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[IP] Chinese cuisine
I've been watching this with interest - but not quite understanding because I have been fortunate enough to not find Chinese food a problem. I prefer very hot food - so that probably keeps me from the sugary sauces. The capcaisen (sp? - the hot element of peppers) actually aids digestive motility, so those of us with gastroparesis have an added excuse for consumption. I can't handle the fried foods, so I just avoid them.
I use arrowroot in sauces at home whenever I have miscalculated on the amount of time for a sauce reduction. It is very similar to cornstarch, it thickens without as much additional cook time though. I have not had any problems with the tablespoon it takes to thicken the 1 - 2 cups of sauce that will accompany an entrée. It is CHO, but should not add measurably to the CHO of a meal. A similar comment on the amount of sugar in commercial peanut butter - those 1 - 3 CHO are pretty negligible. If you want to cover it though, great. It's easy now that doses (MM anyway) go down to 0.1 units.
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