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Postby jimmylegs » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:31 am

@dc there are many including these posted above

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Postby dc10 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:14 pm

thanks cece and jimylegs,

i will make sure i have at least one serving of spinach daily and one glass of beetroot juice,

is this beetroot juice ok:

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/groceries/i ... 7733541750

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Postby MS_HOPE » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:04 pm

Are the nitrates in beetroot juice different from those in processed foods like hot dogs, which some say have bad health effects?
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Postby Cece » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:54 pm

I was wondering that too.
Q. How could hot dogs cause cancer?

A. Hot dogs contain nitrites which are used as preservatives, primarily to combat botulism. During the cooking process, nitrites combine with amines naturally present in meat to form carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds. It is also suspected that nitrites can combine with amines in the human stomach to form N-nitroso compounds. These compounds are known carcinogens and have been associated with cancer of the oral cavity, urinary bladder, esophagus, stomach and brain.

Q. Some vegetables contain nitrites, do they cause cancer too?

A. It is true that nitrites are commonly found in many green vegetables, especially spinach, celery and green lettuce. However, the consumption of vegetables appears to be effective in reducing the risk of cancer. How is this possible? The explanation lies in the formation of N-nitroso compounds from nitrites and amines. Nitrite containing vegetables also have Vitamin C and D, which serve to inhibit the formation of N-nitroso compounds. Consequently, vegetables are quite safe and healthy, and serve to reduce your cancer risk.

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Postby dc10 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:05 am

so i bought this organic beetroot juice:
http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/produc ... ice-750ml/

its mixed with 10% apple juice and damn it still tastes awful! i only drunk 150ml and dont think i could stomach drinking a whole glass.
- also it says it must be all consumed within 4 days of opening!!

if i just eat a large portion of spinach with my evening meal, would this be adequate?
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Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:07 am

heya, maybe see if you can get some kale into the mix sometimes, just to mix it up with the spinach.

also, maybe you could make the beetroot juice into borscht. you could freeze the soup in smaller portions and thaw it out as needed.

from the recipe below i'd say think about switching out the pork sausage and using anti-inflammatory zinc-rich lean beef instead.

you could try leaving out one or two of the beets, and use the beet juice where the recipe calls for water.

substitute maple syrup for white sugar. substitute yoghurt for sour cream.

1 (16 ounce) package pork sausage
3 medium beets, peeled and shredded
3 carrots, peeled and shredded
3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1/2 medium head cabbage, cored and shredded
1 (8 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste
1/2 cup sour cream, for topping
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish

if that does not look tasty, how do you feel about pickled beets? i wuvs dem.

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Postby dc10 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:43 am

thanks JL for the recipe,

but i dont consume Diary/Red Heat and eat as little sugar as possible,

i read its best to avoid these types of foods in people with MS/CCSVI

- ill finish the bottle of betteroot juice and drink 150ml daily - pinching mny niose

and stick to lots of spinch

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