Garlic is king of healing. Although it is a green plant. it deserves mention as king of the white foods as well.
White phytopigments boost immunity, speeds the repair of damaged tissue, and help remove harmful toxins.
Detoxification diets, which are often used to restore balance inunhealthy patients, requires a healthy liver. Liver or hepato-health is essential to overall good health. Liver protection is aided by Milk Thistle and Picroliv, two specialized herbs.
Grains include corn, wheat, barley, buckwheat
Soybeans and lentils are especially valuable white foods because they, in addition to their energy and antioxidant content, soy beans are a good source of protein.
White foods have been made scapegoats by the low carbohydrate fanatics who only talk about high glycemic carbohydrates when they demonize carbohydrates. Too much of any one nutrient is probably unhealthy. And so is too little.
Moderation and balance are the keys to good health. A sound diet incorporates complex carbohydrates and essential fats.
White carbohydrates include legumes like soybeans and lentils, whole grains products such as bread, pasta, noodles and rice and the potato tuber (the swollen storage area of the plant’s root). These vilified white carbohydrate have been the staple of every European, Asian, American and North African civilization.
White crops provide essential fuel to sustain life. Avoid heavily processed grains in favor of whole grain.
Included in the white food groups are dairy and egg products. The American staples of milk, eggs and cheese are important foods that contribute to good health. They are rich in calcium and protein.