22 Aug 2012

Q&A – What Can I Use To Make SANE Smoothies?

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What fruits and veggies provide the best taste and the most nutrition in smoothies?

 

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7 Responses to “Q&A – What Can I Use To Make SANE Smoothies?”

  1. luckynancy says:

    Alot of what you mention for smoothie options I have read are not good for people with hypothyroidism. I am trying to get my body in check so it once again beomes energized and burns fat. I look forward to your response. I have slowly moved toward more protein less grains. I have not been able tomake the jump 100% but that is my goal.

    Thanks

    Nancy

  2. Jonathan says:

    Hi Nancy – Welcome to the SANEity and thank you for reaching out!

    Where did you hear that greens leafy veggies may be bad for you, and what does that resource recommend instead? You may enjoy joining us in the SSoS Support Group where there are quite a few other readers dealing with thyroid issues: http://thesmarterscienceofslim.com/community/

    Hope you are having a great long weekend!

    - Jonathan Bailor

  3. luckynancy says:

    Jonathon:
    Here is the FB with the list of items. I welcome your input as since I have been somewhat faithful in following your SSoS I have dropped body fat in 1 week I went for 34.7 to 33.4% my energy increased and my mood improved. I still have difficulty moving away from wheat, but my intake is so much lower.

    Andrea Austin Fitness, Inc.
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    .
    WHAT ARE GOITROGENS?
    Goitrogens are naturally-occurring substances that can interfere with function of the thyroid gland. Goitrogens get their name from the term “goiter,” which means an enlargement of the thyroid gland. If the thyroid gland is having difficulty making thyroid hormone, it may enlarge as a way of trying to compensate for this inadequate hormone production. “Goitrogens,” like circum…stances that cause goiter, cause difficulty for the thyroid in making its hormone.

    Many foods we eat are high in goitregens and are actually super healthy normally but for someone that suffers from hypothyroidism they can really be negative. Here is that list of foods to avoid if you suffer:
    Broccoli
    Brussel sprouts
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower
    Kale
    Kohlrabi
    Mustard
    Rutabaga
    Turnips
    Millet
    Peaches
    Peanuts
    Radishes
    Soybean and soy products, including tofu
    Spinach
    Strawberries
    Brown Rice
    Almonds

    In the absence of thyroid problems, there is no research evidence to suggest that goitrogenic foods will negatively impact your health. In fact, the opposite is true: soy foods and cruciferous vegetables have unique nutritional value, and intake of these foods has been associated with decreased risk of disease in many research studies. That’s one of the reasons we’ve included both types of food among the World’s Healthiest Foods!

    The more you know my fitness friends the better choices you can make for you and loved ones!See More— with Kirstin Moore at Andrea Austin Fitness, Inc.
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    Kirstin Moore I was blown away when I first heard about this. Broccoli, cauliflower, and strawberries are foods I ate daily! The list I saw also included brown rice, and almonds… and again… staple foods in my diet.August 16 at 5:23pm · LikeUnlike · 1.Andrea Austin Fitness, Inc. It is an excellent educational post! Many people are totally unaware! Thank you Kirstin for the request!August 16 at 5:25pm · LikeUnlike.

    • Jonathan says:

      Thank you and congrats Nancy!

      This is certainly something I’d love to learn more about. Do you or your source know of peer-reviewed research or studies covering this? I’d love to check them out.

      - Jonathan Bailor

  4. Lucky Nancy says:

    Found this information in the websit World’s Healthiest foods.
    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=47

    References

    Conaway, C. C.; Getahun, S. M.; Liebes, L. L.; Pusateri, D. J.; Topham, D. K.; Botero-Omary, M., and Chung, F. L. Disposition of glucosinolates and sulforaphane in humans after ingestion of steamed and fresh broccoli. Nutr Cancer. 2000; 38(2):168-78.

    Fowke, J. H.; Fahey, J. W.; Stephenson, K. K., and Hebert, J. R. Using isothiocyanate excretion as a biological marker of Brassica vegetable consumption in epidemiological studies: evaluating the sources of variability. Public Health Nutr. 2001 Jun; 4(3):837-46.

    Getahun, S. M. and Chung, F. L. Conversion of glucosinolates to isothiocyanates in humans after ingestion of cooked watercress. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1999 May; 8(5):447-51.

    Liggins, J.; Bluck, L. J.; Runswick, S.; Atkinson, C.; Coward, W. A., and Bingham, S. A. Daidzein and genistein contents of vegetables. Br J Nutr. 2000 Nov; 84(5):717-25.

    Toda T, Uesugi T, Hirai K, Nukaya H, Tsuji K, Ishida H. New 6-O-acyl isoflavone glycosides from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis (natto). I. 6-O-succinylated isoflavone glycosides and their preventive effects on bone loss in ovariectomized rats fed a calcium-deficient diet.Biol Pharm Bull 1999 Nov;22(11):1193-201

    • Jonathan says:

      Thanks Nancy! This is admittedly not an area I’m an expert in, but here’s my two sense.

      I checked out these resources (notes below) and none of them show or suggest a causal relationship between eating the non-starchy vegetables on the list and harmed health or fat gain. Certainly, everyone needs to custom tailor their SANE eating to their specific circumstance. However, this data does not show that you’d be better of avoiding kale. My suggestion would be to try some personal experiments, and if the resource that provided this list can provide you with alternate and equally nutrient dense options, that may be helpful. The key thing to avoid would be forgoing super SANE kale in favor of inSANE starch based on the research provided. I hope that helps!

      PS Any facebook/twitter sharing is very much appreciated and if you’d be willing to post a quick review on amazon and iTunes (links below) I’d really appreciate it. Thank you again. http://www.amazon.com/review/create-review/ref=cm_cr_pr_wr_but_top?ie=UTF8&nodeID&asin=0983520801 & http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/living-smarter-science-slim/id541602331

      This resource seems to show that cooking broccoli removes some of the health benefits. Conaway, C. C.; Getahun, S. M.; Liebes, L. L.; Pusateri, D. J.; Topham, D. K.; Botero-Omary, M., and Chung, F. L. Disposition of glucosinolates and sulforaphane in humans after ingestion of steamed and fresh broccoli. Nutr Cancer. 2000; 38(2):168-78.

      This resource evaluates if urine tests are effective for a given objective. Fowke, J. H.; Fahey, J. W.; Stephenson, K. K., and Hebert, J. R. Using isothiocyanate excretion as a biological marker of Brassica vegetable consumption in epidemiological studies: evaluating the sources of variability. Public Health Nutr. 2001 Jun; 4(3):837-46.

      This resource again looks at the impact of cooking on certain foods. Getahun, S. M. and Chung, F. L. Conversion of glucosinolates to isothiocyanates in humans after ingestion of cooked watercress. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1999 May; 8(5):447-51.

      This resource is the analysis of the level of two substances in various vegetables. Liggins, J.; Bluck, L. J.; Runswick, S.; Atkinson, C.; Coward, W. A., and Bingham, S. A. Daidzein and genistein contents of vegetables. Br J Nutr. 2000 Nov; 84(5):717-25.

      This sources has to do with fermentation and bone loss. Toda T, Uesugi T, Hirai K, Nukaya H, Tsuji K, Ishida H. New 6-O-acyl isoflavone glycosides from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis (natto). I. 6-O-succinylated isoflavone glycosides and their preventive effects on bone loss in ovariectomized rats fed a calcium-deficient diet.Biol Pharm Bull 1999 Nov;22(11):1193-201

      - Jonathan Bailor

  5. Lucky Nancy says:

    I love kale chips!!! Baby spinach is my fav salad. I am trying to use a food/mood journal to track how what I eat affects how I feel.

    I am happy to post on iTunes and Amazon.

    I have been struggling to lower my body fat for years. The treatment for Hodgkins did big changes to my body, only 1 doctor ever suggested I needed more protein when I complained about the sudden weight gain I experienced a few years out of chemo .I was put on synthroid and HRT. My body seemed to suddenly quit producing hormones and HRT caused issues so I was taken off them. I only recently added Wild Yam cream to help and Coconut oil as well as trying to eat SANE. What a difference I feel. Thank you!

    Learning to use food to manage my hormones is just what I needed and it is working. I have your book and work book on my Kindle and I listen to your podcast over and over thru out the week.

    thanks for your help! both you

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