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Eating Cruciferous Vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, bok choy and watercress, as well as garlic and onions will help in the detoxification ability of the liver.

I try to get some of the above in "Smoothies", some in salads, some steamed with meals and I always love to use lots of onions and garlic in cooking.

I recently made a trip to big store and they had 48 Oz containers of minced garlic. I like garlic a lot but the problem with this much is that once opened you must refrigerate fresh minced garlic so I decided to dehydrate it. (I have enough things in the 'fridge without having another large container in there. Dehydrating allows storage in a cupboard for up to a year, longer if portions are vacuum packed. The dried garlic reconstitutes well and as far as I know looses nothing (nutritional wise) in the process of being dried.

Soon I'll be drying other foods and herbs such as Ginger, Dandelion root, Mullen flowers etc for medicinal and/ or supplemental use. I like to use natures medicines where I can but also use conventional Rx meds as well where needed (e.g. In fighting HCV)

 

Keep on keepin' on,

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Yum, so many great treats ... and wonderful information ... I plan to visit this thread again, many times.

Keep the posts coming, it's nice to have a place to get ideas for good foods that work to keep the system running at peak performance.

Made some whole wheat bread this evening, will bake in the AM ... next week I'm going to try baking some Olive bread I think it'll be good.

I like to use a dutch oven to bake it.

 

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Yes, thanks from me too, Rudi, I`ve been looking at the recipes from the Thug Kitchen and have bookmarked the page for future reference.

I didn`t find the swear words offensive either, in fact I thought it was quite humorous!  Thanks for the warning though, for anyone who might not like it.  smile

 



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Rudi, thanks for the Thug Kitchen site. I just tried the Quinoa Oatmeal and it is so good! And, btw, I find the language to be just fine. 



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Hi Ron,

The safest routine during treatment is to avoid all supplements. I took a multivitamin after receiving permission to do it. The things you mention might be perfectly fine, but these protocols are so new, nobody really knows what affects their performance. Many supplements altered the lab values of those on the old protocols, so for that reason alone, it was best to steer clear. The new  treatment lengths are short enough that avoiding them for that period is probably wise. At least until we know more about the effects diet and supplementation have on this new treatment.



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I have been very afraid of any food. I think I've called the pharmacy on everything before I eat it. I love Turmeric and I would love to start my daily regiment of Vitamin C powder. I also would like to start my Whey Protein drinks non GMO. Anyone know if these are OK. I can call the pharmacy today but they are on call, don't want to bother them on the holiday weekend.

 

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So sorry, salmon's the best! Could it be the lactose? As we get older our ability to produce digestive enzymes declines (from about age 30 on per a study I read). Maybe try a bit poached in water? Just a thought.

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Fresh salmon just came into season here in Oregon and I had it a couple of times for dinner - just simple poached in non-fat milk salmon. For some reason I felt nauseous each time after I ate it. Does anyone have an idea as to why this might be? I occasionally eat pork and roast beef but never have a problem with them, and I use to eat salmon all the time with no problems. I'm thinking maybe it's the fat?



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Excellent! Thanks for this Matt!

 Just thought I'd add the Liver Lovin' Recipes link from Karen Hoyt's site. http://www.ihelpc.com/liver-loving-recipes/

For those who follow her, Karen was diagnosed with liver cancer after successful hep c tx and is doing an amazing job of healing after her very recent liver transplant. I bet all that liver loving food helps her be the incredibly resilient and inspirational being she is.

If you don't mind the swears, and this is some serious swearing, Thug Kitchen is another great place for healing recipes: http://www.thugkitchen.com

I have quite a creative potty mouth and a rebel streak to match, but if you are easily offended, fair warning, this is not the site for you.

Eat the yummy, feel the yummy! 



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Hello Adam,

Welcome to the forum! I'm glad you're enjoying the dietary suggestions and information. Please feel free to offer your own ideas. I know everyone would enjoy your input.

You have found a friendly and knowledgeable group. If you would like to share some information about yourself, please start a new thread or use an existing one in our New Members section. I'm glad you're here!



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I feel I should know this, but I don't. How do you sprout the quinoa Matt? Are there more nutrients that way? I remember something about sprouting back in the 60's but maybe that was pot. 



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Hey Linda / Rubye

Reading that Quinoa recipe just made my month water.

I just started to sprout quinoa and use it in my morning cereal, but that combo reads and seems a perfect lunch or dinner, Thanks

It's an interesting side effect/ benefit of having chronic HCV has been many of us learning to prepare healthy liver friendly foods that become part of our regular weekly routine and cause our lives to be happy and healthier.

Keep them recipes coming. 

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This really is a wonderful thread Matt - thank you - and I am so glad you brought it back because since I became SVR12 I've been paying a heck of a lot of attention to what I eat. I suppose it's like there is so much hope now that I really want to fight the cirrhosis.

Anyway, that being said, my latest is quinoa. I do a stir fry with onions, garlic, green/red peppers, mushrooms, broccoli/squash, with turmeric, curry, and red pepper and then add the already cooked quinoa. For some reason I find it very satisfying but the best benefit is I've curved my carving for sugar. I used to use brown rice a lot but then when the arsenic news came out I grew afraid of it. Sometimes I will add black rice to the quinoa though. 

Cost is a major factor for me and so I make the quinoa dish last 3 days. It keeps well in the fridge. I also buy a few walnuts once a week and tend to use lemon/lime on anything. Now, I'm looking forward to salmon season. It was open for a minute but then they closed it. Not sure why. And all the summer berries....

Karen, your recipes look so good!



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9 Foods to Restrain the Hepatitis C Virus

An Approach to Reduce Inflammation

One of several approaches to help reduce inflammation in the liver is choosing the right foods. In general, foods high in sugar and saturated fat hasten inflammation. According to Scott Zashin, MD, clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, sugar and saturated fat cause over-activity in the immune system. This over-activity helps perpetuate the cycle of chronic inflammation.

Just like certain foods can fan inflammation, others can quell it. These nine foods exert an anti-inflammatory effect and can interrupt the cycle of continual inflammation in the liver:

  1. Fatty Fish Oily fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty fish are excellent sources of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), two potent omega-3 fatty acids that douse inflammation. For those who dont eat fish, fish-oil supplements offer a viable, anti-inflammatory alternative.
  2. Berries Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries all contain large quantities of anthocyanins antioxidants that are known anti-inflammatories. Responsible for lending a vibrant color, berry anthocyanins are one of the most recognized sources for stopping a sustained, pro-inflammatory state.
  3. Turmeric An ingredient in curry, this yellow spice contains a powerful compound called curcumin. Studies have found that turmerics anti-inflammatory effects are on par with drugs such as hydrocortisone and Motrin, but without their side effects. Turmeric is believed to work by helping turn off NF-kappa B, a protein that regulates the immune system and triggers the process of inflammation.
  4. Kale This dark leafy green is rich in sulfur, which forces the liver to put it through two detox cycles instead of one. The second cycle stimulates more phase II enzymes, which helps break down toxins. This reduction in toxins can give the liver enough of a reprieve to halt a cycle of chronic inflammation.
  5. Green Tea The flavonoids in green tea are potent natural anti-inflammatory compounds. Researchers from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Womens Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center found that regular green tea drinking enhances bone health and reduces inflammation in postmenopausal women.
  6. Tart Cherries In a 2012 presentation, Oregon Health & Science University researchers suggested that tart cherries have the highest anti-inflammatory content of any food. Tart cherries are rich in two kinds of anthocyanins which nutritionists attribute their ability to fight inflammation.
  7. Sweet Potato Anthocyanin and other color-related pigments in sweet potato are valued for their anti-inflammatory properties. Animal studies have repeatedly demonstrated that consumption of sweet potatoes helps reduce blood markers of inflammation.
  8. Kelp Kelp (the seaweed) contains fucoidan, a type of complex carbohydrate that is anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-oxidative. Whenever possible, only consume organic kelp harvested from unpolluted seas.
  9. Olive Oil Virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols that protect against inflammation. The polyphenols in virgin olive oil are believed to be responsible for the Mediterraneans secret to longevity.

As long as the Hepatitis C virus lingers in someones bloodstream, his or her liver could be locked in a sustained inflammatory cycle. The more foods consumed that have anti-inflammatory properties, the better chance of interrupting the inflammation that can cause liver damage. In addition to cutting out sugar and saturated fat, incorporating as many of these nine inflammation-fighting foods into your regular diet will help to minimize harm from chronic Hepatitis C.

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http://theconsciouslife.com/top-10-anti-inflammatory-foods.htm, Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Youve Got to Know, Retrieved March 8, 2015, The Conscious Life, 2015.

 



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Try this! Lemons close cousin, the lime is a great culinary ingredient for supporting liver wellness.   (Article by Nicole Cutler, L.Ac)

Small, green citrus fruits that are known for their tart flavor profile, limes are beneficial to the livers health. Although frequently associated with taco condiments, tequila shots, Key lime pie and green popsicles, limes are actually nutritional powerhouses.

Limes nutrients can aid many parts of the body including the liver. Whether intending to prevent liver illness from developing or stopping liver diseases progression, the incorporation of freshly squeezed lime juice into food and drink constitutes a valid liver maintenance strategy.

Limey Origin

Historically, the limes high Vitamin C content is well documented. In the 1600s and 1700s, scurvy (a potentially fatal disease caused by Vitamin C deficiency) was a big problem for sailors. Many ships fell to scurvy until a British doctor in the 1700s discovered that limes (and other high Vitamin C citrus fruits) prevented this crippling illness. Following Dr. James Linds discovery, limes were always taken on British ships and contributed to Britains success in the sea trade. Since then, sailors from Britain were known as Limeys.

The Value of Vitamin C

Many liver detoxification approaches value limes because of their high Vitamin C content: one lime has an estimated 19.5 mg of Vitamin C. Making sure there is adequate Vitamin C in the diet is standard liver-detox program protocol. This is because Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals essentially stopping the damage free radicals can cause to the bodys tissues and organs (including the liver). Therefore, Vitamin C can scavenge inflammatory substances in the blood which will prevent damage to liver cells.

Anti-Cancer

In addition to its Vitamin C content, limes are anti-carcinogenic. The limonoid compounds in limes have been shown to prevent cancers of the colon, stomach and blood. Though the exact mechanism is unknown and liver cancer has not yet been included in this list, scientists have also observed that limonoids cause cancer cell death.

Lime limonoids are ideal because they appear to stay active longer in the bloodstream, defusing more free radicals than green tea or dark chocolate. For those living with chronic liver disease, all efforts to prevent toxins that the liver is unable to remove from causing damage and potentially causing cancer are welcome.

Limes Aid Digestion

The flavonoids in limes are also beneficial to digestion, another way to assist liver health. Limes flavonoids stimulate the secretion of digestive juices, acids and bile all which help improve digestion. The liver produces bile to metabolize fat in the bloodstream, an essential digestive function. Important for preventing fat accumulation in the liver and circulatory system, bile also serves as a carrier for the excretion of cholesterol.

How to Incorporate Limes into Your Diet

The lime is a common, tasty citrus fruit that clearly offers support to the liver. For those who want to take advantage of limes liver-friendly characteristics, consider the following five culinary tips:

  1. Lime Water  Squeeze a fresh lime into a glass of water in the morning to kick-start your digestive system and stimulate the liver.
  2. Lime Dressing  Whisk some fresh lime juice with extra virgin olive oil, a drop of honey, salt and pepper to adorn your salad with a fresh, tropical, liver-friendly dressing.
  3. Lime Rice  Jazz up your rice with a bit of sautéed garlic, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice for amazing flavor that will also stimulate your liver.
  4. Lime Nuts  Great for healthful snacking, bake some unsalted nuts tossed in lime juice, chili powder and a pinch of salt.
  5. Limeade  Skip the grocery stores sugary limeade concentrates. Instead, make your own summer treat by stirring lime juice, honey and water together for a surprisingly delicious, refreshing way to hydrate. (Bonus: Limes have plenty of electrolytes too 1 lime has 22 mg of calcium, 4 mg of magnesium and 68 mg of potassium!)

Combining high amounts of Vitamin C, anti-carcinogenic properties and digestive support, limes are an amazing fruit for anyone striving to care for their livers health.


 



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Well, i know liver likes turmeric (fermented), ginger, green tea and fresh goat/cow whey juice (domestic/organic). Not a big fan of fresh whey juice to be honest, espec. not from goat milk, but i've always loved ginger and green tea. Lately i have been using turmeric as a spice too. Actually i only use ginger and turmeric from "hot" spices, since everything else spicey is forbiden for my liver. More than 2 years passed since my last chilli *sigh* I used to love spicey food a lot...





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Vibrio Vulnificus? I'm never going to look at Oysters on the Half Shell the same ever again....

 

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrio_vulnificus

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Little bit on nuts-Nuts have a natural component that repels predators so that they can grow to full maturity. From almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts and everything in between. The major defense mechanism in nuts is phytic acid. When something that contains phytic acid is eaten, the acid binds to minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium, and manganese in the gastrointestinal tract, which inhibits our digestive systems ability to break the nut down properly. But, do not fear, phytic acid can be removed! All you need to do to deactivate this acid is to give your nuts a little soak and dehydrate!



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I snack on a handful of nuts when I get home from work. I don't get Brazil nuts very often, but always have bags of the rest on hand. They do have a fair amount of monounsaturated fats, so my serving size might be 20 almonds for example.

You can't grow up in the southern U.S. and not like peanuts, either roasted, boiled (my favorite) or made into butter. Of course since they are typically bought processed, they are loaded with sodium as well as added sugar in peanut butter. You can easily make peanut butter at home; farmer's markets and organic supermarkets frequently have fresh made natural peanut butter.

One additional risk for peanuts, particularly processed peanut butter, is the potential for salmonella contamination. The CEO of Peanut Corporation of America was convicted last year of charges stemming from operating a plant in Georgia that had mold and rodent contamination. They had previously been investigated for high levels of aflatoxin. 

I've had salmonella twice, once from eating raw oysters. I don't eat raw shellfish anymore because of possible bacterial exposure from vibrio vulnificus, but salmonella from any source can be bad news for someone with a compromised immune system, including cirrhotics.

As Matt commented, stick to reputable sources for peanuts, as well as other nuts and grains, and it shouldn't be a problem worth worrying about.

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Thanks for this, Matt, very informative.

I eat nuts daily for their nutritional content as I`m mostly vegetarian these days and I`m always looking for ways to improve my diet.  They`re good eaten whole as healthy snacks and can also be used in cooking.  I also add chopped nuts to salads, sprinkle them on my muesli or cereal and have them with plain natural yoghurt combined with fresh fruit as a tasty and sugar-free desert

I agree with you about peanuts which are probably best eaten in moderation because of the risk of contamination with aflatoxins.

Good to get this thread going again!

 



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Four nuts treasured for nourishing liver health include:

1.    Brazil Nuts  Brazil nuts are a good source of protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E and selenium. Brazil nuts are one of the most concentrated food sources of selenium, with about 80 micrograms per nut. Selenium is especially valuable to those with liver disease because it is an antioxidant that helps protect against damage to liver cells, mobilizes cancer-fighting cells, strengthens immunity and contributes to tissue elasticity an essential for healthful liver tissue.

2.    Walnuts  Walnuts contain the amino acid arginine, which is necessary to help the liver detoxify ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are known to support healthful liver detoxification.

3.    Pecans  Pecans have many vitamins and minerals like vitamins E and A, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, B vitamins and zinc. Pecans are especially rich in one form of vitamin E called gamma-tocopherols. A study published in the January 2011 edition of the Journal of Nutritionfound that after eating pecans, gamma-tocopherol levels in the body doubled and unhealthy oxidation of low density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) in the blood decreased by as much as 33 percent. This finding renders pecans a tasty weapon against fatty liver disease.

4.    Almonds  Almonds have as much calcium as milk, and contain magnesium, vitamin E, selenium and lots of fiber. Magnesium is a crucial mineral for blood vessel relaxation, an invaluable component of blood moving smoothly throughout the liver. In addition, almonds reduce surges of blood sugar after meals, a known contributor to fatty liver disease.

What About Peanuts?
Although technically a legume, peanuts are one of Americas most popular snacks. Peanuts are exceptionally healthy because they contain monounsaturated fats, phytosterols, resveratrol, vitamins and minerals. However, there is some conflicting information regarding their benefit to the liver. This is primarily because of peanuts potential for being contaminated with aflatoxins, a potent carcinogen produced by certain strains of mold that grow in warm, humid silos. However, aflatoxins can be discouraged by only consuming fresh peanuts, storing them in a dry, cool environment and buying from reputable sources.

Eating nuts and only nuts is not a route towards total health, but substituting raw nuts for less healthful snacks is a liver-friendly dietary change. We know that those with liver disease can influence the course of their illness via the foods they eat. As such, the nutrition packed into Brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans and almonds is a tasty ally for protecting and supporting the livers well-being.

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Well, here is a favorite of mine, a recipe for chicken & vegetable soup:

Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2000

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chicken (3 pounds) boned, skinned, and visible fat removed, diced, (save
the bones and carcass)
Creole seasoning, recipe follows
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
4 bay leaves
2 cups assorted chopped fresh vegetables, such has beans, zucchini,
yellow squash, or cabbage, small dice
1 1/2 cups torn spinach leaves, cleaned and stemmed
Pinch crushed red pepper
3 quarts chicken stock
1 pound assorted small dried pasta shapes, such as stars, tubes, shells, etc.
12 small thermoses
1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
12 small resealable plastic snack bags

Directions

In a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil. Season the chicken with
Creole seasoning. When the oil is hot, add the chicken, bones, and
carcass and saute for about 5 minutes, or until the meat and bones are
brown. Remove the bones and carcass. Add the onions, celery, carrots,
green onions, garlic, parsley, basil, and bay leaves. Season with
Creole seasoning. Saute the vegetables for 4 minutes. Add the chopped
vegetables, spinach, and crushed red pepper and saute for 1 minute.
Add the stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Add the pasta. Reduce
the heat to a simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, or until the
pasta is tender.

I  substituted the chicken part for leftover crockpot pork roast, which works real well.  I've done this a couple of times, someday I shall actually use chicken. 

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Hello Adnan

Welcome to the forum, sounds like you need interface with members who also have type II diabetes. The forum does not provide lists of any sort for any purpose. If you want help with a particular issue with HCV that has a additional problem like type II diabetes then post a question that is more specific to your need.

Also you should introduce yourself with your current condition and geno type and so forth.

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Try kale lasagna...yes you heard me right, boil up the kale and use it as you would a lasagna noodle layering it with mozzarella cheese and ricotta cheese, I always use the fresh mozz because it does not have the chemicals and the ricotta can be part skim.  I use tomato sauce, sometimes right out of the jar, but if out of the jar I try to get one that has as few chemicals as possible, or just make a fresh sauce with a saute's garlic, saute'd small onion and add crushed tomatoes and basil add some water and let it cook down.  ( I like to add fresh basil)  If you like you can add some chicken or turkey sausage to the sauce.  

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Wow what a pleasant coincidence. I can't seem to get enough strawberries lately. I swear I bought one of those 2 lb containers and ate most of them last night - one by one like candy. I have 2 more baskets waiting. I shall have at least 10 of them tonight.  My liver loves that. I know my liver likes flax oil. Let's see - what else? I buy this stuff called Organic V by Juice Evolution. It especially loves that. Try to have a least one a day. hmmmm..... Loving the avocado's too. It's coming on melon season...My favorite time of year. I have a cantaloupe waiting for me in the fridge too. Everything organic. I seem to be really digging the coconut water. They even have a pina colada flavored coconut yogurt that is my new favorite thing.

 I'll be glad when I don't have to take the Incivik anymore. 3.5 weeks then I can get back to a normal meal schedule.

I know my liver doesn't like the steroid cream or that nasty Kenalog shot (that didn't even work).

Oh yes, my liver loves my body to move. Walk, dance, yoga... and it love's a good belly laugh too. It doesn't like anger or worry either. Very toxic.

That's all I can think of for now. Kel



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The bright red color of the strawberry is what makes it so healthy for us.  Strawberry red is made by anthocyanins, which are incredible antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties and are known to protect against cancer.

Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C and manganese and are good sources of dietary fiber, iodine, potassium, foliate, riboflavin, vitamin k, vitamin b6, magnesium and copper.  

Conventionally grown strawberries are on the list of the dirty dozen, meaning they contain high levels of pesticide residue-so choose ORGANIC when ever possible.

The strawberries are sweet and juicy this time of year...time for an amazingly delicious raw dessert.  Strawberries w/lemon cream on a rich cacao/walnut crust. The perfect combination...

 

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Food - Blueberries

Viewpoint - One of best, and most available fruits that has pro liver health features.in the world. Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. The ORAC value of 100 g fresh blueberry is 5562 TE (Trolex equivalents). Their antioxidant value largely derived from poly-phenolic anthocyanidin compounds such as chlorogenic acid, tannins, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol.

Eating blueberries helps in two ways. The first is that blueberries help you make more of the super-antioxidant called SOD. I call it the body?s ?master guardian.? This ultimate antioxidant can keep liver damage from happening in the first place.

Blueberries also can reduce damage that might have already occurred. In one study, researchers gave animals liver disease, and then fed one group a regular diet and another a ?blueberry prevention? diet. The blueberry-fed animals all had their liver disease significantly weakened, and had reduced signs of liver injury.

So, how can blueberries treat liver fibrosis? This is something which is essential for you to take into your account. Liver fibrosis is one of the ailments in which the healthy and functional tissues of the liver are replaced by tough and fibrous scar ones. There is an imbalance in the digestion of glucose in the body as a result of which glucose and cholesterol levels are disrupted. Liver fibrosis is a gradual processing disease which could be cured and treated by natural means. Blueberries are perhaps the most accommodating remedy to implement for the purpose of treating liver fibrosis.

Blueberries have vital minerals and vitamins that would build up the tissues that are damaged within a short span of time. Vitamin C and E present in them makes sure that there is a decline of abnormal cellular activities in the liver resulting in the release of proper and accurate hormones. It reduces the risk of fiber penetration further into the liver cells preventing any type of cancer and tumor cells to develop from the very beginning. Blueberries also prevent your body from the risk of any blood clot formation in the liver cells that could stop the circulation of the organ.

Blueberries are fat free and are also rich in antioxidant; this aspect of these berries would be helpful in reducing the cholesterol content of the liver making LDLs readily available for the metabolism. The inflammation that is produced by fibrosis is also healed by the constant use of blueberries. Caffeine consumption in small amount is significant for strengthening the immune system; this way your macrophage cells would kill any possible infective and bacterial particles. Blueberries would also treat any of the hepatic malfunctions that have occurred during the fibrosis because of the quantity of proteins, sodium, copper and fructose it provides to the body after its consumption.

If you want to maximize your antioxidant benefits from blueberries, go organic! A recent study has directly compared the total antioxidant capacity of organically grown versus non-organically grown highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L., var. Bluecrop) and found some very impressive results for the organically grown berries. Organically grown blueberries turned out to have significantly higher concentrations of total phenol antioxidants and total anthocyanin antioxidants than conventionally grown blueberries, as well as significantly higher total antioxidant capacity.

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  • In addition, these berries have other flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotene-, lutein and zea-xanthin.

  • Altogether, the phyto-chemical compounds in the blueberry help rid off harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the body, and thereby, protect the human body against cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.

  • Further, research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.

  • Fresh berries contain a small amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. Altogether these vitamins work as potent anti-oxidants, which help limit free radical mediated injury to the body.

  • The berries also contain a small amount of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as co-factors help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

  • Furthermore, they contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required for the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.

 Whole Body Antioxidant Support

Given the wide variety of antioxidant nutrients present in blueberries, it is not surprising to find research studies showing improved antioxidant defenses in body systems that need special protection from oxidative stress, like the cardiovascular system. But what is surprising about the blueberry research is its whole body relevance. It is not only the cardiovascular system that has been shown to have strengthened antioxidant status following consumption of blueberries. It is virtually every body system studied to date! For example, there is new evidence that damage to muscles following overly taxing exercise can be reduced through consumption of blueberries. There is also evidence that protection of the nervous system from oxidative stress can be accomplished by regular consumption of blueberries. These antioxidant-based protective effects have been shown in older adults at risk of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as in younger healthy adults and middle-aged obese adults. Antioxidant protection of the blood sugar regulatory system has also been demonstrated in blueberry intake studies, as has antioxidant protection of the digestive tract (especially with respect to the colon and its risk of cancer). It's this whole body antioxidant support that helps blueberries stand out as an amazing antioxidant fruit.

Cardiovascular Benefits

Blueberry support of antioxidant defenses has been especially well documented with respect to the cardiovascular system. It's the many different pathways for cardio support that are so striking in the blueberry research. In repeated studies of blood composition, blueberry intake (usually in the amount of 1-2 cups per day and over the course of 1-3 months) has been shown to improve blood fat balances, including reduction in total cholesterol, raising of HDL cholesterol, and lowering of triglycerides. At the same time, blueberry intake has been shown to help protect the blood components (like LDL cholesterol) from oxygen damage that could lead to eventual clogging of the blood vessels. Protection has also been shown for the cells lining the blood vessel walls. Connected with this antioxidant protection of blood vessel structures and blood fats is an improved overall antioxidant capacity in the blood itself. Interestingly, the ability of blueberries to increase plasma antioxidant capacity seems to continue as blueberry intake goes up above everyday levels. For example, some studies have shown better total antioxidant capacity when 3 or more cups of blueberries

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My, my, very interesting way to use Mangos. it's like ice cream replacement but better.

Will try this, as I only eat ice cream on rare occasions.

Like you I believe that coconut has a many great uses.

Keep them coming , I have many More to come.

The thread is getting a lot of reads, but not a lot of contributions.

Please tell us what your LIVER LOVES

Sometimes it's taste so good but does not agree with the rest of or body/liver

Remember, you are what you eat.

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Mango..."Nectar of the Gods" My sweet tooth loves them!  Now is the season!

The mango fruit contains vitamins A, C and D along with beta-carotene. Health benefits include heart health, anemia prevention, detoxing and healing of the nervous system.

Just made some Mango Custard

3 med mangos (2 1/4 cups pureed)

1 teas fresh lemon or lime juice

1 teas vanilla 

1/4 cup agave nectar (add what ever sweetner you like-taste before adding the full 1/4 cup..may be sweet enough with less-which is always best)

3/4 cup coconut milk

1/4 arrowroot powder

Blend mango - check to make sure you have 2 1/4 cup.  Add lemon/lime, vanilla, and agave nectar in blender on high for 20 secs or until blended.  Add coconut milk and arrowroot - blend 10 secs.

Transfer to a pot and place over med heat.  Bring to a boil, stir frequently. When the mixture starts to boil and thicken (about 5 mins-will start to pull away from the sides of the pan).  Tranfer to a bowl and chill for 20 -30 mins.  I like to eat it right off the stove, warm-I also put the mixture in small cups (as shown below) and freeze. 





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Food - Walnuts

ViewpointWalnuts, which contain high levels of l-arginine, an amino acid, glutathione, and omega-3 fatty acids, also help detoxify the liver of disease-causing ammonia. Walnuts also help oxygenate the blood, and extracts from their hulls are often used in liver-cleansing formulas.

I use these nuts and others for meat substitutes, they can be prepared in many way or just eaten raw. Typically I will fill a new sandwich bag with raw walnuts, pecans, sprouted almonds, and Brazil nuts and use them with a coconut milk as a lunch. These are loaded with the best fats, digestive enzymes, and phyto nutrients. Buy as fresh as possible, I will do a separate contribution about sprouted almonds they are a gourmet tasting nut.

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  • They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (about 72%) like oleic acid and an excellent source of all important omega-3 essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and arachidonic acids. Regular intake of walnuts in the diet helps to lower total as well as LDL or bad cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol levels in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, and omega-3 fatty acids help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.

  • Eating just as much as 25 g each day provides about 90% of RDI (recommended daily intake) ofomega-3 fatty acids. Research studies have suggested that n-3 fatty acids by their virtue of anti-inflammatory action help to lower the risk of blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon and prostate cancers.

  • They are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall anti-oxidant activity, including melatonin, ellagic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids, and poly-phenolic compounds. These compounds have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.

  • Scientists at University of Scranton, Pennsylvania had recently discovered that walnuts have highest levels of popyphenolic antioxidants than any other common edible nuts. 100 g of walnuts contain 13541 µmol TE (Trolex equivalents) of oxidant radical absorbance capacity (ORAC). Eating as few as six to seven average size nuts a day could help scavenge disease causing free radicals from the body.

  • In addition, they are an excellent source of vitamin E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; contain about 21 g per 100 g (about 140% of daily-required levels). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.

  • These nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates.

  • They also very are rich source of minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron,magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Selenium is an important micronutrient, which functions as a co-factor for anti-oxidant enzymes such as glutathione peroxidases.

  • Walnut's oil has flavorful nutty aroma and has excellent astringent properties. Applied locally, it helps to keep skin well protected from dryness. It has also been used in cooking, and as carrier or base oil in traditional medicines in massage therapy, aromatherapy, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.

Munch a handful of walnuts a day and you will have enough recommended levels of minerals, vitamins, and protein.

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Love the lemon, water and pepper, some times I toss in a pinch of ginger.  I drink it hot on cold mornings.  Michaele smile



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Viewpoint - This is one of my livers favorite foods to get my morning going , for the last 5 years every morning I take a lemon,  cut in half and core out one side and save the other for the next day. Combine the cored lemon 16 oz of filtered water several drops of cayenne extract, then blend at high speed for 60 seconds. It results in a foamy mildly spicy drink that you don't sip. This does several things ,lemon juice has a powerful alkaline effect in the body and is therefore a natural agent against excess acid, lemons strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight lost aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. The cayenne will help dialation of your blood vessels and wake your entire body. Generally within 5-10 minutes you will have a bowel movement.

This takes me from half sleepy to fully awake with energy to burn. Try it your liver will love it

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  • Lemons, like other fellow citrus fruits, are an excellent source of ascorbic acid (provides about 88% of DRI). Ascorbic acid or vitamin-C is a powerful water soluble natural anti-oxidant. This vitamin is helpful in preventing scurvy. Besides, consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the blood.

  • Lemons, like oranges, contain a variety of phytochemicals. Hesperetin, naringin, and naringenin are flavonoid glycosides commonly found in citrus fruits. Naringenin is found to have a bio-active effect on human health as antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, and immune system modulator. This substance has also been shown to reduce oxidant injury to DNA in the cells in-vitro studies.

  • Total ORAC value, which measures the anti-oxidant strength of 100 g of fresh lemon juice is 1225 µmol TE (Trolex equivalents). Studies found that citric acid helps dissolve kidney stones.

  • Further, they contain a healthy amount of minerals like iron, copper, potassium, and calcium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids helps control heart rate and blood pressure.


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Thanks Karen, from me too, I`ll definitely be trying that recipe!  I agree with you about having fun with our food and experimenting, it makes healthy eating into a creative adventure!

Matt, you mentioned juicing, that`s something I like to do too.  I`ll post some of my favourite combinations at some point, I find freshly juiced fruit and/or veg can give you a real energy boost and is so nutritions!  smile



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Karen, yum yum recipe! Thank you
Can't wait to make it

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I love this thread too. I've GOT to try the desert. Thanks Karen and Matt!

I use 1 TB salsa and mix it with a cup of quinoa today. Great with black bean low sodium chips and guacamole. You get the flavor of salsa plus nutrients and healthy protein.

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I do not have an exact recipe (I play with food) here is a basic recipe with alternatives based on your liking.  This is fast and really, really takes care of the need for something sweet.  If I am just making this for myself not for a group, I put it in little cups (see photo) and freeze them.  That way I can control my devilish sweet tooth a cup at a time.

Crust:

¾ cup walnuts ( and/or almonds)

½ cup raisins (and/or dates)

pinch of salt

drop(s) of water as needed

Alternative: Chocolate crust

1 tablespoon of cacao or cocoa powder

In a food processor w/S blade process all of the crust ingredients until sticky.  (Add cocoa if you want a chocolate crust)  TASTE - ADJUST - If not sweet enough add more raisins and/or dates - if to sweet decrease raisins and/or dates.

Press crust mixture in either a spring pan or something with high sides or small individual cups.  Place in freezer.

 

 Filling (basic):

¾ cup of raw cashews (soaked in water for couple hours or overnight)

2 banana(s)

1 lemon, juice and zest

1 teaspoon vanilla

pinch of salt

water as needed

Alternative: add fruit of your liking..adjust water

In a blender, puree banana, lemon juice/zest, vanilla and salt.  Add cashews and as much water as needed to blend.  (add berries or fruit of your liking-when adding fruit adjust water)  TASTE - ADJUST - If not sweet enough add a small amount of your favorite sweetener

Let blend on high for about 4 minutes-adjust according to your blender (I have a standard blender).  The goal is for the filling to be "SMOOTH" and creamy not watery. (nut chunks are a No..No)

Pour the filling over the crust.  Cover and freeze for about 3 hours.

 

Alternative: Sometimes I like to layer the plain cashew cream with a berry mixture. 

Simmer berries until saucy, mash so the berries are not whole. 

To assemble:  Crust - Thin layer of Berry mixture (freeze) - Cashew Cream - Dot of Berries on top (freeze).

Best of all..have fun with your food and enjoy!

 

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Love pink/red grapefruit, but have read alot about it NOT being a good thing for the liver. I was eating red grapefruit once in a while, and then one day it made me really sick; had alot of pain like a gallbladder attack, havent touched it since.    Michaele        I use stevia when I remember to!!!            



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Wow great stuff everyone.

I would like that recipe also Karen, is that a frozen like cheese cake?

Joanneh, Kale is one of my favorite super food also. I mostly juice the Kale and drink it, hard to eat large amounts for me.

Jill, Thanks we should all understand the importance what a slow burning carbohydrate food is and it's roll in controlling our sugar levels.

Michaele, yes I agree we all need to watch our sugar intake, but their are several good replacements one of them being Stevia.

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ViewpointGrapefruit is rich in natural vitamin C and antioxidants, two powerful liver cleansers. Like garlic, grapefruit contains compounds that boost the production of liver detoxification enzymes. It also contains a flavonoid compound known as naringenin that causes the liver to burn fat rather than store it. I eat them with breakfast a couple times a week seems to make me more energetic.

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  • Delicious, grapefruit is very low in calories, consists of just 42 calories per 100 g. Nonetheless; it is rich in dietary insoluble fiber pectin, which by acting as a bulk laxative helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxic substances in the colon as well as binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.

  • The fruit contains very good levels of vitamin-A (provides about 1150 IU per 100g), and flavonoid antioxidants such as naringenin, and naringin. Besides, it is a moderate source of lycopene, beta-carotene, xanthin and lutein. Studies suggest that these compounds have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. The total antioxidant strength measured in terms of oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of grapefruit is 1548 µmol TE/100 g.

  • 100 g of fresh fruit contains about 135 mg of potassium electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure through countering sodium effects.

  • Red varieties of grapefruits are especially rich in the most powerful flavonoid antioxidant, lycopene. Studies have shown that lycopene protects skin damage from UV rays, and offers protection against prostate cancer.

  • Safety profile

    Research studies have shown that many drugs interact adversely with grapefruit. Certain compounds in the fruit called furanocoumarins, irreversibly inhibit cytochrome P450 3A4 isoenzymes (3A4) in the liver and intestinal wall. The enzyme inhibition decreases pre-systemic metabolism of some drugs taken up to 72 hours after eating this fruit and could adversely increase their levels within the blood. This resulting increase in drug levels might lead to serious adverse effects and/or toxicity. It is therefore, strongly advised to consult your healthcare practitioner about consuming grapefruit juice if you are taking any kind of pharmaceutical drugs.

    Some commonly used drugs interacting adversely and should be avoided with grapefruit are:
    amiodarone 
    astemizole (Hismanal)
    atorvastatin (Lipitor)
    budesonide (Entocort)
    buspirone (BuSpar)
    cisapride (Propulsid, Prepulsid)
    lovastatin (Mevacor)
    mifepristone (Mifeprex)
    sildenafil (Viagra)
    simvastatin (Zocor)
    terfenadine (Seldane)

    (Source: The Harvard medical school family health guide: Grapefruit and medication.)


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Hi, read up more about  coconut palm sugar and its junk. It has a few trace minerals, but it's  basically expensive table sugar. Im to the point ,where as I chew and think about what Im eating, I end up spitting it out, fear of what it will do to my liver , not because my liver is making me to sick to eat.. Stopped eating brown rice because of arsenic scare last year. What I really love is sweet potato fries made in oven with a spritz of olive oil. Sweet potato pie made with 1/2% milk and no crust is great , too.  Michaele



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That looks fantastic, Karen, I`d love to have a go at making that myself!  I`m all for avoiding sugar wherever possible but sometimes we need a sweet treat!   Would you be able to give us the recipe, or some more details about how you make it, please? 

I love the look of your quinoa breakfast too, keep them coming!  smile



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Love this topic..because I love to create healthy dishes.  I have a very crazy sweet tooth (bad for the liver) so I have started making desserts free of sugar...raw desserts! 

The flavors are popping in this one! Orange, blueberry, raspberry, pomegranate...folded into a dreamy cashew cream...layered on a pecan-date crust.  The pie itself is made with soaked cashews...amazing!

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Hi Matt,

I do cook the quinoa-usually 5-10mins depending on how I am using it.  The breakfast dish was made by boiling quinoa for about 3mins-added rolled oats until done. Served w/peaches/pears/dried cherries/almonds and a bit of yogurt..

As for the photo...I clicked on the picture and dragged the corners to size.

Thanks again...this is lots of fun!  



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Some great choices here!  I`d like to add a personal favourite of mine, brown rice.  Like all whole grains, it retains all the nutritional content which is usually removed in the refining process to make white rice.  According to what I`ve read, it`s high in minerals and `B` vitamins, and is a good source of protein.  It also contains natural oils (essential fatty acids) which are removed along with the bran layer when rice is processed.

Because it`s a whole food it takes longer to digest and so releases its carbohydrate content over a longer period of time, which is good for keeping our blood sugar levels even between meals.  It`s also high in dietary fibre, which so many of our diets are lacking these days.

And it tastes good too, having a mild nutty flavour and a nice, slightly chewy, texture.

Nice idea for a thread, Matt, and I agree with Renee...`sticky` it is!  smile



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Thanks Matt for starting a great thread!
My liver loves kale, strawberries, avacodoes and quinoa!

KALE is one of the most potent health promoting vegetables known to man.

Kale is similar to other nutritional powerhouses, especially cabbage relatives like broccoli. However, it doesn't resemble broccoli in appearance, having lovely dark green leaves instead of a miniature tree-like look.

Kale has an earthy favor. It is an excellent source of vitamins. 

 



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Hi, love garlic. Popped raw garlic cloves in AM like a super cure. I had to stop because it caused blood to thin  and ate holes in my stomach, noted on endoscope . I still used garlic and onions in every thing, but no more raw. What are thoughts of coconut palm sugar ?   Michaele  ; still waiting for noninterferon TX



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What a great topic!  When I found out that I had Hep C and liver disease, the biggest change I had to make to my diet was to cut out salt.  Instead, I use lots of curry (in stir fried vegetables, for instance) along with garlic, and season with salt substitute, potassium chloride, which isn't too awful.  I love avocados too but right now they are almost $2.00 each in Vermont!  The other big change in my diet was to home made popcorn-made in a big iron pot with olive oil.  No more microwave for me - too salty.  I find that popcorn is a very inexpensive snack which is really great for digestion.



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Karen that breakfast look yummy,  do you cook / heat your Quinoa?

Like your picture, how did you get it that large in the post?

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Food - Garlic

Viewpoint -  Seems to really settle my mood and improves my sleep, great in guacamole chopped very fine and in hundreds of other dishes. Garlic is known for its anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-viral and powerful agent against intestinal parasites. Though its strong in favor try find a way to use it your liver will love it, if you eat it raw with other greens you will not stink up the room or your breath.

 Data - Garlic contains numerous sulfur-containing compounds that activate the liver enzymes responsible for flushing out toxins from the body. This bulbous relative of the onion also contains allicin and selenium, two powerful nutrients proven to help protect the liver from toxic damage, and aid it in the detoxification process.

Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance)

95% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 
52% of vitamin C, 
33% of copper, 
21% of iron, 
18% of calcium, 
26% Selenium, and 
73% of manganese 
but no cholesterol.

 



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OOOOh! I like this thread already!
I like Quinoa & LOVE Avacados! :) Can't think of food or drink at the moment but will woolgather a bit and respond laters :D
(I think this thread should become a sticky)

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Quinoa is my super food.  

Quinoa has detoxifying properties, which helps the liver in its role of eliminating wastes from the body. It's vitamin B content can help keep the mind sharp, maintain brain volume and stabilize mood. Quinoa contains all 8 of the essential amino acids making it a complete protein. It is a source of plant-derived calcium and also contains impressive quantities of potassium, magnesium and zinc, minerals that are crucial for heart, nerve and muscle function. Quinoa is gluten-free.

Quinoa has a slightly crunchy and nutty flavor.  Eat it as a breakfast food to provide long-lasting energy.   Combined with vegetables or beans and it becomes high in vitamins, minerals and protein, while low in fat and calories.

Love it!  Also like this post and avocados too!

(Photo-yummy quinoa breakfast)

 



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