Omega-3 in kids' diets to cut risk of diabetes?

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LanieG
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   Posted 9/25/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
This is an article I just came across.  What do the rest of you think?
 
 
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gelchick
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   Posted 9/26/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
It's an interesting article, and it wuld certainly be wonderful if the Omega-3s could help. I'm sure little kids would be far happier eating walnuts than taking insulin injections. I wonder if the Omega-3s protect pancreatic islet cells in general. If so, then we should all be taking good doses of prevention. I'm a big fan of walnut oil- what a bonus it would be if it helped to keep my insulin production up....sandy
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/26/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
What a great discovery! Something so simple that can help so much for those at risk (and probably us as well!)

"Several studies in animals have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids — which are found in fish, flaxseed oil, walnuts, soybeans and other foods — may help."

Can't always get kids to eat sardines and other high omega-3 fish, but walnuts and soybeans shouldn't be too difficult. Great find, Lanie.
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LanieG
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   Posted 9/26/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm.  I wonder if we can make walnut butter.   When I made a cheesecake recently, I ground walnuts with almonds and added flax meal, butter and Splenda for the crust which came out really nice.  Other possibilities:  Sprinkle chopped walnuts over salads.  Grind some walnuts and combine them with parmesan cheese as a "breadiing" for anything, like chicken, pork, zucchini.  Eat them plain.  Any other ideas?

Lanie
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tutorgirl
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   Posted 9/26/2007 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Lanie,

How do you grind your nuts? Food processor, coffee bean grinder?
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LanieG
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   Posted 9/26/2007 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I use a food processor because of the amount of nuts.  They come out pretty soft so they work well when combined with the other ingredients for a crust.  As a matter of fact, I'm making a pumpkin pie tonight and I'll make the nut crust for that too.

Lanie
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tutorgirl
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   Posted 9/26/2007 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Lanie, Thanks. I am definitely going to have to try some pie. My husband will think he has died and gone to heaven.
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LanieG
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   Posted 9/26/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi karen, well, it's in the oven.  For the crust, I used about 3/4 cup walnuts ground in the processor combined with about 1/2 cup almond meal and 1/4 cup flax seed meal.  I bought the almond and flax meal in the supermarket.  Bob's Red Mill in the organic section.  Splenda to sweeten with a spoon of sugar to cut the artificial taste.  And butter to mix it all up.  For a change in taste, I added a package of cream cheese to the small can of pumpkin, and the spices, eggs with Splenda, some Stevia and some spoons of sugar.  I apologize for the sugar but I found that if it's completely Splenda, etc., it tastes a little 'off' - and since I'm the only one in the family who is off carbs, I do add some sugar to give it a more normal taste for the rest of the family.  So, I'd say in the whole pumpkin cheese cake, there are 6 tablespoons of sugar at most (maybe less) and no flour whatsoever.  I haven't made it with the cream cheese before, but it tasted good from the bowl.  tongue

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/27/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
OMGosh!!! I have to try this for turkey day!!! I've been making 'restaurant-style' pies from the local restaurant supply and I just eat the punkin and skip the crust... but the cream cheese in place of the milk is brilliant. I hope it turned out as good as it sounds!
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