Healthy Happy & Hip Living in the Mid Atlantic forum: Nutrition ~ You are what you eat #6 ~ September 2011

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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 17, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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Food helps keep us healthy. What do you eat to help maintain your health...a special diet perhaps, food restrictions, likes and dislikes. Tell us about it here.


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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...

ImageJaeRae
Sep 17, 2011 1:31 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
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Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
AlohaHoya
Sep 17, 2011 1:46 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Cute Inky!

We give a lot away to anyone who hasn't got family or neighbours trying to do the same!!! I take buckets of the smashed (from being stepped on), or chewed on (rats, cats and dog) to a friend with goats who love them too. Every year I vow to use them as a 'beauty treatment' and then I forget....

Big Grin
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageJaeRae
Sep 17, 2011 1:50 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Awwww....yer still purty beautimous.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
AlohaHoya
Sep 17, 2011 2:58 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
shucks.... *Blush*
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageJaeRae
Sep 17, 2011 3:17 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Fresh beets and yams tonight! Yummmm. ...and maybe mixed green and yellow beans for color...wouldn't that be pretty? Had a banana for breakfast and cabbage salad with mixed cantalope and honey dew melon for lunch. A new challenge. How many colors can be eatern in a day? Guess I'd better snack on little red tommy-toes.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagesallyg
Sep 17, 2011 5:27 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
A plus for eating your colors today jae.

I talked DH into eating leftover lima beans, small serving of scalloped potatos and hunk of cornbread for lunch. Later when I asked about dinner he said, I'm not that hungry yet, I guess you really can fill up without meat.

SEE?!?!?! Men.

Chinese takeout for dinner.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageJaeRae
Sep 17, 2011 5:56 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
YUM! Cornbread sounds good and I have been going to make whole grain bread soon. I just went to the Greek store and got a bunch of new whole grains but I worked in the garden lots and lots today and I am so tired that it doesn't really have time to rise twice before I don't. TEE! My hands are sore from weeding and cutting compost too so I don't need to knead right now. I DO have some blueberries ready to be used and Inky loves my lemon poppy seed cake with berries that I sometimes make with cornmeal as well. Maybe I'll do that tonight yet. The beets and sweets were wonderful. I always like both but new fresh before too much starch develops makes them SOOOO good. I never made the beans so they will be brunch tomorrow. You are right, meat is not only not necessary to fill one up but also, at least once one is away from it, clogs the body. Except for occasional use (like the "B" in BLTs), I really have no desire for meat anymore.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imageflowersrjen
Sep 20, 2011 9:10 AM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
Went back to researching that new ingredient PGPR(Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate)
They used to use it as a lubricant in all types of oils for machinery...what I am trying to find out is WHY they decided to EAT it???? and then in 2006 started using it in chocolate products
Based a lab studies on it "NO carcinogenic effect was observed. no adverse effect on growth, food consumption, longevity and haematology. Organ weight analysis revealed an increase in liver and kidney weight in both male and female rats and female mice. "

Now what I want to know is if there is an increase in liver and kidney weights...what exactly does that mean??? Down the road will they suffer from liver and kindey damage or failure??? Is it worth the risk to eat second rate chocolate bars? Which now they can't be considered "real" chocolate because of the % of chemicals
Imagesallyg
Sep 20, 2011 10:19 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I can't even hazard a guess on those questions, and have to think that known safe natural foods are always a better choice than artificial "foods"
Food additives that aren't there for known nutrtional reasons must be there for profit, by longer shelf life or cheaper to use.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imageflowersrjen
Sep 20, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
Ya, who do you think the first person was that took a look at a can of lubricant and said "oh lets take a drink!" ?
ImageJaeRae
Sep 20, 2011 10:26 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Well, I think that happened in Ireland a coupla' centuries ago.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagesallyg
Sep 20, 2011 10:28 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Thats brings to mind the stories about what happens with too many of those chips with the " undigestible" fat. Are they even making those anymore?

http://candyrecapper.com/pgpr.html

Mr. Hershey is spinning in his grave again- this page calls Hershey a low end chocolate manufacturer, and details how they are using and pushing PGPR. Thumbs down
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageJaeRae
Sep 20, 2011 10:33 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Richer than Lindt when he died Sally, I'm purdy shore that Mr. Hersey is content and Nestled in his grave.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagesallyg
Sep 20, 2011 10:33 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
It'ss not on the list of ingredients for Nestle chips, but I'll be checking before I buy any other brand chocolate. Some chips I used in choc chip pancakes seemed to smell funny when they hit the griddle.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagesallyg
Sep 20, 2011 10:34 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
LOL Jae !!! excellent wordplay Thumbs up
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imageflowersrjen
Sep 20, 2011 2:10 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
Hilarious!
Imagestormyla
Sep 27, 2011 3:15 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I'm sure the Nestle forebearers wouldn't be so nicely nestled. Thumbs down

I remember when Hershey bought Scharffen - berger, I just groaned.

If you don't eat any of the Nestle/Mars/Hershey products on a regular basis, which I don't, when you do taste one, they taste nothing like chocolate.

I often make my own chocolate, not caring about things like bloom and shelf life. It is wonderful. If I am out of cocoa butter, then I use dairy butter.

Otherwise I eat and bake with Trader Joe's Pounds Plus Belgian chocolate bars. They are 72% cocoa mass and the only unnatural (?) ingredient in them is soy lecithin. I noticed that they raised the price on them almost a $1 this month, but that's OK. They are still a good value at 17.6 oz for $4.39 a bar. The one that comes with almonds in it has more cocoa butter and less cocoa mass. Yet it is substantially darker and more chocolate tasting than Ghiradelli squares or anything Hershey sells.

The only mass marketed candy that I enjoy is York peppermint patties. They are so good. Smiling
Imagesallyg
Sep 27, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I did find PGPR on Hershey package the other day- confirming that it is a listed ingredient.

Now Peppermint patties are too minty for me...
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Sep 27, 2011 3:31 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I'm almost glad that the candy is so gross now. I'm never tempted to buy it. Although I do miss the original Butterfingers. The coating on them now is just terrible. It tastes nothing like chocolate. Most places don't sell Zagnut, so I am safe from that temptation.

Candymakers have fooled around with the recipes for all sorts of candy, not just chocolate. I'd rather they just raise the price than substitute alien ingredients in it. The more expensive they make it, for me at least, the more rare the occasion I would buy it. but maybe that's what they are afraid of for the masses. Now I won't buy it at all.

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