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06-24-2006, 01:05 PM
Today we went to a different grocery store, there were very good prices but no organics of course. Any way, I usually buy a huge bag of spinach for my green smoothies (and then suppliment them with other greens from my yard) but they didn't have that there. So I kept looking at this big head of "chicory". I had never had chicory nor had I ever seen it in stores I had been to. I was a little afraid to just buy it without knowing the taste but I kept coming back to it and eventually bought it. Later today I entered it in fitday.com after enjoying it in a smoothie with spinach too and found that it provided 40% daily needs calcium in just two cups. Its funny because I had just been feeling like I needed some more calcium lately and then I bought a calcium rich green without even knowing it. My mom and doctor always tell me to drink milk, now I have something to say ;)
06-24-2006, 01:18 PM
Our intuition will tell us exactly what we need if we will just listen. Lately I've been craving figs, olives, clover sprouts, onions, and raw sauerkraut. So I've been going with those foods. I definitely believe in the intelligence of my own body.
06-24-2006, 02:01 PM
:) thats awesome Brianna. I don't know that I always hear what my body wants...but this time the strange thing was that I had never had chicory before nor had I ever seen it.
06-24-2006, 03:28 PM
I picture chicory to be a piece of driftwood. Probably because of hickory.
06-24-2006, 03:38 PM
Chickory grows in the wild, but I never saw in in the stores. Did you like the taste? Although everything tastes good in the smoothie with fruit!
06-24-2006, 03:42 PM
Oh, yes, and I believe in intuition! lately I even trust it so much, that I stoped counting times as I lift weights. I just lift how many times feels right and do as many sets as feel good. The only problem that sometimes our preconceptions or addictions(like to cooked food) can speak louder than intuition...
I believe your body chose chickory for the right reason be it calcium or some other stuff you needed in it.
06-24-2006, 03:48 PM
I've had things like that happen to me as well. The last time was with ginger. I had finished my shopping, but something made me turn back and pick up some large pieces of fresh ginger. This is something I don't normally eat. Don't care for the taste of it. But when I have a cold I'll make ginger tea and for a fever, I'll put it in the bath.
Sure enough, not long after dinner, my daughter spiked a fever, and by the next day, I had one. So the ginger came in handy.
06-24-2006, 03:48 PM
There are several types of chicory, but one species is more commonly known as curly endive! (Commonly included in salad mixes) :D
06-24-2006, 05:55 PM
Chicory has a lovely blue flower and grows wild everywhere right now.
You can pull it up, scrub and dehydrate the root, grind it in a coffee grinder and make a nice coffee-like drink from it - no caffeine.
In many southern communities, coffee without chicory added isn't coffee!
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