Archives for: April 2008, 21
I'm a 'B' and in the list I can have white flour Does this mean all porpose flour?
Hi, Heather! Read the label of the flour you plan to purchase. If it has no additives, then it's fine. The average type B allowance in Live Right 4 Your Type is around 5-7 cups of dry grain or pasta per week, which includes any baked goods (bread or bagels or muffins, etc.) you might have. In other words, try to keep it to around one serving per day, and don't forget yer beneficial meats, fish, vegetables and dairy! ("OK, Mom!!" ;-))
I'm interested in using various products containing xylitol; however, the main sources of commercially produced xylitol are corn cobs and birch bark. As a B, I'm supposed to avoid corn so I'm assuming that I should avoid xylitol. Am I correct in my assumption?
Hello, Elvi! I don't have solid evidence as to whether the troublesome lectin in corn survives the chemical processing involved in making xylitol, a "sugar alcohol." It's highly unlikely.
However, browsing around the Net, I came across a fact sheet on industrial production and handling of this substance, and thought I would pass it on to you for your evaluation. It has some interesting reading on the hazards involved. Not sure what to make of it: what do you think? It's on the Kaddesh Company site. They are Korean pharmaceutical/chemical manufacturers and traders.
The more important concern with xylitol is that roughly 50% of people who use it experience extreme intestinal gas. So be careful!
I drink a lot of green tea and have recently added rooibos tea from South Africa to my diet after learning that it provides lots of antioxidants (many more times the green tea quantity). I am a Type B secretor. Can you validate the usefulness of this product for antioxidants and let me know if there is any adverse 'B' reaction? Thanks.
Hi, Patrick! Rooibos ("redbush," "rotbush" (don't be alarmed: in German, "rot" means "red"!)) tea appears to confer a number of health benefits. Its combination of oligosaccharides, flavanoids and superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme activity pack a powerful antioxidant effect in a tasty package. I would only note in passing that if you have naturally very low blood pressure, it might lower it yet more. If it causes dizziness, try to limit or discontinue it. At present, it has no known ABO bioactivity ~~ so... Enjoy!
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