In other words, if you do have a choice, which we do, choose the most nutritious plant based food to eat… But, I might go back to eating Food for Life®Ezekiel bread because of how it’s made…’ ~ your author
*You can limit the amount of arsenic you get from rice if you buy California grown. Also, you can buy organic potatoes and an organic non GMO bread called Ezekiel made by Food for life®.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet. Before you give up an entire food group because you think it is unhealthy in some way, you might want to undergo an elimination test or even get tested for allergic reactions by your doctor. I am only a layman and I could be wrong in food choices I do not eat anymore, because there is always that speck of doubt that lingers I could be wrong. It has taken years in my own trial and error with food for me to realize what I should or shouldn’t eat. The main culprit foods are potatoes, rice, wheat and other grains. The obvious bad foods have been already determined by many experts to be many refined and processed foods with certain additives and preservatives. These may cause conditions, ailments and disease in some people. Most common inflammation triggers are known to be dairy, corn, meat, wheat, oats, barley, rye, eggs, citrus fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, nuts, coffee and other foods that contain lectins and/or are of the nightshade variety. So, don’t stop eating an entire food group before you are absolutely sure it is causing what is ailing you. We want to eat healthy food and feel full and satisfied, and not go hungry! Be sure if you can to buy your produce organic and/or non GMO, but don’t go without if you can’t get it. Be sure to ask your store to get it for you, otherwise, you might want to choose substitutes which are known to be cleaner. Go to EWG to get your list of the cleanest fruits and vegetables.