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#278992 - 09/13/17 08:33 AM Glutinous Stcky Rice to eat or not to eat??
Dr_IJA Offline
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Okay- from what I have read apparently sticky rice- AKA glutinous rice is okay for us AS sufferers? Yes? But then all the research I have read is controversial... Livestrong states "Glutinous rice, also known as sticky rice, sweet rice or pearl rice, is a form of short-grain rice that has a higher starch content than its medium- or long-grain cousins." http://www.livestrong.com/article/332586-nutrition-facts-for-glutinous-rice/
Whilst Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutinous_rice states that "Glutinous rice is distinguished from other types of rice by having no (or negligible amounts of) amylose, and high amounts of amylopectin (the two components of starch). Amylopectin is responsible for the sticky quality of glutinous rice. " Huffpost seems to say the same thing "Glutinous rice contains just one component of starch, called amylopectin, while other kinds of rice contain both molecules that make up starch: amylopectin and amylose."

My point is which is the starch we should avoid or which one does the Klebsilla bacteria feed on??? I am new to this and really have steel iron discipline but get desperate at times with the food I am limited to eat.... so I'll say it now - I am vegan and you can imagine starch was a big player for my until pain became a bigger player!!!!

Any help or info helps...as yes I am starting out on this journey...
Hard of Hearing, CPVT and now this .... AS.

#279034 - 09/16/17 04:12 PM Re: Glutinous Stcky Rice to eat or not to eat?? [Re: Dr_IJA]
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Hi Dr IJA, others can answer the starch sticky rice question better than I can. My gut says (pun intended) that if avoiding all starch, than all rice is off.

Sounds like rice is important for you. May I share an alternative approach of my experience ? I believe microbiome plays a role with many diseases including AS. particularly in the acquiring the disease, management and potentially in prevention. some people shared that complete no starch is beneficial others do not find that it's helpful. I did an elimination diet to test food sensitivity to flares that I found helpful. There are foods I avoid, and foods I seek. Generally, lower bmi seems helpful to me as well.

Wishing you success.
Kind regards, Rich
AS, U C, Iritis, migraines. HLA-B27neg. Yoga (instructor) & spin. No meds at this time. Dx 1989. SAA member/donor since 1993. All my posts are personal opinion/feelings and do not represent the SAA. Help find a cure & support others by donating to the SAA.


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