Tomatoes and Black Beans. ?

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14 Dec, 2011 01:40 PM

I can't understand:
1 . How come tomatoes are in 2nd group. they have in 100 grams, low in fiber though, but only 2-3 grams of sugar. depends how ripe are they. Why did you put them under group b, eating sparingly? (we are not talking ketchup here)
2. Black beans: in 100 grams. have 62 grams of carb, only 15 grams of fiber, no fat. how come they appear on group A?
this is no different than other bad legumes.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 15 Dec, 2011 12:14 AM

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    This should be black soybeans.. there for vegetarian protein, as a full vegetarian has very little recourses for protein.

  2. 2 Posted by Ron on 15 Dec, 2011 02:46 PM

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    So you better change that.
    black beans have, as mentioned, almost 40 grams of sugar and it is quiet misleading.

    But what about tomatoes? I mean, it is very intriguing why they were mentioned in the book, as wel in the website, as the second group, while having only 2-3 grams of sugar.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fiona on 15 Dec, 2011 11:23 PM

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    Thank you, I will get that changed right away, if you see any other errors let me know. Tomatoes are considered actually a fruit, which is why they are in the second group. Dr. Ron has a few cherry tomatoes, on a salad etc, but would pass on a tomato soup, or a stew that is using a few cans of tomatoes. Also, he mainly follows the first plan, as the second plan it was advised by Harper Collins to not be so strict. So, apples for example, I think it must be over 15 years or more since Dr. Ron has had one. There is a lot of sugar in an apple, and for myself if I were going to cheat and have that much sugar then it would not be by having an apple! What might be a good idea, is for us maybe to make a list for vegetarians, because of their restrictions, and in order to get any protein, it makes it hard for them, and their list would be a little different then the regular list.

  4. 4 Posted by Ron on 16 Dec, 2011 07:24 PM

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    Yeah it is a good idea to make a list for the vegeterians. It funny that actually in western countries there is a preference for low-protein foods, whereas vegetarian just the opposite, and need a high protein preference rosedale diet.

    Even technically it is a fruit, in my country it is considered ans used as a vegetable, and I cannot see why to avoid 2-3 sugar with lots of vitamin C and lycopen. I will pass on carrot though, or beets, or peas.
    I will take your note though, about the dangers of tomatoes souce or high tomato combination that increases the amount of tomatoes and sugar dramatically.
    Frankly, it still looks to me again that natural tomato is a group A, fruit or vegetable.
    Thanks for the answer.

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