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Re: Healthy food tips

What exactly is Quinoa? I`ve never heard of it.
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Fresh Mushrooms are like a sponge and if you leave them out in the sunlight for 20-30 minutes before you prepare them they will soak up Vitamin D naturally
Even on a overcast day like today they will still enrich themselves with it.
That is a great tip. I enjoy mushrooms and I also have low vitamin D levels. I will definitely try this next time I buy fresh mushrooms. Thanks!
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Re: Healthy food tips

Is there a place to buy brown rice in bulk i.e. 5 or 10kgs? I can get white rice in 5 or 10kg packs but have only seen 1kg packs in COOP etc. The price difference is also quite dramatic e.g a bag of 10kg white rice costs around 18 francs or 1.8 CHF per kilo while a 1 kg brown rice costs around 5 francs.
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What exactly is Quinoa? I`ve never heard of it.
It's a south American seed with a rather pleasant nutty flavour, which is naturally gluten free. You can buy quinoa and products made from quinoa at any Reformhaus or health food shop.

Spanish speakers and pretentious English speakers pronounce it "kin-wah". Normal people pronounce it "kwin-oh-ah".
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It's a south American seed with a rather pleasant nutty flavour, which is naturally gluten free. You can buy quinoa and products made from quinoa at any Reformhaus or health food shop.

Spanish speakers and pretentious English speakers pronounce it "kin-wah". Normal people pronounce it "kwin-oh-ah".
The name in Spanish is Quinua, so the pronunciation Kin-wah is accurate! It is original from Peru and nearby areas, I personally don't like it though
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Re: Healthy food tips

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It's a south American seed with a rather pleasant nutty flavour, which is naturally gluten free. You can buy quinoa and products made from quinoa at any Reformhaus or health food shop.

Spanish speakers and pretentious English speakers pronounce it "kin-wah". Normal people pronounce it "kwin-oh-ah".
I say "kin oh ah" so I'm only half pretentious, ouf!
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Meat and poultry can be valuable sources of protein and other important nutrients. But meat and poultry can also be sources of unhealthy fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, higher fat meat and poultry tend to be tastier — something celebrity chefs know, which is why they often use higher fat cuts of meat and poultry in their recipes. But before you follow in their footsteps, consider this: With a few simple tricks and tips, you can have it both ways — taste and health.

Learn how to choose the healthiest selections of meat and poultry and how to prepare them using low-fat methods. With these tips, you can reduce the fat even in higher fat marbled cuts.

Selecting meat and poultry
  • Look for lean cuts. Certain cuts of meat and poultry are lower in fat. Lean cuts of beef include round, chuck, sirloin and tenderloin. Lean pork or lamb includes tenderloin, loin chops and leg. The leanest poultry is white meat from the breast with no skin.
  • Check percentages. When buying ground beef, look for packages with the highest percentage of lean meat — 90 percent or higher.
  • Watch the ground. Ground poultry can have as much fat as ground beef has, or more, because it often includes dark meat and skin. To make the leanest choice, choose ground breast meat, or look for low-fat ground chicken or turkey.
  • Be selective. Choose beef that is labelled "Choice" or "Select" instead of "Prime," which usually has more fat. If you can't resist the higher fat choices, use them as an occasional indulgence rather than a regular option.
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Re: Healthy food tips

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It's a south American seed with a rather pleasant nutty flavour, which is naturally gluten free. You can buy quinoa and products made from quinoa at any Reformhaus or health food shop.

Spanish speakers and pretentious English speakers pronounce it "kin-wah". Normal people pronounce it "kwin-oh-ah".
i thought the most common was "keen-wa" as i always call it.

today's lunch was quinoa salad: quinoa, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, black olives, feta, on rucola with balsamic & oil. very tasty!
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The first post was mentioned a (later to turn out 90%) vegan sportsman... or do you not consider poker a sport?
No I don't and neither does the Oxford dictionary.

Definition of sport
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1, an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

Definition of poker
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a card game played by two or more people who bet on the value of the hands dealt to them. A player wins the pool either by having the highest combination at the showdown or by forcing all opponents to concede without a showing of the hand, sometimes by means of bluff.
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Re: Hippocrates - "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

Can you look up sarcasm whilst you still have the dictionary open?
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While I'm skeptical of the "cure-all" promises made by some of the more vocal juicing advocates, my wife recently bought a juicer and I really do like it. My past few mornings have started with a juice from 2 apples, 2 carrots, half a cucumber, and a small chunk of ginger, and I enjoy it, I think I'll make it a regular part of my routine and keep trying new recipes. I have found out, for example, that I really don't like the taste of celery early in the morning, and that a beet/carrot/apple/lemon juice is really sweet, too sweet for my tastes.
that is a great juice that you are making.. i have all of those, plus spinach, parsley, maybe another green as well.. then i blend with a banana and i really enjoy the taste. i also find i have a lot more energy since doing this every day..

i could do without the cleanup though
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Re: Hippocrates - "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

Some people consider trolling to be a sport, so maybe s/he's right.
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Its funny, I know hundreds of extremely fit sports men and women, footballers, athletes, tri-athletes, rugby players, etc.

I don't know any vegen sports men or women.
I think there are many vegetarian atheltes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...-olympics-2012

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Meat and poultry can be valuable sources of protein and other important nutrients. But meat and poultry can also be sources of unhealthy fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, higher fat meat and poultry tend to be tastier — something celebrity chefs know, which is why they often use higher fat cuts of meat and poultry in their recipes. But before you follow in their footsteps, consider this: With a few simple tricks and tips, you can have it both ways — taste and health.

Learn how to choose the healthiest selections of meat and poultry and how to prepare them using low-fat methods. With these tips, you can reduce the fat even in higher fat marbled cuts.

Selecting meat and poultry
  • Look for lean cuts. Certain cuts of meat and poultry are lower in fat. Lean cuts of beef include round, chuck, sirloin and tenderloin. Lean pork or lamb includes tenderloin, loin chops and leg. The leanest poultry is white meat from the breast with no skin.
  • Check percentages. When buying ground beef, look for packages with the highest percentage of lean meat — 90 percent or higher.
  • Watch the ground. Ground poultry can have as much fat as ground beef has, or more, because it often includes dark meat and skin. To make the leanest choice, choose ground breast meat, or look for low-fat ground chicken or turkey.
  • Be selective. Choose beef that is labelled "Choice" or "Select" instead of "Prime," which usually has more fat. If you can't resist the higher fat choices, use them as an occasional indulgence rather than a regular option.
Isn`t the idea here to rather try and cut down on meat products? And substitute high protein vegetable things?

Personally, if and when I eat meat I choose meat with LOTS of fat - because to me the fat is what I crave, and it gives flavour to the meat part - which I fry to a crisp so the fat part is crunchy - yumm

I miss the South African Rump steaks - they just don`t cut rump the same here - and it has no fat on it!
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Fresh Mushrooms are like a sponge and if you leave them out in the sunlight for 20-30 minutes before you prepare them they will soak up Vitamin D naturally
Huh? They soak up the sun's Vitamin D rays then?

What a wierd explanation.
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Huh? They soak up the sun's Vitamin D rays then?

What a wierd explanation.
The UV converts the ergosterol in the mushrooms to Vitamin D.

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The UV converts the ergosterol in the mushrooms to Vitamin D.

Thank you Mud for explaining better than my layman term
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_mushroom#Vitamin_D

All the fun of eating mushrooms without the hassle of going outside.
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Re: Healthy food tips

Another link about Mushrooms & Vit D. I had Google it as I had a WTF moment when I read the initial post on the subject.

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02935...ood-Facts.html
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_mushroom#Vitamin_D

All the fun of eating mushrooms without the hassle of going outside.
Not half as much fun though - and you can soak up lots of sunshine and natural Vit D as you are foraging

Very interesting link Lou - I dry loads of mushrooms and re-hydrate to cook - so will place them in sunlight to do so whenever possible.
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