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Old 28 June 2009, 06:20 PM
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Comment: Hi, I was forwarded this email and am wondering if this is a
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DON'T EAT TOO MUCH RICE

The human body was never meant to consume rice! You see, our genes have
hardly changed in more than 30,000 years. However, our food choices and
lifestyle have changed dramatically. The caveman would hardly recognize
our food or way of life.

Caveman food was never cooked as fire was not yet tamed. Thus, he ate
only those foods that you can eat without treatment with or by fire. He
ate fruits, vegetables, fish (sushi anyone?), eggs, nuts and meat. Yes,
even meat. You can even eat meat raw if you were starving in the
forest. You have the necessary enzymes to digest meat.

However, rice, like wheat and corn, cannot be eaten raw. It must be
cooked. Even if you were starving in the desert, you cannot eat rice in
the raw form. This is because we do not have the system of enzymes to !
break rice down. You were never meant to eat rice. To make matters
worse, you not only eat rice, but also make it the bulk of your food.

In some parts of Asia, rice forms up to 85% of the plate. Even if you
take rice, keep it to a minimum. Remember, it is only for your tongue -
not your body. Actually, rice and other grains like wheat and corn are
actually worse than sugar. There are many reasons:

Rice becomes sugar - lots of it
This is a fact that no nutritionist can deny: rice is chemically no
different from sugar. One bowl of cooked rice is the caloric equal of 10
teaspoons of sugar. This does not matter whether it is white, brown or
herbal rice. Brown rice is richer in fibre, some B vitamins and minerals
but it is still the caloric equal of ! 10 teaspoons of sugar. To get the
same 10 teaspoons of sugar, you need to consume lots of kangkong - 10
bowls of it.

Rice is digested to become sugar.
Rice cannot be digested before it is thoroughly cooked. However, when
thoroughly cooked, it becomes sugar and spikes circulating blood sugar
within half an hour - almost as quickly as it would if you took a sugar
candy. Rice is very low in the "rainbow of anti-oxidants"

This complete anti-oxidant rainbow is necessary for the effective and
safe utilisation of sugar. Fruits come with a sugar called fructose.
However, they are not empty calories as the fruit is packed with a whole
host of
other nutrients that help its proper assimilation and digestion.

Rice has no fibre.
The fibre of the kangkong fills you up long before your
blood sugar spikes. This is because the fibre bulks and fills up your
stomach. Since white rice has no fibre, you end up eating lots of
"calorie dense" food before you get filled up. Brown rice has more
fibre but still the same amount of sugar.

Rice is tasteless - Sugar is sweet. There is only so much that you can
eat at one sitting. How many teaspoons of sugar can you eat before you
feel like throwing up? Could you imagine eating 10 teaspoons of sugar
in one seating?

Rice is always the main part of the meal - While sugar may fill your
dessert or sweeten your coffee, it will never be the main part of any
meal. You could eat maybe two to three teaspoons of sugar at one meal.
However, you could easily eat the equal value of two to three bowls (20 -
30 teaspoons) of sugar in one meal. ! I am always amused when I see
someone eat sometimes five bowls of rice (equals 50 teaspoons of sugar)
and then asks for tea tarik kurang manis!

There is no real "built in" mechanism for us to prevent overeating of
rice.
How much kangkong can you eat? How much fried chicken can you eat? How
much steamed fish can you eat? Think about that! In one seating, you
cannot take lots of chicken, fish or cucumber, but you can take lots of
rice. Eating rice causes you to eat more salt.

As rice is tasteless, you tend to consume more salt - another villain
when it comes to high blood pressure. You tend to take more curry that
has salt to help flavor rice. We also tend to consume more ketchup and
soy sauce which are also rich in salt.

Eating rice causes you to drink less water. The more rice you eat, the
less water you will drink a! s there is no mechanism to prevent the
overeating of rice. Rice, wheat and corn come hidden in our daily food.
As rice is tasteless, it tends to end up in other foods that substitute
rice like rice flour, noodles and bread. We tend to eat the hidden
forms which still get digested into sugar. Rice, even when cooked, is
difficult to digest

Can't eat raw rice? Try eating rice half cooked. Contrary to popular
belief, rice is very difficult to digest. It is "heavy stuff". If you
have problems with digestion, try skipping rice for a few days. You
will be amazed at how the problem will just go away.

Rice prevents the absorption of several vitamins and minerals. Rice
when taken in bulk will reduce the absorption of vital nutrients like
zinc, iron and the B vitamins.
Are you a rice addict? Going rice-less may not be easy but you can go
rice-less. Eating le! ss rice could be lot easier than you think. Here
are some strategies that you can pursue in your quest to eat less rice:

Eat less rice - Cut your rice by half. Barry Sears, author of the Zone
Diet, advises "eating rice like spice".

Instead, increase your fruits and vegetables.

Take more lean meats and fish.
You can even take more eggs and nuts.
Have "riceless" meals. Take no rice or wheat at say, breakfast. Go for
eggs instead.

Go on "riceless" days - Go "western" once a week.
Take no rice and breads for one day every week. That can't be too
difficult. Appreciate the richness of your food. Go for taste, colors
and smells. Make eating a culinary delight. Enjoy your food in the
original flavors.

Avoid the salt shaker or ketchup. You will automatically eat less rice.

Eat your fruit dessert before (Yes! No printing error) your meals.
The fibre rich fruits will "bulk up" in your stomach. Thus, you will
eat less rice and more fruits.
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Old 28 June 2009, 09:12 PM
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Are you a rice addict? .
Watch out for those who hang around the rice section at the grocery store. Somehow I don't the DEA needs to get involved.
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Old 28 June 2009, 10:26 PM
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Eating rice causes you to drink less water...

Hmm... well, for rice to even be edible, it's got to soak up a ton of fluid. That water doesn't just vanish because it's been soaked up by the rice... eating cooked rice means you are consuming water as well. Sheesh...

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Old 28 June 2009, 10:26 PM
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Don't eat too much rice or you will break out in hives "(mental note to self)"
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Old 28 June 2009, 10:38 PM
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The human body was never meant to consume rice!
Seems to work okay for the millions of people in Asia who've been using it as a staple of their diet for centuries.
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Old 29 June 2009, 12:25 AM
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You can't eat corn raw? Seriously? It's not the most palatable way to eat it, but you certainly can do so.

As for rice, there's no way the above bits are true- the amount of the human population that subsists daily on rice is extremely high. Fiber, B vitamins (at least in brown), selenium, manganese, magnesium, fatty acids, iron, all are present.
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Old 29 June 2009, 12:46 AM
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As for rice, there's no way the above bits are true- the amount of the human population that subsists daily on rice is extremely high. Fiber, B vitamins (at least in brown), selenium, manganese, magnesium, fatty acids, iron, all are present.
Ahhh, but you see, when you cook rice, it all turns into sugar.
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Old 29 June 2009, 01:07 AM
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Me thinks someone has complex carbs (found in starchy foods like rice and potatoes) and table sugar confused. They aren't exactly the same thing, nor do they do exactly the same thing in your body.

And as far as having the same calories... wow, nearly everything, eaten in some proportion, is going to have the same amount of calories as a bowl of sugar.

Also, I think who ever wrote this works for the kangkong advisory board, geez.
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Old 29 June 2009, 01:42 AM
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Caveman food was never cooked as fire was not yet tamed.
http://hypertextbook.com/facts/1997/TroyHolder.shtml
Age of homo Sapiens: 150,000- 500,000 yrs

Controlled Fire: 750,000 Years,
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1126858/posts
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Anthropol.../cook-food.htm

(Cooked food, possibly 2 million years ago, but might not be intentionally cooked, i.e. scavenged from wildfires.)
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Old 29 June 2009, 01:46 AM
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rice is chemically no different from sugar
If they're not chemically different, then aren't they the same thing?

How else could they be different? Metaphysically? Aesthetically? Constitutionally?
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Old 29 June 2009, 02:19 AM
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Even if you
take rice, keep it to a minimum. Remember, it is only for your tongue -
not your body.
Damned filthy rice takers.

This is your stomach.
This is your stomach on rice.
If a friend offers you rice, he's no friend.
"C'mon, take some."

Just for your tongue? Like you should spit it out or something? Ok, I know where I'm not going for lunch.
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Old 29 June 2009, 02:30 AM
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You can't eat corn raw? Seriously? It's not the most palatable way to eat it, but you certainly can do so.
I love raw corn. Also, love raw potatoes w/ salt.
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If they're not chemically different, then aren't they the same thing?

How else could they be different? Metaphysically? Aesthetically? Constitutionally?
Emotionally. Rice doesn't feel like sugar. It is in a state of denial about it's essential nature. It is therefore emotionally dangerous to eat rice because the unhealthy rice aura will be transmitted to the person eating it.

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Old 29 June 2009, 03:40 AM
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I spent half my life growing up on a farm. We were always eating raw vegetables to check them, this included potatoes and corn. Never felt remotely sick from it.

Well rice is about 90% carbs that the body quickly turns to sugars, but how is that different from most any other grain we eat.

Since cooked rices weight is about 2/3 water. I'm not surprised you do not need to drink much water. As for the needing more salt. The body like to keep it balanced with the amount of water in the system. So the more water the body holds, the more salt it needs. Expelling the excess water also helps.
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Old 29 June 2009, 07:03 AM
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Origins of this piece are southeast Asia (Malaysia, perhaps? Or Philippines). So that's why they emphasize rice rather than bread or other starchy or high carb foods. (I put the US flag instead of Malaysian... Close enough! )

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Old 29 June 2009, 04:13 PM
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El Marido is like a pigeon. When he eats rice it poofs up in his stomach and gives him crazy heartburn. So that's why he shouldn't eat too much rice.
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Thus, he ate only those foods that you can eat without treatment with or by fire. He ate fruits, vegetables, fish (sushi anyone?)
Sushi is rice!
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Old 29 June 2009, 05:33 PM
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Sushi is rice!
Yes. You'd think the original writer would know sashimi is fish.

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Also, I think who ever wrote this works for the kangkong advisory board, geez.

Ditto.

And I think kangkong sounds like King Kong's Bizarro World evil twin.
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Old 30 June 2009, 12:09 AM
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As rice is tasteless, you tend to consume more salt - another villain
when it comes to high blood pressure. You tend to take more curry that
has salt to help flavor rice. We also tend to consume more ketchup and
soy sauce which are also rich in salt.
Ketchup on rice? That is more odd than soy or curry. Of course where I grew up, one prepared rice with brown sugar, so who am I to question.

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