Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fall Means Apples !!

                                   
                                        Ever since Adam and Eve, it's been associated with sin

In the story of Adam and Eve, the apple became a symbol for knowledge, immortality, temptation, and the vehicle of man's falling into sin. Today, we refer to something we prize as, "The apple of our eye" Historically, carbonized remains of apples have been found by archeologists in prehistoric lake dwellings in Switzerland, dating back to the Iron Age. There is also evidence to show that apples were eaten and preserved by slicing and sun drying them during the Stone Age in Europe.

The first remains of apples that were found, are from around 6,500 B.C. in excavations at Jericho in the Jordan Valley. Also around 5,000 B.C. Feng Li, a Chinese diplomat, gave up his prestigious government position when he became consumed by grafting apples as a commercial venture according to "The Precious Book of Enrichment." Greek and Roman mythology referred to apples as symbols of love and beauty. Jump ahead to 1665 Sir Isaac Newton watches an apple fall to the ground, and wondering why it fell in a straight line, is inspired to discover the laws of gravity and motion. Robert Prince in 1737 established the first commercial apple tree nursery in America called William Prince Nursery in Flushing, New York. One of America's fondest legends is that of Johnny Appleseed, a folk hero and pioneer apple farmer in the 1800's. Well there really was a Johnny Appleseed, and his true name was John Chapmen.


His dream was for the land to produce so many apples that no one would ever go hungry. Most historians today classify him as an eccentric but very smart businessman, who traveled around the new territories of his time, leasing land and developing nurseries of apple trees. It is estimated that he traveled 100,000 square miles of frontier country. 


 Here's some fun Apple facts:
  • There are 7,500 different apple varieties worldwide, and 2,500 grow in the U.S.
  • Apples can be as small as a cherry or as large as a grapefruit
  • Apple trees don't grow from seeds, they are grafted or budded
  • Apple trees can live to be 100 years old
  • 61% of apples are eaten fresh and 39% are processed into juice and sauce
  • Red Delicious is the most widely grown followed by Golden Delicious
  • Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  • A medium apple is about 80 calories.
  • Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
  • The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 25 percent of an apple's volume is air. That is why they float.
  • The largest apple picked weighed 3.2 pounds.
"An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away"

In the past five years, no area of apple research has been more dynamic than the area of apple polyphenols. The balance of  phytonutrients in apples is more unique than many researchers previously suspected. In terms of flavonols, quercetin is the primary phytonutrient found in apples, and it's far more concentrated in the skin than in the pulp. You might wonder why apples end up with such an amazing array of polyphenols. The recent research studies show polyphenols to be the favorite mechanism used by apples to protect themselves from UV-B sun radiation. Multiple studies have shown apple intake to be associated with decreased risk of asthma. French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones. A study on mice at Cornell University found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Another Cornell University study found that rats who ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17%. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39% and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44%. The pectin in apples, supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body's need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes. Since most of the polyphenols in apples function as antioxidants, it's not surprising to see so many health benefit studies focusing on the antioxidant benefits from apple. Particularly strong is the ability of apples to decrease oxidation of cell membrane fats. This benefit is especially important in our cardiovascular system since oxidation of fat in the membranes of cells that line our blood vessels is a primary risk factor for clogging of the arteries.

The cardiovascular benefits of apples are well-documented in research studies, and they are closely associated with two aspects of apple nutrients, their water-soluble fiber, pectin content, and their unusual mix of polyphenols. Total cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol are both decreased by eating  apples. Preliminary reliable health benefits of apples have  been established for several age-related health problems, like macular degeneration of the eye. According to a study of 10,000 people, those who ate the most apples had a 50% lower risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers believe this is due to the high levels of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples. Researchers also claim lung cancer, and anti-asthma benefits. The pectin in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body's need for insulin, and may help in the management of diabetes.
The apple is actually a member of the Rose family, Golden and Red Delicious apples are mild and sweet, while Pippins and Granny Smith apples are notably tart. Tart apples, that keep their texture during cooking, are preferred for cooked desserts like apple pie. Delicious apples, and other sweeter varieties like Rome and Fuji apples are usually eaten raw. Whole apples are a much better nutritional choice than apple juice. Not only are whole apples richer in dietary fiber, but the current processes of juicing seem to drastically reduce the polyphenolic phytonutrient concentrations originally found in the whole fruit. You've no doubt heard the saying, "one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch." Well, research studies agree. An apple that has been bruised from being dropped, or  damaged in some other way, it will start to release ethylene gas. Ethylene gas can damage the other apples. So handle your fruit with a little TLC, and remove any damaged apples from groups of apples that you are going to store store.
  • Popular varieties for eating are; gala, granny smiths, golden delicious, pink ladies, fujis, jonathons, mutsu, red delicious and spartans.
  • Other eating varieties are; cox orange pippins (very popular apple in England), braeburns (popular New Zealand graft variety), lady williams and gravensteins.
  • Apples that are good for cooking; granny smiths, cox orange pippins, gravensteins, lady williams and golden delicious.

Now, to diffuse an urban myth, apple seeds  do contain a small amount of cyanide, which is a lethal poison, but you are protected from the toxin by the hard seed coating. If you eat whole apple and seeds, they pass through your digestive system relatively untouched. If you chew the seeds thoroughly, you will be exposed to the chemicals inside the seeds, but the dose of toxins in an apple is small enough that most adult's can easily detoxify it, but possibly not children.So tell the kid's don't eat the core, where the seeds are. Aside from eating raw apples there there are the deserts. I don't think many of us can ignore the captivating aroma of a fresh out of the oven warm, but cooling apple pie, tarts, or fritters.

Or maybe the mouth watering delight of a caramel dipped, or candied apple on a stick rolled in your favorite chopped nuts. Or a warm mug of apple cider, by a cozy fire after a long day of skiing. Or apple sauce with our turkey on Thanksgiving. Is there anything funnier than watching a bunch of kids bob for apples? You see apples aren't only good for us, they are just plain good. FYI according to the Environmental Working Group's 2013 report "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides," conventionally grown apples are among the top 12 fruits and vegetables on which excessive pesticide residues have been most frequently found.

Therefore, to avoid pesticide-associated health risks, avoid eating apples unless they're organic. If you want to roll the dice, and purchase non-organic apples, you may want to ask your grocer about the kind of wax used to protect the apple's surface during storage or shipping. Carnauba wax (from the carnauba palm tree), beeswax, and  shellac (from the lac beetle) are preferable to petroleum-based waxes, which contain solvent residues or wood resins. Eat them raw, eat them cooked, or another favorite have them with your favorite vodka. It's no secret apples are one of the truly great foods we could always add more of, to our lives. Good Luck...


Appletini / Apple Martini


It's best to chill both the vodka and the apple pucker. 
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Apple Pucker Schnapps or, 
1/2 oz. Apple Juice or Cider  

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  
Garnish with an Apple Slice




Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices




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Friday, August 31, 2018

Honey: The Sweet That Never Spoils...

                                             
                                             Truth is, few foods in the word can rival honey



I thought I would remind everyone of my favorite super-food powerhouses, honey. As an all natural food, and health aid, the product of that relentless little bee, that everyone is so dreadfully afraid of,  results in one of the worlds true super-foods, honey. A food that never spoils. I know that many of my friends and a lot of my readers are sick with colds, and flu. Honey is antibacterial, antiviral, and will keep your immune system strong. It's been used on cuts, and burns for thousands of years. Honey will promote healing, and deter scarring. Honey is also an age old beauty product that will keep you skin and hair looking young and beautiful.

These days people are turning to alternative medicines for treatment of diseases despite the modern advances in synthetic drugs. We are finally looking to nature for safe, healthy, time tested remedies. Honey is one of nature's purest foods for promoting general health. There are so many health benefits to honey, it truly is one of nature's super foods.
Let's see first off you might be surprised to learn that it's a natural antimicrobial, and antioxidant. Now I think it's kinda funny that most people go to the drug store for cough, cold and flu remedies, seeking a product that often has honey, and lemon as the main ingredients, when a glass of warm water with raw honey, and fresh lemon juice is far more effective. Raw honey contains the anti-oxidants we need in our daily diets to mop up those free radicals which are so harmful to our health. In fact honey contains far more anti-oxidants than some fruits and vegetables. However the combination of the two is an excellent way to stay healthy. Raw honey also has the enzymes that boost the immune system. In terms of antioxidants, darker is better when it comes to honey. Processed honey ( in the little bear)  is heated and filtered, robbing it of all natural nutrients. Only buy raw unfiltered honey. You can still fill your little bear squeeze bottle with it.

Honey has also been used throughout the ages as an all natural beauty product. Honey is a powerful booster to the immune system. Raw honey  contains 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and 5,000 live enzymes. It keeps you healthy by fighting disease and boosting the digestive system. One daily spoonful in your tea or spread on your toast or cereal is all that is needed to reap these benefits. Honey is also great for cuts and wounds. Honey has been used to treat wounds for thousands of years. The antiseptic properties of honey will clean wounds and inhibit bacterial growth. Its natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties aid in treating cuts and burns. It promotes healing, reduces swelling, and prevents infections. Unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins, and minerals. Refined sugars are void of vitamins, and minerals. The body must utilize it's store of valuable nutrients to digest refined sugar. This process depletes the supply of minerals essential to dissolve cholesterol, and fats. Honey helps metabolize cholesterol, and fatty acid preventing obesity. In fact you can make a simple diet drink by adding honey, and lemon to a glass of water.
Cleopatra, queen of Egypt was no stranger to the skin enhancing properties of honey. She regularly took milk and honey baths to maintain her youthful appearance. In fact she supposedly is the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Honey as a natural beauty product has unlimited possibilities. It can be used as a facial mask, hair conditioner, skin moisturizer, and more. If you read the labels of most commercial skin care products the almost all contain honey, and coconut. Honey has natural humectants, with the ability to replenish the moisture level in skin without adding oil. Honey is a popular anti aging skin care ingredient in many commercial moisturizers. Using honey as a facial mask will exfoliate, clarify, and unclog pores.

Honey is a wonderful deep conditioning treatment for dry hair. Smooth honey through your hair from root to tip, once a month. Be sure to rinse it out completely. Your hair will be soft, and full of shine. Eating honey can be a fun, erotic experience. You see it really doesn't matter how you get your honey, in your food, tea, or off your lover. You can't go wrong.
The best way to buy honey is locally from a beekeeper or a local farmer's market. This is likely raw honey. Raw unrefined honey can prevent hay fever-type symptoms, because of the pollen spores it contains. It actually de-sensitizes you. Only spend your money on the best, organic honey. The bees are not subjected to any form of pollution. Always read the labels on the jar, nothing added, nothing blended, just pure honey is what you should look for and buy.

Honey use is widespread in hospitals around the world for wound care. Modern hospitals today use "Honey Dressings" called Medi-Honey. These are applied to all kinds of skin infections such as bedsores, burns, and even babies ass rash with spectacular results. In fact honey heals these infections faster than any chemical medications. Even after major operations honey is the preferred dressing in today’s hospitals. Apart from being sweet, aromatic, and tasting nice, honey cures ailments with its ability to eat away, and destroy bad bacteria (stomach ulcers are caused by these bacteria) without destroying the good bacteria we need in our digestive systems and on our skin, to promote healing.
Can you think of a more versatile food source than good ole pure honey? Honey can be used in cooking and baking, can be mixed with  fruits to naturally sweeten a delicious smoothie. It will calm a nasty cough so you can sleep. It can be used as a beauty product for the skin, and is an amazing natural medicine just to name a few of its benefits. Now, Don't give your baby any honey before he/she's a year old, even if it's to treat a cough. This is because honey can, very occasionally, contain a spore of a bacterium called clostridium botulinum. This can cause a rare form of food poisoning (botulism) in babies.

So thank the honey bees, the only insects that produce food, for human consumption. New Year's resolution, dump the refined sugar, and artificial sweeteners this new year, and add some raw honey to your diet. You'll be healthier I promise. Good Luck...






If you are sick get well soon, hope the honey helps, try it in a...

Hot Toddy:

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 fluid ounces boiling water
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces whiskey
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg  


Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavors can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg and serve with a good book...



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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bring Home The Bacon...

Now That We're Not Afraid Of Natural Fats Anymore, Right ?

Feel free to bring home the bacon, since we all know now that trans-fats (hydrogenated oils) high fructose corn syrup, and sugar are the culprits behind clogged arteries, and the obesity epidemic in the US. So let's talk Bacon. If you aren't a Jew or a Muslim you're gonna love this one ! (if so my apologies, see you next week with a new tip.) Now let's get started. Bacon is a cured meat, meaning that you use a natural way to prevent the meat from spoiling by way of salt, and often nitrites. Bacon traditionally comes from a pig. Although fake bacon recently has appeared made from turkey and other products. Which may have less saturated fat but is questionably healthier than good ole pork bacon. Pork bacon consists of both the meat of the pig, plus the fat, known as lard. Bacon usually comes from either the belly of the pig, the back or the sides. The amount of fat or lard in bacon depends on how fat the pig is, with the belly usually being fattier than the back, especially in America.

There are bacon beers, bacon bikini's, bacon martinis, bacon burgers, bacon ice-cream, bacon coffee, bacon candy, bacon toothpaste, bacon condiments, bacon, oh well you get the idea. We as Americans LOVE bacon ! By now you should be over the turkey industry telling you their product is healthier than pork baconBecause if you actually spent time reading the label of turkey bacon, you'd see it contains a laundry list of ingredients, many of which are not good for you such as hydrolyzed corn gluten, soy protein, wheat gluten, disodium inosintae, silicon dioxide and nitrites. Well today you're going to learn how to find your way around pork bacon. First a little history. In ancient times, whenever man found wild boar, he domesticated it, kept it, cared for it, and looked upon his pigs like a flock of little refrigerators with feet, they were future dinners waddling around the pen. From Europe to Asia to New Guinea, wherever wild boar were found, they were quickly turned into captive pork-making machines You are probably familiar with the phrase "bring home the bacon." In the twelfth century, a church in the English town of Dunmow promised a side of bacon to any married man who could swear before the congregation and God that he had not quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. A husband who could bring home the bacon was held in high esteem by the community for his patience. Bacon or bacoun was a Middle English term used to refer to all pork in general. The term bacon comes from various Germanic and French dialects. It derives from the French bako, Old High German bakko, and Old Teutonic backe, all of which refer to the back. Now there are special breeds of pigs particularly raised for bacon, notably the Yorkshire and Tamworth, and...FYI
  • Bacon is one of the oldest meats in history dating back to 1500 BC.
  • In the 16th Century, European peasants would proudly display the small amount of bacon they could afford.
  • 70% of all bacon in the US is eaten at breakfast.
  • Over 2 billion pounds of bacon is produced each year in the US.
  • Until the first world war, bacon fat was the cooking fat of choice in most US households.
The first large-scale bacon curing business was set up in the 1770's by John Harris in Wiltshire, England. Today, Wiltshire remains the main bacon-producing area of Britain. Columbus liked bacon. He brought pigs to the New World. John Harris liked bacon. We celebrate Columbus day every year. I think we should start celebrating Harris Day, too. At the very least, the man should have some statues raised in his honor. It took until 1924 before we had pre-packaged bacon, arranged in slices, the way we most commonly see it today. The Oscar Mayer company is responsible for that, and for the shingled arrangement of bacon in its package. It's not as if Americans didn't eat bacon before 1924. We ate plenty. But we are a lazy people, and the minute that bacon became a convenience food, and we didn't have to slice of a slab ourselves, we went crazy for it. 25 years later, 3 million companies were producing pork products in the United States, and most of those were makin' bacon. At this point in history, bacon was merely a food. It was eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was a survival protein during the Great Depression, because it was cheap and kept a little bit longer than other meats, and was as common as dirt. No one talked about bacon. No one obsessed over bacon. Bacon was just was an indestructible element of the American diet, as common as air.

Sadly some people still think saturated fats are evil, and as a result have banned bacon from their homes. However, fatty acid experts today emphasize that saturated fat from natural sources like meats, dairy, and tropical oils like coconut, and palm are not detrimental for our  health, but instead much better than the polyunsaturated and hydrogenated substitutes we've been recently using. Sure, maybe it's confusing to try and tell yourself that saturated fat isn't bad like we once thought. However, it's important that you realize that we were fed lies and deception that only made us fatter, sicker and more unhealthy. We need to change this way of thinking.
The bottom line is that saturated fats, like that found in bacon CAN and SHOULD fit into a healthy diet. A  healthy diet is low in sugar, processed carbohydrates, and synthetic chemicals, artificial sweeteners, or high fructose corn syrup, but high in fresh organic low-pesticide fruits, and vegetables, organic grass fed meats, wild caught fish, and organic nuts and seeds. To  understand why bacon, and the fat it's rich in, (lard) is a healthy choice for us to use in our diets along with other beneficial fats and proteins, let's look at the nutritional science of this food.

Stay with me now, if we take 1 tablespoon of pure lard, we see that is consists of an even balance of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, with some polyunsaturates and cholesterol (all animal fats contain cholesterol), but no trans fats. Specifically, it contains*:

• 5.9 grams of saturated fatty acids
• 6.4 grams monounsaturated fatty acids
• 2 grams polyunsaturated fatty acids (mostly omega-6)
• 14 mg cholesterol
* analysis from Mass Spectrometry at Univeristy of Alberta, 2003



If you compare lard to vegetable shortening, you get**:
• 3.8 grams saturated fatty acids
• 6.7 grams monounsaturated fatty acids
• 3.9 grams polyunsaturated fatty acids (mostly omega-6)
• 2 grams trans fatty acids (man-made)
• 0 mg cholesterol
**anaylsis from ESHA Food Processor


The trans fats, this man-made, fake lard substitute, has now been linked directly to heart disease morbidity and mortality, and there is a strong move to rid our shelves of this dangerous fat as soon as possible. As recently as this Friday the FDA is announcing it is moving to ban trans-fats. If your label reads hydrogenated oil those are trans fats !

According to about.com packaged sliced bacon can be kept in its unopened vacuum-sealed package in the refrigerator up to a week past the expiration date. Once opened, keep it tightly wrapped in a zip-top bag and use within one week. Sealed packages of bacon can be frozen up to one month before the fat begins to go rancid.  Consumers these days are in a non-fat mode. As a result, pork is about fifty percent leaner today than it was 30 years ago. A three-ounce portion of lean pork is only about 200 calories. For those on high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, bacon makes a great snack when fried up crispy. It supplies that crunch that is often missed on these diets, while most of the fat is rendered out. A standard cooked slice of bacon contains about 30 to 40 calories per slice, and even less if you cook it slowly until very crisp and drain well on paper towels. When cooking bacon, do not cook at high temperatures for long periods of time. High heat can turn the nitrite curing agents into nitrosamine. Nitrates are used to not only preserve color but also as a preservative agent to retard rancidity in the fat and kill botulism bacteria. Nitrites have been the subject of controversy as a potential cancer-causing agent in some animal experiments. There are nitrate-free bacon products on the market. Which I highly recommend. Check labels. 


Cured vs. Uncured
Curing is the process of preserving the meat and leeching out the moisture. Usually this is done by a mixture of salt, sugar, and sodium nitrates.

Uncured bacon, or bacon that does not have added nitrates, is derived from pork bellies. Uncured bacon is a misnomer because manufacturers still cure  the bacon, but use other types of natural brine. The USDA defines bacon as cured pork bellies with added synthetic nitrates or nitrites, so bacon without added chemicals is considered uncured. Bacon, either cured or uncured, is soaked in a brine to prevent botulism and to provide a recognizable flavor to the meat. Nitrates, which are naturally occurring compounds from plants, mix with certain bacteria to form into nitrites. Traditionally, bacon is cured in a mixture of salt and water with synthetic sodium nitrite added as a preservative. Uncured bacon uses a type of natural nitrates, found in celery powder or juice and sea salt, to obtain a similar bacon taste without using potentially harmful chemicals such as sodium nitrite. Uncured bacon is also known as nitrate free bacon and organic bacon. Unless it says "nitrate free" or "uncured" on the label, it will have sodium nitrates. Because of the difference in curing processes, uncured bacon is generally considered safer to eat. According to Applegate Farms, nitrites can potentially cause cancer in some situations. Under high heat, nitrites mix with amines, a compound naturally present in meat, to form nitrosamines, a carcinogen. A large-scale 2011 study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" found that participants who consume dietary nitrites had higher levels of gastrointestinal cancer. Other research have also confirmed that nitrosamines are human carcinogens.

Smoked vs. Unsmoked

Smoked bacon is the type generally consumed in the United States. The differences come in the type of wood used to smoke the meat. This is where the unique flavors come into play, as hickory smoked bacon has a different flavor from applewood smoked bacon, which is my personal favorite. While those two, are the more common woods used to smoke bacon, there are numerous others, depending on the chef and the locale.
According to ehow.com the differences between the two bacon types come from the way in which they are cooked. The smoked bacon is just that, smoked over a specific type of wood to give it a distinct flavor, unsmoked bacon is cooked to whatever specification the chef would like, with no flavor initiated into the meat before it is sold commercially. Geography also plays a role here, as unsmoked bacon is rarely consumed in the United States.

BACON GLOSSARY:

Pancetta
Pancetta is an Italian-style bacon that is cured with salt, peppercorns and cloves. Traditionally, pancetta is not smoked. Usually, pancetta is packaged in a roll like a sausage, and is sold to order by the slice.

Irish Bacon
This smoke-cured bacon takes on the appearance of a boneless pork loin roast. Irish bacon is lean meat obtained from the "eye" part of a piece of pork loin. This bacon can be sliced to any thickness desired.

Canadian Bacon
Similar to Irish bacon, Canadian bacon is also obtained from the pork loin. It contains less fat and calories than American-style bacon. This bacon is also sometimes referred to as "back bacon" because the meat for the bacon comes from the back of the pig.

American-Style Bacon
Virginia hickory smoked bacon is one of the most common types of American-style bacon. This type of bacon comes from the stomach of the pig. American-style bacon is cured in salt and then smoked; before slicing, the rind is taken off.

Slab Bacon
Slab bacon is a large, single piece of bacon with the rind left on. This type of bacon receives additional flavor when it's smoked.

Peppered Bacon
The name of this bacon says it all: The bacon receives a spicy coating of coarsely ground black pepper.

Apple Wood-Smoked Bacon
My personal favorite is smoked from burning pieces of apple wood which is the key to curing this bacon and infusing it with a apple sweet, rich flavor.

If you are concerned about your health, talk to your doctor before changing your diet. People with certain conditions, such as hypertension, maybe should avoid most bacon because of the high sodium content. Make sure you buy uncured bacon from a reputable company that uses natural ingredients. Good Luck...







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Monday, August 13, 2018

Aloe: A Gift From The Gods...

 
                                   Aloe Vera has been widely grown as an ornamental plant.

To date, to be truthful aloe has found a few other uses besides a ornamental desert plant. Aloe Vera juice, for instance is high in antioxidants and as a result boosts a person's immune system by detoxifying the body which helps to prevent illness, and everyone knows what to reach for when you get too much sun. Or when you get a kitchen burn. The Aloe Vera probably originated in northern Africa. It survives in areas of low natural rainfall. In history the Aloe Vera has been found in writings of many different cultures. As far back as the Greek, Egyptian, and Roman empires. References have also been found in writings from the early Indian and Chinese cultures. Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries, and it's therapeutic and healing properties have survived for over 4000 years. FYI the earliest record of Aloe Vera is on a Sumerian tablet dating from 2100 BC.

In 1862 it was discovered on an Egyptian papyrus writing that was dated 1550 BC, Egyptian Queens used it to enhance their physical beauty. It was used to great effect by Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian physicians. In the Philippines it is taken with milk for kidney infections. Aloes are referred to in the Bible, and legend suggests that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to secure supplies of Aloes to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers. Also the Bible mentions of removing Christ from the cross and wrapping his body in Aloes and Myrrh, in John 19:39. We find Aloe Vera appearing throughout history, for it's many uses. So, Aloe plant gel has been used for topical treatment for minor wounds and burns and skin irritations for centuries. However, made into a beverage and taken internally, it has been used to help many other conditions. Some of them are constipation, ulcers, diabetes, headaches, arthritis, and coughs. There are over 240 different species of Aloe, which grow in dry and arid climate zones of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Of all these different types of Aloe plants, only four are identified as fit for human consumption. Aloe Vera is one, it's non-toxic, with no known side effects. Aloe Vera is now widely used on facial tissues, where it is promoted as a anti-irritant to reduce chafing of the nose of users suffering hay-fever or cold. A component of Aloe Vera, namely acemannan, is an approved treatment for leukemia, which is believed to be caused by a virus similar to HIV. Aloe vera juice is also used to treat digestive problems, including heartburn, and ulcers. It is an anti-inflammatory, which can explain why it has an almost imediate effect when consumed. Medicinal uses of Aloe Vera are many and can improve your health considerably. It's important to note also that, it also prevents the causes for recurring yeast infections.

The sad truth is that Aloe Vera juice is one of the most adulterated health drinks on the market. Producers routinely dilute and add counterfeit chemicals, chemicals which are generally similar in molecular size to the natural elements of the juice, and which are designed to alter standard test results. The unadulterated one's are packed full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, that the body can use. Aloe Vera that comes directly from the plant is a yellowish liquid. It can be obtained by simply breaking off a piece of the aloe plant. The liquid will run out and can be applied topically. The leaves can also be crushed and used as a salve. The beneficial properties of the aloe plant come from the 20 amino acids it contains. It's used to support the natural healing of skin that has been damaged. Aloe Vera can also be made into juices, gels, powders and is often added to other products. For example it can be found in cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, food's, juices, antiseptics, and many other common products. Here are some of the health benefits:

  1. Aids in constipation.
  2. Aids in digestion and helps with stomachaches and heartburn.
  3. Helps to regulate blood sugars.
  4. Detoxifies the body and colon.
  5. Helps with weight loss by increasing metabolic rate to burn more calories.
  6. Improves circulation.
  7. Aids in healing damage to internal tissues.
  8. Regulates blood pressure.
  9. Strengthens immune system.
  10. Retards the growth of cancerous tumors.
  11. Helps to reduce inflammation.

A study conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center's Department of Physiology showed that rats who ingested Aloe Vera experienced a 10% increase in life span, 10% !!! and had a lower incidence of disease than the average rat population. The rats suffered no ill effects from ingesting the aloe. The International Aloe Science Council has shown that aloe can be used to reduce mouth pain and swelling after oral surgeries. Studies conducted by the council have also suggested that aloe vera can reduce the amount of bacteria found in the mouths of denture wearers. Aloe also helps to ease the pain of cuts and sores in the mouth.

Aloe Vera is also, often used in veterinary medicine. Aloe can be used to treat wounds, soothe irritated skin and clean ears in cats, dogs, horses and other pets. Dairy farmers sometimes supplement the diets of dairy cows with aloe to stimulate milk production and improve the animal's overall health. Aloe should never be used on an animal without first checking with your veterinarian, because Aloe is sometimes formulated differently or watered down when used for treating animals. The many benefits of this ornamental desert plant are not fully researched yet. In fact if you don't own a aloe vera plant, Why Not? I've heard of families that pass down aloe plants from generation to generation, and along with it, teaching the beneficial properties the plant contains. Use terracotta pots for them because they're porous. Potted aloe plants should be allowed to completely dry before watering. When they are potted aloes become crowded with "pups" growing from the sides of the "mother plant," they should be divided and re-potted to allow room for further growth of the mother. During winter, Aloe Vera may become dormant, so very little moisture is required. In areas that receive frost or snow, it has to be kept potted, indoors. More studies are in process now, to help us discover the many ways Aloe Vera can help to benefit the human body, but here are a few of the many things some have been successfully treated with Aloe:

Abrasions, Colds, Herpes simplex & zoster, HIV, Staph infections,Acne, Colic, Menstrual cramps & irregularity,Ulcerations, Allergies, Denture (gum) sores, Nausea, Burns, Epstein-Barr virus, Chronic fatigue, Hypertension, Stings, Constipation, Infections, Sunburns,Ulcerative colitis, Arthritis, Dermatitis, Parasites (especially protozoan infections), Vaginitis, Radiation Dermatitis,Warts,Viral infections, Contusions, Insect bites, Tendinitis, Allergies, Dandruff, Boils, Diabetes, Ulcers, Varicose veins, Bruises,  Edema, Psoriasis. 

Now, Aloe has been known to cause allergic reactions in some people, side effects are rare and Aloe is considered to be safe. So, not only is Aloe Vera good for all those things I've mentioned, it is also made up of components essential for our cells to do the jobs they were designed to do. Healthy Cells = Healthy Tissue, Healthy Tissue = Healthy Organs. Healthy Organs = GOOD HEALTH. Good Luck...






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Monday, July 9, 2018

The Sexy, Juicy, Always Healthy Pear

        The pear was likely cultivated by prehistoric man.

Since I'm sitting here slurping on, and enjoying one of the sweetest pieces of fruit I've ever eaten,  I give you the pear. There is convincing archeological evidence of prehistoric pears, from the excavation of the ancient lake dwellers in Switzerland. Chinese records show commercial pear cultivation as early as 5000 B.C., but ancient pears were smaller, and more bitter than today's fruit. After many generations of breeding, I ask you is there anything tastier than a cold juicy pear. Here's a little history. In the eighth century BC, In "The Odyssey," the Greek poet Homer claims pears are a "gift of the gods." Pomona, goddess of fruit, was a cherished member of the Roman Pantheon and Roman farmers documented extensive pear growing and grafting techniques. The Romans proceeded to use those grafting techniques to develop more than 50 varieties. They also introduced the cultivated pear to other parts of Europe. Thanks to their versatility and long storage life, pears were a valuable commodity among the trading routes of the ancient world.

Pears are often seen in the works of the Renaissance Masters, pears have long been an elegant still-life muse for artists. Pears are members of the rose family and related to the apple, and the quince. Just like some women, pears have a semi-rough exterior that bruises easily with buttery insides, and a large round bottom that tapers towards the top. In the 17th century modern pear cultivation began taking place in Europe, and as we all know on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a "partridge in a pear tree." A rhyme people have been singing since the 18th-century, accounting for the first of The Twelve Days of Christmas. English records show that in 1629, pears were sent by the Massachusetts Company to New England colonists to plant and grow into trees at Plymouth, MA. The first pear trees in America's eastern settlements thrived until crop blights proved too severe to sustain widespread cultivation. Fortunately, the pear trees that were brought west to Oregon, and Washington territories by pioneers in the 1800's thrived in the Pacific Northwest. Today's Northwest pear varieties are the same or similar to those first cultivated in France, and Belgium where they were prized for their delicate flavor, buttery texture, and long storage life. When more sophisticated irrigation and growing techniques were developed during the past century, pear orchards flourished dramatically in the Northwest's river valley regions from Northern Central Washington to Central Southern Oregon. Today, the pear orchards in Oregon and Washington are as specialized as the regions where they are grown. From small organic, to large commercial farms all contribute high-quality fruit to the Northwest's pear industry. Consumer interest and enjoyment of Northwest pears grows each year. Thanks to advancements in Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage technology, fresh USA Pears are available to consumers nearly year-round. The State of Oregon named the pear Oregon's official state fruit, and the USDA annually recognizes the pear by declaring the month of December as National Pear Month.

The USDA has found that pears have a very high Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. ORAC is a way of expressing a measure of the antioxidant activity of food. Antioxidants help prevent damage caused by free radicals, which are byproducts of reactions between oxygen and foods when energy is created. Free radical damage increases when diets are antioxidant-poor, because free radicals are allowed to roam the body damaging other cells and tissues. To reduce the chance of cell damage, I recommend a diet high in antioxidant foods, like pears and other fruits. Key nutrients in pears include vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, potassium, iron, fiber, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), niacin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese, fructose, glucose, sucrose, pantothenic acid, and vitamin E. Some of the important phytochemicals in pears are beta-carotene, caffeic acid, quercetin, pectin, and tocopherols. To determine the iron levels in a pear, see if it turns brown when cut. If it doesn’t turn brown, the iron content is very low or non-existent.


Here is a few of the health benefits of pears:

  • Help for Diabetics. Pears have a low glycemic index (GI) of just 38. Low-GI foods are digested and absorbed more slowly, producing a more gradual rise in blood glucose and insulin levels. Foods with a low-GI are recommended in the prevention of coronary heart disease and obesity, and in the management of diabetes. Particularly for diabetics, pears are one of the fruits that can improve blood glucose levels, help a person lose weight, and improve concentration. 
  • Non-Allergenic BenefitsPears are a hypoallergenic fruit, and are the only fruit allowed on elimination diets used to test allergy sufferers. This also makes pears and pear juice attractive for serving to small children because they are less likely to produce adverse reactions.
  • Cancer PreventionPears contain hydroxycinnamic acid, which has been identified as helping to prevent stomach cancer. At least one serving of apples and pears a day is associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer in women. The high vitamin C and copper content act as good antioxidants that protect cells from damage by free radicals. Studies have revealed that eating pears help protect women against postmenopausal breast cancer.
  • Pulmonary DiseaseEating pears appears to improve lung function and reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease symptoms such as breathlessness and coughing.
  • InflammationPears can be useful in treating inflammation of mucous membranes, colitis, chronic gallbladder disorders, arthritis, and gout.
  • Asthma PreventionAn Australian study has revealed people who eat pears regularly have the lowest risk of developing asthma.
  • Constipation. The pectin in pears is diuretic and may have a mild laxative effect. Drinking pear juice regularly is said to help regulate bowel movements. A high sorbitol content, plus extra fiber, makes pears ideal for persons suffering from constipation. 
  • Healthy Cholesterol Levels. Like other fruits, pears have been shown help sustain healthy cholesterol levels because of the high content of pectin. Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples. 
  • Bone HealthPears provide copper and vitamin C. They also have boron, which is needed for proper functioning of calcium and magnesium; boron helps the body retain calcium and thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.
  • Blood PressurePears have antioxidant and anticarcinogen glutathione, which help prevent high blood pressure and stroke.
  • EnergyYou can get quick and natural source of energy from pears, due largely to its high amounts of two monosacharides (fructose and glucose) and carbohydrates.
  • Sore Throat and FeverPears are known to have a cooling effect that is excellent in relieving fever. Some say the best way to bring a fever down quickly or sooth a sore throat is to drink a big glass of pear juice. The antioxidants will also build your immune system; so drink pear juice when you feel a cold coming on. One recommendation says that for vocal chord health, boil the juice of two Chinese pears with raw honey and drink it warm.
  • PregnancyThe high content of folate (folic acid) is thought to help prevent neural tube defects in infants.

  • Vision. Regular consumption of pears is thought to lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the main cause of vision loss in older adul

Your mother may have told you to eat carrots for your eyes, but it looks like fruit is even more important for keeping your sight. Data reported in a study which involved over 110,000 women and men published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily. Three servings of fruit may sound like a lot to eat each day, but pears can help you reach this goal. You can add sliced pears to your morning cereal, lunch time yogurt or green salads. For an elegant meal, decorate any main supper dish with slices of pear. They go with just about anything. Which brings me to after dinner. Pear deserts are some of the most heavenly on the planet bar none! You only need to spend  5 minutes on the web searching for pear related deserts, and your mouth will be watering, or I'll eat my hat! After desert there's the pear brandy one of the most unique liquors on earth, because the pear needs to grow inside the bottle that will later contain the brandy.




This practice of growing pears in the bottle is traditional in Alsace, France where pear brandy has been made for hundreds of years. Pear-in-the-bottle is highly labor intensive, requiring weeks of work putting the bottles on the trees in late May when the small pear will still fit in the neck of the bottle, tending them all summer, and picking them in late August. Since they use no preservatives or artificial cleaning solutions, each pear and each bottle must be painstakingly scrubbed by hand before they fill it with pear eau de vie for which they are known worldwide. Due to the unpredictable nature of pear growth from year to year the pear in the bottle is only available certain years. Now I ask you can you think of any reason you shouldn't eat more pears? Didn't think so. Go ahead try some different pears, or try a new pear desert, or some pear brandy. Good Luck...




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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wouldn't Be Summer Without Watermelon !!

                                            Watermelon, Summer Must Be Here...

If you are like me there is no other fruit you'd rather eat. So the question is, is watermelon really healthy, or just an over hydrated fruit in search of a liter of vodka. Is watermelon healthy for you? Well, if a watermelon could respond it would be insulted. This fruit is loaded with essential vitamins, and minerals. Though many people simply eat watermelon simply to curb their thirst during heat of summer time. To me, watermelon is like that song that brings back memories of that forgotten summer.


Of that fun picnic, a long time ago with family or friends, or that first kiss with a special girl. As the sugary juice runs between our fingers towards the elbow, and we practice accurate seed spitting. For some of these reasons, and others watermelon kinda got put on some seldom eaten fruit pedestal. Well there is no need for that! Watermelons are a great everyday fruit, and those memories, they aren't going anywhere. Watermelon is also packed with nutrients that can help you to maintain health for years down the line, but first a little history.

Evidence of watermelon cultivation in the Nile Valley, was found from the second millennium BC. Watermelon seeds have been found at Twelfth Dynasty sites and in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Watermelon is also mentioned in the Bible as a food eaten by the ancient Israelites while they were in bondage in Egypt. By the 10th century, watermelons were being cultivated in China, which today is the world's largest watermelon producer. By the 13th century, Moorish invaders had introduced the fruit to Europe, and the word "watermelon" made its first appearance in an English dictionary in 1615. Watermelons were grown by Native Americans in the 16th century. Early French explorers found the fruit being cultivated in the Mississippi Valley. Many sources list the watermelon as being introduced in Massachusetts as early as 1629. Today, farmers in approximately 44 states in the USA grow watermelon commercially,Georgia, Florida, Texas, California and Arizona are the USA's largest watermelon producers
Health wise, watermelon is rich in vitamin C,
first of all which is an excellent antioxidant. That makes it very heart healthy. As you should all know by now, antioxidants provide anti-aging effects by protecting the body from the onslaught of free radicals. (broken cells) With increase in age, the body becomes susceptible to ailments. For instance eyesight deteriorates as we get older. An easy way to keep these age related disorders at bay, is to consume substantial amounts of naturally occurring vitamin C, abundantly found fruits like watermelon. Also, Lycopene, a carotenoid that displays anti cancer properties is also an important constituent of watermelon. Studies show that that lower levels of lycopene in blood puts a person in the risk zone of prostrate cancer. Research also proves that lycopene can play a major role in reducing the chances of developing lung and colon cancer. So, including that daily serving of melon, which is an excellent source of lycopene, could actually stop cancer invasion. For a healthy heart, sufficient intake of dietary lycopene is very important also

 Health scientists are becoming more and more interested in the citrulline content of watermelon. Citrulline is an amino acid that is commonly converted by our kidneys and other organ systems into arginine. Higher levels of arginine can help improve blood flow and other aspects of our cardiovascular health. There's also some preliminary evidence from animal studies that greater conversion of citrulline into arginine may help prevent excess accumulation of fat in fat cells due to blocked activity of an enzyme called tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase, or TNAP. Cucurbitacin E is another unique anti-inflammatory phytonutrient (called a tripterpenoid) found in watermelon. Antioxidant carotenoids found in watermelon include significant amounts of beta-carotene.

See the thing of it is that when you eat few pieces of watermelon, you just smile, you feel good, you feel energized. You are transformed physically, and emotionally. Watermelon is very rich in vitamin B, to combat fatigue.Watermelon breeders discovered through cross breeding, a seed that grows a fruit that rarely develops seeds, although you may find some empty white seed coats. This melon's flesh is firmer because the usual softening of the fruit around the seeds does not occur. The 'Carolina Cross' produced the current world record watermelon weighing 262 pounds (119 kg). This fruit is also natural remedy to bring down high blood pressure levels. This is because watermelons are loaded with potassium, a dietary mineral that can restore healthy blood pressure levels. Doctors often prescribe potassium supplements to reduce high blood pressure. Talk with your doctor about having watermelon on a daily basis, instead of taking medications, it could be an effective way to lower high blood pressure.


Watermelon is so high in water content, it would be reasonable to assume that eating watermelon could also be helpful in treating dry skin problems. Drinking watermelon juice is used holistic medicine to assist in curing acne. It is also necessary to have a sufficient intake of vitamin C, for the production of collagen, a protein found in inner layers of the skin, Collagen basically provides elasticity to the skin and prevents wrinkling of the skin. Therefore eating watermelon (high in vitamin C) can certainly assist to slow down the aging of skin. Even applying the juice externally should be a good option also, to clear away the skin from blemishes.

The amount of protein in watermelon seeds is approximately 1 gram per 24 seeds. At this rate, we're likely to get several grams of protein when we eat several slices of whole, seeded watermelon. While we would not  depend on watermelon as a key protein food, this valuable amount of protein in it's seeds should at least remind us that a fruit like watermelon does have something to offer us in the way of protein benefits. One study showed that the iron and zinc in watermelon seeds is surprisingly bio-available also, at 85-90%. From providing a flawless skin, to boosting our energy level, to providing a reason for a relaxing daydream, watermelons health benefits are plenty, and keeping in mind that nutritional value of watermelon is very high also, the next time if anyone questions "is watermelon good for you ?" you can let them know all about this unique super fruit.
Good Luck...




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_ 6oz. premium tequila
_ 1.5oz cointreau liqueur
_ 1oz. Roses Lime
_ 16-20oz. Seedless Watermelon

splash of grenadine

 Use your blender to liquefy a small seedless watermelon first, then add the rest of the ingredients and blend, adding ice slowly until your desired consistency is reached. Serve in your favorite coupe or parfait glass with a lightly salted rim.





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