Hey everyone. I've recently given up dairy and wheat and I'm looking for some new foods to fill the gaps. I ate a lot of brown bread and pasta before, and it's been difficult to find alternatives that are healthy and easy to prepare. In general I'm eating more fruit and veg than before, trying out new things like dried apricots, cashews, humous and soya milk which are great, but I'm lacking options when it comes to complex carbs. Right now, brown rice and potato's are my best choices but they take a long time to prepare and I'd like some variety. I bought quinoa earlier today which looks good but it wasn't cheap at ï¿½2.80/500grams. The equivalent price for rice came as low as 60p.
Also, what are your opinions on grains? How much do you eat? Making up half of the government food pyramid they do seem to cause digestive problems for lots of people. Is there some political/economic reason why we're told to eat so much of them? I read on an alternative nutrition website that our genes never really adapted to them and they'll cause damage to the body over the long term. It cites the fact that for our first 190 000 years we just ate fruits, veg, roots and meat, which (apparently) contains everything the body needs.
It begs the question though.. where did we get our energy from?
Here's the article if you're interested.
Could you list some of your favourite, more unusual foods to give me some ideas.