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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 1, 2015 at 2:29pm

I am puzzled, why is brown sugar better than white? Brown sugar contains carbohydrates. I realize there is more refining in white sugar and white flower, but the carbs continue to be what causes harm.  

What sugar substitutes can one use other than Splenda, and the others? They all leave a metallic taste in my mouth. 

I like agave nectar. What is your judgment about carbs on that product? 

Comment by Randall Smith on March 1, 2015 at 7:55am

Oops--"awful without it"

Comment by Randall Smith on March 1, 2015 at 7:54am

Felaine, what's your source on "brown sugar being okay"? If true, I'm all in! My hot oat meal this morning was awful with it. I tried Stevia, but it was still bland. (Today is my alternate "sugar-free" day.)

While I've always been thin (120 lbs), I've eaten sugary and high carb foods forever. Guess my metabolism rate is high. However, I've only recently learned that sugars can cause more damage than just obesity, and that we're all better off without it.

I never read about the Atkins Diet because I mistakenly thought it was all a big joke. I was duped by the FDA, etc., thinking "eating fat made you fat". So wrong. Low fat food promotions mask the fact they have added sugars (i.e., salad dressings).

At age 72 (this month), I'm still learning. Thanks, "teachers"! 

Comment by k.h. ky on February 28, 2015 at 4:29pm
Sk8eycat, l had the day problem. I was alergic to breast milk. My mother told me l almost died, passing blood through vomit and bowels, before I was diagnosed correctly. My gastro told me that it's rare but does happen.
I've had stomach problems all my life.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 28, 2015 at 4:17pm

My mother couldn't stand the milk that was available to her as a child, because of that "gross" fat on top.  She finally was able to take it when she discovered homogenized milk.  

I like either, but prefer non-homogenized.  Love that fat!

It doesn't seem to bother me much unless I drink it too close to bedtime, then it makes my nose stuffy in the morning.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 28, 2015 at 3:59pm

My parents had to get goat's milk for me when I was an infant, because cow milk made me sick.  (Must have been ghastly for them during WW2.)

Joan, I LOVE cheese!  (Don't tell the "Cheeses Mice"  PLEASE!

Calcium absorption from milk is about 32 percent whereas some green, leafy vegetables have a calcium absorption rate of over 50 percent. Here are a few examples of the calcium absorption for vegetables:

Broccoli - 53 percent
Brussels sprouts - 64 percent
Mustard greens - 64 percent
Turnip greens - 52 percent
Kale - 40 to 59 percent


The dairy industry's commercials: (Every Body Needs Milk) are just sales propaganda.

Homo-semisapiens is the ONLY mammal that can tolerate milk once their mothers stop nursing them.  I can't, and never could.  One small glass won't kill me, but any more than about 5oz will have me sitting on the terlet all night.  Cats like milk and cream, but it has the same effect on them as it does to me.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 2:48pm

I like butter, too. It has a delicious flavor and adds so much to a plate of steamed vegetables. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 2:47pm

Felaine, I love your honesty! You make me laugh. Well !!! The plate image works for me to make sure I get a well-balanced meal. 

Now, as to milk. What do you do for calcium?

Comment by sk8eycat on February 28, 2015 at 12:35pm

I looked at those food charts...Meh. 

I would exchange the grains portion for soup of some kind at least 3 days a week. And someone would need do shove a feeding tube down my throat to get me to drink milk.  Gaaaahhhh!


Comment by sk8eycat on February 28, 2015 at 12:24pm

When WW2 was over, and rationing was done away with, I told my mother I was never going to use margarine on anything ever again.  Like Paula Deen, I want BUTTER! 


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