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It is a mark of the diet industrys brazen resilience that, in response to growing public awareness of how, for decades, it colluded with the sugar lobby to dump the blame for obesity on fat, it is scrambling to tell a new story. If you are doing dry January or Veganuary you are hopelessly behind; this year, its all about no-sugar January, from the very people who brought you fat will kill you no, actually, its bread! Well, someone has to monetise these U-turns.

Bread is still on the banned list. But thanks to all those annoyingly fact-based books and articles last year it is no longer public enemy number one. At the top of the US bestseller list is the Whole30, a diet book devoted to eliminating, for one month, dairy andgrains from your diet but throwing its weight against sugar as well. Instead, it is embracing of course good fats.

Whats fascinating is the crack the Whole30 has at other food fads. On the diets sorry, the programmes banned list are gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. Pseudo-grains! The cheek of it! Also tofu and tempeh. Take that, hipsters! And theres a side-swipe at the Paleos for cheating with things such as fake Pop-Tarts.

You cant have alcohol on the Whole30, and the sugar ban encompasses honey, maple syrup and agave. You can have ghee in place of butter and you can also have the following philosophy, which the authors call tough love but I can think of other names for: Dont you dare tell us this is hard, they admonish. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. This reminds me of those actors who say actings not coal mining, or risking ones life in a war, then bat their eyelashes at how hard it is to be popular.

Endless studies detail how hard it is to break dietary habits, particularly when people are too busy or poor or harried to think five meals ahead and plan around a ban on every food item in the house. And while the science behind sugar addiction might be right, the same old diet-book tactic of going cold turkey and expecting a miracle seems doomed to end in more failure. By which time something else will have surfaced to offer us salvation.

Sorry to bother you

Everyone in my house was sick at New Year, testing what remains of my Englishness: that is, forcing me to do something considered standard in the US that to me feels rude, which is to bug the doctor on a public holiday.

This was not an emergency; it was a two-year-old with a heavy cold, and a query, raised by the pharmacist, about how to calibrate the medicine. I felt terrible. Our family doctor is very nice and is always on call and it took me several goes of picking up my phone and putting it down again before I could bear to leave him a message.

Then again, there is an obsequious part of my nature that likes to bother him precisely for the opportunity it furnishes to go on about how much I hate to bother him, differentiating me from all the terrible Americans on his list with different ideas about healthcare. I cant imagine why people find the English insufferable.

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The Crown has a great sedative effect. Photograph: Alex Bailey/Netflix

Sleepy and glorious

At about 3am I gave up trying to sleep with a barking toddler by my side and decamped with her to the sofa to watch TV. The series might have cost 100m, but two episodes of The Crown the one where they spend 40 minutes discussing whether Charles should be a Mountbatten or a Windsor, and the one in which we are invited to identify with Margaret had a greater sedative effect on her than anything from the pharmacist, making it, to me, this viewer, priceless. Hooray for Queen and country.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/quinoa-over-dietary-future-ghee-whole30

Quinoa is over: let it go. The dietary future belongs to ghee | Emma Brockes

Whole30, the latest must-do health fad in the US, comes with surprising dos and donts, and a belligerent attitude

It is a mark of the diet industrys brazen resilience that, in response to growing public awareness of how, for decades, it colluded with the sugar lobby to dump the blame for obesity on fat, it is scrambling to tell a new story. If you are doing dry January or Veganuary you are hopelessly behind; this year, its all about no-sugar January, from the very people who brought you fat will kill you no, actually, its bread! Well, someone has to monetise these U-turns.

Bread is still on the banned list. But thanks to all those annoyingly fact-based books and articles last year it is no longer public enemy number one. At the top of the US bestseller list is the Whole30, a diet book devoted to eliminating, for one month, dairy andgrains from your diet but throwing its weight against sugar as well. Instead, it is embracing of course good fats.

Whats fascinating is the crack the Whole30 has at other food fads. On the diets sorry, the programmes banned list are gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. Pseudo-grains! The cheek of it! Also tofu and tempeh. Take that, hipsters! And theres a side-swipe at the Paleos for cheating with things such as fake Pop-Tarts.

You cant have alcohol on the Whole30, and the sugar ban encompasses honey, maple syrup and agave. You can have ghee in place of butter and you can also have the following philosophy, which the authors call tough love but I can think of other names for: Dont you dare tell us this is hard, they admonish. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. This reminds me of those actors who say actings not coal mining, or risking ones life in a war, then bat their eyelashes at how hard it is to be popular.

Endless studies detail how hard it is to break dietary habits, particularly when people are too busy or poor or harried to think five meals ahead and plan around a ban on every food item in the house. And while the science behind sugar addiction might be right, the same old diet-book tactic of going cold turkey and expecting a miracle seems doomed to end in more failure. By which time something else will have surfaced to offer us salvation.

Sorry to bother you

Everyone in my house was sick at New Year, testing what remains of my Englishness: that is, forcing me to do something considered standard in the US that to me feels rude, which is to bug the doctor on a public holiday.

This was not an emergency; it was a two-year-old with a heavy cold, and a query, raised by the pharmacist, about how to calibrate the medicine. I felt terrible. Our family doctor is very nice and is always on call and it took me several goes of picking up my phone and putting it down again before I could bear to leave him a message.

Then again, there is an obsequious part of my nature that likes to bother him precisely for the opportunity it furnishes to go on about how much I hate to bother him, differentiating me from all the terrible Americans on his list with different ideas about healthcare. I cant imagine why people find the English insufferable.

the
The Crown has a great sedative effect. Photograph: Alex Bailey/Netflix

Sleepy and glorious

At about 3am I gave up trying to sleep with a barking toddler by my side and decamped with her to the sofa to watch TV. The series might have cost 100m, but two episodes of The Crown the one where they spend 40 minutes discussing whether Charles should be a Mountbatten or a Windsor, and the one in which we are invited to identify with Margaret had a greater sedative effect on her than anything from the pharmacist, making it, to me, this viewer, priceless. Hooray for Queen and country.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/quinoa-over-dietary-future-ghee-whole30

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I found eating mostly raw foods to get me my leanest, but starches like oats,rice and potatoes are easier to come by and the Thrive Diet includes more pseudo grains which can be expensive. I combine them all ATM, what is the best diet for you?

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Cooking with the Cul-de-sac Woman, Episode #35-A: Whole Grains 101: wheat, non-wheat, gluten free, and pseudo – (See Episode #35-B for Thanksgiving side dish recipe). More: (1) The versatility of whole grains allows us, in many cases, to switch one out for the other in our favorite "recipes" – each grain will have its' own "cooking" requirements (see package instructions). (2) Einkorn & Freekeh (grains) and Chia (seed) are also considered "Ancient" – packaging & product descriptions are continually being revised and updated. (3) I found some packaged "sprouted" grains in my grocery store rice/grain sections (not Produce).

Grains Research Updates 2015 | Adelaide | Pseudo-Science: A Threat to Ag? – D. Edmeades

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Full title: "Science must be asserted – the case for agricultural science"

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Presented and authored by D. C. Edmeades (agKnowledge)

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How to Cook Kasha, Toasted Buckwheat – Gluten-free Grain Recipe Demo

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If you’re watching this, you probably already know about the nutritional properties of kasha, so I won't go into that. Cooking toasted buckwheat is just like cooking rice. First, we’ll cover the soft way. This gives the kasha a soft, almost porridge consistency. Use a 2-1 ratio of liquid to grain. So, 2 cups of water to 1 cup of kasha.

Ingredients:
1 cup, toasted buckwheat or kasha
2 cups water, can substitute 1/4 cup with broth
salt

Bring water/broth to a boil and add in the kasha. Bring it back to a boil and reduce the heat to the lowest setting possible, so the ingredients only simmer. Let this sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, all the water is simmered off and your kasha is done!

For a less mushy consistency, try 1.5 cups of water to 1 cup of kasha, using the same method as before, except cook it for only 8 minutes instead of 10.

Here, the grains are more defined and less mushy. It’s sort of like risotto now.

If you want the grains even MORE defined, try using just 1 cup of water to 1 cup of grain and let it simmer until the water is evaporated, which should be 6-7 minutes.

I’ll be honest – I did not enjoy this. The kasha flavor is very strong and the texture was not for me. To be fair, I did not grow up eating anything like this. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t try it – it’s worth finding a way to enjoy it because it is so healthy.

It's worth trying raw buckwheat groats, which is the same seed, but not toasted, cooked the same way.

It's also worth trying soaking buckwheat overnight like overnight oats. Soak half a cup of buckwheat in 1 cup of milk (any kind), with 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, honey or other sweetener to taste – overnight. In the morning, add fruit, dried or fresh, and nuts. The seeds are soft, but not mushy. A steady breakfast for controlling blood sugar and hunger throughout the day.

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Cooking with Whole Grains and Pseudo Grains

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