Healthy Happy & Hip Living in the Mid Atlantic forum: Nutrition ~ You are what you eat #7~Oct. 2011

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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 12, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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Nutrition comes in many different ways from fruits and veggies to protein, grains and vitamins and supplements. Tell us how you keep yourself healthy.

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Imagesallyg
Oct 12, 2011 10:53 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I got a bottle of Naked brand Mango (blend) juice, Very yummy but surprised to see it claims 0 fiber, even though it looks thick. It was a 'while supplies last,' at Aldi.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 12, 2011 11:44 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Bit, That was an interesting article. I never read about that gene before. You really do need to be careful with that anemia. Have you tried adding flax to a lot of your meals? That will help a lot. I try to put it on some food daily. I buy the bags of Bob's Red Mill variety at Trader Joe's. They sell it about 40% cheaper than everyone else.
Imagebitbit
Oct 12, 2011 12:32 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I've never been anemic in my life before this summer. I actually read that the oxalates in chard can bind iron that's already in the body, so it can act as a negative iron source. I was eating way too much chard this summer and no other greens, so I need to make sure I don't do that again.

I do enjoy flax, especially mixed into bread or oatmeal. Unfortunately, the nearest TJ's is almost an hour away, so I only make it out there once in a blue moon. I'll try to remember to look at flax next time I'm out that direction. I buy flax, and several other ingredients, from http://www.bulkfoods.com/. Their web design and navigation aren't great, but I've always been happy with the food, prices, and shipping.
Imagesallyg
Oct 12, 2011 12:43 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Does flax have to be ground for digestion? I am sure I read once that it had.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagebitbit
Oct 12, 2011 12:45 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Hmm... I usually use it whole. I'm sure it gets at least somewhat ground by chewing, but maybe not much since the seeds are so small.
Imagestormyla
Oct 12, 2011 3:19 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, That is why I buy the meal. Thanks for that site, Bit! Thumbs up I will check it out. I sprinkle flax on my ricotta and cottage cheese. I'll add it to cereal, top fruit with it and even put it on my peanut butter on bread. I've even added it to my hommus and yogurts and always to my smoothies.
Imagestormyla
Oct 12, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I was just reading that if you are looking for flavonoids from your cocoa to stay away from dutch processed ones as the process destroys the flavonoids. I never knew that and now have to check my cocoa supply. I like to put a spoonful of cocoa in my evening coffee sometimes in the winter or have an occasional cup of cocoa. I always buy pure cocoa powder, but never paid attention to the process used to grind it.
Imagestormyla
Oct 12, 2011 3:27 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Flax is a lot more palatable and useful in meal form than as seeds.
Imagebitbit
Oct 12, 2011 4:52 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I find the seeds quite palatable, but I might be odd in that regard (I am in plenty of others Hilarious! ).
Imagestormyla
Oct 12, 2011 4:59 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Aren't we all Bit! The nutrient properties of flax are much more readily accessed when the flax is in meal form than seed. I've read any number of places that the seeds virtually pass intact through our systems providing fiber but not releasing their nutrients. Now, once it is ground, you must use it regularly so that the nutrients aren't lost to the air. A bag lasts me about a month just feeding one person with it. DSO does not appreciate flax. I keep it in the fridge, double sealed.
Imagebitbit
Oct 12, 2011 5:10 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Hmm... I wonder if it can be ground at home since I buy it in bulk. I have a food processor, but not a coffee grinder or mill. Or perhaps I could keep the ground stuff in the freezer to maintain its nutrients. I'll have to look into the options there.
Imagestormyla
Oct 12, 2011 5:15 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I don't know how well a coffee grinder would handle it Bit. The seeds are a lot smaller than a coffee bean. I have never ground my own flour so have never used a mill of that type. Yes, freezing it would be fine. I don't freeze mine because I use it everyday. I suppose that I could freeze it in smaller quantities, but I have never bothered about it.
AlohaHoya
Oct 12, 2011 8:12 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Coffee grinder should work well. I make a dish asking for powdered roasted rice which I use the grinder for....
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagesallyg
Oct 12, 2011 8:24 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Carol you have that whirly blade kind of grinder? These seeds are REALLY tiny...Now you have tempted me to go get some and try it.
I used to keep the flax meal in the freezer, and put it in brownies cuz they hde the brown specks.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 12, 2011 9:59 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I must have had a lousy coffee grinder. It never even did a good job on coffee beans. Thumbs down
Imagebitbit
Oct 13, 2011 5:50 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Sounds like I should get the ground stuff and keep it in the freezer. If a coffee grinder can't handle them, my food processor certainly won't be able to. I'll still get some whole seeds too, because I do like them.
Imagestormyla
Oct 13, 2011 6:03 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Carol, What brand of coffee grinder do you have?
AlohaHoya
Oct 13, 2011 12:06 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Stormy...it's a Black and Decker "Smart Grind"..... Big Grin
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Oct 13, 2011 1:36 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks, Carol. I have to replace mine anyway, so I'll look into that one. Thumbs up

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