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My map shows Spain as temperate, and so the recommendations would be to lessen use of the nightshades, which are seen as tropical. However, this dependence on latitudes and not climate conditions I think makes for an imbalance in some regions.
I eat some of the nightshades because they grow here freely and they are native. I only eat what is prescribed for the temperate region in the wintertime, because that is the only time when it tastes right and the only time where it grows well here. I am, like Spain, in a "Mediterranean" climate.
Another thing I like to remember is that in the earlier books, the emphasis was on temperate regions and the foods there, because it was also believed that people in the tropics and in polar regions were less advanced and less intelligent because they were out of balance. The newer books sidestep this issue or have broken away from the earlier philosophy and see it as essentially racist.
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good morning. From what I have read "Christine Perello" said that if you are trying to balance your body to get rid of an illness then to avoid the night shades. But if you are strong you can have them. It is more if your body will be able to break them down and discharge them or if they are adding more toxins in the body.
I am going really strict now, just trying to get some of my symptoms to let up.
So I eat short grain brown rice, collard greens, Kale,bock choy, cabbage, broc, califlower, carrots, onion, dikon radish, leeks, small beens, and a sea weed Kombu and walkome is recommended to start.
I also have a listing of foods in this heading if you want to add in others.
Hope that helps if you need more info please ask. I will probably be on again in a about 4 hours.
Hi - as I'm jusst starting out - I'm still trying to figure this all out- so I can stock up and start. I live in Spain, so I'm presuming nightshades are OK for me? We have peppers and tomatoes in abundance and it's almost a staple food here and obviously is grown locally.
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This list is just a basic guide line for those of you that are new to macro, but it is not exclusive. Macro does avoid night shades Potato, tomato, eggplant,and peppers.
40 - 60% Whole grains ( Mostly : Short grain brown rice, millet, barley, whole wheat, oats, buckwheat, and corn. Small amounts of Noodles, pasta, bread and flour products).
20 - 30% Vegetables ( Kale, collard greens, broccoli, watercress, cabbage, onion, winter squashes, pumpkins, Bok Choy, carrots, daikon, and burdock, parsnips, brussels sprouts,turnips, leeks cauliflower, peas, green beans, shiitake mushrooms)
5 - 10% beans and bean products ( tofu, adzukis, lentils, chickpeas, tempeh)
5 - 10% sea vegetables (Nori, wakame, kombu, hiziki)
5% Soup that would be 2 bowls or cups of soup a day. Seasoned with miso, shoyu, or sea salt, They can be made with vegetables, sea weeds, noodles, or grains.
condiments: Sea salt, miso, soy sauce
Vegetable oil: sparingly
1-3 times a week
Fruits ( grown locally and in season), Fish and seafood, Seeds, nuts, sweets (grain based or fruit based)
1 or 2 times a month
Meat, Eggs, poultry, Dairy.