You may remember this phrase from the popular 90’s American TV series “Seinfeld.” This phrase caused so many of us to chuckle as the fictional character “The Soup Nazi” refused to serve customers in his restaurant. His quick dismissal of customers was often for reasons only he knew, leaving his victims feeling dejected and hungry. They lived in fear of provoking his hidden sources of frustration, which would cause him to blurt out the famous phrase, “No soup for you!”
Many people fear that in living the Wheat Belly lifestyle they will encounter a similar scenario:
The imaginary “Grain-Free Nazi” who will say “No this and no that” causing them to feel alienated, frustrated, and again hungry.
Have no fear; this will not be the case.
Living the Wheat Belly Lifestyle means being diligent about knowing exactly what ingredients are in the foods you choose. Examine all labels and avoid any food that contains grains in any shape or form. This does not mean that you will never again be able to enjoy a piece of pizza, a salad with dressing, or a delicious bowl of soup.
You can eliminate hidden sources of grains by avoiding the processed foods that fill the inner aisles of the grocery store. Almost all of these are thickened, flavored, or textured with grain products, or grains are added as cheap filler and/or appetite stimulants. Living without grains means avoiding foods that you never thought contained grains, such as seasoning mixes bulked up with cornstarch, canned and dry soup mixes with wheat flour.
Hidden sources of grains (or byproducts) found in soups & dry soup mixes. – Tweet this!
There is something to be said for sage wisdom. Who knew?
Our grandparents understood that saving bones, leftover pieces of meat, fat, skin, and vegetables (even if they were past their peak) to create delicious soup stock was just part of a good diet. Consuming the stock made with bones is excellent for joint, hair and nail health.
The health benefits of using leftover bones have only recently come to be appreciated by modern society.
They also knew better than to trim the fat off of poultry, beef, pork, or fish. They did not skim the gelatin and fat off of their soup or stock, even when using fats like lard and tallow in their cooking.
Maybe our grandparents instinctively knew a few things after all.
So why not give it a try? Try saving bones or purchasing them from the butcher or meat section of the grocery store. Oftentimes the butcher will simply give them to you. If you don’t have the time or need for soup/broth right now, no problem, you can freeze them to make it later.
Here’s a basic recipe to get you started. – Tweet this!
Simply boil bones for delicious soup. Three pounds of bones and a pound of inexpensive meat, add chopped onions, carrots, celery (basically any vegetables you choose), a little tomato paste, season to taste and, voilà, you have delicious homemade soup.
Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox: Reprogram Your Body for Rapid Weight Loss and Amazing Health, provides you with several easy and delicious soup recipes.
Here’s just a taste…
With all of the health benefits and great grain–free options available, have no fear.
Yes, there are many soups for you!
Yours in grainless health,
Dr. William Davis