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Chloe
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Does anyone know if a type A or a Warrior can use mesquite flour?


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no mention of mesquite in any form....
consider it a neutral.

mesquite makes a great marinade ......


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Mesquite flour?  Would that be like, uh....sawdust or something?


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It's the bean pods on the mesquite tree, they remove the beans and ground up the pods into a flour.

No rating, though I'm still a bit leary to try unrated grains and beans...perhaps that's just a carry-over of being an O non-secretor.

First I need to get my hands on a few new superfoods, like Job's Tears.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesquite


make sure the flour is pure......usually mixed into wheat flour down here.


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Hi Chloe,

Not sure about Type A's, but this is the info that prompted me to try it -
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About mesquite and diabetes:
Researchers report that mesquite is highly effective in balancing blood sugar. The natural sweetness in the pods comes from fructose. Fructose doesn't require insulin to be metabolised -- making it safe for diabetics. The high rate of dietary fibre, pods are 25% fibre, causes the nutrients in mesquite to be absorbed slowly preventing the spikes and valleys in blood sugar. With a low glycemic index of 25, mesquite requires a longer time to digest then many grains. The digestive time for mesquite is to 4 to 6 hours unlike wheat that digests in 1 to 2 hours. These factors result in a food that maintains a constant blood sugar for a sustained time and as a result prevents hunger. Here is a food that supports the diabetic's diet and helps maintain a healthy insulin system in those not affected with blood sugar problem.

Approximate nutritional value of 100g mesquite pod meal:

Protein 16 g

Fat 3.4 g

Calories 380

Fibre 36 g Minerals

Barium 3.7 mg

Boron 3.2 mg

Calcium 520 mg

Chromium 0.12 mg

Cobalt 0.03 mg

Copper 0.8 mg

Iron 18 mg

Magnesium 140 mg

Manganese 2.3 mg

Molybdenum 0.05 mg

Phosphorus 215 mg

Potassium 1712 mg

Sodium 12 mg

Sulfur 222 mg

Zinc 3.0 mg



As an untested food, it was probably going to be a neutral and it looks like it has the benefits of being high in fibre but quite stabilising for blood sugar.  Those two things sold it for me.  The other thing that I liked was that it was unlikely that I'd have an allergic reaction to it as I hadn't been exposed to it before.  Generally, reactions are less likely if your body hasn't had the substance before.  
The other product I quite liked was Nopal, which had the following info
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Nopal Cactus (Opunita Ficus Indica) has been used as a medicinal food for thousands of years by the Indigenous people of Mexico. Our organic nopal powder is grown by an indigenous grower association in the Sierra Madres in the state of Morelos, Mexico. It's unique phytochemical, vitamin and mineral profile make it highly nutritious and extremely beneficial for maintaining the bodies systems in optimal condition i.e. supports pancreatic, insulin and blood sugar functions; lower cholesterol function; enhanced bowel function/removal of bowel toxicity; immune system function; and the timed-release of nutrients.

Blood sugar regulation for Hypoglycemia and Diabetes.
Nopal has been shown in studies* to stabilize and regulate blood sugar by increasing the bodies levels and sensitivity to insulin. It has an extremely low Glycemic Index (GI) of 7. This low GI score along with the fact that it is high in mucilaginous fibre means that it also assists the slow, gentle absorption of other foods, herbs and supplements taken with it into the blood stream. This also means that unhealthy foods, like high GI foods, will also be absorbed into the blood stream at a slower rate, giving the body more time to deal with the toxicity.

Weight Loss.
Nopal is often used as a slimming supplement because of its high fibre content it absorbs water when eaten giving a gentle feeling of satiety. This along with the fact that it regulates the blood sugar levels, means that it may help to reduce carbohydrate cravings and to control the appetite. Nopal's vegetable protein helps the body pull fluids from the tissues back into the bloodstream thereby helping diminish cellulite and fluid retention.

Reduces Cholestorol levels.
Nopal's amino acids, fiber and B3 (niacin) help prevent excess blood sugar conversions into fats, while reducing the total cholesterol, tri glyceride and LDL cholesterol levels by metabolizing fat and fatty acids. Other research studies on B3 (niacin) show its ability to convert LDL (bad) to HDL (good) forms of cholesterol and help decrease the risk of heart disease.

Colon Cleansing.
Nopal contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fibers. The insoluble dietary fiber in Nopal, absorbs water and gently hastens food through the digestive track, contributing to regular bowel movements. In addition the presence of insoluble fibers in the colon help to dilute the concentration of potential carcinogens that may be present. Soluble fibers also contribute to regularity. Nopal is a gentle alternative to psyllium for those with a sensitivity or allergy to psyllium.

Helps reduce and eliminate Gastrointestinal disorders.
Nopal vegetable fibers and mucilages control excess gastric acid production and protect the Gastrointestinal mucus. This pH buffering and coating has been studied for the prevention of damages that may occur from ingesting spicy foods and aspirin etc.

  

I know that they're, at best, neutrals until they're tested, but quite liked the idea of making them part of a rotational diet just to see if I get any health benefits.


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do you have the links?


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prickly pear is the fruit of the nopal, FYI.


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I do, but given that they're to a store, I wasn't sure if I should post them.  Here are some others that I found useful which don't seem aligned to a particular seller.
About Nopal's benefits
http://www.naturalnews.com/021626.html
http://www.nopaltrade.com/Health%20Benefits.htm

About Mesquite
http://susangodfrey.blogspot.com/2006/07/health-benefits-of-mesquite.html http://www.livingwithout.com/2008/spr08milestone.html
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/f.....on=&pagewanted=2


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My name is Gordon Monnier and I live in Temixco which is a small town just outside of Cuernavaca, which is about an hours ride from Mexico City.

I know the guy!!
thanks for the link Rebecca, that s the reason why I asked if you had a link.
It s a small world indeed!


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How funny!!!


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WOW...ask a simple question and next thing you know two people from the same town in Mexico
are linked together.  Life is interesting, isn't it!!!!!!

I did find plain mesquite flour in an organic food store. I haven't purchased it yet...didn't know
what to do with it, but I'm always looking for gluten free baking substitutes.


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