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Postby Regina Hogsten » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:40 pm

Yesterday I saw a show on the BBC, You Are What You Eat. This particular segment was about an obese man. When he learned how to change what foods he consumed instead of how much he consumed then he dropped weight. Anyway, the doctor/nutritionist told him to eat Adzuki beans to absorb excess fluid. I researched these beans and found they are very high in fiber and nutrition. I'm going to see if the Asian food market sells them. I'd like to try a recipe. Anyone ever eat them?

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Postby 4given » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:03 pm

Hmmm...never heard of them. May have to look into it. Thanks for the info.

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Postby Theodore » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:52 pm

Just cut out desserts, eat smaller helpings, and exercise. Everything I've read said that having plenty of fluids in your system is good, not bad, and removing water weight is probably not going to be much help long-term.

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Postby Regina Hogsten » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:16 pm

If you had seen this guy, then you would know why she suggested the beans along with other foods. He never ate vegetables or fruits. He gorged on massive amounts of meat, white breads, desserts, and alcohol. Besides other health concerns his breath was so bad only the dog would stand near him. The doctor explained that because he ate such large quantities of meat and no fiberous foods, that the intestines were very slow to move and backed up by 3 weeks. The bad breath came from the rotten meat in the small intestines.

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Postby Theodore » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:49 am

Ok, so if you're massively obese and eat 9K calories per day, you need beans. Do they have to be special beans, or will regular beans work nearly as well? What about other fiber sources, such as spinach?

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Postby Lily » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:47 am

Aduki beans are what they make bean paste out of. We like it, though I've never tried to prepare them another way at home.
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Postby Regina Hogsten » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:19 pm

Would you share a recipe made with the bean paste?


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