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  •  When I think of grounding, I go to the earth and (6+ / 0-)

    find my food there.  My philosophy of diet is "the closer to the ground, the better the food".  

    I avoid "spreads" for butter, and cook from scratch, grow my veggies, and just use that thought when deciding between two foods.  Tonight I bought some whipped cream for a pie; one kind had cream, sugar as the first ingredients, the other said cream, water, whey protein, sugar.  I just put the second one back, the first was closer to the ground.

    If you read the cream cheese packages, the store kind still use just a few ingredients, but the Philly has added other things now, and the mouth-feel is grainy, not creamy.  Easy to choose when the ingredient list is only two or three items instead of 12. It will be less processed and closer to the ground.

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

    by weck on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:26:56 PM PDT

    •  I agree with you, weck, about food. (5+ / 0-)
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      I don't come nearly as close as I would like to meeting those ideals. But definitely as a shopper I read labels religiously. I think I've actually succeeded in passing on that habit to both my girls (even if the younger one still likes fast food).
      I like that slogan, staying closer to the ground.

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      by peregrine kate on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 08:35:30 PM PDT

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    •  I spent forever the other day trying to find a jam (4+ / 0-)
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      or jelly that was just fruit. Even the organic ones had sugar.
      I think I am going to have to learn to make my own. The same with nut butter. The only ingredient should be nuts. No salt, sugar needed.

      Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

      by ZenTrainer on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:56:35 PM PDT

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      •  There used to be something called Polaner (3+ / 0-)
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        All-Fruit, and there are some no sugar added ones.

        My sister boils down the fruit, especially berries, until they are quite thick, like  a syrup, and then freezes them in small containers (baby food jars).  The flavor is intense enough for toast and is delightful on Ice cream.

        If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

        by weck on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 11:20:38 AM PDT

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