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Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:59 pm
by thjj
Thank you, I will when I have more to report but for now nothing much to say: no cognitive decline,
found out 4/4 status in the spring from 23andme and checked out from the library Bredesen's book &
found out about your wonderful health website apoe4.info. Wasn't a shock to find out I'm 4/4 as I
always suspected I might inherit it bc maternal grandfather died from it around 80, plus both my
parents have always been absent-minded with bad memories. Slowly implementing keto diet. Cut out most
of the sugar (I have a sweet tooth!) & dropped 10lbs. This has been a blessing in disguise!

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
by circular
thjj and Starfish, if you wish to reduce the high glycemic effect of the potatoes, while it's not quite the same as a hot potato from the oven, cold potato salad is significantly higher in resistant starch. This type of starch doesn't get digested and makes healthy gut bugs very happy.

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:19 pm
by mike
Another low glycemic substitute for potatoes is cauliflower - can be mashed like potatoes, also very nice with a cheese sauce over crumbled cauliflower.

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:17 pm
by thjj
circular wrote:thjj and Starfish, if you wish to reduce the high glycemic effect of the potatoes, while it's not quite the same as a hot potato from the oven, cold potato salad is significantly higher in resistant starch. This type of starch doesn't get digested and makes healthy gut bugs very happy.

Thanks circular: is it always better to eat starchy veggies cold (refrigerated) after cooking them (I don't like to eat raw)?

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:40 pm
by circular
thjj wrote:
circular wrote:thjj and Starfish, if you wish to reduce the high glycemic effect of the potatoes, while it's not quite the same as a hot potato from the oven, cold potato salad is significantly higher in resistant starch. This type of starch doesn't get digested and makes healthy gut bugs very happy.

Thanks circular: is it always better to eat starchy veggies cold (refrigerated) after cooking them (I don't like to eat raw)?

It's true for potatoes, sweet potatoes, and rice, but I'm not sure what other foods get increased resistant starch with cooling. All grains? Lentils? Beans?

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:49 pm
by Starfish77
Circular, does the glycemic effect of potatoes that are cooked and cooled (left in the refrigerator over night) retain the resistant starch if you reheat them or must they be eaten cold?
Starfish

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:00 pm
by Tincup
Starfish77 wrote:Circular, does the glycemic effect of potatoes that are cooked and cooled (left in the refrigerator over night) retain the resistant starch if you reheat them or must they be eaten cold?
Starfish


My understanding is you can reheat it.

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:06 pm
by circular
Tincup wrote:
Starfish77 wrote:Circular, does the glycemic effect of potatoes that are cooked and cooled (left in the refrigerator over night) retain the resistant starch if you reheat them or must they be eaten cold?
Starfish


My understanding is you can reheat it.

That's my understanding too.

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:22 pm
by Starfish77
Thank you Tincup and Circular for the info about resistant starch. I am not keen on cooking and usually make big batches of whatever I cook creating a week's worth of steelcut oats with blueberries and vegetable stews (including my favorite, potatoes) so I don't have to do major cooking too often. It is nice to find out I'm getting some resistant starch out of it as well as saving time.
Starfish

Re: 81 and still sane--I think!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:35 pm
by circular
Starfish77 wrote:Thank you Tincup and Circular for the info about resistant starch. I am not keen on cooking and usually make big batches of whatever I cook creating a week's worth of steelcut oats with blueberries and vegetable stews (including my favorite, potatoes) so I don't have to do major cooking too often. It is nice to find out I'm getting some resistant starch out of it as well as saving time.
Starfish

Fantastic!