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Postby plebayo » March 17th, 2011, 11:49 pm

SisMorphine wrote:I LOVE Kale Chips! I make mine with olive oil, salt, and hot pepper flakes. I have tried them in the oven, and though good straight out of the oven they didn't last much longer than an hour before they got mushy. But if you get a dehydrator they can last much longer. But really, for me I find they're best as a treat, and not as a daily snack. They get old real quick if you make them more than once a month.


I think it depends on the type of kale you use. A lot of the recipes say to use the really curly stuff... Italian Kale works the best. I've tried the bushy/curly kale and it never fully bakes in the oven, in order to fully dry it out you have to burn it almost. The Italian Kale spears work much better and will fully dry out. I store mine in a zip lock bag or zip lock container and it usually lasts quite some time.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » March 18th, 2011, 6:03 am

SisMorphine wrote:My old roommate had really high cholesterol . . . especially for a skinny bitch. She first started with trying to cut fatty things out of her diet and she was merely making herself miserable. A couple of years ago she ended up going to see a nutritionist (one more on the holistic side) who has changed her diet around COMPLETELY! Now her cholesteriol is down AND her anxiety disorder and breathing issues are GONE all due to her new diet. It's worth it to seek out a really good nutritionist who can deal with "food and chemical sensitivities" in addition to regular dietary needs.


Hmm. I also have anxiety.
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 18th, 2011, 8:59 am

I don't have any trouble with regular, cheap Kale. I make the crispy kale as a dinner side dish though...and I don't try and save it...there never is any left anyway.
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Postby hugapitbull » March 18th, 2011, 9:00 am

If you can get the Dr to run a Berkley blood profile on you, you get 8 months with a nutritionist for free. The test is pretty pricey. Our insurance doesn't pay for it (BCBS) but if insurance doesn't cover it, Berkley reduces the price significantly - but still close to $200 if they do the complete panel. PM me if you want more info.
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Postby amalie79 » March 18th, 2011, 10:16 am

SisMorphine wrote:My old roommate had really high cholesterol . . . especially for a skinny bitch. She first started with trying to cut fatty things out of her diet and she was merely making herself miserable. A couple of years ago she ended up going to see a nutritionist (one more on the holistic side) who has changed her diet around COMPLETELY! Now her cholesteriol is down AND her anxiety disorder and breathing issues are GONE all due to her new diet. It's worth it to seek out a really good nutritionist who can deal with "food and chemical sensitivities" in addition to regular dietary needs.


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Postby DemoDick » April 14th, 2011, 7:52 am

I just saw this, sorry for not responding sooner.

ParisStreetPitCrew wrote:I have high cholesterol. :(


Not necessarily a problem.

Now I need to start a low fat diet.


No, you don't. In fact that is the worst thing you could do to yourself.

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Postby TinaMartin » April 14th, 2011, 9:09 am

Have to agree with Demo. There are a lot of things coming to light showing that all the things they have been saying are bad for us are not.
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Postby mnp13 » April 14th, 2011, 10:33 am

Watch the movie "Fat Head" it has some "convenient science" in it, but overall its pretty interesting and informative.
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Postby DemoDick » April 14th, 2011, 7:48 pm

TinaMartin wrote:Have to agree with Demo. There are a lot of things coming to light showing that all the things they have been saying are bad for us are not.


Yeah, when little things like human biology, archeology, and the fossil record stand in polar opposition to the advice of the FDA, I'm inclined to doubt the nanny-state eggheads. :)

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Postby DemoDick » April 14th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Here is an abstract of a real, honest to goodness study.

http://www.ajcn.org/content/91/3/535.abstract


Abstract

Background: A reduction in dietary saturated fat has generally been thought to improve cardiovascular health.

Objective: The objective of this meta-analysis was to summarize the evidence related to the association of dietary saturated fat with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and cardiovascular disease (CVD; CHD inclusive of stroke) in prospective epidemiologic studies.

Design: Twenty-one studies identified by searching MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and secondary referencing qualified for inclusion in this study. A random-effects model was used to derive composite relative risk estimates for CHD, stroke, and CVD.

Results: During 5–23 y of follow-up of 347,747 subjects, 11,006 developed CHD or stroke. Intake of saturated fat was not associated with an increased risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD. The pooled relative risk estimates that compared extreme quantiles of saturated fat intake were 1.07 (95% CI: 0.96, 1.19; P = 0.22) for CHD, 0.81 (95% CI: 0.62, 1.05; P = 0.11) for stroke, and 1.00 (95% CI: 0.89, 1.11; P = 0.95) for CVD. Consideration of age, sex, and study quality did not change the results.

Conclusions: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat.

Received March 6, 2009.
Accepted November 25, 2009.


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Postby TinaMartin » April 15th, 2011, 12:19 pm

DemoDick wrote:
TinaMartin wrote:Have to agree with Demo. There are a lot of things coming to light showing that all the things they have been saying are bad for us are not.


Yeah, when little things like human biology, archeology, and the fossil record stand in polar opposition to the advice of the FDA, I'm inclined to doubt the nanny-state eggheads. :)

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