Embracing The Low Glycemic Diet: No Potatoes And Grain? Reasons For Doing So…

I lost 50 pounds a few years back, but I think some things I am eating are not health promoting. I asked someone who is in good physical shape, what they ate. It appears they favor a low glycemic diet. She said, ‘I eat very little meat, potato, bread, and pasta’. 

She has a positive attitude and one has to listen to those who feel good. I question the health and nutritional benefits of eating starchy food. I think they call it ‘comfort food’. But, it may be responsible for my lack of energy, which is not very ‘comforting’.

‘Are potatoes, rice, bread and pasta loving you back’? ~ your author

My wife is also someone to listen to because women are ‘attuned’ to their bodies. She naturally knows what to eat and not.

‘Foods that have similar carbohydrate content can differ in the amount they raise blood glucose. The effects of this property, called the glycemic index, on risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes are not well understood [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4370345/]’.

I tried to remember how I felt my best. I believe it was about five years ago. I was keeping a diary about how I felt after I ate certain things. I ‘combed’ through it yesterday for information.

Some foods are more beneficial and nutritious than others. For example, I add spinach and arugula to my potatoes in the morning. Potatoes are a nightshade and have lectins in them.

This is why I pressure cook them now. It reduces lectin potency. Lectins and gluten can cause a leaky gut which can lead to various conditions, ailments even disease.

Potatoes, bread, rice and pasta are high glycemic. Yet, millions of people eat these. At one point, I believe I cut these out and not only felt healthier, but was stronger and had more energy throughout the day.

I may have replaced the above with pinto beans, a low glycemic resistant starch food. I will have to retest this in the next few days to see how I feel and let you know in a future post.

Nonetheless, in the meantime, you might want to consider (eating more fruits and vegetables) consuming lower glycemic index foods. Click, here.

*You might want to read the post from ‘susiesopinions’

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4370345/
Website Title JAMA
Publication Day 17
Publication Month December
Publication Year 2014
Access Day 07
Access Month april
Access Year 2020
Article Title Effects of high vs low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate on cardiovascular disease risk factors and insulin sensitivity: the OmniCarb randomized clinical trial

Note- check with your doctor before you change your diet.

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