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Old 11-04-2005, 12:56 AM   #1
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Psi Munchies! Foods which may be particularly good for psis

Here be recipes for foods that are high in the types of nutrients that psis are likely to use more of. The following is a list of ingredients that could be used to make snack bars, and smoothies.

Sweet version:

Molasses
Dried lowfat milk
honey
chocolate or carob

sesame oil
flaxseed oil
safflower oil

raisins
banana chips
dried apricots
dried cranberries
dried kiwi


peanuts
almonds
pine nuts
sunflower seeds
Walnuts


Vitamin C powder (4 tblspoons per tray)
Vitamin D powdered (2 or 3 per tray)
Vitamin E gel/liquid (alpha tocopherol) (4 per tray)
Mixed B complex, powdered (2 or 3 per tray).

Calcium powder (4 Tblspoons per tray)

Whole Kamut flour
Whole rice flour
Amaranth flour
Quinoa flour (include in all recipes where allergy is not present).

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Savory version:

binders:
cheddar cheese
romano cheese
powdered milk
Eggs

Dried or diced tomatoes
Diced bell peppers
Minced garlic
Broccoli
carrots
spinich
sweet potato/yam

dill
celery
onion/onion powder

kelp, nori, powder
Dulse (high in iron)
Alaria or Wakame (high in calcium)

Grilled chicken breast
Olive oil
Bread crumbs--whole grain, dense.

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Smoothie:
Orange Juice (cal, added C, good)
Banana
5 large strawberries or two kiwi
lime juice
2 tablespoons quinoa flour or kelp flour
Ice

Plain yogurt
Real vanilla
cinnamon
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The main things are protein, sugar, calcium and potassium, and the antioxidents and iron.

Now, making something out of these ingredients, you should try for either a high iron content, or a high calcium content, but not both, as they interfere with one anothers' absorption. Males should go a bit easier on the iron.

Molasses, for example, is high in iron....honey is not. So, using molasses as a binder for a high iron bar, and honey for a cal bar, would be the best bet.

The other ingredients, that don't specifically have sugars, potassium, and protein, were chosen for overall health benefits--the oils are specifically healthy oils, the nuts are the type that contain healthy fats, most of the supplements are antioxidents (which you want to be consuming if you're doing things that are strenuous).

Most of the idea behind these is that you can make up a tray of these, cut them into bars, and grab them for quick snacks. Eating a couple of these day would be healthy, as they are not at all junk foods. There are several ideas for each type of ingredient, to allow for allergies.

You could roll them into cylinders, and roll the cylinders in toasted sesame seeds to make snack sticks, too.

The smoothie is a good idea to whip up if you've done particularly taxing psi work and need a quick boost--or make it ahead of time, if you know you're going to be doing that. It's got a quick sugar and potassium dose in an easily absorbed form.
The one there is just one example. I'm hoping people will come up with some creative specific recipes.
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Some nutrients specifically required for proper nerve function: minor deficiencies in these may (generally will) impair nerve function, and may thus adversely affect psi:

Thiamine (Vitamin B1): Essential for proper nerve function.

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): Needed for manufacture of chemicals that regulate nerve function.

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): Promotes nerve and brain function.

Biotin: Helps the body utilize B vitamins.

Folate (folic acid): Essential for nerve and brain function.

Vitamin E: Deficiencies are rare, but cause nerve abnormalities.

Phosphorus: Required for nerve function. Note: Phosphorous in the diet that exceeds calcium levels can cause bone problems and hypocalcemia, which can harm the heart...take twice as much calcium as you do phosphorus.

Potassium: Required for nerve function.

Copper: Required in the formation of nerve fibers.

Keep in mind that any deficiency in essential nutrients can be devastating to the mind and body, and that some nutrients can cause serious problems if overdosed.

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A few foods that contain these nutrients:

Foods rich in B1: Sunflower Seeds, Pork, whole and enriched Grains, dried Beans.

Foods rich in B5: Meat, whole grain cereals, legumes.

Foods rich in B6: Meat, spinich, broccoli, bananas.

Biotin: Cheese, egg yolk, cauliflower, peanut butter.

Folate: Green, leafy vegetables, Orange Juice, organ Meats, Sprouts.

Vitamin E: Corn or Cottonseed Oil, Butter, Brown Rice, Soybean Oil, Vegetable oils such as Corn, Cottonseed or Soybean, Nuts, Wheat Germ.

Phosphorus: Chicken Breast, Milk, Lentils, Egg Yolks, Nuts, Cheese

Potassium: Peanuts, Bananas, Orange Juice, Green Beans, Mushrooms, Oranges, Broccoli, Sunflower Seeds.

Copper: Liver, organ meats, seafood, nuts, seeds.

Looking over this list, some foods are obviously denser in a larger number of these nutrients than others:
Orange juice, sunflower seeds, liver, and cheese/eggs all seem to be ideal choices.
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Potassium-rich foods lists

Found a nice list on http://nhnh.essortment.com/potassiumfoodh_rkyn.htm

HIGH potassium (more than 225 milligrams per 1/2 c. serving)

All meats, poultry and fish are high in potassium.
Apricots (fresh more so than canned)
Avocado
Banana
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Kiwi
Lima beans
Milk
Oranges and orange juice
Potatoes
Prunes
Spinach
Tomatoes
Vegetable juice
Winter squash


MODERATE levels of potassium (125 - 225 mg per serving)
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Apple juice
Asparagus
Beets
Blackberries
Broccoli
Carrots
Cherries
Corn
Eggplant
Grapefruit
Green peas
Loose-leaf lettuce
Mushrooms, fresh
Onions
Peach
Pears
Pineapple
Raisins
Raspberries
Strawberries
Summer squash, including zucchini
Tangerines
Watermelon
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Chocolate is also apparently very high in potassium, as well as magnesium and manganese.
Chocolate is actually a fairly HEALTHY food. It does, however, contain stearic acid, a saturated fat. It also contains several cardioprotective compounds which may counter or even exceed the detriments of the saturated fat.
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Add almonds to the list of high-potassium foods, with 1000 mg per 1/4 cup.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:34 AM   #5
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Now, keep in mind, if you add vitamins or minerals to snack bars, DO NOT DEVOUR THE WHOLE TRAY IN ONE SITTING.
Yeah. lol

One or two bars a day is good. As a snack. They are not low-calorie after all. And the savory bars definitely need to be refrigerated. (Common sense--refrigeration needs depend on the ingredients).
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Question- where does oatmeal factor in, other than being pretty good for dropping cholesterol? Does it help with psionic abilities at all?
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Nothing specific in oatmeal that pertains to psi ability that I am aware of. But as you pointed out, it is good for dropping cholesterol. It's also high in fiber, so it can reduce the risk of some cancers and is good for digestive health.

The nutrients that psis tend to strip out faster than normal are those relating to nervous system function, potassium in particular.
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Okay, I gotcha. Thank you very much. :D
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Adding in to this list: Choline (often found as lecithin).
Choline aids nervous system function. It is found in the following foods:

Egg yolks, beef, chicken, liver, fish, soybeans.

In smaller amounts: broccoli, hazelnuts, butter, peanuts, potatoes, cauliflower, lentils, oats, sesame seeds and flax seeds.

Beef liver (3 ounces): 355 mg
Wheat germ (1 cup): 172 mg
Egg (1 large): 126 mg
Atlantic cod (3 ounces): 71 mg
Beef (3 ounces): 66 mg
Broccoli (1 cup, cooked): 62 mg
Peanut butter (2 Tbs): 20 mg


US RDA:
550 milligrams (mg) per day for adult men
425 mg/day for adult women
450 mg/day for pregnant women
550 mg/day for nursing women

Remember that the US RDA is generally the minimum recommendation.
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Maybe that's part of the reason some of these foods seem to calm my nerves. I'll be paying more attention now, lol.
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