From the Melanated Man:
Originally I was going to do a post with starches, oils, and sugars all together. But I figured sugar needs its OWN post by itself because for black-melanated people it’s probably our biggest weakness besides ANIMAL FLESH. And also I have specified WHITE starches since that is more the REAL concern/issue than your natural starches (although you shouldn’t partake too much of the natural starches either.)
All of the white starches that we eat are PROCESSED, DENATURED, AND DEAD! Here’s a comprehensive list of the those white starches we like to eat regularly:
White rice (Rice and gravy, fake “Chinese” fried rice)
Macaroni (with cheese)
Bleached, white flour (used for frying chicken, baking cakes and cookies and other various side dishes)
Bleached, white bread (with our hot dogs and hamburgers)
And much, much more!
(If there are any other starches I missed, inform me. Having brain farts.)
Your white starches do not have any LIFE or LIGHT within them (let alone any nutritional value) because they have been…
Bleached with chemicals…
Processed and preserved WITH chemicals…
And last but not least, we OVERCOOK them!
(Plus, this nonsense will more than likely be undigested and STORED AS FAT!!!!)
As mentioned before, we should be consuming more NATURAL starches, according to our activity level of course. And when we consume of the NATURAL starches, we should NOT be eating i.e. …
…Sweet potato souffle…
…OR Corn casserole!
I know what your are thinking, “There goes the holiday dishes, AND the Sunday dinners.” I know it looks good and TASTE good.
But don’t these dishes look a tad bit overcooked?
Ask yourself this: ARE YOU GETTING ANY LIFE/LIGHT FROM IT?
Or is it EMPTY CALORIES?
Again, if we love life and into celebrating life, don’t contradict yourself by eating DEATH!!
Here is a small list of starches (that SHOULD be steamed, lightly sauteed and/or grilled) we should consume more of:
- Brown, wild, basmati rice (no gravy!)
- Potatoes (white, red, and/or sweet)
- Wheat bread (preferably rye bread)
- Whole grain pastas (spaghetti, macaroni WITHOUT the sauces)
- Whole grain oatmeal
- Yellow Grits
- Couscous (my favorite!)
- Wheat flour (a healthier alternative to help slowly break away from the sweets and fried foods)
Now to the oils. I am going to take an paragraph from Dr. Afrika’s African Holistic Health to help explain the cooking oil:
“Oil is processed, cooked, filtered, and refined. Nutrients destroyed, oil becomes synthetic transoil to retard spoilage and prolong its shelf life. The vital vitamins and minerals and fiber is dissolved with toxic chemicals and filtered out of the oil. In the refinement process, a gasoline solvent is used to dissolve the oil after extraction. Then it is treated with toxic poisonous lye, alkalis and caustic soda. Next, it is bleached to make it nice and clear. These refinement chemical and bleach leave a horrible odor and taste; so the oil is then chemically deodorized and perfumed and poisonous antioxidants added. Residual amounts of the chemicals stay in the oil, which cause it to be unsafe fr human consumption. Some refiners add trace amounts of white sugar to make the oil addicting. Processed oils are a highly concentrated synthetic chemical that are harmful. Polyunsaturated, saturated and hydrogenated oils that are processed are equally health destructive. However, the consumer watchdogs, USDA and FDA, approve this and law does not require the listing of all the chemicals in the oil. The final oil product has been heated several times and further reheating by the consumer causes it to be even more dangerous. Cold pressed oils are the safest. They are concentrated and weaken the digestive system and thicken the blood making it into sludge (sewage.) Processed or cooked oils cause unidentified diseases.”
- Increase the incidence and severity of cancer
- Contribute to inflammation of joints
- Weaken immunity
- Increase fluid retention (edema)
- Decrease and interrupt mitochondria function
- Increase cell death
- Slow down cell growth and development
- Decrease the cells of the brain, liver,skin,etc.
- Mutate cells
- Decrease energy
- Impair, fetal and infant brain development
- Cause fats to become transoils and rancid (rotten)
- Decrease communication between cells
So what some of the examples of processed oils to avoid?
- Vegetable Oil (Crisco, anyone?)
- Canola Oil (How about some Mazola?)
- Corn Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Hydrogenated Oil
Use these cold-pressed (crushing the seed or nut, forcing out the oil) alternatives:
(All preferably extra virgin and unfiltered)
- Olive oil (not for cooking)
- Coconut Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
Hopefully this information can benefit you in some capacity and as a people we can slowly but surely break the chains of this sadistic food prison we have subjected ourselves too.
One day at a time!
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanated Man
References: Afrika, Llaila. African Holistic Health. Copyright 2009.