Grains – To Be or Not To Be

We would like to speak upon the subject of grains. Yes indeed, dearest, grains can be for some a two edged sword. Just as no two bodies are alike, this relates also to the grains available for ingestion.

Many are not comfortable eating grains. They, like many foodstuffs, can and do account for many a sore belly. Yes indeed, Dear Ones; it is essential to know your grains.

Our dearest has limited her grain intake and is currently evaluating those with which her body has an affinity against those of little or harmful benefit. Yes, Dear Heart, we use the word ‘benefit’ in this negative sense as this explains the ongoing habits of many.

To explain, Dear Heart:  Many ingest certain foods as pleasure sensing catalysts; yes indeed they do. Many ingest certain foods only because of the pleasure they appear to bring.

However, Dear Ones, eating foodstuffs in this manner creates many a difficulty; not only for the body, but for the mind; yes indeed. And this is the beginning of decline for the body, and addiction for the mind.

To return to our story:  Our dearest continues evaluating those foods that cause her body harm, as opposed to those foods that bring positivity and health.

Our dearest wonders if she has ‘gluten’ intolerance. We can assure our dearest that gluten is currently behaving in a friendly manner, so to speak. However, the human body can, without moderation, create intolerances of this fashion.

We have, therefore, offered many alternatives to our dearest; and openly encourage her to add great variety to her diet. We are pleased to report she is openly responding to this encouragement as she purchases many varieties of grains hitherto unknown to her digestive processes. She reports, with great enthusiasm, her delight.

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    1. And Thank You, Megala, for your wonderful comment.
      I do appreciate your love of cooking, and the delightful variety of nutrients/ingredients you use to produce nutritional results. Not to mention the mouth watering way you display your recipes… your posts are a delight for the eye and the stomach. 🙂

    1. Poor Budgie, but, it happens – the dying I mean, and not because he ate Millet, hopefully!

      I’ve been expanding the grain varieties, Charlie, whilst limiting the actual amount of grains I’m consuming; if that makes sense! 🙂

      Although buckwheat is an actual seed (of a green similar to sorrel and rhubarb) it is ground and utilised to make bread. Yum, toasted with grilled cheese on top!

      I’ve also eating Ezekiel Bread, which is sprouted grain bread made of wheat, millet, barley, and spelt. It also contains soybeans and lentils. I’m finding that a little goes a looooong way. Where I would eat two slices of regular bread; one slice of buckwheat or Ezekiel bread are sooooo filling, and nutritious with fewer calories. That’s got to be good… 🙂

    1. This is a huge controversy world-wide, SD. The best we can do is to be aware of organisations such as Monsanto & Bayer; and keep ourselves informed.
      The U.S. currently are in a trans-state. Hopefully, they will do as Europe has done and make it a legality to have GMO foods labelled as such. Naturally, there are always those who can be swayed and bribed by big business. However, this is only the beginning of the wider population being aware of these practices. Education, as always, is the key.
      Here in Australia, Monsanto & Bayer are encroaching within the non GMO based foodstuffs, at the trialling stage. Crops including; sugarcane, safflower, banana, wheat, barley and white clover are some under threat. Unfortunately, canola oil & cotton, for the most part, are GM.
      There are, naturally, hidden concerns such as imported feed for livestock. Choosing organic wherever possible is the best that can be achieved.
      Yes, my friend, we are under peril, and must, to the best of our ability take heed of our health being undermined by those whose incentive is profit and monopolisation.

  1. Granny loves grains, Carolyn. She changed her diet about four years ago, when she was in the middle of her midlife-crises…post menopause I mean…purr…purr…and never felt better than ever. Good grains, furresh veggies, fruits and everything that is natural and of course a lot of water make the difference in body and your soul. So You Go Girl 😀 Pawkisses for a healthy day 🙂 ❤

    1. That is so good to know that Granny has found the diet that suits her body, Binky… 😀
      When I was going through the midlife-crisis I was a vegetarian eating lots of veggies and grains; I was vegetarian for about ten years. In 2003, when I was 53 I began to eat meat again and still do today!
      My diet has changed quite a lot over the past weeks as I find the diet that suits me. I am now eating less grains, but more variety of grains. I still luv, luv, luv veggies; and I’ve added fermented veggies like sauerkraut and kimchi – yum, yum, yum. I’ve also added a greater variety of meats; like chicken liver pâté; something I’ve always loved but hadn’t eaten for a few decades. Yesterday that’s what I had for a snack – chicken liver pâté with a golf ball size of sauerkraut. I’m drooling just thinking of it!!! 🙂
      All in all I’m eating
      less grains, but more variety of grains.
      More protein in meats like fish, chicken, and a little red meat. (About 90-130 grams / 3-4 ounces per day.)
      More furresh veggies and have added fermented veggies as well = more veggies in total. (I’ve also added a couple of green smoothies made with kale and spinach with a tablespoon of lemon juice in filtered water. – yummmm.)
      I am really enjoying my new way of eating. I’m never really hungry anymore and I haven’t those horrible sweet cravings. In fact, dear Binky, I haven’t had a sweet cake or biscuit or chocolate for over a month, at least… That’s the best thing of all… No cravings!!! Yay! 😀

  2. I know a woman who cut out bread and says she’s feeling great! It’s interesting isn’t it how different bodies react differently to the same types of foods… I always find your posts so interesting, dear Carolyn 🙂

    1. Yes indeed, Christy, it is fascinating how different foods affect individuals so widely. What works for one won’t necessarily work for all. I’m definitely loving less refined grains; my stomach is too.. hahaa… and this leaves room for a couple of green smoothies, which I am now wondering how I ever did without. The addition of fermented veggies is also such a treat…
      The best thing of all, as I’ve mentioned above to angelswhisper, is the fact that I’m not experiencing cravings for sweets. I had a terrible need for something sweet after most meals. I now don’t have cravings for anything, and I’m loving the foods I eat and the way my body is responding.

      Thank You for being such a great gal. Your posts are a treat, too. You are covering such diverse, interesting and down to earth subjects we can all relate to… Well done to you.. 🙂

  3. I used to get called a vegetarian heath food nut, in a condescending way. Now, that’s all changed.
    My diet is largely vegetables, then fruit, some grains. I don’t like or eat sugar. However, once in awhile I have oat bran porridge with a tad of maple syrup (a wonderful treat that is aplenty in Canada….. and Monsanto has not tried to take over that industry, yet!)
    I buy organic, but you know, who knows what I’m buying. There are no regulations to label GM foods here. I know corn and soybeans are 90% GM on the planet. So, no corn or soya products. Every once in a while I break down and have a piece of tofu.
    Oh, wait a minute, I do like red wine. So, there’s my sugar! 😀

  4. When I was eating vegetarian during the 90s and early noughties, Resa, I remember eating a lot of pulses/bean meals, which I luved, and still do; dahl was/is a great favourite. I remember making lots of bean soups and would throw a handful of chickpeas/lentils, etc., into almost everything I cooked… hahaaaa.. I added eggs and lots of nuts to the diet, too. Do you?
    Yes, I appreciate what you say regarding ‘organic’; it’s a lottery, at times!
    Here in Oz, the soymilk I drink is labelled organic; don’t know how long this will last, but, for now at least, I drink it with some optimism. I can’t drink cow’s milk; if I do I develop ugly chest mucus. It really is all about knowing our bodies and their little quirks.. lol…
    I’ve just returned from taking the car to be serviced and have made and eaten breakfast. Since this change in my diet of late my meals are super-duper. I had a two egg cheese omelette with fried tomato and avocado on a buckwheat slice of bread. Yum! This new way of eating does mean a little extra time cooking then cleaning, but heck; it sure is worth it.. I’m off now to make a kale smoothie.. 🙂

  5. Hahaaaa…. Yes indeed, Sidran; Thank You.. 🙂
    At the moment I seem to be including vegetables more and more, and grains less and less! I don’t really know where this will end. However, I’m very much enjoying the journey! 🙂

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