Thursday, September 25, 2008

I haven't eaten tomatoes in a while... like... over a week.

And I haven't really even had the urge.


Today I came home and there is an OVERLOAD of tomatoes growing in our garden... so I ate one. And then another. And then another... and... one more after that. It really hit the spot. I am pretty sure they were the best tomatoes I have ever had!!! I might go eat one more! The tomatoes were not even calling my name, but I dug in anyway and after the first one I couldn't stop. They were DELICIOUS!!!! and BEAUTIFUL!


Today my mom told me that she thinks I am deficient in calcium. She said that the reason was because my teeth are now separating the white from the off/white in bloches. I have no idea if that is valid, but she has told me that since I was a little girl. Any thoughts? Either way, I have been feeling like SOMETHING is missing in my diet, and it very well might be calcium. I will increase my calcium foods and calcium absorption foods and see if I feel more alive. Do you know any foods that are rich in calcium???


Omegachuck said...

Right off hand, I recall spinach has great calcium content and you loooove spinach. As for tomatoes, they are so abundant ow with the late summer harvests. Garden fresh is fabulous, even if a bit warm from the sun. I can't stay away from them. A slice or 3 on about anything I eat. And of course, the fabulous southern treat of fried green tomatoes.

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

I just got some Chia seeds, but haven't made anything from them yet. They are rich in calcium, and inexpensive.
Here is an article about them
I'm sure if you google them you can find some recipes.
Pixy Lisa

Anonymous said...


tahini (sesame seeds) are awesome source of calcium as well as almonds.

Greens of course, but you would have to eat so much greens to get enough.

You definitely don't want to mess with lack of calcium, you sure as hell won't be climbing when you're older if your bones are like an old lady

Supplementation is another option depending on how you feel about that

badash said...

Thank you,

hey anonymous, who are you? I don't supplement but thanks for the other info!

Cora said...

Yea, it's true. Esp. when you're a baby if you don't get enough calcium you get those spots on your teeth. I know a girl, and it's not attractive. :( sucks.

Omegachuck said...

Mmmm, yes. Tahini ! That stuff is great as a peanut butter replacement. Other nuts too, should provide some Ca. Supplements work, and of course IF you would choose to add dairy products back in to your diet. I mean, going 100% raw may not quite fit your active sporting life and young body; so consider your health and maybe cheat a little on your percentages.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I am unsure as to how you feel about supplementation...BUT... there is a brand called Megafoods that makes a calcium supplement. Megafoods is an amazing company because their products are absolutely vegan and raw! I've worked with reps from the company and the process as to how they derive nutrition directly from food sources is incredible. you should check them out! good luck :)

Anonymous said...

oops. i just read your comment about how you do not supplement. haha..disregard my comment :)

HiHoRosie said...

I've been meaning to do a post on calcium so I'll need to work on that. Your mom could very well be right but do some research online and see what you come up with.

Gotta love the tomatoes! I'm still waiting for ours to ripen more but we were at our local raw vegan store and on their property they have permaculture garden and we got to sample some of their little tomatoes and I have to say it was the best tasting tomato I've ever had in my whole entire existence! Love tomatoes anyway but this was thee best ever.