Nopal

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Jesus G. Martinez V.

02 Mar, 2011 04:48 AM

Hello,
    I am from Monterrey, México. I have some difficulties to buy The tortillas,
bread or the crackers that the Dr. Rosedale recommend.
            We eat Nopal as part of a healthy meal. Some investigation said
that eating Nopal help lower blood sugar, so we consume it almost daily. Do you
have some investigation about this?
            Also we have some tortillas made with Nopal, and corn, approximately
70% 30% ratio mix. Each tortilla is 23 grms, 4.7 grms carbs, 3 grms fiber, and
17 mg protein.
Should I eat it, as part of the Rosedale plan?
 
Thank you,Jesú G. Martínez V

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 02 Mar, 2011 12:28 PM

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    Dear Jesus

    Thank you for your message and great to hear your are a Rosedale fan in Mexico! We have never heard of nopal till now and checked as well on http://nutritiondata.self.com/tools/archive It seems the break down you gave me is just for nopal but maybe does not including the corn. So the ratios you mentioned would be great, though I would check it a little more thoroughly. Corn is just never a good option. Also the protein was in mg correct? Sometimes we find it might be very low in net carbs but then pack a lot of extra protein. If you can make a good tortilla with nopal and something else other than corn let us know.

    This was a great question, do you mind if I make your question public so others can also discover another possible option?

    Wishing you all the best of continue health.

    The Rosedale Team.

  2. 2 Posted by Jesus G. Martin... on 02 Mar, 2011 03:07 PM

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    Hello Fiona,
        I am following the Rosedale yahoo group, and read some of your interventions
    and comments from the participants. As you can see, I am a better reader than
    writer. I have some time trying to keep on Rosedale diet, having good results.

        The information that I send you is from a company that make this tortilla,
    and yes is mg in protein. The web page of this company is www.srcactus.com .
    Here in Mexico are investigations about the consuption of the Nopal, and as
    tradition from my parents and grand parents they always said is good to lower
    blood sugar and good for your digestion. Also are people that make Nopal
    smothies, including pineaple, celery and bee honey. I have a friend that said
    he feels very relief of his stomach after drink these smothie in the morning.
    In my house, we consume Nopal almost daily. Cooking the nopal and adding some
    diferents chiles. I like it with poached eggs.

        I think that to make a tortilla have to use some cereal, like corn or wheat,
    and maybe others cereal, and this tortilla that I use is the only that use in
    his process raw nopal and in hi mixing ratio 70% nopal 30% corn. I will
    investigate more and send you more information.
    I don´t mind to make it public.
          

     
    Saludos,
     
    Jesus

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fiona on 02 Mar, 2011 04:37 PM

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    Thank you Jesus,
    In india they actually make their breads with sprouted grains which helps, and it is too bad there are other health detriments with corn, but excited to learn about nopal! The Rosedale group on yahoo is a great group, tons of support and they are all very knowledgable about the Rosedale way, I will be looking out for your voice there too as you must share about nopal! Plus, your writing is excellent ;)

    Thank you for allowing me to make your question public for others to learn from you.

    Best of health

    Fiona

  4. 4 Posted by Mark on 07 Jan, 2018 06:20 PM

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    I discovered nopal tortillas in Mexicos over the holidays, and as a T2 diabetic can confirm their effectiveness. Even though they still had maize (corn), even above the levels Jesus had in his, for me at least they caused almost no spike in my blood sugar (a regular tortilla would have shot it up).

    In addition to this anecdotal evidence, I see there is also a 2013 study now supporting this conclusion: http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/endo-meetings.2013.DGM.9...

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