It sounds like you're over analyzing the diet. Try and do the best you can. It's great to have a diverse diet. It sounds like your diet is made up of a lot of traditional Indian staples. Their are a lot of americans on this board here, and america has no traditional diet what so ever. The benefits of a traditional diet, especially one with roots that are thousands of years old are that your genetics have had many years to be able to digest these foods effeciently. Not only that but these foods presented in your culture have been passed down for so many generations that they have almost been perfected to suit your cultures dietary and nutritional needs. Unfortunatly the globilization of America has created an overglorification of an American lifestyle, which might be far from ideal. America is a country that has barely any tradition or cultural roots. The diet is immature, and lacking in many areas. That is why so many american's are notorious for trying so many different dietary things, because they have not been taught based on years of tradition. I am an American, and love being here, but I think Americans are the last culture that should be giving dietary advice, as it is literally the most unhealthy in the world.
I hope this post does not seem unpatriotic, but it bothers me the rather ethnocentric views that americans have, and the globilzation of our immature culture into others. I am alarmed that no one else would suggest that you merely make small tweaks to a diet that has been passed down to you for generations!
i guess yes!=(
u're right..my relatives in America ,i feel, don't eat the right food.
i think it's also the kind of lifestyle most people there lead that effects their food habits..but since there's awareness and changes are happening i'd hope and believe that something better is to happen.
as for my diet,yes,it's very indian .in fact it;s very bengali.(am from the state of Bengal.and here in India food habits and other dietary aspects are different in different states).white rice and fish are two big things in bengal.so is wheat in the urban places.
also,other veggies like potato, gourds, spinach, and chicken are common here.i've increased my fruits..about 2-3 fruits(papaya,apple,cucumber.grapes etc) which is common but not that uncommon as well.i mean people have fruits but with busy lives it's mostly complete meals and now a days refined goods.
i avoid refines goods.i have stopped dairy,have very very less sugar,no candy,dessert etc,less oily/spicy food,no cakes/biscuits/cookies/fast food.
biscuits once in a while ,if taken are digestive ones.which less sugar and whole wheat.but i'll stop them now on.
i indulge but not very often.
with that in mind ,i'd request u check this http://www.acne.org/...on-please-help/
although i've added new stuff like extra virgin olive oil which is not a native thing..but the basic diet remains very bengali.very indian.
no,u din't sound unpatriotic.
u're just stating facts.
i've heard many talk about this.it's a concern really.
although,as far as i know new stuff are coming up there.organic stores,farmers market etc which i suppose are excellent for here,in India people .commoners can only get goods which are sold in normal lcoal markets.which i believe has both organic and chemically done up food items.
the very very few organic stores are like five star expensive!
people in BMWs get them!
Lectins are in the embyos of the seeds. For rice, it says they are in the periphery of the embryonic roots. There may be fewer anti nutrients in refined grains overall, but they are still there.
And yeah, the egg is to bind up lectins as you eat them. The okra, on the other hand, is for healing the digestive tract, so you just want to have it frequently.
Do you happen to eat insects? Because their exoskeletons and fungus (mushrooms, yeast) cell walls are made from the same n-acetyl- glucosamine they your digestive tract is lined with, and so the lectins bind to those foods.
If I were you, I'd try avoiding grains completely for about a month or so, and then you can try adding them back in. Keep up the healing foods.
the concern about refined grains are that they are chemically bleached.dont u think so?
i mean its a common idea that refined flour is bad while whole wheat is better.now that u talk about low% of anti-nutrients in them..so the only possible bad effect should be from that of bleaching.
i am sorry if am being repetitive but what i meant is is it a must to have egg with lectin or i can have it anytime of the day n still have same effect??
no,insects are part of chinese and korean diet mainly.indians in general dnt have insects.
mushroom is quite common these days..it's not a part of traditional indian cuisine but i think i will start taking it.since its good n available.
yes,i've a gap(holiday where i can't really eat my food,,i'll probably have bad stuff for its a group holiday.won't have a choice) but after am back..i'll start no wheat diet.(i dnt think i have anything else with gluten ,really)
i'd taken ur advice the last time u told me and even now am having rice instead.
Edited by aanabill, 26 April 2013 - 10:30 AM.