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Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Danger Lurks In Many Places In today’s  World

This coffee is good black

McCafe` is a good coffee that is nice for breakfast

Many of us need to use our phones as we proceed through our day–whenever and where ever we might be. We learn to pay attention to someone miles away–and we might neglect to be aware of local dangers.

Coffee Can Help Keep You From Harms Path

Drinking coffee will help you to stay alert, and will quicken your reaction time. This can help you get home safely after an exhausting day–or night. You can be more alert to dangers, and remove yourself quicker from hazardous situations–like being attacked or avoiding traffic mishaps.

Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat

Drink Coffee to Keep a Healthy Mind and Body. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that is found in more expensive drinks that you buy. Make your own coffee at home for about 5 cents a cup. Coffee does not need to be hot–drink it cold or warm. Drink it “black” if you want a quick “Pick-me-up” that has almost no calories, and it will help burn fat.

Coffee Has Many Nutrients

While coffee is not a powerhouse of nutrients, it does have enough to help with some important ones: Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium and riboflavin. Some of us need this little bit of added benefit. If you add some sweetener of creamer, that too can help–or hinder your weight control; be careful.

Coffee Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many studies that indicate coffee can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Coffee might even reverse the effects of age related cognitive dysfunction. (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of South Florida.)

Coffee has many benefits, including prevention of Diabetes, and liver diseases.

Don’t Become Mr. Coffee Nerves

But don’t drink too many cups, and don’t drink so much that you can’t sleep.

Some Folks Have Faulty Taste Buds

These unfortunate people think coffee tastes bad; I know people who say Cod Liver Oil tastes bad. Well, I can’t control the whole world; but I will do my best to get folks to drink black coffee, and to drink natural cod liver oil without flavorings–and whatever else might be done to the unfortunate stuff. All’s well that ends well. Prosit! (To your good health.)

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Asparagus for Health Happiness and a Body of Steel

Asparagus for Health Happiness and a Body of Steel

Asparagus Will Help Keep you Trim and Healthy

Eat asparagus for health and happeniss

This is a nutritious medicine that has been eaten for centeries.

Treat your mind and body to the many nutrients of asparagus. Asparagus is a delicious medicine that has a delightful taste, texture and aroma. With today’s marketing wonders we have asparagus year-around.

A  few of the Many Benefits of Asparagus

  • Asparagus is loaded with vitamins A,C,E,K and B6.
  • For a body of steel, you need the trace elements of asparagus: like Iron, copper, calcium, you want in your diet.
  • Asparagus has been known for centuries as a medicinal plant.
  • Asparagus is known as one of the most nutritionally balanced foods.
  • Asparagus contains Folate that is necessary for cell production.
  • Asparagus promotes a healthy heart, liver and nerve health.
  • Asparagus promotes healthy eyes, with it’s vitamin A known as ritinal.

Preparation and Cooking of Asparagus:

Freeze the ends for future use.

The stem ends are not to be thrown away. They need saved for other dishes.

  • Trim off the tough ends and save for making vegetable broth.
  • Trim the next inch, if it is tough, and save for cooking other dishes.
  • Wash everything is a solution of vinegar and water (5-1). This will remove the chemicals that are necessary to get produce from far lands to your door.
  • I like to use a heavy pan with a tight lid for steaming.

    Wash with vinegar and water

    Remove the pesticides and other chemicals necessary for shipping and shelf life

  • Be careful as asparagus needs very little cooking.
  • Place it into the pan with a half cup, or less, of water.
  • Add some good olive oil and, if you like, some salt.

Now Comes The Delicate Part of Cooking Asparagus:

  • Place the pan and asparagus on the burner on high.
  • As soon as the steam begins, turn it to medium.
  • You want lots of heat for a short time.
  • Be cautious here–it only takes a couple minutes. Err on the safe side.
  • Asparagus does not need cooking. We are only steaming it a little bit to bring out the flavor and enhance the texture.
  • Remove and cool the asparagus before it can become soft.

    Steam lightly

    Gentle steaming these for health and taste

This Makes a Delicious Finger Food or Snack

Happy and Healthy Eating To You

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Hearty Eating for Health

Basic Sausage is a Health Food

Basic Sausage is a Health Food

Home Made Sausage for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating for any meal

Sausage Stew, hard cheese , raw red sauerkraut and Fermented garlic.

My daddy Told me if I want good sausage–make my own. I don’t need flavorings and seasonings. “Jerry, just add some salt, pepper and a little sage.)

Sage will help prevent Diabetes. Sage can calm intestinal spasms and treat gas problems. Sage has antimicrobial benefits, and is also a brain food.

Pork is a health food

Although red meat has had a lot of bad press over the last 50-years, pork has many health benefits. It is loaded with nutrients that we need–and haven’t been getting in our diets. Pork contains Iron, Magnesium, Omega 3s, and Protein; this meat is a body builder’s delight. I sleep well when I eat unprocessed pork for supper.

Cooking Pork for Healthy Eating

I bought three pounds of good, basic pork sausage and fried it for snacks. Big problem: I added too much of my beloved SEA SALT, and too much plain old SAGE. I decided to save the week’s food supply; I added three flavorful yellow onions, a pound of green peppers from my freezer, and quart of tomato sauce (tomato, basil and garlic) from Sam’s.

Making Meals for the Troops

I placed the whole mess into my favorite stainless steel, three-ply-bottom cooking pot and simmered for an hour. This diluted the salt and the sage. Made a wonderfully flavorful pot of “Stew.”

Packaging and Freezing for Future Meals

I partial out the “King’s Feast”, into freezer bags, three meals per bag. Now I can keep this in the freezer for at least a month or two. When I thaw this food, I can dine for a week on each package.

Side Meal of Hard Cheese, Raw sauerkraut, Fermented. garlic, makes this an even more healthy meal.

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Trace elements for strong people

Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints

Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints

The Marine Corps Needs Strong Bones

When I was in the Marine Corps, the cooks always had a huge pot of bones simmering on the back burner. Some broth was scooped into whatever was cooking. This kept healthy troops that could do difficult tasks–and survive.

When my stock of beef bone broth needs replaced I go to the local butcher shop and buy a 40-pound box of meat-laden cut up bones. They keep it for the dogs. I give a few (not too many) to my wife—not for her to chew on, but to make her own bone broth. She doesn’t like mine—she wouldn’t come near mine. I like it that way—but don’t tell her. Leaves more for me.

Making the Bone Broth for Healthy Bodies

Beef Bone Broth For Healthy Joints

Freeze into ice cubes for easy use

Anyway, I fill the turkey roaster with bones and put in some celery, red peppers, salt, lots of onions, green sage (lots of it), pepper corns and a few other things … and old vegetable cuttings that I have saved in my freezer. I add 2-3 gallons of water and stand back to watch the stuff simmer on low heat.

It has cooked 55 hours and will cook until morning. I will drain it through a strainer and make ice cubes for my everyday needs. Three or four cubes make my breakfast into a delicious feast. I also like to just heat a few cubes to sip with some crackers.

Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints Provides Trace elements for a healthy mind and body

Bone broth is a good way to restock the body with trace elements that help prevent nutrient deficiency diseases. Our bodies store trace elements in our bones, and withdraws them as needed–even at the detriment of our bones.

Nutrient Deficiency Diseases

Scurvy, the 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.

This is a heritage recipe passed down from My wife’s mother–bless her ornery old carcass, “she done well.”

I always have some adult supervision—my wife looking over my shoulder. She raised a healthy family and a healthy old goat. Fifty 60-years of cooking and her Mother’s teachings are not to be overlooked


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Bones of Steel

Bones of steel

You can have Bones of Steel


I am not asking you to make sacrifices and to endure discomfort and suffering. Healthy eating is fun and does not cost as much as medicine—and pain.


It doesn’t matter where you are or what is your state-of-health—this moment is yours to launch your future. Your health, happiness and vitality can be influenced by the choices that you make in your diet—starting now—right now.


List of things to do for Bones of Steel


  • The doctor cannot give you strong bones—but the medicines can surely weaken your bones.
  • Strong bones are the result of an all-around healthy lifestyle.
  • Strong bones, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are your choice.
  • Nutrient-dense foods are your first defense against most of life’s aliments.
  • Brittle bones are quite often caused by modern medicines—maybe inappropriately used.
  • Fragile, brittle or weak bones can be caused by not getting the proper nutrients from your diet.


Nutrient dense foods


Nutrient dense foods will normally supply all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are necessary for your body to build and maintain healthy bones.


Organic vegetation that has been raised in good dirt is the best choice. They should be eaten raw when possible. If you can’t spare the time to chew, or if your teeth don’t like all that chewing, there is a wide array of vegetable cutters on the market. Many of these are on the market. (Please see my writing on salad cutters).


You can even juice the hapless little devils although I don’t like the thought. Your teeth, face, tongue and gums need the vigorous massaging of chewing rough vegetables.


Digestion begins in your mouth


Digestion begins in the mouth when the food is mixed with saliva. Also, The Cleveland Clinic Healthy Diet and Lifestyle cookbook says important combinations of phytonutrients takes place with the chewing.


I don’t like the word “salad” because people tend to think of a salad as Iceberg lettuce with a few pieces of tomato and perhaps an olive thrown in and some commercial dressing slathered on.


Dark green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, broccoli and cabbage are warehouses of the nutrients that you need.


Raw greens should be eaten with every meal. People who are concerned about the inappropriate mixing of foods don’t need to worry about greens. They digest easily, don’t cause blood sugar spikes and take hours to break down—you won’t be hungry for hours.


Don’t rely on dairy products—not even milk, vitamins, minerals, supplements or special formulas to get the nutrients to keep your bones healthy. Go to the source that has kept us healthy for eons of time.


Only you can build strong bones

Many years ago, at my daddy’s knee, I decided that I would take a spoonful of cod liver oil each morning on an empty stomach. Through the years I have taken many hard hits and my strong bones and cartilage have saved the day. My daddy learned from his old German father, who was the county health inspector.


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