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

starch free diet: from adele on 2010-02-20

Hi all,



What a helpful and interesting thread. I am 34 years old ans also have AS and have been on a starch-free diet for 1 year now and have noticed a huge difference. Carol Sinclairs book on the IBS Low starch diet has been a massive help and I'm still learning.

Alison- Did you have a pastry recipe using seeds? Peanuts contain starch (apparantly they are not even a nut) blanched almonds and walnuts are starch free. I think flaxseed and sesame seeds are starch free too but sunflower seeds apparantly contain starch.

Mary- Can you post some links for the recipes for bread, muffins and crackers using almond flour (and flaxseed meal)?

I find coconut flour is great for sweet recipes but it does obviously taste of coconut (delicious in a home-made chicken korma) but I find that almond flour seems to be less dominant in it's taste and better for savouries and pancakes.

Baking powder contains starch but 1/2 ts cream of tartar and 1/2 bicarbonate of soda is supposed to be the equivalent of 1ts baking powder. I think there is a starch-free baking powder on the market somewhere too but I haven't found it yet as I live in Norway and food variety is limited here so I order coconut flour on the net from the UK.

Boudicca- Is there an icing sugar that doesn't contain cornstarch?

Thanks for the pizza recipe Mandy!



Good Luck Everyone!



Adele

Re: starch free diet: from Donna on 2010-08-17

White bread, as well as most any bread, is starchy. But, you may find a particular food law that will allow you to consume starches, provided you do not consume protein: (meat, eggs, peas, beans, nuts) at the same meal. For some reason, Beans and Rice are an exception, since the protein and starch in beans are perfectly naturally digestable, and rice makes the beans a complete protein.

But, what happens when eatting starchy foods along with protein, especially meat, is the toll it takes on the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

You may want to research it. There are books regarding this particular food law that explains it all.

But, as hard as it is to imagine such as Speghetti without the meat, it makes you get creative. For example Speghetti Squash, when baked, is fool of natural non-starchy noodles. And also, cheese, etc., can go with either the meat meal, or the starch meal.

You may just try this for a day, keeping starches (Potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, noodles, breads, peas, beans) seperate from your Meals with meat.

Veggies, other than mentioned are not starchy, and can go with either meal.

See how you feel when you try this, even if you can't think of what to prepare that sounds good to you.

If you find you feel great after eatting it, (Keep the PROTEIN, and STARCH meals at least 2 hours apart,) then you may want to do research on recipes to make such meals appetizing to you.

Also, as far as things that are ALKALINE: All raw veggies, except for the starchy ones, ALMONDS, OLIVES, MOLASSES, CAROB

Re: starch free diet - cakes: from Peter on 2010-09-11

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

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 2010-12-16

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