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Tell us about some food items you like and think (know) are benificial, healthful, harmful. Your "fountain of youth" so to speak.<br><br>
The other day I read, and have since tried some (expensive though it may be) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tart Cherry Juice</span>. It is suppose to help with muscle soreness after exercise, and helpful in maintaining your strenght. I read this article that tells of a study. My own thought are that it is actually helpful.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/06/060623101220.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0623101220.htm</a>
 

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Acai berries grow in Southern Brazil, recently Acai juice sweetened with Agave has become available in single serving bottles from a company called Bossa Nova. Naked Fruit Smoothies also recently added an Acai blend. Acai berries are even higher in Antioxidants than Pomegranate (I think almost double the amount) - pure Acai juice is also extremely low calorie.<br><br>
I strongly feel that Avocados are a miracle food - they are so rich and satisfying. They just make me feel good- which makes sense because the high Omega count speeds up cell productivity which speeds up your neurotransmiters, which makes you happy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
And of course, I will never stop singing the praises of a wonderful little thing called the Coffee Bean
 

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I'm rather skeptical of the recent juice claims especially. Pomegranite, Blueberry, Acai, Elderberry, Gooseberry, the list goes on.<br><br><br><br>
I know these fruits and berries are full of important anti-oxidants, vitimins and minerals, but I have a hard time believeing they're some amazing wonder-food like they're advertised.<br><br><br><br>
Of course, I've only done minimal "research", but I can't find anything to back up my skepticism OR anything that totally convinces me I should be paying 4.99 for a tiny bottle of juice either.<br><br><br><br>
If you like it and can afford it though, I say go for it!
 

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Tell us about some food items you like and think (know) are benificial, healthful, harmful. Your "fountain of youth" so to speak.<br><br>
The other day I read, and have since tried some (expensive though it may be) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tart Cherry Juice</span>. It is suppose to help with muscle soreness after exercise, and helpful in maintaining your strenght. I read this article that tells of a study. My own thought are that it is actually helpful.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/06/060623101220.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0623101220.htm</a></div>
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I would agree with the cherry juice claim. At least it's worked wonders for my Dad who has severe gout. It's a very painful disease of the foot, but when he drinks his cherry juice he notices a difference right away.<br><br><br><br>
Of course it has to be the 100% pure cherry juice (which is quite expensive, but it's soo worth it)! However on the same note, it doesn't take a whole lot for him to feel the effects of it.<br><br><br><br>
Interesting thread!<br><br><br><br>
Michelle
 

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I strongly feel that Avocados are a miracle food - they are so rich and satisfying. They just make me feel good- which makes sense because the high Omega count speeds up cell productivity which speeds up your neurotransmiters, which makes you happy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br></div>
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I feel this way about avacados too. I just feel better when I eat them.<br><br>
They also help with cheese cravings in a big way.<br><br><br><br>
<<<<< making a veggie bacon and avacado sandwich for lunch
 

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I feel this way about avacados too. I just feel better when I eat them. They also help with cheese cravings in a big way.<br><br><br><br>
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Oh, I am SO on board with that! I'm working on transferrng my cheese cravings to avocado right now, and I could sure go for an avocado & Fakin' Bacon sandwich. My only problem is I still want it on a rich, buttery croissant.
 

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I'm all about the blueberry as a miracle food.<br><br><br><br>
I eat at least 1 C a day. It's expensive, but I'm convinced it will positively impact my overall health and aging process.
 

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I think bananas are one of the best foods around. Doctors recommend bananas as part of the BRAT diet for people having intestinal problems. They are also supposed to be good for keeping your blood pressure down, lowering your stroke and cancer risk and controling blood sugar levels. My family eats them regulary. I've bought them twice this week and we are out of them again.
 

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Cranberry juice actually clears up Urinary Tract Infections. I dont see why other concentraited juices cant do similar things.
 

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I read something about bananas not being good, and I was shocked. It was on some sort of raw/ayurvedic diet site. According to the site, they are not good for colds, congestion, or phlegm.<br><br><br><br>
I had never heard this before. I'll try to find the site and post it so we can debunk it.<br><br><br><br>
I love bananas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"> They are the #1 smoothie thickener!
 

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In aryuveda, bananas are considered gold in the morning, silver in the afternoon and lead at night. Eating them at night apparently makes it hard to get up for morning mediations.<br><br><br><br>
I'm more of a morning banana person anyway, so... *shrug*
 
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