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Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:06 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Nutrition is the one area where what we do every day will have a significant impact on our long term well being. Please use this area to discuss any Nutritional news, questions and suggestions.

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Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:25 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Eat a wide variety of nutritionally dense foods. Try to consume as many unrefined naturally grown raw foods as possible. Maintain a healthy balance of the different food groups. Avoid lopsided diets. View food as a substance necessary to sustain life, and nothing else.

If all else fails enjoy a healthy and delicious bowl of homemade soup. Think of it as a garden in a bowl!!
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 12:16 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Some new findings (or not so new as far as a lot are concerned) about High Fructose Corn Syrup
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/inde...

It's any wonder we have an obese society, look at what some of the schools are serving. There aren't many products out there it isn't in. Read labels...I have noticed though some products are now being advertised as not having it.

The only benefit was to the companies because it was cheap Comparing the prices on say cookies....one with wholesome ingredients and one with non wholesome such as the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and preservatives the average family can't afford the better product.

Hopefully this so called new finding will help the consumer both financially and physically.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 12:21 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, being a diabetic, I always have to watch out for that one. I can't believe how often you find it in food that has absolutely no need for it, like PeaNut Butter.
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 12:32 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Stormy I get PNB at Whole Foods, They have a machine that makes it for you...no sugar or added oil. It tends to be a bit on the dry side but spread with a little jam or preserves or better yet on an apple or banana and it's delish!

Does anyone use stevia as a sweetener? It's not bad...I always used sugar for my Iced tea and recently realized how much I was actually drinking a day...yikes! Decided to try the stevia and wow not bad at all Thumbs up I prefer sugar of course but when you are downing 1/2 a gallon a day in the heat, that packs on some added calories.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 12:41 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, I buy the Traders Jos PNB which is nothing but Peanuts. It is never dry, in fact I pour half of the oil off of it and then it is low fat too. And it's still not dry. I do buy the salted variety with peanut chunks. It is $2.09 a jar.

You're right about the beverage sugar contents. I use no sweeteners. They trigger binge eating. That's why all of the packaged goods manufacturers put Maltodextrine in everything. It makes you crave more.

The worst thing to drink for binge triggers is diet soda.
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 2:46 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I'll check out TJ it's right around the corner from WF anyway...I always forget about it Smiling

I only drink diet soda on rare occasions,like when there is absolutely no other choice. I've been known to put a bottle of water in my purse when going out to eat just in case....haven't had a regular soda in years.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yeah, regular soda is really yukky tasting, like drinking Maple Syrup.

I never go anywhere without a water bottle. I do reuse them, but only 3 times. I draw a number on the bottle each time I refill it. I'm careful not to freeze them or leave them in hot cars. I'd go broke if I had to pay for the 6 or so that I drink daily. These are the big 22 ouncers.
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 3:14 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
This sounds strange but I can't bring myself to drink out of a refillable water bottle...I can refill the store bought ones a couple of times but just don't like the others, one of those weird idiosyncrasies we all get Hilarious! I know, I know oh the landfills but I am big on recycling so I'm excused Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 3:34 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, I'm the exact same way. I have several & won't use them.
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 13, 2010 4:32 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
A few reasons to prepare your own food Whistling

http://www.cspinet.org/nah/10foods_bad.html
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 13, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's a good one Ronnie!! Thanks.
Imagesheryl
Aug 14, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Ugh. It's really really really awful the way we don't know what we're getting when we eat these foods. Over a thousand calories per serving???? Does anyone really know what they're asking for when they order that?

I've noticed one place in Nashville, Panera (a chain, I'm sure it's probably all over) has started listing calories beside the items offered. It makes choosing a lot easier.
Imagestormyla
Aug 18, 2010 8:52 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Chocolate lovers, There's more to this "chocolate is good for you" story than what we get in the sound bites. Read it all here.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100817161110.ht...
coleup
Aug 20, 2010 10:20 AM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Interesting article on animals fed with genetically engineered crops from Test Biotech.

http://www.testbiotech.org/en/node/407
Hope is a renewable resource
Imagestormyla
Aug 20, 2010 11:38 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Judy, I don't find that unusual at all and would expect quite a few things like this to crop up just as there does in any new scientific endeavor.
Imagestormyla
Aug 23, 2010 12:06 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Copying posts over here from another thread.

Sally wrote:

Have read Omnivores Dilemma so eye opening
Grocery stores are bigger every year-and because everything they sell is becoming a mixture or prefab (value added) food--the percent of single ingredients food in the store is very small anymore!
The Stock market is to blame for all our problems--now that all us common people can (try) to make money everywhere, profit drives everything to the Nth degree as it did not a hundred years ago and before
The world according to Sal

Stormy wrote:

Here's a good description of the Omnivore's Dilemma. Sounds like a really good read.

http://michaelpollan.com/books/the-omnivores-dilemma/

I'm not so sure about profit not driving everything before. I come from a long line of farmers on my dad's side and they have always been profit driven. They had to be. It was their livelihood. I learned about the commodities markets watching them take in the lunchtime news reports and then calling in their sell orders to the co-op. That was almost 50 years ago.

Sally is oh so right about the lack of single ingredient food, even when it looks like it's only one ingredient. I read the poultry and meat packages very carefully.

Judy wrote:

Here's a link to Food, Inc the movie made about big business food
http://www.foodincmovie.com/about-the-issues.php

And two more

Polyface Farm in our mid atlantic region
http://www.polyfacefarms.com/

and [b]Fresh{/b] another movie on going local
http://www.freshthemovie.com/

Imagesheryl
Aug 23, 2010 5:57 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Ooops - you asked us to post over here, but I thought over there *was* over here.... shoot.
Imagestormyla
Aug 23, 2010 7:31 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
LOL I'll move it if needs be.
Imagesheryl
Aug 23, 2010 8:26 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Lovey dubby

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