I have Crohn's Disease and for the past year I've been eating a ZC/VLC diet in an attempt to maintain remission without medications. I just had my yearly colonoscopy on Friday, and I passed with flying colors - no Crohn's activity, 9 months without medication, one year on the diet, which is intended to be zero starch to prevent a specific bacterial activity in the colon.
Anyway, with that result I've started to wonder what to do next. Eating meat, cheese and eggs isn't all that bad, but being ketogenic all the time probably isn't optimal when it comes to recovery from exercise, and I'd like to start training harder than I currently do (strength). I've come up against a bit of a dilemma:
Where do I get carbs without starch? The common paleo answers are out (no starchy tubers for me) and I'm having a hard time finding information on the starch content of vegetables. Most foods aren't chock full of freely available glucose. I've been looking at the SCD Diet legal/illegal list and it seems full of contradictions or oddities like disallowing sugar but allowing ripe bananas... as if they ever get fully fermented?
So if you were shooting for (say) 50g of carb a day, and your only restriction was NO complex sugars (di- or poly- saccharides, ie starches), how would you do it?