Tell me something good about white rice.
Other than it tastes great
Lately I've been trying to eat more white potatoes instead, as they're a more nutritious source of starch, but I still get cravings for rice. When I eat it I instantly feel good - it lifts me in a way no other real food does.
But it's just pure starch, right? Pretty nutritionally void? So why does it make me feel better than potatoes, or even bananas?
I have a (layman's) theory that a depressed physiology operates better on chemically simple, energy rich foods. Or is there some micro-nutrient in rice that can't be derived elsewhere?
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
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