Does anyone here eat rice? It seems pretty neutral in small amounts, if your blood sugar is okay. Personally, I'm going to try cauliflower rice just to see what all the (lack of) hype is all about, but do eat some regular rice with sushi and burrito bowls occasionally.
Rice doesn't have antinutrients (I think?). Many tubers have antinutrients. Both produce an insulin rush. Rice is largely void of nutrients, while some tubers are fairly nutritious. Some tubers are paleo, rice is not.
Some of us eat tubers if they don't make us feel bad, to support anaerobic activities, and because they taste good. Others avoid them if they are susceptible to starches or are sensitive to the nightshade varieties.
It seems that rice is one of those neolithic foods that isn't so bad for our metabolic milieu (in small amounts). Am I missing something?
I eat white rice sometimes, and I consider my metabolism to be pretty good, i.e. not deranged.
Don Matesz covered it here:
I prefer tubes. I have been Paleo for 10 months now, and I find I am much more sensitive to all types grains, including rice. My stomach aches after I have even a small amount of rice. Also, if I am not mistake, avoiding the skin of tubers gets rid of a good part of the anti-nutrients.
Seems like you understand it fairly well
Rice is an empty starch, metabolically glucose and not much else. Not paleo, but only poison to someone with insulin resistance
Potatoes peeled and cooked are similarly starches and therefore questionable with the low carbers, I've found that I'm reacting well, both to the carbs and the magnesium/potassium etc , but feel they are also a very poor dietary choice if you are not both active and insulin sensitive/healed
I prefer potatoes. In fact, rice and noodles of all kinds do nothing for me. No flavor, iffy texture, gums up my teeth - and that was before I learned about the physiological effects of empty carbs.
Nowadays I'm not even all that tempted by plain potatoes (except maybe as a vehicle for butter) or bread even though Mom's homemade bread was the peak treat for me as a kid when I was growing up.
After reading some of these posts, it is clear that a lot of the people here seem to be blind followers who are too ignorant and stupid to think for themselves.
Yup, white rice is devoid of nutrients. So? All of your food does not need to be nutritionally rich. Your body only needs a fixed amount of a particular nutrient. If you are following a paleo type diet, you should be getting way more than enough of these. The point of eating something like white rice is to obtain high quality fuel for your muscles (ever heard of athletes?).
So if you're getting enough nutrients from the rest of your diet(which you should be on a paleo diet), and you need to add high quality carbohydrate for fueling your muscles and are on a paleo diet what do you do? Well, nothing really falls into these category in paleo foods. So, let's add something that has as few antinutrients as possible. White rice or potatoes. Yes, their devoid of nutrients, but if you are making that arguing, you are missing the point by a large margin and are probably wondering around lost, like a confused child.