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Forum: Recipe Swap for Healthy Living —

A place to share our "healthier" recipes and food tips for everyday life.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 11:15AM

aquarial wrote:

I've read all sorts of opinions on the merits of chick peas. I have breast cancer and was told by hospitals that chickpeas were good etc. My experience is the exact opposite. If I eat a can over 2 days I can guarantee having breast pain. It doesn't take a sackful, just a canful. This indicates to me increased oestrogen and I now avoid like the plague. I can't take Arimidex etc so get the full effect. Other beans don't seem as bad so I stick to peas.

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Apr 7, 2013 01:17PM Jules59 wrote:

I avoid anything in a can due to the effects of BPH.  I simply cook a large batch of dried beans and put part in the freezer.  Chick peas don't bother me, but if you have a concern, you are right to avoid them.

Jules Dx 1/24/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/17 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 4, 2013 09:48AM shinning_like_me wrote:

Hi there,

I have read That in Far East Asia chick peas being a staple food there, the rate of conception is very poor. thats all I know about Chick Peas whereas Yams being a staple food in Africa causes high rates of twin conception and birth rate of twins is high.

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Jun 4, 2013 11:36AM Lily55 wrote:

Have you tried them in a jar or natural ones you cook yourself?

Dx 4/2012, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/2/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 8/14/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/18/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 3/7/2019 External: Bone Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jun 11, 2013 08:42PM fd1 wrote:

Almost anything in a can is not healthy for us due to BPAs used to prevent corrosion.  There are a few brands, such as Eden Organics, that disclose what their cans are made of on their website.  Most of Eden's cans are BPA free.

I purchase frozen cooked chickpeas because I just don't have time to soak!!  :)

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Jun 11, 2013 08:49PM liefie wrote:

I buy a packet of dried chick peas, soak them overnight and cook them. Just use a large bowl and a lot of water for soaking, because they swell up to 4 times their size. After cooking them, I use some to make a salad, or hummus, and freeze the rest in Ziploc bags with some of the cooking liquid. It tastes way better than the canned stuff,  and is really very easy to prepare.

When life knocks you down, roll over, and look at the stars. Dx 12/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/7/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/31/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2012 Surgery 5/16/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap
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Jul 6, 2013 03:08PM cowgal wrote:

I avoid chickpeas as they are phytoestrogens and I try to stay away from them the best that I can just as I do soy.

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Jul 8, 2013 09:36PM Kathy044 wrote:

Canned beans have way too much sodium for me, that's why I use dried. Perhaps the breast pain was due to water retention?


Dx 2009, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/28/2009 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 12/15/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/1/2010 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/3/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 24, 2013 03:34AM Denise-G wrote:

Last night I ate almost the whole container of homemade hummus from a local Lebanese restaurant.  I'm on Arimidex now and only have one breast.  Anyway, I had SEVERE breast pain.  I won't be eating hummus again at least not that much all at once.  The only other foods that have given me this breast pain are peanuts. 

It is all way to estrogenic for me.  I can feel it within an hour or so. my BC Blog with over 200 informative posts about all aspects of BC - stop by! Myself, my mom, and sister were all diagnosed with BC within 3 years. What a ride! Dx 10/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 9/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 11/23/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/27/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/28/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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