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What Do You Mean No Pasta Sauce?

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  • July 19, 2018

Sunday dinners with family and friends are a treasured ritual in many homes and, not surprisingly, the heart of the meal is often pasta. The lovely aromas of simmering pasta sauce sets the stage for luscious lasagna, creamy fettuccini, spaghetti bolognese and butternut squash ravioli. Yet, pasta can come with a cost for many of us. Tomato based sauces can be quite high in acid and can trigger stomach, gut and even bladder irritation. If you find that you’re getting up at night after a meal of pasta, you are definitely not alone.

Despite the high acid levels, tomatoes provide some incredibly beneficial nutrients and life giving bioflavonoids such as vitamins C and K, potassium, biotin, lycopene, beta carotene, and more. The secret is to keep the acid levels down while enjoying these lovely Italian flavors. If you make homemade pasta sauce, visit your local farmers’ market and look for pink or yellow heirloom tomatoes. Lighter colored tomatoes usually signal lower acid content. Cherry tomatoes are a wonderful option to cook with. Look for Sungold, Yellow Pear, Sweet 100 varieties! To locate a farmers’ market near you, visit Local Harvest and search using your zip code.

If you are an avid gardener, considering planting lower acid tomato varieties such as Golden Sunray, Georgia Streak, Big Rainbow, Marvel Strip and others. You can even cluster other plants with your tomatoes based on your favorite meals! For example, you can plan a pasta garden (tomatoes, oregano, and basil plants), a Mexican garden (tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro), or a salad garden (tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, green onions, and cucumbers). Have fun with it, knowing in the end you can have delicious meals using produce grown in your own back yard.

If family meals require your attendance and you can’t bear to disappoint the cook by not eating their pasta, try using Prelief to reduce the acid. Three caplets of Prelief will reduce up to 60% of the acid in 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and up to 84% of the acid in 1/2 cup of pizza sauce.

“NoMato” Pasta Sauce With Garden Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 6 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 beet, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 1 bay leaf, whole
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley, choppe

Instructions

Place ingredients in a pot and boil, covered, for 30 minutes until soft. Remove bay leaf then puree in a blender. Add water, if needed, until mixture has tomato sauce texture. Add seasonings, salt & pepper to taste and serve over your favorite pasta.

Testimonials

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From unbearable pain to active Mom again

Hi,Thank you for talking with me today. I had called to tell you how wonderful your Prelief product is. I have been suffering from bladder pain for years. It started after I had my 1st child and got worse after my 2nd. I have gone to numerous doctors for what I initially thought were recurring bladder infections.


Regards, N.M.


2016-02-26T10:47:50+00:00
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Hi,Thank you for talking with me today. I had called to tell you how wonderful your Prelief product is. I have been suffering from bladder pain for years. It started...
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Hi there, I have interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as “painful bladder syndrome. ” As a 25 year old man in college, having this painful disease is very distressing not only due to the significant discomfort, but also because it affects my mood, my ability to study and do well on exams, and my willingness to participate in activities and live a full life. My urologist has had me on Elmiron, various antidepressants, pain medications, and more to treat my IC.


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2016-03-01T06:56:25+00:00

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Hi there, I have interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as “painful bladder syndrome. ” As a 25 year old man in college, having this painful disease is very distressing not...
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2016-02-29T09:10:12+00:00

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