What a surprise to actually see an article (“Easy to Eat Well”) in
a local supermarket’s (Slater’s Great American store) weekly promotion
that not only doesn’t feature animal products but actually encourages
the eating of foods such as beans, bananas, potatoes, yams, barley,
brown rice, and corn.
This article goes on to say this about resistant starch:
“This new find is a type of fiber found in carbohydrate-rich foods
like potatoes, rice and corn, which, instead of melting into your
bloodstream, as was previously thought, actually flushes through your
“Resistant starch is bulky, so it fills you up. It also never
enters your bloodstream, leaving no impact on your blood sugar.
Additionally, new studies show that this little gem actually shuts
down a body’s ability to burn carbohydrates, which in turn, forces the
body to burn fat. In fact, one such study found that replacing 5.4% of
total carb intake with resistant starch increased the fat burning
process by 20-30%.”
“One last, but critically important characteristic…is the fact that
resistant starch has the ability to trigger a hormonal reaction, which
reduces hunger. And it does so in a manner more productive than basic
Reading this, I thought about how my husband and I – by simply eating
unprocessed vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts (going vegan) and
avoiding all animal-derived products, for reasons of compassion – have
enjoyed all the benefits that apparently are just beginning to be
acknowledged by the mainstream.
I also thought of the propaganda promoting products of animal cruelty
that keeps popping up, even though it takes such a toll in human
cancers, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, et cetera.
Of course the very powerful flesh and dairy industries and the
pharmaceutical industry, which through their lobbying, all exert a huge
influence on our government, continue to keep the public in the dark
about the truth.
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