Since I have to severely restrict salt I bought a bottle of Costco's Organic No-Salt Seasoning. The ingredient list looks fine. It tasted pretty good. I assume it is okay. What do you think?View Thread
About 8 or 9 years ago I decided to research the healthiest diet. I looked at Atkins, that was fun for awhile. The Paleo diet seemed to make sense. I liked the Mediteranian Diet; it also seemed reasonable. Eventually It came down to low fat plant based or Paleo. Dr. Esselstyn's evidence seemed the most convincing. I have followed it off and on since. About 1 month ago I went to my Dr. and my blood pressure was 167/107. He gave me a prescription for meds.Yikes! Back on the healthy eating plan and yesterday my BP was 118/64. He asked if I wanted to consider going off the meds. He was quite surprised when I told him I never took them. What did you do? What did you eat? I also lost 17 lbs. It seems more than obvious which diet is the healthiest.View Thread
I eat lots of raw kale in my smoothie. My Vita mix is totally packed tight with kale and lime juice 5 timers per week. I used to pack in lettuce but that makes it not as tasty. So I really eat a lot of kale. Can I overdose on kale? I just returned from my eye exam and vision in both eyes improved; one considerably and the other significantly. That's kinda coolView Thread
I read lots about nuts and seeds and their importance. I also read about Dr. Esselstyn's caution about nuts and seeds. My question is regarding seeds. Wheat, rice, oats are all seeds. My grandson planted kamut in my garden. I grow wheat with my class at school after reading The Little Red Hen. But I know you are not referring to these seeds (wheat, rice, kamut, etc.) when you say "nuts and seeds." So what characteristics make a seed a "seed?" Is it the fat content? I always enjoy this site even though I don't contribute very often. Also, while watching Dr. Oz I heard his recommendation about resveratrol. I bought some at Costco. Hmmm . . . Any thoughts?View Thread
After eating kale smoothies (lots of home grown kale) for years I went to see the ophthalmologist for an eye exam. He peered into my baby blues and said, "Your eyes are in excellent health." If I was thinking I would have asked, "What do you see that makes you say that?" I still need glasses though. Hmm . . .View Thread
I was reviewing Dr. Esselstyn's web site and look what I found under his Q&A section: Smoothies — How about smoothies? I love them! [br>Avoid smoothies. The fiber is so finely pureed that its helpful properties are destroyed. The sugar is stripped from the fruit, bypasses salivary digestion and results in a surge of glucose and the accompanying fructose contributes to inflammation and hypertension. I have a home glucose kit. I better check myself. I have wondered about the fiber being too refined. Hmmm . . .View Thread
I probably drink too many smoothies. Often I have this for dinner. Into my trusty old over used Vita Mix: Oatmeal, frozen bananas, ice, lentils, bread (I grind my own grain and bake it), thawed strawberries, thawed blue/blackberries. This is very filling but the sense of fullness doesn't last as long as if I ate everything without blending. That makes sense. It is soo yummy. I think my green smoothies (previous post) are so full of nutrients that I can easily go 24 hours without eating anything, which I do twice a week.View Thread
Can I chime in? I drink green smoothies nearly daily. Lots of kale. I pack it in. One red delicious apple, 4 limes, and maybe a calamansi or two from my tree, a Costco roamine lettuce, water, ice and some nasty sugar. This is wonderful. It all goes in my Vita MixView Thread
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