As one gets older, he usually feels more aches and pains. It could also be food related and not so much age. The longer I am Vegan, the sooner the red flag comes up when I ‘fall of the wagon’.

‘I don’t care who you are or how much will power you have, you will succumb to your favorite food temptation sooner or later’ ~ your author

I have been trying to ‘perfect’ my diet for years. I have revealed what will make one lose weight and maintain it many times in numerous published posts. As I got my weight under control, my site took a different turn.

‘If I am not careful what I eat, I get symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis’ ~ your author

If we seek health, weight loss and long life, we need a model. I try to keep basic rules in mind when I eat. Although, my diet is habitual and routine these days, I still have to remind myself. Your mind can play tricks on you at the store, that’s why it’s essential to not go there hungry! At least, eat a snack before you go…

What I Eat Revisited For Health, Weight Maintenance And Longevity
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Notorious Inflammation triggers…

  •  Dairy
  •  Meat
  •  Wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye
  •  Rice
  •  Eggs
  •  Citrus fruit
  •  Potatoes
  •  Tomatoes
  •  Nuts
  •  Coffee

I have had symptoms of generalized rheumatoid arthritis for a while. It was because I had been eating bags of potato, corn chips and bags of popcorn. They all have refined oils like corn, safflower and sunflower, etc. in them. Furthermore, I also gained weight from these ‘not so healthy’ junk food snacks.

These are high in Omega 6 which is known to inflame. I should have known better, now I am paying the price in pain! On top of all that, I used sour dough bread to make my avocado sandwich. Gluten.

I got lazy and bought cans of pinto beans that I didn’t feel were cooked enough. I felt these contributed to my painful inflammation as well as the rice and potatoes. However, I learned recently that I could pressure cook russet potatoes, white rice and pinto beans destroying much of the lectins, but not all in the cooking process…

‘I also learned tofu was also adding fuel to inflammation because of lectins. I thought tofu was fermented and that it didn’t cause problems. I was painfully wrong. For soy, I learned miso and tempeh are both the best choice…’ ~ your author

So, I decided to buy one of these below from WalMart® for just under $50. It’s a 7 in 1 programmable pressure cooker made by Farberware®. Since it arrived at my doorstep, I have been having nothing but fun making delicious soup, cooking beans, rice and potatoes while at the same time reducing lectins. Flavors are infused within what you cook. It has become one of my favorite kitchen tools!

It’s been a few days now, and I gave up my sour dough bread and chips once more. I also have been ‘pressure cooking’ all my rice, beans and potatoes and anything tomato (it is a nightshade.)

‘You can buy a can of beans by Eden® that has already been pressure cooked’ ~ your author

Photo courtesy of Eden®

I am feeling better and better and I can feel the inflammation going away little by little. Additionally, I also drink only one cup of coffee, but with a stevia, monk fruit and erythritol sweetener with coconut milk as the creamer (and, a pot of my Japanese green tea daily.) The coffee is really delicious this way. But, I like my tea plain.

In conclusion, I am always learning something new, continuing to experiment with what I can eat and not.

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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