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Old Jun 17th 2018, 10:45 am
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PC Ground coffee - the big tin not the smaller one - $6.99 again at Shoppers this week.
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Old Jun 17th 2018, 11:38 am
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I did my weekly shop without buying anything from the USA.
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I did my weekly shop without buying anything from the USA.
Tariffs?
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Time to start looking, Charmin is from the states, Purex from Canada. I bought the 5 lb bag of "imperfect" English cucumbers (produce of Canada) for $4.95 at No Frills so paid less than half the individual price, meaning I can have large pink gin till hell wouldn't have 'em and still have a bunch for making kimchi if I don't dawdle and let them go bad.
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I did my weekly shop without buying anything from the USA.
Was that by providence or design?

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Was that by providence or design?

Design. Ive always tried to buy local produce where possible but now if the only version is from the USA then we do without.
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I'm astounded at how much sodium is in Yogurt.. I've only found one that has 30mg or less per pot.. it's ludicrous. That's a third of my daily allowance in one tiny pot!

Got some tahini today so I can make hummus - the commercially prepared ones again have far too much sodium (as does just about everything, I've found.. hence making everything from scratch, including peeling and chopping tomato's to make a spaghetti (wholegrain 0 sodium, 0 fat, of course, sigh) sauce base or the tomato element of a base sauce for a curry.

Bought something I've never heard of before, Freekeh - has anyone else used it? Any tips?
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I'm astounded at how much sodium is in Yogurt.. I've only found one that has 30mg or less per pot..
Bloody hell. I just looked at a tiny one we have (it really is tiny) and it had 60
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I'm astounded at how much sodium is in Yogurt.. I've only found one that has 30mg or less per pot.. it's ludicrous. That's a third of my daily allowance in one tiny pot!
Once every few years I find myself, usually against my will, at McDonald's and the only things I ever order there are a milk or small fries. I always ask for the fries with no salt and usually get quite a look but when you see how much salt they shake on them you'll know why. It also guarantees your fries are fresh. Fast food and processed food is full of it due to its relative low cost.

I do find people put salt on food without even thinking about it as it is just a habit they get into. I never add it to food but I do like prosciutto, genoa salami and dijon mustard which all have lots of salt in them.
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Once every few years I find myself, usually against my will, at McDonald's and the only things I ever order there are a milk or small fries. I always ask for the fries with no salt and usually get quite a look but when you see how much salt they shake on them you'll know why. It also guarantees your fries are fresh. Fast food and processed food is full of it due to its relative low cost.

I do find people put salt on food without even thinking about it as it is just a habit they get into. I never add it to food but I do like prosciutto, genoa salami and dijon mustard which all have lots of salt in them.
Isn the salt and high BP relationship in the same disputed category as fats and heart disease?
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Isn the salt and high BP relationship in the same disputed category as fats and heart disease?
Tell that to my body.

I am keeping mine under 100mg a day Sodium. On the very few occasions that I have eaten out and there has been some (a little) sodium in the meal (despite my care in ordering and asking them specifically to ensure that no sodium or dressings are added) my blood pressure has shot up.

As an example - I had a salad 2 weeks ago where they had crumbled about an ounce of feta cheese over it. I ate it without thinking. When I got home my blood pressure had increased to 159/81 - far too high for me.

I've also tested it at home (I have to take my blood pressure twice a day minimum) and any day I've had shrimp or other food that has a high sodium level my blood pressure has shot up.

It's not fun having to micro manage what I put in my body, trust me. If I could have sodium at even half the normal daily quantity I would be a happy bunny.

I'm not sure about 'disputed' - eating the wrong fats in excess is not good for your heart. Everything in moderation!!

Fats and oils | Heart and Stroke Foundation

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-cana...sodium.html#a4

Canadians eat about 3400 mg of sodium each day. This is more than double the amount we need. A 2009 study of 177,025 participants showed that high sodium intake significantly increased the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
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Canadians eat about 3400 mg of sodium each day. This is more than double the amount we need. A 2009 study of 177,025 participants showed that high sodium intake significantly increased the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
I could believe that Canadians eat twice the recommended amount. A diet of processed junk and bacon etc doesn't help.
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Anyways, back to Groceries, lol.. sorry for going off on a tangent!

So I bought some of this yesterday when I went to buy groceries.. Freekeh! It was blooming expensive too so I may not buy it again.
It's young green wheat, toasted and shucked.. you eat it like you would quinoa or rice or similar.. I'm very interested to know if anyone has used it and can give some tips so I don't waste it!

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Anyways, back to Groceries, lol.. sorry for going off on a tangent!

So I bought some of this yesterday when I went to buy groceries.. Freekeh! It was blooming expensive too so I may not buy it again.
It's young green wheat, toasted and shucked.. you eat it like you would quinoa or rice or similar.. I'm very interested to know if anyone has used it and can give some tips so I don't waste it!
well, have you tried your freaky freekeh yet? It has gluten so I won't be trying it but way back when when I did eat gluten i had ebly, wheat berries, in France and enjoyed it. We had it served plain as a side and as a pilaff, risotto type thing.
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No Frills needs (my local store anyhow) self check outs.

They only have 5 lanes in total and always 2 or 3 open despite the place being crazy busy.

Not unusual to have 10 or 15 people in line at once.

They could tear out 3 of the lanes and fit 16 self check outs.

16 self check outs is better than 2 or 3 lanes.

I stopped going there due to the long slow lines.
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