Common Foods I Don’t Eat Anymore And Healthy Reasons Why It Works So Darn Good

If you have been reading my posts for long, you will know I have been experimenting to perfect my diet. In doing so, I realized that what works for me may work for you, too. We are all humans and do have more things in common than not. Our bodies are very similar. We also share similar genes with the great apes, and they eat mainly fruits and vegetables. Maybe, we should eat the same as they… Continue reading “Common Foods I Don’t Eat Anymore And Healthy Reasons Why It Works So Darn Good”

Did You Know Healthy Vegetarian Foods Can Cause Aches And Pains, Maybe More?

You might be surprised that so called healthy vegetarian food could cause you problems. And, certain plant based whole food can and does, at least for some of us. But, which ones can possibly be culprits? Continue reading “Did You Know Healthy Vegetarian Foods Can Cause Aches And Pains, Maybe More?”

Is All ‘Starchy’ Plant Based Whole Food Healthy? Not Necessarily. Here’s Why…

I contemplated giving up eating white potatoes, brown rice and wheat bread because I had doubts about their nutrition, effects on my blood sugar and if they gave me energy or simply made me feel tired. Yet, the most important aspect was I thought eating these might be causing me a ‘leaky gut’.

For me, they were all so easy to overeat. But, were my reasons for giving them up backed up with evidence they were harming me?

“It seemed I was missing something. There was something else I couldn’t seem to put my finger on which was still causing me painful inflammation. I came to the conclusion certain foods may have caused me to have a ‘leaky gut‘ ” ~ your author

How I understand it is that inflammation spreads because of what shouldn’t be in your blood which passes through holes in the damaged small intestine gut barrier. No wonder, it’s only one cell thick!

‘I don’t believe eating these three starchy foods is essential, for there exist other more nutritious plant based foods to choose from. You can eat fruit, but it doesn’t satisfy for long. It seems complex carb foods satisfy in a way fruit never does. Therefore, why not eat fruit and a few starchy veggies, too? But, which ones are the healthiest’? ~ your author

White potatoes, rice and wheat rank relatively high on the glycemic scale as compared to legumes like beans. Go here, see for yourself and make a comparison and make your own judgement. You hear pros and cons everywhere you look.

‘My breakfast is fried potatoes with onions, mushrooms and shredded cabbage around ten-thirty, maybe a lunch at noon or not, but dinner around three to five and possibly some fruit or banana later at night. I am retired, so there isn’t a set schedule for most everything, including bed time and get up time the next day. After being on a schedule for most my life, it’s quite nice not having to do anything at all during the day if I don’t feel like it’! ~ your author

I heard pressure cooking my rice, potatoes and beans will remove most of the lectins. So, I went out and bought me a 6 quart pressure cooker and have been having lots of fun cooking lectins out of soup, chili and beans and nightshades!

‘I personally don’t care for the taste of sweet potatoes and yams. I will give them another try because I learned they are healthier to eat than the russet…’ ~ your author

To conclude, I am not sure if eating starch is a problem. Yet, I believe gluten (also, a lectin) in wheat, and lectins in the rice (I eat California basmati, Indian or Pakistan white rice because the arsenic content is lower,) pinto beans, russet potatoes and soy is.

I have since removed tofu, soy milk, soy sauce and wheat from my diet, including peanut butter and cashews which are both atomic lectin explosions! I am still considering giving up rice, because it has inorganic arsenic, which is more toxic than the organic.

‘But, why should anyone eat any food that has a small amount of arsenic? This question haunts me and deserves an answer and decision to continue eating rice or not’ ~ your author

OK, yes, I know billions of people eat lots of white rice, but does that make it right for the whole planet to follow suit? I learned most the arsenic and lectins are in the fiber or shell of the grain, but some arsenic (and, lectin) still remains in white rice even though you soak it, rinse it and pressure cook it.

‘Inorganic arsenic intake is likely to affect long-term health [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25536328]’.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25536328/
Website Title Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Publication Month January
Publication Year 2015
Access Day 17
Access Month march
Access Year 2020
Article Title Arsenic in rice: a cause for concern

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

Delicious Foods I Stopped Eating That Improved My Health Almost Immediately

You are probably not going to like what I have to say. Here it goes… After many years of eating these kinds of products, I finally had enough proof I needed to give this category of food up. It’s very hard to do because it’s so prevalent in our society. It seems it’s in everything and everything is made from it or used to eat with it. Are you ready for the answer? Continue reading “Delicious Foods I Stopped Eating That Improved My Health Almost Immediately”

Are You Experiencing Painful Inflammation? Why You Might Want To Pressure Cook Your Beans, Rice And Potatoes…

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’. Continue reading “Are You Experiencing Painful Inflammation? Why You Might Want To Pressure Cook Your Beans, Rice And Potatoes…”

Pinto Beans, Basmati Brown Rice, Sautéed Onions, Corn And Mexican Salsa Recipe

You’d be surprised how good eating simply tastes. When I hadn’t eaten my beans with rice for awhile, and when I tried this recipe, I remembered what I had been missing. I bought a different Continue reading “Pinto Beans, Basmati Brown Rice, Sautéed Onions, Corn And Mexican Salsa Recipe”