Friday, January 8, 2016

The New Food Rules from Time Magazine (Rule Two)

We started reviewing "The New Food Rules" in the January 4, 2016 issue of Time magazine yesterday. Today we will discuss new rule number 2.

2. Whenever possible, eat outside the box. Items found in a box are usually heavily processed. This rule, therefore, emphasizes foods with minimal processing with the main diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. 

Do I agree? Mostly. Whole grains should be low gluten. Modern wheat should never be eaten because the gluten content has been increased significantly over the past 50 or so years. Most people have trouble (even if not obvious) digesting gluten. Substitute "frankenwheat" with spelt (a traditional low gluten wheat that hasn't been missed with), barley, brown rice, millet, oat, and quinoa. There are other substitutes for wheat but they beyond most people's budget. These grains can be bought whole or as flour. Oats, of course, can also be purchased as oatmeal, rolled or steel cut. Keep in mind that some of these substitutes have gluten. If you need or want to eat gluten-free products, only brown rice, millet, and quinoa are completely gluten-free. 


Time, December 28, 2015 - January 4, 2016 issue, p. 146.

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“Dark Multigrain Bread Whole Grain Fresh Baked On Rustic Closeup” by phasinphoto from 


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