If you have been following me for a while, you will know how much I respect and appreciate the work of Monika Woolsey, an ardent advocate and supporter of women with PCOS and founder of inCYST. If you aren’t aware of inCYST, you need to be. It is a network of independent professionals committed to helping women with PCOS . I will be honored to be counted as part of the inCYST network later this year, when I complete the PCOS specific training program. Also, in June 2011, the inCYST Institute for Hormonal Health, a nonprofit research foundation in Santa Monica, California will open.
If that weren’t enough, inCYST maintains a very informative blog. One of the new regular features is, “Nutrition 101” . Once a week, a vitamin or mineral is introduced with the challenge to see if you eat enough of it, regularly, over the course of the day. Monika thought it would be fun to sync up my PCOS Menu Plans to include some recipes that feature the weekly “Nutrition 101” vitamin or mineral of the week. Sounds like a fun challenge to me.
Honestly, I can sort of live out my fantasy of becoming an Iron Chef . The Chairman (or in this case Chairwoman) has spoken. This week’s Secret Ingredient is……Riboflavin
“Riboflavin is my favorite vitamin. Not for any nutritional reason, but because in my senior year of college I was lucky enough to work in renowned nutrition researcher Daphne Roe’s laboratory, as a lab assistant for a riboflavin study. I was one of the people who prepared the food for female subjects in a study evaluating whether riboflavin requirements increase with increased activity.
WEDNESDAY Swiss Chard Scramble The eggs and Swiss chard in this dish are the riboflavin stars. I tend to prefer a little raw milk organic cheddar rather than the Parmesan cheese the recipe calls for. I will round this out with a half of grapefruit and a Bob’s Red Mill gluten free corn muffin.