I cut my potato consumption down because I felt I might be sensitive to 'solanine'. But, I still do eat potatoes. I just don't eat french fries, potato chips or baked potatoes anymore. Why, you ask? 'High-glycemic index foods fuel the production of advanced glycation end (AGE) products that stimulate inflammation [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4779479/]'. Acrylamide and … Continue reading Should We Eat More Potatoes Or Less?
I know I keep bringing up starch. It's because I keep wondering if eating starchy foods is healthy for us humans. I really want to know for sure if it's really good for me or not. But, which foods are the good starchy foods? For example, there are tubers like potatoes, grains and legumes like … Continue reading Will Eating Starchy Food Make You Fat?
Which starch is better to eat for weight loss? If high spikes in blood sugar is not healthy, then slowly digested starch (which is fermented in the large intestine by bacteria) should provide 'extended energy release' which will make us feel satiated longer than refined carbs. Carbs in potatoes, rice and beans is called 'resistant starch' … Continue reading Does Eating Starch Help Me Lose Weight?
In Dr. Norman W. Walker's book 'Become Younger', he claims the body cannot utilize starch, that starch is not water-soluble. So, does that mean we shouldn't eat potatoes and grains like rice, etc.? It very well could mean that for superior health we may want to limit or stop eating starchy foods altogether. 'If you … Continue reading Are there Scientifically Validated Reasons to Avoid Eating Starchy Food?
You hear so much conflicting information it's hard to know the truth about which food is healthy and not. We have all heard sugar is bad for us, red meat, carbs and fat. So, what's left to eat? It gets so confusing about what's true and not about our food. And, if we hear something … Continue reading Good and Bad Carbs, Fats and Sugar
You have heard that potatoes make you fat. But, this isn't necessarily true. It depends more upon what you top them off with. Sour cream and butter can add unwanted calories. Although, fat will make you fat, too many refined carbs like refined grain based junk and snack foods will add unwanted pounds. I know … Continue reading Will Starchy Vegetables Make Me Lose Weight?
Populations who eat rice and potatoes seem healthier than we in the US who are obese favoring a low carb diet, with fatty foods like cheese and meat and other fats. Who isn't hungry a half an hour after eating Asian food? So, what can you do to protect your health? I have talked about … Continue reading Getting Hungry again too soon? Are You Eating Enough Potatoes, Bread and Rice?
When we know snack and junk food is not healthy for us, why would we ever eat it? If something has no value, why partake of it? Really, it makes no sense. But, we still do what we do thinking little if anything about it. Have we been 'brainwashed' by all those food advertisements? It's … Continue reading Why Eating ‘Rice and Potatoes’ is Not as Healthy as You Thought
There are so many diets, how would anyone know which one was healthiest? So, what about a 'low carb high fat diet'? All tastes for food are acquired. But, you can change your taste buds gradually, even though culture dictates which foods we eat. For example, you can add less and less salt to your … Continue reading Why a ‘low carb high fat’ diet fails and ‘high carb low fat’ wins every time
Are potatoes good for you? Maybe, the real health question is: is starch good for you? Nevertheless, I eat one or two organic baked white russet potatoes every day. I fry one in the morning usually eating a baked potato at night. Did you know that regular potatoes are notorious for being sprayed with pesticide? … Continue reading Are potatoes good for you? Yes, if you buy these…