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No grains for months, reaction to rice

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 16, 2013 at 12:42 AM

After not eating grains for over 2 months, and having a small bowl of curried rice last night, today I'm dizzy with an upset stomach. Does the rice I ate have anything to do with this?

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on July 24, 2013
at 06:04 AM

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on June 17, 2013
at 06:34 AM

Yes, we have a different species there. Obviously, I can only find it when I'm in Greece.

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on June 17, 2013
at 03:52 AM

greek rice ?

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on June 17, 2013
at 02:25 AM

Were you on a reduced-carbohydrate diet at the same time as you were avoiding grains? Did the rice have more carbs than you're used ot eating?

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on June 16, 2013
at 03:02 AM

What did you have with the rice?

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D61ece67e4904b0456b24371ea169ec6

on July 24, 2013
at 02:54 AM

Turns out it wasn't rice at all. It was that my sodium levels were too low! Gotta keep those in check. I eat 100% clean, so I have learned I really have to add salt to my diet to get enough.

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on July 24, 2013
at 06:04 AM

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on June 16, 2013
at 01:32 PM

Most people don't realise this but it's very easy to get food poisoning from rice if it left out for too long or isn't properly reheated.

There are spores in the rice grain which are activated upon cooking and if the rice is left out for two long this can make people very sick.

Compared to other grains I don't think there's anything THAT wrong with rice, so I don't see why you would have such a noticable reaction to eating it. Anyway, the best way to know for sure is to try another rice dish in a week or so and monitor your reaction.

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on June 17, 2013
at 12:57 AM

I'll offer my input here, as I feel the same way when I eat rice.

I've learned that I just do not tolerate any grains at all. Period. Including rice. I realize it's considered a "safe starch", but my stomach does not like it. It makes me just as bloated, distended and uncomfortable as wheat and I don't believe it has to do with the carb content as I generally am not low carb. (I handle all potatoes and fruit just fine.)

I don't know why, I don't have the answers, but I know that it doesn't make me feel good either, so I don't eat it. There's still some validity in the "no grains at all" camp for some of us!

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on June 16, 2013
at 10:33 PM

Like everyone else said, I'd look into the seasonings/food handling bad reactions with rice. Soy oil, wheat, and other craps hides everywhere in premade products like it's a conspiracy and restaurants can have some pretty disgusting practices.

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on June 16, 2013
at 06:53 PM

Personally, I get reaction from Chinese and sometimes Indian species rice, but not from Japanese or Greek ones. So it might worth trying different types of rice, after leaving at least 3 days between each try.

The other thing that it could be, is that you ate too many carbs at once, and your body wasn't used to that anymore. Carb overload, it has happened to me. Or, that the problem was something you ate with the rice, and not the rice itself.

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on June 17, 2013
at 03:52 AM

greek rice ?

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on June 17, 2013
at 06:34 AM

Yes, we have a different species there. Obviously, I can only find it when I'm in Greece.

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on June 16, 2013
at 02:58 PM

It's highly unlikely that it is an issue with the rice itself, so it's probably an issue with carbohydrates generally. Blood sugar/insulin related problems.

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on June 16, 2013
at 06:29 PM

I would say more carb related! Sounds like a shock to the system with the carbs to me, it'll prob just ware off !

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