Which is your favorite grain?

July 23, 2009 at 1:48 am 1 comment

For years, I’ve been trying to limit grain from my diet, in the hope of sending off the excess pounds as well. Grain is carbohydrates, which are essential for energy, but which the body converts to sugar when in excess.

First to go was barley. Not easy at first, but somehow in the middle of a decided effort to clean out my system, I quit smoking cold turkey, and with it went the beer.

Next to go was corn. That was very very difficult, because I’ve always loved corn, especially the Japanese sweet ones. In the 60s, on our weekend trips to Tagaytay in the 60s, we would stop by this grocery (one of the few groceries back then) on Aurora Blvd.  where Momi would pick up a medium bag of tube ice, and  two bags of foot-long ears of cooked sweet yellow corn, cold but not frozen. During the 30-minute trip up to the rim of the extinct volcano, then known as Tagaytay Ridge, we would all enjoy our own ears of corn, no sharing and no left-0vers.  But the time we werebit off the last kernels, we were being greeted by the mesmerizing site of the smallest volcano on earth, and ready to jump off the car to run around the huge lawn of our simple one-story resthouse. Now back to my diet.

From the book by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo entitled Eat Right for Your Type, I learned that corn actully slows down the metabolism of Os like me.  I realized then that this was why I started to bloat when I stopped teaching dance regularly a decade ago.   I developed a craving for Japanese sweet corn that one can easily buy in Katipunan Avenue, reviving wonderful childhood memories and an insatiable taste for sweet yellow corn. Till now, I have to consciously stop myself from eating more than a fourth of  an ear of corn.

Without trying too hard, I take wheat breads  no more than once a week. I’ve discovered breads and pasta noodles made from yam (camote) which are actually tasty.

But rice is almost impossible to do away with. We just have too many wonderful dishes that need the balancing tastelessness and texture of freshly-boiled rice, as well as the fried and sauteed versions of this Filipino staple.

Yet, Ive noticed that since some 10 weeks ago when I first started taking MILA the miracle chia seeds, not only did I take less rice, but also generally ate much less than.  That’s because I felt full for longer periods of time. yet had so much energy to complete all my chores and aks for the day.

Found this very useful and revealing chart on the website of Lifemax. Didnt notice it until today, because I had always concentrated on the wondrous effects of perfect balance of Omega fatty acids that the Mila chia seeds was getting famous for.

grains_comparison_chart

This chart compared the nutrient values of Mila the miracle chia seed vs the more common grains we regularly take in today.

What we find is the incredible superiority of MILA to other grains — so much energy, protein, lipids, fiber, and just half the carbohydrates as the grains.

You may be interested in more information on omega fatty acids, proteins, fiber and phytonutrients.  milaNutritionpd

By the way, did I tell you that I am now excited everytime I step on the weighing scale, because the pointer always points to the left of my weight two months ago.  Yes I’ve actually lost 14 lbs as of this afternoon’s weigh-in. Am slowly nearing my target of losing 40 lbs…. only 26 more to go.

Read more about the growing and processing of MILA chia seeds.

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