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 … Continue reading Valid Reasons Why I Now Avoid Starchy Foods Like Rice, Grain And Potatoes
I don't eat wheat crackers anymore. Why? Yes, they taste good. And, I still love them. But, what tastes good isn't necessarily good for you. They are so addictive, I can't stop until I eat the whole darned box! Really! They are designed to make you not stop eating them. All you do is want … Continue reading 9 Reasons to not eat Whole Wheat Crackers
What is holistic health? It has everything to do with the 'whole person'. It's the psychological, physical and social aspects of ones life which should seriously be taken into account and viewed as a whole. If one does not, he will likely suffer quality of life consequences. In other words, it's not just food that … Continue reading Holistic health: Why it takes more than healthy food?
The exact cause of insulin resistance is not yet fully understood. Insulin is a hormone created by our pancreas and is essential to our body's metabolism. Digestion breaks down carbohydrates (sugars and starches) in foods into glucose (a form of sugar) which then can enter our bloodstream. Our body cells receive energy through absorbing glucose. When … Continue reading Insulin resistance: Why eating ‘real whole food’ can save your bacon!
It's natural to crave something sweet. But, why do I crave sugar? Refined sugar is unnatural and gets absorbed into the blood too quickly. Fruit has fiber and absorption is delayed. Have you ever wondered why candy bars are so addicting? They don't satisfy, you always want more. It's like ice cream. Try to eat … Continue reading Why do I crave sugar: How to break this unhealthy habit
How do you stop sugar cravings? Do we even want to? We were born with taste buds that prefer sweet to bitter. So, we naturally crave the sweet over the not so sweet. We were made that way. This protects us from eating something poisonous in nature. But, refined sugar is not nature's product. It's … Continue reading How to break those sugar cravings
Flour can be made from grinding any grain. White flour from wheat uses all of the wheat kernel. In white flour, only the starchy part is used. Refined flour is missing nutrients found in whole wheat flour. White flour is an added ingredient in many processed foods. Most people usually like their wheat grains ground up forming bread, cereal and crackers, etc. Regular whole … Continue reading White Flour
When you grind a whole grain into a powder, something happens you don't want to happen. It becomes broken down so it is absorbed into the bloodstream quickly like sugar and makes the blood sugar rise too fast. In other words, the grain ceases to be a resistant starch like the whole grain, beans, nuts, … Continue reading Refined Carbohydrates
Are resistant starch foods good for you? Potatoes and rice are essential staples in many societies. But, is all starch healthy? It seems to depend upon if the food is processed or not. For example, wheat crackers can make you gain weight because they can raise your blood sugar too high, too quickly. Opt for the resistant starch foods, instead. This type … Continue reading Are Resistant Starch Foods like Potatoes, Rice and Beans Good for You?