Goji Berries. ewwwwww
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:40 AM
Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:18 AM
I didn't like them to begin with but they grow on you
If you don't like the taste you could either soak them to soften them up a bit or throw them in a smoothie which is what I do every day - twice!
They are so so so good for you it's a shame to miss out!
Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:51 PM
Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:38 PM
Supplements I'm taking:
What I'm eating:
Paleo Diet AKA Caveman
All fruits, veggies (no potatoes, peas, corn), nuts and seeds (no cashews or peanuts) and protein (fish, chicken, eggs)
Everyday Staples: Apples (i love) Big green salad, carrots, nuts (pecan, almond, or walnut)
Absolutely no: legumes, wheat, grains, dairy, sugar, salt, red meats, or coffee
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:29 PM
- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week
- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day
- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day
General Dietary Principles
- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane
- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners
- Avoid hydrogenated oils
- Snack frequently (important!)
- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).
- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:43 PM
I've tried them before, and they don't taste anything special.
Diet (I stick to this as much as I can): eggs; meat; poultry; wild-caught seafood; vegetables; fat sources from coconut oil, olive oil, and butter; fruit as I crave it; tea; and purified water. I buy organic and/or pastured foods as I reasonably can, but I think that it's the type of foods you eat, and not the quality of food (within reason, of course) that most determines how healthy you will be.
I highly recommend green smoothies as nutrition powerhouses. They are good on so many levels.
Now experimenting with a higher proportion of legumes, nuts, and seeds in my diet.
I eat absolutely no gluten. I limit intake of all grains, but up to two servings of non-glutenous grain a day is fine. I avoid all added sugar--high fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, etc. I stay away from soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and other oils not named olive or coconut. I base my diet off of whole, unprocessed foods, and I prepare them in healthful, delicious ways.
Daily exercise. Sunlight whenever possible.
Supplements: Currently? None. Supplements that have helped in the past (and I can personally recommend) are fish oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin D.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:54 AM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:36 AM
hahaha. True, true.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:47 AM
They taste like a cross between a raisin and a cranberry I think. I like them, but its just like Acai berries, unless you live in the area where they grow, you better have moolah to get them.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:07 PM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:14 PM
They are one of the 'superfoods' and are really good for you. As I say, I wasn't keen on them to begin with, I thought they tasted like spicy raisins but they are quite dried cherry like too.
Like everything else, they are expensive because they are better for you.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:11 PM
I do wish i had some now to mix into my green smoothies i started a month ago. But blackberries are good for now!
Plenty of Epsom salt baths
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:02 PM
Many perfectly ordinary, readily available right here in the U.S., are extremely high. And they are high in various assorted anti-oxidents that do different things in different parts of the body. You need a variety.
Just eat a lot of fruits, veggies, herbs and spices.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
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