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Posted by: blackmangopit Feb 3 2005, 07:20 PM

OK, I need some help with some of these foodstuffs. Are dried fruit and salted nuts allowed (no sugar added)? I know corn is not ok but how about blue corn since it's not a hybrid variety and naturallly occuring? I bought some organic blue corn chips (with just sunflower oil and salt added) for the game Sunday. I make my own pasta sauce and add about a tablespoon of sugar to cut down on the acidity. I also add red wine vinegar which I read that vinegar cuts down on the GL. I make about a 40 oz. jar worth of sauce so the amount is not a lot. Is that ok to still put in it? What about onions? Aren't they a high GI food? I went shopping today and bought a sprouted whole wheat 100% whole grain bread that has to be refrigerated. I'm assuming that is a very good carb right? The ingredients are: organic whole wheat berries, filtered water, organic dates, wheat gluten, sea salt, organic raisins, fresh yeast, soy based lecithin. It has lots of crunchy grains throughout and is not sweet at all but it's delicious. Hodgson Mill makes a tri-color macaroni with enriched semolina with tomato, beet, and spinach powders. I'm assuming that's not ok to eat. Lastly, with all the talk in the SB book about eating like our ancestors...is it geared toward European ancestors because Asian culture has been eating rice forever right? My husband is Indian and they eat basmati rice which is the most delicious rice I've ever had but don't eat much of it because I got sick of it over the years. Indian culture is about 5000 years old and they've been eating rice since then right? One last thing, what is the word out on CLA's (conjugated linoleic acid)? I've read in some medical literature that it's supposed to help with weight loss. I've been taking them for a few weeks now. Any answers would be helpful. TIA. smile.gif

Posted by: jokeje Feb 3 2005, 08:00 PM

Dear BMP,
WOW!! What great research and questions!

As far as the blue corn chips, I've bought them as well (we have some in the kitchen now for the kids), but I'm afraid they still aren't legal. Probably better than the other, but I think the whole thing surrounding it is the response on your blood sugar.

As far as the rice, the brown basmati is very good! Also, try pearled barley as an alternative...high in fiber. I tried it as a breakfast cereal this morning with a little cinnamon, Splenda, margarine & a splash of milk. It was good and VERY filling!

Onions - yes, beets - no, as far as the small amount of sugar in your sauce that would probably be ok, the "organic" raisins - I'd tend to say no. As for the CLA, I have no clue!! Hopefully someone else can answer that one!

Anyone...jump in!!!

Joanie

Posted by: 3lilboysmom Feb 3 2005, 11:12 PM

I've heard good things about CLA, but I've never tried it myself, so I can't vouch for it personally. 2 of our local radio personalities have been using it (they claim they're not being compensated for it), and they've both been losing. My word of warning would always be to read any studies that have been done on it before you use it long term (think MetabOLife!). As far as everything else goes, I think Joanie did a great job answering those questions!

smile.gif Pam

Posted by: shel1210 Feb 4 2005, 02:47 AM

QUOTE (blackmangopit @ Feb 3 2005, 02:20 PM)
OK, I need some help with some of these foodstuffs. Are dried fruit and salted nuts allowed (no sugar added)? I know corn is not ok but how about blue corn since it's not a hybrid variety and naturallly occuring? I bought some organic blue corn chips (with just sunflower oil and salt added) for the game Sunday. I make my own pasta sauce and add about a tablespoon of sugar to cut down on the acidity. I also add red wine vinegar which I read that vinegar cuts down on the GL. I make about a 40 oz. jar worth of sauce so the amount is not a lot. Is that ok to still put in it? What about onions? Aren't they a high GI food? I went shopping today and bought a sprouted whole wheat 100% whole grain bread that has to be refrigerated. I'm assuming that is a very good carb right? The ingredients are: organic whole wheat berries, filtered water, organic dates, wheat gluten, sea salt, organic raisins, fresh yeast, soy based lecithin. It has lots of crunchy grains throughout and is not sweet at all but it's delicious. Hodgson Mill makes a tri-color macaroni with enriched semolina with tomato, beet, and spinach powders. I'm assuming that's not ok to eat. Lastly, with all the talk in the SB book about eating like our ancestors...is it geared toward European ancestors because Asian culture has been eating rice forever right? My husband is Indian and they eat basmati rice which is the most delicious rice I've ever had but don't eat much of it because I got sick of it over the years. Indian culture is about 5000 years old and they've been eating rice since then right? One last thing, what is the word out on CLA's (conjugated linoleic acid)? I've read in some medical literature that it's supposed to help with weight loss. I've been taking them for a few weeks now. Any answers would be helpful. TIA. smile.gif
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Wow...good questions!!!

First, I'd agree about the blue corn chips not being legal. Dried fruit is generally considered something you should stay away from because when it's dried, the sugars are concentrated, raising it's GI. Salted nuts are fine, unless you have sodium issues.

Your sugar in your pasta sauce should be o.k....such a small amount in a large batch and the addition of vinegar probably make it manageable. I couldn't find the GI of onions anywhere blink.gif , but I've never heard of them being high GI.

Your bread....in order to make a comment about that, I'd need to know the serving size and the grams of sugar per serving.

Duram semolina pasta is acceptable (although not the most acceptable pasta you can choose) but I'd eat the stuff you mentioned very infrequently.

Basmati rice is acceptable in moderation.

I've never heard of CLA, so I can't offer any advice on that.

Whew...too much thinking for one night! laugh.gif laugh.gif

HTH

Shel

Posted by: blackmangopit Feb 4 2005, 02:21 PM

Thank you so much for your replies! biggrin.gif

Shel, the sprouted whole wheat 100% whole grain bread says that 1 serving is 38g (1 slice) and the total sugars is 3g.

Posted by: shel1210 Feb 4 2005, 06:14 PM

O.k...well, based on that, I'd say that even though it has dates and raisins in it, it would be acceptable. My advice would be to eat it in moderation (that darn "m" word! biggrin.gif ) and if you find you're not losing like you think you should be, try cutting it out and see if that helps.

That's about as helpful as I can be on the bread....maybe someone else will have more advice. biggrin.gif

Shel

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