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Sauerkraut could fight bird flu, say scientists
news.telegraph ^ | 11/13/2005 | Jasper Copping

Posted on 11/14/2005 9:34:46 AM PST by Red Badger

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To: Red Badger

Question. How does a (lacto)bacillus protect against a virua? I'll eat more cabbage, fresh or sauerkraut.


151 posted on 11/15/2005 3:54:48 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops...)
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To: NZerFromHK

She's right -- it is a preserved food, but it's not preserved with chemicals. Instead it's preserved by the acids (lactic acid, I think) produced by the lactobaccilus bacteria as they metabolize the sugars in the cabbage. This is totally different from the chemical preservatives found in most foods today. In fact, a lot of health food enthusiasts who would never eat a bite of modern processed food swear by kraut and kimchi and all the other traditional fermented foods. I was introduced to kimchi and kraut recently and really enjoy them both.


152 posted on 11/15/2005 4:09:19 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Katya
I've seen kim chi shredded exactly like saurkraut, and next door too!

The preparation is identical. Spicing it up is a local preference.

153 posted on 11/15/2005 4:41:20 PM PST by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: alwaysconservative
Lutefisk will kill you every single time doncha' know.

Particularly the stuff you get from a street vending machine in Nederland. Gad.

154 posted on 11/15/2005 4:45:41 PM PST by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: Vinnie

:) Wrong on both counts. Born and raised, went to school, church etc in New Jersey at the shore. Maternal grandparents were from Germany. We had the Traditional Pork and Sauerkraut, Mashed potatoes on New Year's Day. Married 46 years and have never had anything else except that to ring in the New Year. :)


155 posted on 11/15/2005 5:25:58 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He's done more for our country than we will ever know. He's the man!)
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To: cubreporter

Southern tradition is black-eyed peas on New Year's Day.
The idea is that things can only get better.

I usually work them into the pork and kraut dinner. :)


156 posted on 11/15/2005 7:29:44 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: ArmyTeach
" How does a (lacto)bacillus protect against a virus?"

The bacterium turns on a 'switch' in your immune system that is called a cytokine, that is named IFN a. IFN a acts as a messenger to Interleukin I and VI, and they stimulate T cells, B cells, and NK cells.

157 posted on 11/15/2005 7:32:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: Vinnie

yum. I've never made it but have bought it in the jar. Great with roast beef!


158 posted on 11/16/2005 4:39:11 AM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Vinnie

Yes, I know Blackeye Peas are a southern choice for NY Day but we had a friend from Pennsylvania and they grew up with the same tradition. Pork and Sauerkraut with a side dish of the peas. :) Fun to learn other people's traditions and what they all mean.


159 posted on 11/16/2005 7:02:39 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He's done more for our country than we will ever know. He's the man!)
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To: Lukasz; Grzegorz 246; kaiser80; twinself; vox_PL

160 posted on 11/16/2005 1:17:45 PM PST by lizol
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To: Red Badger

We had sauerkraut last night and this morning I woke up with a cold and a headache. Back fired!


161 posted on 11/16/2005 1:22:05 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Lukasz; Grzegorz 246; kaiser80; twinself; vox_PL
Oooops, replay:


162 posted on 11/16/2005 1:24:06 PM PST by lizol
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To: Ditter

Only works on bird-flu! For colds and backache use Granny's Rheumatis Medicine..........


163 posted on 11/16/2005 1:46:37 PM PST by Red Badger (United States Marine Corps, Saving France's Bacon Since 1775.............)
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To: lizol

cool :)


164 posted on 11/16/2005 2:21:45 PM PST by Lukasz
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To: lizol

ROTFL, buahahaha


165 posted on 11/16/2005 2:37:25 PM PST by kaiser80
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To: Junior_G
"Do you suppose the reporter just made this part up? This is the first I've heard of the supposed curative powers of sauerkraut in combating bird flu; but the reporter is making it sound like it's common knowledge in the states and we are flocking to buy sauerkraut because of it."

Naw...The reporter probably bought a long position in Cabbage Futures just like Hillary did in the Cattle Futures!

166 posted on 11/16/2005 2:54:14 PM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: Red Badger
>>"Granny's Rheumatis Medicine">>>>

Both of my Grannys took their medical secrets with them to the grave. Perhaps you will share yours? ;9)
167 posted on 11/17/2005 11:00:27 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

HERE's A HINT..........

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1523927/posts


168 posted on 11/17/2005 11:08:32 AM PST by Red Badger (United States Marine Corps, Saving France's Bacon Since 1775.............)
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