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Germs vs Probiotics

Remove the Food Preservatives that Kill the Probiotics in Your Gut

Food Preservatives Kill the Probiotics that Digest our Food

Germs vs Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that are necessary for good digestion.

Remove the Food Preservatives that Kill the Probiotics in Your Gut

  • Did you know that food preservatives are needed to help get fresh produce from around the world to our table? However, these can cause us digestive problems–like diarrhea.
  • It can also cause diarrhea and other food sensitivities in some people.
  • Sulfur dioxide is one antibacterial agent that is added to our produce to retard spoilage by killing the flora and “fungus-es.” (little humor there)
  • Food preservatives kill the probiotics,” the good bacteria”, and the bad bacteria, in our intestines. They also harm our immune system and make us more likely to get sick.
  • When we eat, what we think is a healthy salad, it might not be so healthy to our intestines.

Washing our produce can remove most of the food preservatives

  • We can remove most of the food preservatives from fresh produce by washing with plain water; others can be, neutralized, with a solution of 1/5 vinegar and water.
  • Probiotics—are the friendly little guys who digest my food. We have about 16 trillion of these in the average gut.

Protect  your body by adding some probiotics to each meal

We need to add probiotics to each meal to replace those killed by the preservatives in our food. Probiotics can be found in most cheeses, raw sauerkraut, kimchi, live culture yogurt and raw vegetables which are killed by cooking.

Sauerkraut is Easy to Make–Right in Your Kitchen

Remember folks, a little bit of attention to our food will pay big dividends to you health and happiness as we march on into our future.

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Tuna Salad for Health

Healthy Tuna Salad Breakfast

Healthy Tuna Salad Breakfast

Tuna Salad for a Healthy Breakfast

Tuna fish in extra virgin olive oil

This breakfast provides a host of nutrients for a hungry brain and body. The black olives, hard cheese, fermented garlic, raw red onions, gin-soaked raisins, hummus, sautéed portabella mushrooms, and free-range eggs contain trace elements that the body craves.

These foods are all compatible and digest well together

These foods are all compatible and will digest well. Some Limburger Cheese would help too, but I left it out because this salad already contains about 5,000 calories.

Raw sauerkraut in your diet every day

Raw sauerkraut rules the meal, with over 400 types of probiotics and lots of fiber, you will be happy and healthy (live yogurt contains 2 or 3 types of probiotics.) Extra virgin olive oil will provide lots of Omega-3 oil for a healthy body and brain. The tuna fish is also loaded with omega-3 oils that are important for health–especially brain health.

Nutritious Eggs

Brown Eggs for Nutrition

Pomegranate Juice For Health

Pomegranate Juice is a powerful drink that provides many health benefits. A few ounces of Pomegranate juice and a spoonful of Jo’s Fire Cider will make your days’  journey more fun.

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Eat greens, especially, raw greens.

We are at risk of Iodine deficiency diseases

We are at risk of Iodine deficiency diseases

Eat greens, especially, raw greens.

Greens have iodine that we need in our diet

Iodized Table Salt Is  Important to Your Health

Iodine deficiency is our problem. For 50 years, we have been told we are eating too much salt, and now we are iodine deficient. Our laws don’t require food processors to  use iodized salt–other countries laws do.

Iodine from sea kelp is cheap in your local health food store, (about $6.00 for a year’s supply) and 4-5 drops each day is all we need.

We are not eating enough greens grown in fertile soil and we are not getting fish that is raised on natural foods.

Iodine Deficiency Causes Thyroid Disease

When I was a child, in the 1940s many older people had goiters, a tennis-ball sized growth on the side of their necks. The problem was caused by lack of iodine in their diet that caused thyroid disease.

Two hundred years ago, the French nutritional chemist, Jean Baptiste Boussingault, recommended the distribution of naturally iodized salt to prevent goiters; our country did so in the 1920s.

In the 1920s, the federal government mandated that all table salt be iodized.

Collard greens are economic for health

Steam collard greens for health

We now have an Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency in this Country

Symptoms of Thyroid Deficiency: Fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Down’s syndrome, mental retardation, cold hands, depression, dry skin, cold hands–the list is long.

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Squash can be a good source of a lot of nutrients

A Nutrient Deficient Diet Can Kill You

A Nutrient Deficient Diet Can Kill You

Coleslaw for Probiotics

Coleslaw for Health

Most American’s diet is Nutrient deficient.

A nutrient dense diet as a salad

A nutrient dense diet as a salad

Our bodies need dozens of nutrients to stay healthy and prosper into old age. These can be obtained from our daily food supply without too much of a problem. Every one of these doesn’t need to be consumed daily–a few times a week is all that is needed. To avoid a nutrient diet, eat a wide variety of food each day.

Nutrient Deficiency Diseases

Scurvy-old–sailors disease, also known as Beriberi; Rickets-deformed bones, Goiters, Pellagra-referred to as “three D’s”-diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia, and night vision problems, are all caused by nutrient deficiency.

A Nutrient Deficient Diet can be avoided

The four nutrient groups: vitamins, fats, proteins, and minerals, must be included in our diets. They don’t need to be in every meal. For instance, the body stores calcium in our bones; this is removed for use, as needed, and restored when available.

We need about 25 minerals in our diets, these include , tin, iron, aluminum, lead, mercury, copper, sodium and calcium.

Your Body Will Make its own protein and B1 Vitamins. For instance, vitamin Bis created by fermentation in the large intestine and is absorbed into the body. This demonstrates a need for probiotics. Vitamin B1 is an important nutrient that helps prevent many diseases.

Important Sources of Nutrients

A widely varied diet will include most, or all, of the needed nutrients. Green vegetables–especially raw greens; fish, red meat, berries like cranberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries; red meat, fish, and cheese are good sources. Look for food with lots of colors–like black olives, cherries, and raisins

We Don’t Eat Just Because We are Hungry

If you want to lose weight, start adding more nutrient dense food to your daily regimen. This may be all that is needed for your body to say “Hey there, I am satisfied.”

When we think we are hungry our body might be telling us it needs nutrients that we are not providing. I knew a child who chewed on the wooden door frame. No one questioned if she was nutrient deficient.

Mankind Existed and Flourished By Hunting and Gathering

Throughout our long history, our ancestors ate whatever they found; this provided a well-balanced and varied diet. Our bodies learned to store nutrients for further use.

This is only a short list of the many; remember that 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said, “All diseases began in the gut.”

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watermelon

Watermelon is a Wonderful Health Food

Watermelon is a Wonderful Health Food

We need more watermelon in our diet.

watermelon is a wonderful health food

Watermelon is a wonderful health food.

For the hot days of summer watermelon will hydrate our bodies and provide many nutrients, including those precious trace elements that are so elusive in our daily diets.

If you are active in sports, or working out in the sun—eat plenty of the affordable watermelon.

Who would ever think that the watermelon would rank so high on the health food list?

  • Watermelon is loaded with many nutrients like lycopene, potassium, vitamins A, B6 and the all important vitamin C.
  • It is one of the most powerful body-healing foods. Watermelon has benefits that include helping your brain and all the rest of your body.
  • The watermelon is a low fat food that helps your eyes, heart, immune system, kidneys, improves blood flow and helps build strong bones.
  • Watermelons are amazingly high in vitamin C.

I like to freeze watermelon in one quart plastic bags winter use but, watermelon are now available all winter.

 

 

 

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roasted carrots for health and fun

Baked Carrots for Health and Fun

Baked Carrots for Health and Fun

roasted carrots

Roasted carrots for fun and happiness.

In my relentless search for healthy eating I learned to like carrots.

Carrots are the darling of most health coaches today. They are an ancient food that has helped keep civilizations alive during hard times. Carrots are one of the most widely used and enjoyed vegetables in use today.

  • Carrots promote good digestion, and very few people are allergic to these tasty root vegetables
  • Baked carrots especially, can be important to folks with digestive problems.
  • Carrots have a well-rounded array of vitamins and minerals that are important to our health: vitamin K, E, B2, copper, folate, B6, C, Potassium and panthothenic acid. Carrots contain beta-carotine which is converted to vitamin A in your liver.
  • Researchers have concluded that carrots are heart-healthy.
  • Carrots have important antioxidants that may help prevent cancer.
  • Carrots are important to your eyes. Foods rich in beta-carotine can help protect and improve your eyes.
  • Carrots are useful for enhancement of brain function and memory improvement.
  • Carrots may help protect your liver.

I avoid “Baby Carrots” because they are not really baby carrots.

Baby carrots in today’s marketplace, are whittled down carrots and bits and pieces of carrots that have been salvaged. They may be what is left of big carrots that have are the remains after

Be Aware that Carrots are Energy Producing nutrients.

For active people carrots are a good energy food. Besides containing lots of food value they contain a lot of natural sugar for runners and football players.

Although many dieters like to eat carrots, they do contain a lot of natural sugars.

Dips and dressings often are contain ad-ins that are better left out.

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butternut squash

Eat Butternut Squash as a Healthy snack

Eat Butternut Squash as a Healthy snack

Butternut squash  is a healthy snack for busy people.

  • The hard fighting Indian, Geronimo, ate squash.
  • School teachers, cops, office workers, bus drivers and construction workers need a quick pick-me-up between meals.
  • Eat butternut squash when you need a snack that doesn’t put flab on your waist and butt.
  • Butternut squash is an excellent source of good carbohydrates.
  • Butternut squash is loaded with nutrients for your health.
  • Butternut squash helps lower the blood pressure and helps prevent cancer.
  • Butternut squash helps avoid constipation.
  • Butternut squash is great for healthy skin and hair.

    butternut squash quick snacks for busy people

    The butternut squash is a delicious quick snack for busy people.

Butternut squash travels well.

It doesn’t need refrigeration between meals and is friendly to the digestive system. It stays with you longer than doughnuts and is not greasy.

Make it into patties for easy traveling.

Preparation:

  • Cut the bugger in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
  • Slather with olive oil.
  • Place it , upside down, into any convenient pan.
  • Bake for about one half hour; until it is soft.

My favorite way to eat this delicious food is to eat barefoot–as is with noting added.

Make it into patties for easy traveling:

For easy traveling and no mess.

Spoon it out and make into three inch patties.

Place on a pan and bake until lightly browned–about 20 minutes convection ovens work well for this job.

butternut squash

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