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#1: A thought about lucid foods Author: CrazyStickFigure PostPosted: Tue 14 Nov, 2006
What if we found a bunch of foods/drinks that help with lucidity and came up with a recipe or a Lucid Smoothie? Bananas and chocolate can help, and they taste pretty good (to most people). I think that would be pretty awesome.

#2:  Author: krakatoa PostPosted: Tue 14 Nov, 2006
Chocolate.. I had forgotten the supposed helpfullness in lucid dreaming from that. Maybe it can be partly responsible for yesterday. I ate a bunch of it. 2 LDs.

#3:  Author: Yang PostPosted: Tue 14 Nov, 2006
I didn't even know about chocolate. I ate some yesterday and had a LD. ^^

#4:  Author: Flanker PostPosted: Tue 14 Nov, 2006
Any specific kind of chocolate or just any kind of chocolate? cookiemonster

#5:  Author: CrazyStickFigure PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov, 2006
Any chocolate with cocoa. Also, I had a few minutes today to take down some notes about Vitamin B from an encyclopedia I found at school. I took only part of it, and I only read half the article. I'll read the rest later. Anyway, this is what I wrote down:

Exact quote
"Vitamin B6 plays an important role in protein metabolism, and in the sythesis of hemoglobin, serotonin, and aminobutric acid. The latter two compounds may be important chemicals in the metabolism of the brain."

The "ingredient" in vitamin B6 that sparks lucidity in plants is called pyridoxine. The ones in animals are pyridoxal and pyridoxamine (notice a pattern? I do). You can't cook them either, or their effects will not work. You also need a LOT of B6 per day.

Some things I found listed with Vitamin B6 are the following:
whole-grain cereals
some vegetables

I guess we found a new one. Nanners (I love saying that)

I'll have more the next time I get a chance to read it again.

#6:  Author: mezz PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov, 2006
That seems strange to me. Chocolate has caffeine in it, and I don't want that before I try to sleep, right? It seems to have a contradictory purpose :D

#7:  Author: Hyperion PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov, 2006
These foods can interfere with your sleep. Plus, they contain (relatively) miniscule amounts of B6 and so forth. If you believe that this or that particular substance improves your dreaming, you should use supplements instead. I believe strongly that having your body digesting food during sleep is not only bad for you but inhibits your dreams.

#8:  Author: Infinitycascade PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov, 2006
Some energy drinks have 500% of your RDA of vitamins B6 and B12. I think red bull does, along with its contempories.

I love the smoothie Idea. Combine all the foods together and make a super lucid recipe! wink

Only trouble is- there is no evidence that many of these foods actually work or whether they are just placebo's...

Last edited by Infinitycascade on Sat 18 Nov, 2006; edited 1 time in total

#9:  Author: CrazyStickFigure PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov, 2006
wrong whether ^.^

I don't know how much each of them has, so most of them probably have so little it doesnt matter. We'll have to test (if we can) and see! So far, I see bananas...

#10:  Author: KingOmar PostPosted: Sat 18 Nov, 2006
Lucid Smoothis that sounds like a really neat idea. :D
Maybe I will try something like that.

#11:  Author: Cherriey PostPosted: Sun 19 Nov, 2006
As for the keeping you awake bit... I know it's been said before on the site but I'll repeat it here: "If you eat such a thing right before you go to sleep by the time it kicks in you will be asleep and thus it will only help you to become lucid" Not an exact quote. I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.

#12:  Author: CrazyStickFigure PostPosted: Sun 19 Nov, 2006
Good point, I didnt think of that

Should we put a cherry in it? grin

#13:  Author: Cherriey PostPosted: Sun 19 Nov, 2006
Don't know. Do they make you lucid?

#14:  Author: CrazyStickFigure PostPosted: Sun 19 Nov, 2006
-.- It was a joke. They don't have any effect as far as we know.

#15:  Author: Cherriey PostPosted: Sun 19 Nov, 2006
My name isn't pronounced that way and doesn't have any connection to fruit.

Pronunciation: Chair-e-a

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