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3/12/19 12:49 P

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Brown rice, with black, red or pinto beans, cooked with tomatoes, garlic, onion, a raft of spices and plenty of heat. Leftovers often become a veggie soup.
My serving size has dropped over the years, but my adoration of my dietary staple doesn’t wane.
They only change I’ve done is drop topping it with yogurt, as I’ve moved away from dairy.

I also make mujadarra and several versions of dal.


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3/11/19 9:50 P

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and water too!



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3/11/19 10:13 A

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As long as I count calories for both, I'll eat them any way!



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3/4/19 5:13 A

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3/2/19 1:42 A

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Hi there.

You posted on 10-28-18 and I didn't join until January 2019 and it has taken this long to find your post, so I apologize for this late response.

I'm diabetic, too...Type 2. There really are loads of carbs in beans and rice! However, one (beans) is very low-glycemic and the other (rice) is moderate to high-glycemic, depending on the type of rice you prefer. The affect on blood sugar, if you eat a moderate serving of beans and rice together, is the higher end of low affect (or the lower end of moderate affect - whichever way you want to look at it).

The net outcome depends on how well your pancreas is still producing basal insulin (known as phase-2 insulin release). For most Type-2ers, who are either newly diagnosed or have managed to avoid sustained (2 hours or more) blood sugar levels above 140 over the years (the level which precipitates Beta cell destruction), available basal insulin compensates nicely for the greater-than-normal level of ingested carbohydrates in the beans and rice. It's my 1rst-phase insulin release (the bigger release) that's been all blown to smithereens and that's why I have diabetes. Either I was born with fewer beta cells in my pancreas to get the job done or I've fried them via high blood sugars in the years leading up to my diagnosis. Or maybe both. I'm actively protecting my remaining Beta cells now.

The fiber and type of starch in the beans slow down the rate of digestion for the entire meal, and this keeps the blood sugar from spiking (and maintains blood sugar near or below one-hundred and forty. Beans are something of a miracle food for me. Of course, if we're trying to lose weight or maintain, the calories are still gonna count!

Anyway...the way all this works really fascinates me. An amazing resource is Jenny Ruhl's book "Blood Sugar 101". Jenny learned that she couldn't depend on the glycemic index to guide her food choices. She found out that she has an autoimmune form of Type-2 diabetes and this has meant that very few of her Beta cells remain and her phase-2 insulin release has been seriously compromised. For Jenny, and others like her, the rice and beans meal does not spike her blood sugar until about 4 hours later and then she gets a whopper spike. So yes, she must be very careful to count the carbs in her rice and beans meal.

Jenny has found a way to keep her blood sugar under 140 at all times. She isn't a medical professional, but she and others, including some medical professionals, who originally formed the 5% Club (A1C in the 5% range), are among those who have avoided diabetic complications by applying some very simple, comfortable principles. Look her up...you'll be glad you did!

Edited by: SNUZYQ2 at: 3/4/2019 (03:10)
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2/28/19 7:49 A

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Enjoy them cooked with vegetables & rice as well

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2/27/19 1:05 P

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Love them especially red rice and beans!



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2/25/19 9:10 P

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Enjoy rice with lentils

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2/25/19 7:39 P

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I grew up with beans and rice!! Yummy!!!

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2/25/19 6:51 P

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hated them as a kid, now I can't get enough of them
check out this great website for great info and recipes.
scroll down the left side of the website page for the recipes
www.americanbean.org/

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2/25/19 2:24 P

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They are good and healthy!

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2/25/19 2:23 P

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We love beans & rice!



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2/25/19 6:03 A

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love both but not eating right now as on keto

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2/25/19 4:50 A

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Love black beans that we get in Bangladesh

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So many varieties, so versatile, so combinable, and so seasonable... and fiber, too. What's not to love?

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11/10/18 1:49 P

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Yum. So cheap and easy too.

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10/28/18 2:17 P

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I love them both, but so many carbs for a diabetic, I need to be careful.

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10/26/18 9:17 P



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There are some foods that combine to make a complete amino acid (auspicious) chain and beans and rice are one example that "Diet for a Small Planet" recommends. Love them!!

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10/26/18 11:57 A



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I love red beans and rice !

I've been using different beans in my salads like black beans or chick peas (garbanzos).

Beans are an excellent source of fiber and protein. What's not to like ? And I don't have the side effect (gas) that some people get after eating beans.

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10/26/18 9:47 A

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I think I could eat black beans 3 meals a day, every day!

I also do beans with riced cauliflower.

If I remember correctly, rice & beans are the 'go to' meals that Dave Ramsey suggests for those struggling to make ends meet. Economical & healthy!

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10/26/18 1:38 A

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Rice & Beans

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10/24/18 11:41 P

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Yummy



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10/24/18 10:54 P

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I do enjoy my beans! and it's a treat when I can have them with rice. But beans are my comfort food!

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10/24/18 10:08 P

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Great

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10/24/18 5:14 P

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Yes. I made some yesterday and ate left overs for lunch today.



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10/24/18 11:49 A

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Glad that you found something that works for you



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10/23/18 10:15 P

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Healthy and economical

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10/22/18 7:55 P

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I love beans and rice!!!

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My new go to. There is a lot you can do with them!!



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