Food The reason I stopped eating rice and other things white

nomifyle

Veteran Member

Many health communities view white rice as an unhealthy option.

"It’s highly processed and missing its hull (the hard protective coating), bran (outer layer) and germ (nutrient-rich core). Meanwhile, brown rice only has the hull removed.

For this reason, white rice lacks many vitamins and minerals that are present in brown rice.

However, there are some instances where white rice is a better option than brown rice.

This article helps determine whether white rice is healthy or bad for you.. . . "

I don't think its ever healthy but useful in some instances.

I stopped eating anything white years ago, including potatoes, too much starch. The consequences of that and other foods is I have no chronic heath issues and take no medications, I get a check up every 6-8 months at the VA and still no chronic health issues and no meds. I have, all of my adult life, taken a lot of vitamin supplements by the hands full. I'm 73.

I do, however, eat potatoes from time to time but not a regular part of my diet. Although brown rice does have some nutrition it does not keep well long term, best for me is just don't eat any of it. I have quinoa stored, I like it, but I never think about cooking it.

I do struggle with my weight, about 25 over what I should be right now. Eating sweets does not work well for me, its best for me not to eat it at all, or I'd eat the whole box or package, even in one sitting, just aimlessly shoving it in my mouth.

Judy
 

FireDance

Has No Life - Lives on TB
So far I guess no one besides me has an opinion on this.

Judy
Lol! Of course someone does!

Seriously, I love rice of any type. BUT as far as nutritional value? Meh. Especially the white rice. And I, like you don’t appreciate the storage life of brown rice.

Hate white bread.

Love potatoes but they really screw your blood sugar up even if you don’t have issues.

If I were the cook, I’d probably add more green in. Because I like it and would rather have it in general.

But rice? Good heaven. I have ZERO portion control with it. Not sure why. I generally always add cheese to mine so at least there’s something to it. Sigh.

Oh and I’m shipping you the 25 lbs I have had in storage for awhile. Expiration date is great!
 

Mtsilverback

Contributing Member
I personally like the yellow sweet potato. It is a much more complex starch than regular potato and is slower in absorption, thus slows down the sugar release. Brown rice instead of white rice. And keep it in the freezer so it will store a bit longer.
Other than those it would be meat n beans for me.
 

hiwall

Veteran Member
Because I eat gluten-free I use a lot of corn meal so no white and yellow instead.
One of my sons is coming here today so this morning I made a batch of cornbread and then poured a half can of blueberry pie filling on top. I think he will like it if I can keep my wife away long enough so he gets some.
 

nomifyle

Veteran Member
Lol! Of course someone does!

Seriously, I love rice of any type. BUT as far as nutritional value? Meh. Especially the white rice. And I, like you don’t appreciate the storage life of brown rice.

Hate white bread.

Love potatoes but they really screw your blood sugar up even if you don’t have issues.

If I were the cook, I’d probably add more green in. Because I like it and would rather have it in general.

But rice? Good heaven. I have ZERO portion control with it. Not sure why. I generally always add cheese to mine so at least there’s something to it. Sigh.

Oh and I’m shipping you the 25 lbs I have had in storage for awhile. Expiration date is great!
haha, I have at least 300 pounds stored, mostly basmati though. Basmati is not as high on the glycemic index. I prefer sweet potatoes to white potatoes and we actually have both in our garden. DH does not like sweet potatoes unless its in a dish loaded with sugar. I can eat sp plain but I like them slathered in butter. Everything tastes better slathered in butter.

When I moved to the woods 10 years ago I was kind of shocked that people still eat white bread. I seem to remember eating a couple of slices with a hamburger but it may have been years ago, I can't remember. The texture of commerical white bread makes me gag, not homemade is delish, again with butter. But I don't make bread, although I do have a bread machine and some flour stored. I have wheat berries stored to grind to make something bread like with it, probably tortillas.

Judy
 

FireDance

Has No Life - Lives on TB
haha, I have at least 300 pounds stored, mostly basmati though. Basmati is not as high on the glycemic index. I prefer sweet potatoes to white potatoes and we actually have both in our garden. DH does not like sweet potatoes unless its in a dish loaded with sugar. I can eat sp plain but I like them slathered in butter. Everything tastes better slathered in butter.

When I moved to the woods 10 years ago I was kind of shocked that people still eat white bread. I seem to remember eating a couple of slices with a hamburger but it may have been years ago, I can't remember. The texture of commerical white bread makes me gag, not homemade is delish, again with butter. But I don't make bread, although I do have a bread machine and some flour stored. I have wheat berries stored to grind to make something bread like with it, probably tortillas.

Judy
No. It’s not rice I’m sending - it’s the stuff I’m storing on my body. I may send you 50 lbs just so I don’t have to worry with it.
 

Tundra Gypsy

Veteran Member
When there is no other food to eat and the grocery shelves are empty; I'll be eating rice. I also be adding vegetables from my garden for some nutrition.
 
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