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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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Let's Take A look At That Cellulite

 
Say cellulite loud enough, every women's heads will turn

Most woman either "have cellulite" or know at least one other woman who suffers from this beauty crippling concern. If you have it, I'm sure you've heard many opinions, and read many articles on the subject. Today, I'm not going to look at the thousands of topical solutions, but rather I'm here to give you some helpful info from a different perspective. One that is sure to help you or anyone you might know who is looking for help with a plan for reducing or completely getting rid of cellulite. First things first. You don't have cellulite, cellulite  is not a thing. It's simply a word, derived from French and Latin roots, that is used to describe the bumpy/dimpled appearance of skin. (the roots are cellula and -itis)

Now, there are women who are thin with the appearance of cellulite, and there are women who are plump with no signs of cellulite at all. So what gives? Well lets back up a little to help us put this into perspective. First let's take two overweight women one without the appearance of cellulite, and one with the appearance cellulite. We have to first ask the question why, and second what causes the appearance of cellulite skin. Well if we were to analyze the fat from the 2 overweight women mentioned above we would find no physiological or biological difference in the fat, in their lower bodies. What we would find are some structural differences in their musculature, and connective tissue. Along with several other factors that are affected by lifestyle habits.
 
factors of cellulite skin Here's what we would find structurally. In the woman without the appearance of cellulite, the muscles beneath her fat are firmer, and more toned. The connective tissue that sits between the deepest layers of the skin and the outermost layers of the fat is tighter and smoother. Therefore the fat deposits themselves are more evenly distributed. In the second woman with the appearance of cellulite. The muscles beneath her fat are most likely very soft, and in appearance most likely droopy, or jiggly. The connective tissue that sits between the deepest layers of the skin and the outermost layers of the fat, will also be looser and not as taught. Giving the fat deposits opportunity for uneven distribution.

In addition to these differences in structure there are, most likely differences in lifestyle habits like:
Proper Exercise- improper exercise or no exercise causes muscles and connective tissue to go slack allowing fats to maneuver themselves  into a bumpy texture under your skin.
Nutrition- besides calories, and quality of foods you eat, several other factors can have a substantial impact on the appearance of cellulite, mainly sodium intake levels, and levels of hydration.
Smoking, excessive alcohol, or prescription drugs, all help to lessen the elasticity of the collagen in your skin.

Cellulite is always an outward symptom of a much larger problem. You lymphatic system is not draining, and relieving itself of triglycerides, fats, and toxins. Look at the factors above, and the factors that you, have control over. It's safe to assume that women who are affected by the appearance of cellulite, can reduce the appearance of that cellulite by incorporating habits of proper, and specifically targeted exercise, combined with healthy nutrition habits that take into account proper hydration, and reduced sodium intake.
Eating water-rich fruits and vegetables is an efficient way to consume the water that skin cells need to maintain healthy structure. The constant up, and down of yo-yo dieting also strains skin's elasticity. Keep your skin in shape by maintaining a consistent weight.  Lemon juice, water, and cayenne pepper, for breakfast helps metabolize those fat's too.

Now, lets go back to our original question about the thin woman with cellulite and the plump woman with no cellulite. It should be clear to you now that the appearance of cellulite in the thin woman has nothing to do with her size or having a different kind of fat under her skin but rather several structural factors that result in the dimpled and bumpy texture of the outer layer of the skin. It is also very likely that these structural factors are in addition to poor health habits and the lack of proper exercise. So these are the real reasons, and how this cellulite appearance, this adjective of a noun that doesn't exist, can be reduced or removed completely. The map to change the appearance of your skin, that's the easy part. The map to change you and your bad habits, well that's going to take a little work. Exercise is always the catalyst that drives change in the structural components, that make up the layers behind the surface of the skin. So exercise a little, and improve your diet, and loose that cellulite for summer.   Good Luck...





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Friday, April 27, 2018

Did Someone Say Bring The Lemons !!

   Lemons are one of those sexy "can't live without" fruits

Lemons have long history of health, and cosmetic benefits, and a kitchen without a lemon is a sorry place indeed. These yellow gems are culinary superheroes, that brighten the flavor of everything. From salad, to main course, to desert, and cocktails. The Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons, and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons. The two biggest health benefits are lemons strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers, and their use as a weight loss aid, because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances. Citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene, that promote immunity, and fight infection. It's widely presumed that lemons first grew in Southern India, northern Burma, and China. In South and South East Asia, it was also used as an antidote for various poisons. Lemons entered Europe near southern Italy around the 1st century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. However, they were not widely cultivated. They were later introduced to Persia, and Egypt around 700 AD.

The lemon was first recorded in literature in a 10th century Arabic essay on farming, and was also used as an ornamental plant in early Islamic gardens. It was distributed widely throughout the Arab world and the Mediterranean region between 1000, and 1150. The first substantial cultivation of lemons in Europe began in Genoa in the middle of the 15th century. It was later introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola on his voyages. Spanish conquest throughout the New World helped spread lemon seeds. It was used as ornament, and medicine. It was in the 18th and 19th centuries, when lemons were first used widely in cooking and flavoring, they were first planted in Florida and eventually moved west to California. In 1747, James Lind's experiments on sailors suffering from scurvy involved adding vitamin C to their diets with lemon juice. The average lemon contains approximately 3 tablespoons of juice. You should allow lemons to come to room temperature before juicing them it makes the juice easier to extract. Remember that lemons left unrefrigerated for long periods of time are susceptible to mold. In one of the most comprehensive scientific studies, researchers at Ohio State University  revealed lemon oil aroma used in aromatherapy may enhance mood and reduce anxiety. I know a few people that could use that tip, don't you. Check out these additional benefits:


  • Lemon contains citric acid, which can be effective in treating acne. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is vital for that healthy glowing skin while it's alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.
  • Research has shown that lemon balm has a calming effect, and therefore may be able to help with fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness, and tension. It is also believed that inhaling lemon oil helps with concentration and alertness.
  • The proven antibacterial, and antiviral properties of lemons can accelerate the healing process of mouth sores.
  • At the first indication of a cold, like a runny nose or sore throat, you should try to give your body as much immune-boosting vitamin C as you can so that the virus is eliminated before it gets a chance to take hold. Try drinking the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon in a glass of lukewarm water every 2 hours.
  • Experienced travelers know that when they add lemon juice to ordinary drinking water, in various localities, it acts as an antiseptic, and helps to prevent illness due to allergy to different water supplies.
  • Lemons can help freshen breath that has gone sour after consuming certain spices, alcohol, cigarettes, or that is caused by insufficient salivation.
  • Several studies have found that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (such as valerian, hops, and chamomile) helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep.
  • Even though it makes you pucker, lemon juice has a powerful alkaline effect in the body, and is therefore a natural agent to relieve excess acid.
  • Lemon oil has vessel-strengthening properties that can help fight varicose, and spider veins.

Also:

  1. Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection. It helps in production of antibodies in blood which attacks an invading microorganism and prevents infection.
  2. Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
  3. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) .
  4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer
  5. Lemons also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.
  6. Application of Lemon juice gives a glow to the skin.
  7. Grandma says a few drops of lemon juice in hot water will clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.
  8. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightener and skin bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.
  9. In your mouth lemon juice will relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.
  10. Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection.
  11. Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.
  12. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin.
  13. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills most bacteria and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.
  14. Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration in case of diarrhea.
  15. Lemon juice removes plaque, whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.
  16. Grandma says table spoon of thick lemon syrup everyday helps relieves asthma.
  17. Gargling lemon juice relieves sore throat.
  18. Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair.
  19. Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.
  20. Lemon juice helps to prevent and treats osteoarthritis.

Whew! The lemon is quite the little powerhouse. Not to "beat a dead horse" but lemon also freshens the air, lemon oil is used to condition wood products, and the acid in lemon juice will break down the alkaline minerals found in hard water, that ends up on glasses or windows. The juice of one lemon will also neutralize the chlorine in your bath water, and it's also great for getting odd smells out of your microwave. What WOULD we do without lemons indeed, the distinctive pucker taste of lemon makes it a key ingredient in many main dishes, and desserts around the world. It's great for our health, has many non-culinary uses, and fresh squeezed lemonade isn't a bad drink either.  So give fresh lemons a bigger place in your diet.At the very least we should all follow my grandfathers advise which was , "If life gives you lemons, find someone whose life gave them vodka" Good Luck...

Lemon Drop:

 Ingredients:


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1/4 sugar cube
  • crushed ice
  • 1/4 lemon, sliced
  • 1 sprig fresh mint


In a hand shaker, combine lemon juice, vodka and sugar, and ice. Shake till chilled, then pour into sugared rim martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice a mint sprig. Enjoy!!


...And For Your Skin






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Friday, March 23, 2018

What Would We Do Without Limes!

           Limes are acidic in taste, but are actually alkaline.

Although limes are acidic, they are considered to be a high alkaline food due to their alkalizing effect on the body when digested. Limes leave an alkaline ash residue after being digested. This ash residue aids in supplying the blood with more oxygen, which results in an optimally functioning body. They have an alkalizing effect because they contain high water content and low amounts of sugar. Limes are full of alkaline minerals that are extremely good for your health. Our bodies are supposed to be 80% alkaline and 20% Acidic. Therefore, alkaline foods such as limes are generally healthier for you, and they help balance your blood's Ph level. In central and south America people use limes all the time to flavor and preserve their food. In fact adding lime to your food is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Originating in Southeast Asia, limes found their way into Egypt and North Africa about 1000 years ago. From there the Moors carried them to Spain and it was during the Crusades that limes were then spread throughout southern Europe. Christopher Columbus brought the lime to the New World in 1493. In the eighteenth century, Scottish naval surgeon Sir James Lind learned by his observation of long-haul sailors that citrus fruits conquered the dreaded scurvy (lack of Vitamin C) which had devastated the ranks of the British navy more than any enemy.

Between 1795 and 1815, some 1.6 million gallons of lime juice drastically reduced the mortality rate of sailors. Along with their daily ration of rum, British sailors were required to consume a daily ration of lime juice, so British sailors became known as limeys. The introduction of limes to the United States began in the 16th century when Spanish Explorers brought the West Indies lime to the Florida Keys, beginning the advent of Key limes. There are two general varieties of sour limes available, the Tahitian and the Key. Among Tahitian limes are the egg-shaped Persian and the smaller, seedless Bearss. Key limes, famous for the pie bearing their name, are smaller and more acidic than the Tahitian variety. Limes contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. These flavonoids have been shown to stop cell division in many cancer cell lines, they are perhaps most interesting for their antibiotic effects. In West Africa where Cholera epidemics had occurred, the inclusion of lime juice during the main meal of the day was determined to have been protective against the contraction of Cholera.

In addition to their unique phytonutrient properties, limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature. Vitamin C is one of the main antioxidants found in food and the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body. Vitamin C travels through the body neutralizing any free radicals with which it comes into contact both inside and outside cells. Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes, and also cause a lot of inflammation, or painful swelling, in the body. This is one of the reasons that vitamin C has been shown to be helpful for reducing some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. FYI vitamin C-rich foods, such as limes, provide humans with protection against inflammatory polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis involving two or more joints. These findings, presented in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases were drawn from a study of more than 20,000 subjects. Not only that subjects who consumed the lowest amounts of vitamin C-rich foods were more than three times more likely to develop arthritis than those who consumed the highest amounts.

Now you know if you've been keeping up on this blog, free radicals can damage blood vessels and can change cholesterol to make it more likely to build up in artery walls. Vitamin C in limes can be helpful for preventing the development and progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. Vitamin C is also vital to the function of a strong immune system. The immune system's main goal is to protect you from illness, so a little extra vitamin C may be useful in conditions like colds, and flu. The disease-fighting compounds found in limes, are known as limonoids. According to the U.S. Agricultural Research Service, your body can readily absorb and use a specific, long-acting limonoid called limonin. Limes contain almost as much limonin as they do vitamin C. This compound, in a culture study, published in "Nutrition and Cancer" in 2001, as well as in laboratory studies on human and animals cells, as noted in a June 2003 article in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry," has been shown to induce cancer cell death and may be particularly beneficial for protecting against cancers of the skin, breast, mouth, lung, colon and stomach. Limonin's bioavailability and persistence may help explain why citrus limonoids are potent anti-carcinogens that may prevent cancerous cells from proliferating. Other natural anti-carcinogens are available for much less time. For example, the phenols in green tea and chocolate remain active in the body for just 4 to 6 hours.

A 50g (slightly less than 1/4 cup) of lime juice, provides 15 mg of vitamin C  25% of the recommended daily value. A 50g serving of fresh lime juice contains only 15 calories and is fat and sodium free, but provides an enormous amount of flavor. Just add it to your water bottle for the day. It will turn plain water into a calorie-free, tasty thirst-quencher. Use lime on salads, freshly grilled fish or vegetables, shellfish and other foods in place of high-calorie, trans-fat flavor enhancers. In addition to calories and trans-fat, (hydrogenated oils) other flavor enhancers may be high in sodium, and sugar exacerbating high blood pressure. Because lime juice is acidic, you can also use it to tenderize lean cuts of beef, or as a diet-friendly, heart-friendly marinade ingredient. One of my favorites is black beans with fresh lime juice squeezed over them, also:
  • Lime juice and oil are very beneficial for skin. It rejuvenates the skin, keeps it shining, protects it from infections and reduces body odor,with it's aroma
  • Limes aid in the digestion process, the acids stimulate the digestives system and increase secretion of digestive juices.
  • Limes are a great way to stay hydrated and refreshed. Mixing a glass of ice water and the juice from a full lime is healthy thirst quencher.
  • Limes can be used a disinfectant and antiseptic.
  • Limes are a great way of treating constipation, urinary disorders, and even gout.
  • Lime juice on the skin also repels insects.
  • Lime juice is an excellent weight reducer, and anti -oxidant drink. The citric acid present in lime is an excellent fat burner.
  • Limes anti-oxidant properties protect eyes from aging and macular degeneration.
Choose limes that are firm and heavy for their size, free of decay and mold. They should have a glossy skin that is deep green in color, limes turn more yellow as they ripen. Limes can be kept out at room temperature where they will stay fresh for up to one week after picking. Make sure to keep them away from sunlight exposure since it will cause them to turn yellow, and ruin the flavor. Limes can be stored in the refrigerator crisper, wrapped in a loosely sealed plastic bag, where they will keep fresh for about 10-14 days. Conventionally grown lemons and limes may be waxed to protect them from bruising during shipping. Since you may not be able to determine the source of these waxes, this is another good reason to choose organically grown limes. So next time you are drinking a glass of water, put a lime in it and give your body the vitamin C it needs. Good Luck...

Now it is the weekend, and I always feel obligated to help my readers relax. So with haste I must represent my very favorite way to get more limes in my diet with one of my all time favorites; the Tanqueray and Tonic with a Lime garnish...Enjoy!


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In a tall collins glass combine:
1 oz Tanqueray gin
3 oz tonic water 
1/4 oz lime juice
Ice
Garnish with a lime, and 



Have A Great Weekend!       




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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Agave Syrup Use It, Or Skip It ??


 
We continue our never-ending search for a healthy sweeteners.

So blue agave nectar has been sniffing around the health food scene for a few years now trying to convince us it's safe alternative to sugar, especially for diabetics. Well I do know one thing blue agave is great for, but we'll talk about that later. Let's take a look, at this relatively new to the market sweetener and see if it is all that they claim. Agave syrup/nectar, good, or bad?


First a little history. In the valleys that lie beside a volcano in the heart of the Tequila region, was the home of a complex society. It reached it's peak between 200 BCE and 350 CE. Archeologists estimate more than 50,000 people may have lived within 15 miles of the Tequila volcano. There are many accounts of agave nectar, widely used among the Pre-Columbian cultures. It was used as a flavoring for several desert type dishes, and as a sweetener when drinking cocoa. These specialty foods were prized because the raw materials had to be moved over long distances, very slowly. So items like these were highly valued and traded extensively throughout Mesoamerica. Archeologist have found evidence that sweet dessert-like substances made with toasted squash seeds or popped amaranth seeds and boiled agave syrup or honey were made and given as gifts and used as ritual offerings. Agave nectar (aguamiel) is harvested primarily in Southern Mexico from the agave varietal maguey shawii and from other members of the agave family, most related to the Blue Agave and other maguey species from which mezcal and sotal are made. However, there is a big difference in the harvesting process to obtain agave nectar as opposed to the production of tequila. Agave Nectar is NOT a natural sweetener, words like, raw, and all natural, should mean something. FYI, truth is agave nectar is neither truly raw, nor is it all natural. Based on the labeling, I could picture native peoples creating their own agave nectar from the wild agave plants. I mean, this was a traditional food, eaten for thousands of years. Nope, it is not. Native Mexican people do make a sort of sweetener out of the agave plant. It's called miel de agave, and it's made by boiling the agave sap for a couple of hours. Think of it as the Mexican version of authentic Canadian maple syrup.

This is not what agave nectar is. Agave nectar is a newly created sweetener, having been first developed in the 1990's. Agave "nectar" is not made from the sap of the yucca or agave plant but from the starch of the giant pineapple-like, root bulb. The principal constituent of the agave root is starch, and a complex carbohydrate called inulin, which is made up of chains of fructose molecules. The starch is similar to the starch in corn. Inulin is a highly indigestible fiber, that does NOT taste sweet, it comprises about half of the carbohydrate content of agave. The process by which agave glucose and inulin are converted into "nectar" is similar to the process by which corn starch, is converted into High Fructose Corn Syrup. The agave starch is boiled at high heat and subjected to an enzymatic chemical process that converts the starch into a fructose-rich syrup, they also use caustic acids, clarifiers, filtration chemicals. To produce anywhere from 70% to 90% fructose according to the agave nectar chemical profiles posted on agave nectar websites. Compare that to the typical fructose content of high fructose corn syrup which is very unhealthy at about 55%. Those levels we already know can cause significant liver damage, by causing insulin resistance, known as Syndrome X. Insulin resistance prevents the efficient conversion of food into energy by desensitizing the walls of your cells to insulin. Your insulin acts like "a key in a lock", allowing glucose (sugar) to pass through the cell wall and be converted to energy. Insulin Resistance prevents glucose passing through the "energy door" into the cell. As a result, the rejected glucose floats freely in the blood stream, causing elevated levels of blood sugar, which are sent to the liver. Once there, the sugar is converted into triglyceride fat and carried via the blood stream throughout the body in a process that can lead to plaque in your arteries, runaway weight gain, and obesity.

You may be thinking, "Hey, isn't fructose found in fruit?" If you are, you're right. Small doses of fructose with the accompanying enzymes and fiber found in fruit will never damage your health no matter how much fruit you eat. Drinking HFCS by the quart, like some people do in diet soda, is another thing all together. Concentrated refined fructose is not found in fruit, or anywhere else in nature. Concentrated fructose, is a man-made sugar created by a  refining process. Refined fructose lacks amino acids, vitamins, minerals, pectin, and fiber found in fruit. The body doesn't recognize refined fructose. So refined fructose is processed in the body through the liver, rather than digested in the intestine. Fruit sugar is digested in the intestine. Because fructose is digested in your liver, it is immediately turned into triglycerides or stored body fat. Since it doesn't get converted to blood glucose like other sugars, it doesn't raise or crash your blood sugar levels. Hence the claim that it is safe for diabetics, but it isn't. That's because fructose has another trick it inhibits leptin levels. Leptin is the hormone your body uses to tell you that you're full. In other words, HFCS and even worse agave syrup, makes you want to eat more. Besides contributing to weight gain, they also makes you gain the most dangerous kind of fat.


In my opinion from everything I've researched Agave Nectar is not good for you. It's not traditional, not natural, it's highly refined, and contains more concentrated fructose than high fructose corn syrup. Modern Agave nectar syrup is a triumph of marketing over science. True, it has a low-glycemic index, but so does diesel fuel, that doesn't mean it's good for you to eat. If you simply must have some sweets once in a while, a small amount of agave nectar isn't going to kill you, right away. Just don't buy into the idea that it's any better for you than cane sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup, and it will make you fat.

Now I do know one thing for sure Blue Agave is good for, and that's for making Tequila. The Mexican government controls the tequila brand and regulates production to protect quality. Premium tequila has a 100% agave label meaning that it only contains sugars from the blue agave, was bottled at a distillery in tequila country and has an alcohol content of 70 to 110 proof. The town of Tequila, Mex. has ultra-modern distilleries of the largest Tequila companies, and small family-run estates where tequila is still produced using artisanal techniques.

Know Your Tequila:

Tequila Blanco or white tequila is bottled immediately after being distilled. Sometimes colorants such as caramel are added to produce Tequila oro.
Tequila Reposado: is white tequila that is kept in white oak casks for more than two months and up to a year. The result is a mellower flavor and bouquet.

Tequilañejo: is aged in white oak casks for more than a year, acquiring an amber color and distinctive smooth flavor. Some aged tequilas are stored in oak barrels for up to eight years and are known as Reserva.

Tequila aside from what it's detractors have to say has many quality attributes not the least of which are, in small doses it can be a relaxing way to end the work week, it can aid in your socialization skills, it can make your cloths fall off rather easily. Also it is a rather dependable sleep aid. So there you have it.Blue Agave Nectar = BAD... Blue Agave Tequila GOOD !!! Good Luck...




      
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hey! Don't Grab My Nut's !


              
Nuts and their oils are unsaturated and extremely healthy. 
 
With all the empty calorie, inflammatory fast food choices that Americans are overwhelmed with every day, sometimes it's better to just grab your nut's. There are many ongoing studies that have suggested that nuts are a beneficial food in lowering the risk of heart disease and perhaps conditions like high blood pressure, by increasing circulation. The fat found in nuts is polyunsaturated and mono-saturated non-artery-clogging fat and this is why nuts are considered healthy despite their high fat content.

Nut Yoga pictures The important thing to remember is the portion size. Nuts should be eaten in small amounts, not more than 2 or 3 handfuls at a time. Although they can be eaten a many times throughout a day. Just don't eat a large amount at any one time. A handful of nuts may not seem like enough of a snack, but if you're still hungry, have a piece of fruit with your handful of nut's. Nuts are a healthy source of plant protein and can be used dishes like stir fries or to top casseroles, salad's, or yogurt . Lightly roasted pecans or walnuts served over unsweetened applesauce is a great dessert. The fat in nuts is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts are especially high in these important fatty acids, but all nuts are considered healthy because of their protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins. Nuts are also a source of Vitamin E, fiber, folic acid and antioxidants as well as minerals such as magnesium, zinc and copper. Here's how a few of my favorites rate:

My favorites:
        Pecan Nuts

  • Are a good source of protein, pecans are high in unsaturated fats
  • They contain a reasonable amount of fiber, and modest amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc
  • Pecans naturally provide the body with zinc, which helps the body produce testosterone, the hormone that perks sexual desire in men and women. 
  • Pecans have been found to lower LDL cholesterol in people with normal lipid levels. 
  • 1 ounce (20 halves) of pecan nuts contains 196 calories


         Pistachio Nuts
  • Pistachio nuts are a good source of protein, and contain valuable amounts of fiber, with some iron, zinc, calcium, and vitamin A.
  • Pistachio nuts are a rich source of many phyto-chemical substances including carotenes, vitamin E, and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds, that protect the body from diseases, cancers, as well as infections.
  • They also contain significant amounts of vitamin E and potassium
  • One ounce of pistachios contains 161 calories
     
       Peanuts
  • Actually belong in the legume family along with peas, beans and lentils
  • They are high in protein and comparatively low in fat
  • They are also a good source of fiber, magnesium, iron and zinc, and an excellent source of vitamin D
  • Try to buy the unsalted varieties when possible
  • One ounce of peanuts contains 161 calories
       Walnuts
  • Walnuts are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats
  • They provide protein, iron, zinc, vitamin E. 
  • Walnuts contain a compound known as ellagic acid; ellagic acid bolsters the immune system and might have anti-cancer properties. The FDA, has recently declared that 1.5 ounce of walnuts per day may help reduce the risk of heart attack.
  • Walnuts have become well-known, for their high omega-3 fatty acid content.
  • One ounce of walnuts contains 185 calories

        Cashew Nuts
  • Cashews are a good source of potassium, protein.
  • They also provide vitamin A and iron
  • Cashew nuts also contain zea-xanthin, an important pigment flavonoid antioxidant, which selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes. It is thought to provide antioxidant and protective UV ray filtering functions and helps prevent age-related macular degeneration.
  • Fresh nuts should last for 5-6 months stored shelled inside an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • One ounce of cashew nuts contains 157 calories

         Pumpkin Seeds
  • Seeds are lower in fat than most other nuts 
  • They are a good source of fiber, magnesium and potassium, and an excellent source of protein, iron, phosphorus and zinc.
  • Pumpkin seeds contain protective compounds called phytosterols, which may be responsible for shrinking the prostate.
  • Eat them in both sweet or savory dishes, or spicy with chili powder on them.
  • One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 153 calories
        Sunflower Seeds
  • They are a good source of potassium and phosphorous
  • They also contain protein, B vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc. Sunflower seeds are incredible sources of folic acid. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis.
  • They are one of the best sources of vitamin E
  • They can be eaten raw, toasted, or sprinkled over salads, breakfast cereals, muffins, or over grilled fish
  • 1 ounce of sunflower seeds contains 165 calories

In a study reported in the June, 2007 Journal Of Lipids Research notes that in addition to being rich sources of oleic and palmitoleic acids, nuts contain polyphenol compounds that lead them to conclude that consumption of nuts can be expected to confer health benefits. They published a study that examined the effects of macadamia consumption on biomarkers of oxidative stress, coagulation and inflammation in males with high cholesterol levels. Seventeen such males were given macadamia nuts equivalent to 15% of energy intake for a period of 4 weeks. As expected by the researchers, monounsaturated fatty acids were elevated in the plasma lipids of all study participants following the period of consumption of macadamias. Plasma markers of inflammation and oxidative stress were significantly lower. This study demonstrated for the first time that short-term macadamia nut consumption favorably modifies the biomarkers of oxidative stress, thrombosis and inflammation, the risk factors for coronary artery disease, despite an increase in dietary fat intake.

  • Carry them along with you wherever you go
  • There is no need of special containers or carry boxes.
  • They have long shelf life. Unlike fruits and vegetables, nuts are almost non- perishable.
Compared to a McDonalds cheesburger, Nuts have 6% carbs (fiber), 80% fats (good fats), 14% protein. The cheesburger on the other hand has, 40% carbs (empty calorie white flour bun), 40% saturated fat (artery clogging fat) + trans-fats (artificial artery clogging fat's) 20% protein. Now nut's you can enjoy wherever you want, whenever you like. Nuts are storehouse of health benefiting poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidants such as carotenes, resveratrol, lutein, cryptoxanthin etc. These compounds have been found to be protective against cancers, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer's disease, and viral/ fungal infections. They are rich source of all important omega-3 essential fatty acids like Linoleic acid, α-Linolenic acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic acid, Docosahexonic acid etc.

Research studies have suggested that n-3 or ω-3 fatty acids by their virtue of anti-inflammatory action helps to lower the risk of blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon and prostate cancers. They contain very good levels of vitamin-E, a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant. Vitamin E is required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin; thus, protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals. Nuts nutrition provides many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Nutrition is total in nuts in the sense that in addition to oils, vitamins and anti-oxidents they are rich source of minerals. A real super food nuts are. Unless you have a nut allergy in which case you have my sympathy. For the rest of us, a good nutritional choice when you're in a hurry or on the run or relaxing with a beer or cooking dinner. Just grab your nut's, but remember never grab your neighbors nuts, unless they ask you to. Good Luck...





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