12:15 PM | 29-05-2019

What is the difference between grains, pulses and legumes? Which ones are more acidic?

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08:36 AM | 24-02-2021

Grains - Grain examples are rice millets ( ragi jowar bajra etc) quinoa corn all are grains 

If you are having doubt regarding are pulses grains, then I should tell you that pulses are part of the legume family (any plants that grow in pods), but the term “pulse” refers only to the dry edible seed within the pod. Beans, lentils, chickpeas and split peas are the most common types of pulses.


Sprouts and microgreens - any pulse or seed that can be germinated into a small shoot is a sprout. It has the qualities of the seed 

Microgreen is the next step and grows 2 true leaves . These leaves are inside the seed and they are the first 2 leaves that are formed. Beyond this the seed does not have the nutrition for that plant. This microgreens are better than the sprouts bcoz it has been doing photosynthesis in addition to carrying the quality of the seed. 




Grains - Grains first of all are not human foods bcoz we can’t really chew and eat it. We need to process it further to consume it. 

One might ask that ancestors lived healthy on grains and why is it that grains are the bad food now.  Grains especially like wheat corn for example are favourite foods for some of the pathogens that cause havoc in the body. The pathogens did come bcoz one carried toxins due to a lifestyle, but the grains such as above makes it worse. They are food for the pathogen and the pathogen releases neurotoxins to make the inflammation worse. If someone does not have this pathogen which is quite rare in the recent generations then even if they eat the grain they may not see an adverse effect. So it’s quite possible that the ancestors first off did not have as much toxic living conditions as we do.. so they did eat things like breads or rice or wheat and still lived a 100 in some cases. If they caught a problem in their later stages then their living conditions invited the pathogen and the food habits added fuel to them. So if you are suffering from a chronic or a destructive disease then you have to avoid foods that become food to the pathogen. The grain itself does not have any poisons to kill us. So diabetes thyroid neuralgia eczema cancer osteoporosis gut issues autism adhd tics things like this are usually chronic to destructive toxaemic conditions and are already home to the pathogens and hence its best to avoid the grains. We say it’s acidic bcoz it causes an unfavourable condition for the body .. so it’s not a positive food. If the condition is acute and you have issues on and off, then it’s best to make a 70-30 with 70 raw and 30 cooked including whole grains. The pathogens may not be strong enough to fight that 70%. Body will have enough vitality reserves to fight back. Among grains the best to consume are millets and next is rice and in USA quinoa / millets. If it’s inorganic it’s quite possible that the pesticides like ddt might carry arsenic. So it’s best to go for organic ones if one can afford. Again, we need the fibre to be intact . So it’s best to eat it whole if at all we have. 


Fruits - fruits are the best thing that has happened to mankind. If one lives on more fruits in their life their health and longevity is guaranteed on a bond paper by god . They have starch fats carbs everything we need to survive . They detox the body very well


Vegetables help in the building of the body. They are more complex compared to fruits, but we need them in our daily life. They have everything to make our survival complete. 


Greens - are again the  next best. Rich in suns energy. They have all the beneficial bacteria on them to improve our microbiome in the gut. Probiotics and fermented foods are nothing in front of these. 


Legumes - fresh  in season right off the pod is great. Next best is to soak it and eat it. If steamed then soak it and prepare it for germination and steam it


Pulses - are dried legumes, processed and made to halves. Soaking also won’t germinate them. So they are incomplete.. but it’s ok and not as bad to avoid relatively. Again can be steamed and had.. but not all pulses  can be consumed after germination or steaming as is. 


So in a nutshell. Food quality and what body can take is always relative. When compared to something , something else is better . 


So what you choose as your food is always relative based on the toxicity you carry in the body at any point when you got this awareness. We may ask someone to eat a whole food plant based meal with grains included once, bcoz for them it’s ok to just quit the negative foods they eat or living conditions and still heal.   So always make that priority based on your condition and not bcoz some food will give some benefits. Food does not act on body.. body chooses to act on food and derive the best or not from it. Thumb rule is to see if it’s as close to natural and can be consumed as is. 

04:33 PM | 29-05-2019

The foods are categorised into four types in terms of its water content and density. 

  1. A: Juicy (Fruits) 
  2. B: Semi-juicy (Vegetables)
  3. C: Semi-concentrated (Grains, Legumes, Potato etc.)
  4. D: Concentrated (Nuts etc.) 

The percentage of the consumed weight as recommended in Pure Nature Cure (PNC) is 50%:35%:10%:05%
This is to match up the water content by Mankind's healthy body. 

Now, in your question, either grain, pulse or legumes, these come under the single category C and the recommended %-age is 10% only. Hence it doesn't matter which one you choose. According to PNC, it should be enjoyable by the individual, while consuming. 

Alkalinity or Acidity can be ignored! 

Thank you...

To have basic idea of Nature Cure, you can read these articles in this series. 

08:38 AM | 24-02-2021

Grains are hard seeds without any attached hull or fruits. Pulses are a type of legume which produces a grain seed in a pod, where the dried seed is harvested. A legume is different due to its nitrogen fixing bacteria in the plant roots. 

When you are thinking about which of these are more acidic and which are not,you need to understand that what ever is part of the human specific diet is alkaline and what ever is not part of our human specific diet are acidic. 

In simpler words all raw fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline and all cooked grains, pulses and legumes are acidic. Any food which your body can digest in the least time will be alkalising. Foods that have to stay in your gut for longer periods of time to get digested will be acid forming. 

Hope from the above context you could be able to understand what are grains and legumes.

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