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yaeli
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geminisue - will wait until Monday - thanks.


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The Sea Salt & Light is just my sign off phrase, but as I wrote it I added that I have added sea salt to my mixture because if I eat too much, it has lowered my pressure enough that I have felt 'woozy'!!

Sea Salt is nutrition.
Salt & Light is a Christian phrase which is what we are supposed to be (instead of being a pain in the neck like we sometimes are!!).
Sea Salt & Light is both combined.  Maybe it will make "Wheel of Fortune" someday!

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I often freeze overripe bananas with 1 oz of walnuts.  It is my favorite snack.
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Christine, how do you do it? Do you mash up the bananas and stir in the walnuts before freezing?


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Quoted from Tina
Who of you 0 nonnies eats bananas? I seem to be okay with them, but are they fattening? Do they really raise blood sugar a whole bunch?

What fruits do you o-nonnies eat the most of?

Bananas are fantastic and I especially love them in homemade fruit smoothies.  They are what makes a dairy-free smoothie "creamy", not to mention very tropical tasting.  I love them, love them, love them!

As for the glycemic index/blood sugar thing, while a good tool in some ways, glycemic index (GI) and even the more sophisticated glycemic load (GL) are both still reductionist measurements when compared with BTD food ratings.  So, while helpful tools to an extent, I would say never let any given food's GI or GL rating override its BTD rating!  If a food is beneficial for your type, eat and enjoy!


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My naturopath warned me that if I wanted to lose weight to stay off the bananas. I tend to feel a bit bloated after only one a day. When I do eat them though, it is often sliced in a sandwich with Ezekial bread and almond butter.

Howard, just remember two things:

1.  Your naturopath is coming from a non-BTD and thus reductionist perspective on bananas and weight loss, not a BTD perspective.  Again, as I just said in my previous post, bananas are a BENEFICIAL food for O's and so that rating should override what any reductionist model such as GI or GL says.

2.  If you are eating them with ezekiel bread, it is probably the ezekiel bread causing the bloated feeling.  As a nonnie, even sprouted grains can cause that feeling.  Also, have you scrutinized the ingredients on the brand of ezekiel bread you eat?  Often, brands contain avoids or unknowns that could also be the culprit, instead of the beneficial banana that you are having with it, which could be getting a bad rap!



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On the first point I am happy to say that my naturopath is a big believer in blood type diets. It could be the Ezekial bread as you suggest, however, after eating a banana by itself I notice that I seem loggier and my belt feels tighter. A mystery!


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Bananas are used as a staple in Kenya and neighbouring countries, where they often planted in yards and small plots of land, according to some.

As a parent, Ithink bananas are almost prefect baby food (depending on BT, of course).


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yael p - that was probably just what you needed- In TOPS Club we were told it takes three days to change weight from what we ate ( so people watched what they ate three days before weigh-in(lol)


After 3 days I weighed about 1/2 a pound less. After 10 days I weigh 1 kilo less. I find that eating bananas when I need them (again, just bananas on empty stomach) does not affect my weight nor cause any bloating. Love them well!




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Hello,
I am new here and appreciating all the information.
When I eat only a banana, or banana with other fruit in the morning, I feel faint in the next few hours if I don't eat something else.
I'd like to be able to eat just fruit for breakfast, but I don't think I can. In the past I have always eaten cereal, toast, yogurt and other no-nos with it.

If this isn't possible, what works for an O nonsecretor to eat with fruit?
Is there a trick to making a fruit-only breakfast work?

Thank you,
Jessica
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I would think that  a "fruit only" breakfast is not your ideal meal for an O nonnie, and could kick off sugar cravings throughout the day.  It's a load of sugar at one meal, and O nonnie's don't do well with that type of meal.

You could do a smoothie, combining Dr. D's protein powder with bananas and blueberries and maybe crushed ice, and maybe some ground flax seed thrown in, and possibly lethicin. (sp?)

Consider thinking outside the box, and develop different ideas for breakfast such as beef and broccoli for breakfast.  And egg & broccoli & onion ommlet.... lamb and a kale and romain salad.

Just because we have always had a specific meal for breakfast doesn't mean we have to continue eating that way.

Hope this helps.


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KimonoKat,

Thanks for the quick reply, in time for me to get to the store before work.
I am also Rh-, and was just reading in the forum that I should have less fruit anyway. Oops, sorry, that was less grains, not less fruit (from the frequency list).
I appreciate the help! It's confusing at first, especially going against long-ingrained ideas about foods.

Jessica

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I eat bananas nearly every day - usually combined with almonds and have no problems with them at all.  


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KimonoKat,

Thanks for the quick reply, in time for me to get to the store before work.
I am also Rh-, and was just reading in the forum that I should have less fruit anyway.
I appreciate the help! It's confusing at first, especially going against long-ingrained ideas about foods.

Jessica


I'm not a nonnie, but being Type O Rh-, we need several more protein servings per week, and less grain.  You, less grain than me.  Celebrate your nonnie~ness!  You are in a select group!  


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Eat the fruit first & then eat the other foods afterwards, so you can do your fruit on an empty stomach, but being an O, go to the next foods faster than others.
Maybe as you build your health, you will tolerate the fruit better.  It's not as bad for Os as grains/starches are.
But we are all individuals, not cookie-cutters!
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Ooh Boy! I LOVE bananas! So happy to find that they are ok for A nonnies. I use them to sweeten baked goods (pureed). Eat with my Ezekiel cereal/blueberries/soymilk and I'm not hungry til lunch - no problem! They are great in smoothies too.

Special note: My mom who is a B (probably secretor) had a banana and chocolate milk after giving blood. She went on a walk later that day & was so woozy she had to lay down and couldn't get back up. The people at the ER said that underripe bananas can stimulate the vagal nerve and slow down the heart. Anyone ever heard that before?


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she might most likely be very allergic to bananas.


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She never had problems with them before. It was most likely that she went on a strenuous walk too soon after giving blood. (She's eaten bananas her whole life.)


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Since starting the BTD, I would rather face the future with no Black Panther Chocolate Bar than a future berefit of bananas---and I Love Black Panther Bars.

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