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Safe starches on perfect health diet

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Created September 13, 2013 at 1:55 AM

I know it doesn't list sprouted grains and legumes in the safe starches but if someone tolerated these well wouldn't it be alot better than white rice in terms of nutrients? What are some other safe starches that aren't listed on the website

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hi MIgo, Hawkeyes52 was after suggestions for safe starches that are Not mentioned on the website (& i presume not mentioned in the book either? have you read the book @Hawkeyes52 ?).

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agreed, confusing. probably clearer to refer to buckwheat as plant rather than a grass, no need to mention grain at all. i might just edit edit my answer a bit now.

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at 03:57 AM

I never understood that comment. It isn't a grain, he states it isn't a grain and then says "if it were a true grain". What does that even mean? It shouldn't be discussed in that context. I love buckwheat but I don't eat it anymore because it has become a filler to me like rice is. I'd rather eat a bigger salad or more veggies. I'm thrilled with a sweet potato or two every week and leave it at that.

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at 08:37 AM

I believe they suggest sweet potatoes, or even better, yam as safe starch sources.

See here : http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/01/what%E2%80%99s-the-trouble-with-sweet-potatoes/

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at 09:01 AM

hi MIgo, Hawkeyes52 was after suggestions for safe starches that are Not mentioned on the website (& i presume not mentioned in the book either? have you read the book @Hawkeyes52 ?).

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on September 13, 2013
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PHD are not recommending rice for the nutrients, they just recommend rice (suggest may be a better word) because it is a pretty benign source of glucose (from starch) with close to zero sucrose/fructose/other sugars.

So they 'allow' white rice because it is low in anti-nutrients, but high in starch. Whereas they view grains (even sprouted) and legumes as less benign carb sources (higher in anti-nutrients).

Edit:

White rice aside, Paul's 'least hated' grain is buckwheat (buckwheat is actually a plant, not a grass. & is not related to wheat, despite the name).

Here's a quote by Paul on buckwheat from his web site,

I guess we were feeling generous that day (gave buckwheat a B rating in the book). Since it’s not actually a grain, but rather a rhubarb relative, we weren't quite as prejudiced against it as we would be if it were a true grain; and it seems to have a reasonably good track record as a grain alternative. There is limited toxicity information so no guarantees. Phytic acid isn’t much of a concern, it comes bound to minerals in natural foods and can even be beneficial in some circumstances. I agree fermented buckwheat would be better, also soaked and sprouted. source

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I never understood that comment. It isn't a grain, he states it isn't a grain and then says "if it were a true grain". What does that even mean? It shouldn't be discussed in that context. I love buckwheat but I don't eat it anymore because it has become a filler to me like rice is. I'd rather eat a bigger salad or more veggies. I'm thrilled with a sweet potato or two every week and leave it at that.

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