I saw the posts about white rice vs corn because of the starches that convert to sugar. I am tying cut out alot of sugar in my diet but I like brown rice as side dish to some meals. So does it to apply to brown rice as well..?? If this is true, I will forego the brown rice for awhile and do veggies as a side dish. I know also that corn is also starchy and convert to sugar. I was going to do my shopping soon and was going tacos with chicken (which i cook alot) and buy the corn tortillas and baked them in the oven to make shells. Well the fact that they are made of corn, will it hurt me to make them a day or two.
I have eating spinach salad for days before the dinner, it's getting monotonous.. I only put chopped green onions, cucumbers and tomatoe on spinach salad. Also I like the Raspberry vinegerette that has a Lite version. It tastes great on the salad or any low sugar dressings. Anyways, back to the point, I want to know about the brown rice and corn tortillas. Are they detriments for anyone that wants to cut sugar in the diet.
Any starch will convert to sugar. That includes corn, it also includes brown rice. Brown rice is just white rice with the hull still on it, and thus extra fiber and nutrients.
My advice would be to start by just eating half the portions of what you normally do when you are talking about grains. Your body does need some carbs, just not as much as most people eat.
I have been on a totally grain free diet, and am about to go back to that. I feel a lot better when I cut out all grains and most legumes, concentrating instead on lean protein, hard cheese, yogurt, vegetables, fruit, and nuts. I have had to go off of it temporarily because of money problems and tooth problems but I lose weight easily on it and have less pain and fatigue.
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