New or Interesting Healthy Foods/Drinks to Try

TripleAAA

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I'm always interested in new foods and flavors that are healthy.

I'll start with Kombucha which is an ancient Chinese drink. It's basically tea that has been fermented with the use of a special mushroom. You can make it yourself or buy it at places like Whole Foods where they have different fruit flavors. It's fairly low sugar and surprisingly good in my opinion. Very refreshing after a long hot day or workout.

I know it sounds disgusting, but don't knock it til you try it.

It's claims are mainly for liver function, healthy hair/skin/teeth. It also has significant amounts of Vitamin B for a more natural energy boost. Some people claim it helps in their fight with cancers as well.

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TripleAAA

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I'll have to try those noodles!

Something else I tried recently was Tempeh which is sort of a tofu but with a more nutty texture/flavor. It's better than I thought it would be and pretty cheap. You can buy packets of it for a couple bucks.

Throw it in pasta, make tacos with it, etc.
 
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OP, I also really enjoy Kombucha. It is fermented so tastes to me like a very fresh tasting beer almost because of the bit of carbination in it.

I also try to drink at least 5 cups of white tea per day. I have noticed I feel better when I do. Not sure if it is because of the amount of water or nutrients in the tea.
 

TripleAAA

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Originally posted by: Lola
OP, I also really enjoy Kombucha. It is fermented so tastes to me like a very fresh tasting beer almost because of the bit of carbination in it.

I also try to drink at least 5 cups of white tea per day. I have noticed I feel better when I do. Not sure if it is because of the amount of water or nutrients in the tea.

Yeah, I've almost begun to crave it a little bit at the end of the day. White tea doesn't have caffeine or does it have small traces?

 
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Originally posted by: TripleAAA
Originally posted by: Lola
OP, I also really enjoy Kombucha. It is fermented so tastes to me like a very fresh tasting beer almost because of the bit of carbination in it.

I also try to drink at least 5 cups of white tea per day. I have noticed I feel better when I do. Not sure if it is because of the amount of water or nutrients in the tea.

Yeah, I've almost begun to crave it a little bit at the end of the day. White tea doesn't have caffeine or does it have small traces?

The kind I drink has only about 1% so it is not that bad. I love my mate vana tea which has about the same about of "caffeine" as coffee... better for me but still the nice pick-me-up without being jittery.
 

TripleAAA

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Originally posted by: Lola
Originally posted by: TripleAAA
Originally posted by: Lola
OP, I also really enjoy Kombucha. It is fermented so tastes to me like a very fresh tasting beer almost because of the bit of carbination in it.

I also try to drink at least 5 cups of white tea per day. I have noticed I feel better when I do. Not sure if it is because of the amount of water or nutrients in the tea.

Yeah, I've almost begun to crave it a little bit at the end of the day. White tea doesn't have caffeine or does it have small traces?

The kind I drink has only about 1% so it is not that bad. I love my mate vana tea which has about the same about of "caffeine" as coffee... better for me but still the nice pick-me-up without being jittery.

Indeed, I love Yerba Mate. There is a small coffee shop where I live and they will make me Mate Tea with loose leaves using a french press, then they add a little bit of steamed soy milk and honey. Delicious!

 

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Kale. We eat it once a week and it is tasty and good for you. Very rich in vitamins. I usually sautee mine with some garlic and top with a splash of red wine vinegar.
 

irishScott

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These (straight and strong, nothing added):
http://www.republicoftea.com/t...s/detail.asp?navID=203
http://www.republicoftea.com/t...s/detail.asp?navID=198
http://www.republicoftea.com/t.../detail.asp?navID=1747
http://www.republicoftea.com/t...s/detail.asp?navID=200
brewed with this (there's a 32 fl oz version on amazon):
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.adagio.com/teaw......nuiTEA_teapot.html"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.adagio.com/teaware/ingenuiTEA_teapot.html"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.adagio.com/teaware/ingenuiTEA_teapot.html">https://www.adagio.co............eapot.html</a></a></a>

I drink about 4-8 net 8 fl oz cups (not 4-8 of each color ;) ) a day. 1 lb full leaf is ~ 1 year supply at that rate.

Health benefits are ridiculous and have been repeatably proven by science. They're palpable too. There are compounds in all tea (predominantly white and green) other than caffeine that stimulate the brain, making you calmer and more alert without the caffeine low later on.

Never mind the impalpable cancer/disease fighting/antioxidant effects.
 

TripleAAA

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Originally posted by: irishScott
These (straight and strong, nothing added):
http://www.republicoftea.com/t...s/detail.asp?navID=203
http://www.republicoftea.com/t...s/detail.asp?navID=198
http://www.republicoftea.com/t.../detail.asp?navID=1747
http://www.republicoftea.com/t...s/detail.asp?navID=200
brewed with this (there's a 32 fl oz version on amazon):
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.adagio.com/t.........EA_teapot.html"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.adagio.com/teaw......nuiTEA_teapot.html"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.adagio.com/teaware/ingenuiTEA_teapot.html"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.adagio.com/teaware/ingenuiTEA_teapot.html">https://www.adagio.co............t.html</a></a></a></a>

I drink about 4-8 net 8 fl oz cups (not 4-8 of each color ;) ) a day. 1 lb full leaf is ~ 1 year supply at that rate.

Health benefits are ridiculous and have been repeatably proven by science. They're palpable too. There are compounds in all tea (predominantly white and green) other than caffeine that stimulate the brain, making you calmer and more alert without the caffeine low later on.

Never mind the impalpable cancer/disease fighting/antioxidant effects.


Indeed, good post. I actually just ordered some loose tea from Adagio yesterday. Bought one of those iced tea makers since I generally prefer cold over hot tea.
 

bobsmith1492

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Pita bread dipped in hummus... mmmmm. It's the Mediterranean version of french fries and ketchup but much tastier AND healthier. :)
 

Megatomic

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Try the hummus with triscuits, that's good also. I have begun to use hummus as a condiment also. Rather than mustard or mayo, try hummus with deli meat and cheese sammiches. YUMMY!!
 

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Originally posted by: TripleAAA
Originally posted by: DAPUNISHER
Quail eggs


Where do you buy these and what are the health benefits?
old school Chinese medicine treatment for allegies They are typically higher in cholesterol than a chicken egg though. I get them once in a while, from friends that do some farming on their land.

Some say they taste like a normal laying hen egg, but since there are different types of quail, they may have eaten different ones? with a different diet? or they just have a different palate than I have. Because I find them to have a more silky texture and stronger yolk flavor.

You can buy quail eggs online, and depending on where you live, at some gourmet shops and/or farmer's markets, but they are pricey compared to chicken eggs. They are most often found on the menu at upscale restaurants.
 

SZLiao214

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I get to eat very little seafood when i'm at the university so its nice when i go home.

Sea bass or Red Snapper steamed with ginger, green onions, chilies, and a few other ingredients.

If anyone is interested in the recipe i can type it up. I always thought of it as the asian style of cooking it so i'm not sure how many other cultures have stuff like it.
 

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Originally posted by: SZLiao214
I get to eat very little seafood when i'm at the university so its nice when i go home.

Sea bass or Red Snapper steamed with ginger, green onions, chilies, and a few other ingredients.

If anyone is interested in the recipe i can type it up. I always thought of it as the asian style of cooking it so i'm not sure how many other cultures have stuff like it.

I would be interesting in the recipe, or any healthy seafood related recipes you can share.
 

Megatomic

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Things to buy next trip to Central Market:

Pita chips
Pretzels (whole wheat for me)

What else is good to dip into hummus?
 

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Originally posted by: Megatomic
Things to buy next trip to Central Market:

Pita chips
Pretzels (whole wheat for me)

What else is good to dip into hummus?

Pretty much anything you'd dip into ranch - carrots, broccoli, etc. Chips and pita bread are great too. Non/naan if you have that in your area. Warm pita bread + Sabra hummis = heaven :)
 

Megatomic

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I was using some multigrain bread last week, it was super great. I haven't tried the veggies yet. Good call!
 

TripleAAA

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Originally posted by: Megatomic
I was using some multigrain bread last week, it was super great. I haven't tried the veggies yet. Good call!

Zucchini sliced into strips is freaking awesome with hummus.