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Chris Shugart
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Kungfushish wrote:


But anyway, i have eaten white rice and it digests like a calorie is a calorie, or is that my teenage ability? i wonder why asians? was it a mutation like most scandinavians are lactose tolerant? like blue eyes?


Rice is a borderline carb. While it's a grain, it's a true whole grain unlike most fakey "made with whole grains" products. The longer it's been in a culture the more people from that background seem to have adapted to it i.e. Asians handle it better than Africans. That's not to say "Asians can handle carbs better." They're getting very fat too as soft drink co's and fast food restaurants move it.

But yes, as a teen, you'll find that you can "get away with" some things that you may not be able to in the future. But, no need to engrain bad eating habits that will come back to bite you in the future. Rice may be okay for you, but as I always say, if you find yourself struggling with fat loss in spite of hard training and "healthy" eating, lose the grains, even rice, and see what happens.

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'nuffsaid
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Join date: Jul 2006
Posts: 555

cheers, that helps a lot.

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jtrinsey
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Join date: Nov 2005
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Chris, I don't know if you've seen any of Rob Wolf's stuff, but he was a guest blogger on Tim Ferris's site:

fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/09/19/paleo-diet-solution/#more-3109

Some very interesting stuff about the evolution of grains and the effects on the digestive system and it included this quote:

Let me be crystal clear about this: Anything that damages the gut lining (including bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, as well as alcohol, grains, legumes, and dairy) can predispose one to autoimmunity, multiple chemical sensitivities, and allergies to otherwise benign foods.


Scary stuff...

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