Beets widen blood vessels

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Beets widen blood vessels

Postby L » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:37 pm

Apparently..

the article's here


What are beets anyway? Not beetroot? Is this American English or am I stupid? Lots of questions.
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Postby tzootsi » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:46 pm

Beets in the USA are those dark red root vegetables that color the water red when you cook them. Not my favorite, but my wife (who has ms), loves them. They grow very well in our garden. I can tolerate them if they are pickled. The green tops are also very edible.
More evidence that a good diet is very beneficial in keeping MS at bay.
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Postby L » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:48 pm

tzootsi wrote:Beets in the USA are those dark red root vegetables that color the water red when you cook them. Not my favorite, but my wife (who has ms), loves them. They grow very well in our garden. I can tolerate them if they are pickled. The green tops are also very edible.
More evidence that a good diet is very beneficial in keeping MS at bay.


Great, thanks. It's called beetroot here then. I love beetroot. That's handy.
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Postby Johnson » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:58 pm

Potatoes widen the blood vessels too, but it really hurts to jam them in there. Once in, they tend to impinge on blood flow, so use very small beets or potatoes!

All kidding aside, we ought to enrich our diets with "foods that stain"; beets, cherries, turmeric blackberries, etc. Red wine is very good too. The phyto-nutrients are very beneficial in a plethora of ways.

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More evidence that a good diet is very beneficial in keeping MS at bay.

I'm not sure of that... I have always had a good diet - principally organic and vegetarian (but not vegan), and have always viewed food as medicine. It may have prevented me from getting really bad, really quickly, but it did not keep "MS" at bay. My brother eats at McDonald's and Wendy's and such, had hepatitis as a kid, drinks a dozen beers a day, and is "healthy". If anyone is a candidate for dis-ease, it is him. He was also born in May, and I in December, so again, a more likely candidate for "MS", but it was me who got hit.

A good diet is very important, but I don't count on it. I have yet to discern any rhyme or reason to my own ailment. I think it is bacteriologic in nature. I will do a blinded study when next I have an optic neuritis.
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993
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Postby prairiegirl » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:48 pm

Johnson wrote:Potatoes widen the blood vessels too, but it really hurts to jam them in there. Once in, they tend to impinge on blood flow, so use very small beets or potatoes!


HA-- and laughter helps too, so thanks for that!
I also agree that a good diet may be beneficial but is not a guarantee to keep symptoms or progression at bay.
But your blinded study after your next ON should shed some light on that. 8) Needed the laughs after some of the news the last couple of days. Thx, NJ!
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Postby L » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:28 pm

Johnson wrote:I'm not sure of that... I have always had a good diet - principally organic and vegetarian (but not vegan)


fantastic! always good to meet another vegetarian!

My diet's always been very good but my MS very aggressive, by the way..
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Postby Cece » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:32 pm

:lol: :lol: :D Johnson, that was good stuff!!
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Postby hannakat » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:33 pm

Oh my goodness! That was wonderful Johnson! I'm sitting here LOL ... hubby walked in and wanted to know what was so funny but couldn't understand the potato thing, which had me cracking up more...yep, I'm tired.

Thanks for a great way to end my day.... smiling.

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Postby elyse_peace » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:47 pm

nj -
thanks for the laugh and the smile. :D
late-night talk shows on tv can get me to laugh, but i find things that make me smile more rare. i appreciate it.
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Postby dlb » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:15 pm

Not Johnson,

You've reached "stand-up" status! Thanks for that chuckle.... you have no idea how badly I needed that tonight!
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Postby kc » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:42 am

I take a supplement everyday called blood builder which contains beetroot. I would be without it, even after being liberated.
No diets do not guarantee anything as far as ms progression. I did not eat any sugar (any)for 3 yrs or anyjunk food or gluten or dairy. No go I still got worse.
Although I still notice that when I eat fatty foods I feel worse. I am thinking they thicken the blood.
I could never drink coffee, and I still even have issues with chocolate.

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