214.starch free Moderated discussion and help for Food Combining and the Hay diet, Cookery and recipes, Starch or Protein

Re starch free diet: from Louise on 2010-12-16

John - not sure why celery and mango reacted to iodine as they are starch-free. Bananas, peas, beans, lentils are loaded with starch. Unripe fruit, or fruit picked unripe that don't ripen properly, apparently have starch. Pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, all underground root vegetables, have starch but those you can eat raw will be OK (the starch is released if cooked). Almonds, walnuts, pine nuts OK. Peanuts (legumes), pecans, cashews are not. Hope this helps. Check Carol Sinclair's books

starch free diet: from Louise on 2010-12-23

There are recipes for savoury and sweet muffins, biscuits and crepes made with almond and coconut flours. They are usually high in egg to keep them springy. I highly recommend The New IBS Low Starch Diet by Carol Sinclair which explains the reason why this diet works for people with AS and has recipes. But more recipes are on the net too if you look under coconut flour and almond flour recipes. Savoury crepes can be used to roll up fillings instead of bread. Good luck to your Dad. I'm new to this diet and I'm sure it's starting to work.

Re starch free diet: from Louise on 2010-12-23

John - not sure why celery and mango reacted to iodine as they are starch-free. Bananas, peas, beans, lentils are loaded with starch. Unripe fruit, or fruit picked unripe that don't ripen properly, apparently have starch. Pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, all underground root vegetables, have starch but those you can eat raw will be OK (the starch is released if cooked). Almonds, walnuts, pine nuts OK. Peanuts (legumes), pecans, cashews are not. Hope this helps. Check Carol Sinclair's books

Re: starch free diet: from jacqui on 2011-02-04

I have AS - I don't eat starch or sugar - so ie bacon and eggs for brekkie with cooked tomatoes - or quinoa with cooked apples - or pawpaw and lime juiceor any eggs with ie spinach - then lunch is raw salad - so chickpeas with grated carrot and tamari soy sauce, or any fish or meat and vegetables like carrots broccoli cauliflower courgettes mushrooms with grated cheese on top. Supper veggies in tomato sauce with cheese or chicken and veggies or any meat - fruit is pineapple melons grapes kiwi fruit- berries. Nuts are almonds and brazil. It is great when you get used to it - have dates and dried figs at first to tackle sugar cravings. Good luck. The key is to accept the changes and you will look amazing ! I

starch free diet: from mark mabon on 2011-07-11

hello.

i'm a raw food chef and working with a new client who has AS.

the raw food diet contains very low starch; searching the web for raw food recipes will give you tonnes of options. Drop me a line if you want any more info.

best

Mark Mabon

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