Monday, May 26, 2014
Belly Update: Yes to Potatoes
In this case, I was blaming the potatoes for a reaction I was having to rice milk. Rice Dream, in particular. It was not a good experience. I thought I'd try it to see if I could use rice milk in my recipes for a more neutral flavor. I should have done my research better. It turns out that Rice Dream is not tolerable to a lot of people. Most people blame it on possible trace amounts of gluten resulting from being processed with barley, but I'm thinking it may have to do more with the sugars in the milk, since I don't think I'm that sensitive (if at all) to gluten. There isn't any sugar listed in the ingredients, but they are there in the nutrition facts. So I don't know what the issue is. Anybody have an experience with Rice Dream, or any insight? I would love to hear. I did find an interesting article on About.com: Is Rice Dream Gluten-Free?
Anyways, I am glad I took a break from potatoes. I started eating sweet potatoes instead, which I've never been really sure if I can tolerate. I know now that I can! There's another food I can happily add to my repertoire, in addition to the regular potatoes. I'm a happy camper now. Although since I am still sensitive to tomatoes, I will be keeping an eye on those nightshades.