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Liver and Onions are a healthy dish

Liver and Onions are a Power Food for Active People

Liver and Onions are a Power Food for Active People

A powerhouse of Nutrients

Liver for Active People

Snack Food Needn’t be Just Silly Carbohydrates

Liver is a power-house of nutrition. Beef liver is low in Sodium and is a good source of Iron, Zinc and many other nutrients the body needs—including Copper and Selenium.

I bought a pound of liver and cut it into pieces—bite size pieces. I put some onions into my Life Time electrified skillet, and got them pretty well done. (In my awesome brilliance, I had fried some good bacon from Doyle’s market. The  bacon grease and onions make me happy.)

Get the Onions Partially Fried First

Now comes the liver. I pushed the onions to one side and got the liver started. Didn’t take long. Then I mixed the two together and carefully fried the liver. Didn’t take long.

Nutritious Snacks for Healthy People

Now I have finger-food for when I need a snack—this will keep in the refrigerator for a week, but will not last that long. “He, he, he.” This, for me, is a good low carbohydrates  health food.

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humble tuna salad

Tuna Salad for Health and Energy

Tuna Salad for Health and Energy­­

humble tuna salad

The Humble Tuna Salad

This Tuna Salad will promote a healthy mind and  body.

It will supply probiotics to repair the damage done by the preservatives in processed food. If you want to run a marathon or do your daily work––eat food like this wonderful salad.

I like this humble Tuna Salad as a complete meal because it provides me with energy that lasts many hours. This Salad has greens, protein, and carbohydrates; everything here is compatible for good digestion.

This salad will keep for a week in the refrigerator; if the eggs and tuna are kept separate it will travel well without refrigeration. For travel, the eggs can be kept in vinegar and water; the tuna can be left unopened.

Ingredients: Spinach, green olives, red onions, fermented garlic, celery, boiled eggs, blond raisins in gin, sauerkraut, black raisins, hard cheese, Limburger cheese, Olive oil, and Balsamic vinegar. Many other items of the same type can be added, as desired. Use whatever is available. Use your imagination.

Limburger cheese and other natural cheeses will add a multitude of probiotics to your body. Do not use “American processed food product as a cheese–it is not cheese. It is a dead substance.

Cut all the ingredients into bite size pieces and mix in a large bowl.

This will feed one Old Goat for several meals.

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Eight of Ten several times each week.

Cranberries are a Healthy Medicine

Cranberries are a Healthy Medicine

Cranberries are a Powerhouse of medicine and food value 

The Indians called cranberries “Bitter Fruit.”–they deserve a better reputation.

  • Cranberries are low in calories.
  • Cranberries will impart an interesting flavor to many dishes.
  • Cranberries improve immune function and may prevent certain types of cancer–including breast cancer.
  • Cranberries fight urinary infections.
  • Cranberries are loaded with polyphenols that fight infections.
  • A dozen cranberries several times each week is all we need.
  • Cranberries tartness will replace vinegar or lemon to flavor salads.
  • Just toss a few into your salad dish or chop them up.

Most, if not all of the commercial cranberry drinks are not of much value. They are just a sweetened drink. Make your own, or just eat the interesting tasting berries.

Cranberries are economical and available year-round. They freeze well and

 

Please see: (Dr. Timothy Boon, PhD., vice dean of Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Huston.)

Cranberries and Cranberry Juice is Healthy Medicine.

Cranberries are a Powerhouse of medicine and food value.

The Indians called cranberries “Bitter Fruit.”–they deserve a better reputation.

  • Cranberries are low in calories.
  • Cranberries will impart an interesting flavor to many dishes.
  • Cranberries improve immune function and may prevent certain types of cancer–including breast cancer.
  • Cranberries fight urinary infections.
  • Cranberries are loaded with polyphenols that fight infections.
  • A dozen cranberries several times each week is all we need.
  • Cranberries tartness will replace vinegar or lemon to flavor salads.
  • Just toss a few into your salad dish or chop them up.

Most, if not all of the commercial cranberry drinks are not of much value. They are just a sweetened drink. Make your own, or just eat the interesting tasting berries.

Cranberries are economical and available year-round. They freeze well.

Please see: (Dr. Timothy Boon, PhD., vice dean of Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Huston.)

 

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Nutrient Dense Foods for Health and Vitality.

Nutrient Dense Foods for Health and Vitality.

Nutrient dense foods provide the raw materials to grow and maintain a healthy body.

Our bodies need vitamins, minerals, trace elements and thousands of phytochemicals (Plant nutrients).

We need this never-ending supply in order to maintain our hundred trillion cells in their never-ending struggles to keep us alive. Each cell is a tiny factory with three to five million events taking place at any one time.

Most–or all of these important nutrients are stored in our fat cells, bones, muscles and various little warehouses scattered throughout our bodies. We can survive for many weeks without food—but not without water.

These nutrients can be easily destroyed or damaged by the processing and preparation that seems necessary to appease our appetites. Minimal preparation will do minimal damage to these fragile nutrients. Heating above135 degrees does the most damage. Therefore it is best to eat them raw—or at least minimally cooked.

The body will make its own protein—just like cows, horses, deer or Great White Apes do. Just give yourself the raw materials … enzymes. These and many other important nutrients are available in the storehouses of food like nuts, berries and raw greens.

Eat a wide variety of brightly or densely colored and, preferable raw, vegetables, nuts, fruit and grains. I am not sold on wheat and other cereal grains as they have an awful lot of starch and they make me too placid, sleepy or tired.

Food supplements and vitamins are also off my list—I don’t think that I need them. If you have special needs that are not met by your diet, you might need them. The Cleveland Clinic book on Healthy Heart and Lifestyle says they aren’t of much value. You should get your needs from your food. They say, for example that raw broccoli will release valuable nutrients as you chew it and these must combine as they are released in combination with other nutrients that are released at the same time.

Collard greens and other unprocessed foods have kept the hard-working people healthy for thousands of years—give it a try, you might like it.

T. Collin Campbell, PhD (Coauthor of international bestseller The China Study is an interesting read doe this type of thinking.

David Wolf, Author of The Sunfood Diet Success system also has an interesting read on raw foods.

 

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Blackstrap Molasses for Health and Energy

Blackstrap Molasses for Iron and Energy

Blackstrap Molasses for Health and Energy

Blackstrap molasses is a wonder food as it is chocked full of trace elements like magnesium, manganese, iron, copper and potassium, calcium, selenium and a host of other trace elements. It is lower in calories than other sweeteners.

Blackstrap molasses is a sweetener that is actually good for you. Unlike refined white sugar and corn syrup, which are stripped of virtually all nutrients except simple carbohydrates, or artificial sweeteners like saccharine or aspartame, which not only provide no useful nutrients but have been shown to cause health problems in sensitive individuals, blackstrap molasses is a healthful sweetener that contains significant amounts of a variety of minerals that promote your health.

Switching from nutrient-poor sweeteners like white sugar or corn syrup or from potentially harmful fake sweeteners like aspartame or saccharin to nutrient-dense blackstrap molasses is one simple way that eating healthy can sweeten your life.

Potassium is an especially important mineral for athletes since it is involved in carbohydrate storage for use by muscles as fuel and is also important in maintaining the body’s proper electrolyte and acid-base (pH) balance. When potassium levels drop too low, muscles get weak and athletes tire more easily during exercise, as potassium deficiency causes a decrease in glycogen (the fuel used by exercising muscles) storage. Simply by adding two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses to your morning smoothie, you can supply 9.7% of your potassium needs for the day along with a healthy dose of carbohydrates to burn.

Blackstrap molasses is not a commonly allergenic food and is not known to contain measurable amounts of oxalates or purines.

In addition, blackstrap molasses is a good source of vitamin B6 and selenium.

In addition to providing quickly assimilated carbohydrates, blackstrap molasses can increase your energy by helping to replenish your iron stores. Blackstrap molasses is a very good source of iron. Particularly for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency, boosting iron stores with blackstrap molasses is a good idea–especially because, in comparison to red meat, a well-known source of iron, blackstrap molasses provides more iron for less calories and is totally fat-free. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.

If you’re pregnant or lactating, your needs for iron increase, and blackstrap molasses is a healthy way to get quick supply. Growing children and adolescents also have increased needs for iron. Just 2 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses will sweetly provide you with 13.3% of the daily recommended value for iron.

When you awaken through the night and need comfort food try a spoonful of molasses and a short drink of warm water—works wonders.

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Eat the Avocados for Health

Fear Not the Healthy Avocado
Gerald L. Kyle
WWW.healthyoldgoat.com

Fear not the mighty avocado
With its tough skin
And one seed
And powerful reputation

With the essential amino acids
And health-promoting omega 3s
Classed as a protein food
And good for PH balance diet

With a sharp knife cut in
Through the skin
And all the way around
Against the seed

Grab with both hands
And wiggle each half a little
For ease of separating
From the seed

With a sharp spoon
Remove the tasty treat
It’s also good to eat
From the shell

To make it pretty
You may slice the thing
Into sections
Like a tangerine

Many ways to eat it
May be mixed
With onions and such
Made into that awful sounding
Stuff called guacamole

This wonderful fruit
Will help you sleep well
If ate late
As a snack
In the shack

 

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Why Eat the Greens

Why Eat the Greens

 

The great world of greens will lend body and soul

To aid and abet our quest for healthy eating

Loaded with cancer fighting phyto—nutrients

These lowly greens launched all animal life

Long time ago

 

Packed with energy, not starches and sugars

No calorie counting is needed

Heart healthy and cholesterol friendly

They help build strong bodies, muscles and bones

And lower blood pressure

 

Packed with trace elements too numerous to name

Tiny natural combinations take place in chewing

Medical science is beginning to notice

And our hundred billion cells cry for these

And they each await

And hope that we drink from

This Holy Grail

 

Lurking in the produce section of our marked

These denizens of the land of plenty

Misunderstood and shunned as unprofitable

By the processed food industry

 

Abandoned by the public

In favor of taste sensations in each bite

All food must be sugared, flavored and texturized

Two chews max, and it must slide

Down the hatch—value be damned

 

If we want to regain a healthy nation

We must return to a healthy diet

On greens we can depend

To keep us healthy

And be our medicine

 

Minimally cooked, on low heat

Preferable raw, is best to eat

As natural as we can obtain

Our health to sustain

 

Gerald L. Kyle

 

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