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You Should Eat That Apple Core

This is an article from the website of  Dr Mercola which I thought was very interesting. Organic Apples are the winner here, not so much a conventionally grown apple that has fungicide and insecticide sprayed on them.

Not a fan of yogurt?  This is a way to get your probiotic necessary for that healthy digestive system

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Apples’ antioxidant power is contained in the peel. However, recent research shows the core of the apple contains plenty of beneficial bacteria (probiotics)
  • A typical apple contains about 100 million bacteria. ORGANIC APPLES have far greater diversity compared to conventional apples, and contain higher amounts of bacteria that enhance flavor
  • Organic apples were the only ones found to contain Lactobacilli, bacteria that break down sugars associated with healthy digestion, robust immune function and even mental health
  • Conventional apples (non organic)  were found to contain Escherichia coli and Shigella — two Enterobacteriaceae species associated with foodborne illness, as both produce potent shigatoxin. Neither of these species was found in organic apples
  • Bacterial colonization of fruit begins at pollination, and the ultimate composition of a fruit’s microbiota is actually influenced by the microbial community found in the pollen

This article is well worth reading. 

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Research has Found Wine Helps Fight Cavities


Red wine may actually protect the integrity of your teeth.

Compounds in red wine is effective at eradicating bacteria that like to linger on teeth and gums.
When the polyphenols present in red wine were combined with an oral probiotic that encourages the growth of “good” bacteria, Streptococcus dentisani, polyphenols performed even better at halting the bad oral bacteria. It’s unclear why, but it may be that the polyphenols produce molecules that keep the bacteria from hanging around.
It could lead to polyphenol-infused products like chewing gum, mouthwash and toothpaste for extra protection against bacteria.

Red wine isn’t the only thing containing polyphenols. Apples, coffee, green tea, blueberries, cherries and dark chocolate are all rich in polyphenols and don’t require ID to consume!
Source: Dr Axe

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Did You Know – 11/13/2017

 

 

1. The walkways in Holland, Michigan have 168 miles of tubing underneath them and in the winter they heat up. This causes clearing of the entire cities walkways in a matter of Hours. Saves a lot of shoveling.

“It was a huge gamble to go ahead with it because there was no template,” McGeehan said. “There was no previous numbers we could look at it. It was unique, it was novel and was it untested and untried.”

McGeehan, who was a Fifth Ward councilman at the time, remembers being among those asking lots of questions about how much the system would cost to install, and then to operate.

Industrialist Ed Prince, who proposed the plan, stepped up with $250,000 in funding. His investment made the decision easier for city officials.

Prince believed snowmelt would make Holland’s main street competitive with the amenities of the then-new mall going up along nearby U.S. 31.

Prince, who died in 1995, was right. The downtown flourished and grew, earning recognition from The National Trust for Historic Preservation as a “Great American Mainstreet.”

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2. There is an HIV plan B pill that you can take if you are ever exposed to someone with HIV. The pill can be obtained from any doctor or ER and will severely reduce your chances of contracting the disease.

 

3. We apparently get goose bumps because our ancestors were once veered in thick body hair.

When tiny muscles in each follicle contracted, the hair would stand on end to insulate their skin or make them look larger when threatened. These muscles may seem useless now that we are not fully covered with hair, but recent discoveries show that they also protect the stem cells our skin needs to heal itself when injured. The bumps  may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, euphoria or sexual arousal. The medical term for the effect is cutis anserina or horripilation.

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4. A Report in the JAMA Neurology found that Dementia was 28% higher  among people born in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Carolina and West Virginia. They found that the place of birth to be a robust risk factor according to Paola Gilsanz the lead author of the study.

5. 65% less insecticide you stand to have in your urine if you eat organic produce often. That is an incentive to reach for cleaner apples, peaches and strawberries which top the environmental Working Groups dirty dozen list of pesticide heavy produce

Source: Environmental Health Perspectives

 

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Did You Know – 04/24/2017

1.  60 – 90 minutes of napping boost memory creativity and complexity problem solving.
20 Minutes mid afternoon improves performance, alertness and confidence.
10 minutes restores mental sharpness.
Some companies are encouraging employees to embrace a daytime Kip.
Google, the Huffington post and tech giant Next Jump offer a dedicated nap room, nap pods and napping classes.
Being of old school I am thinking not on my watch. Just saying.
Source: April 16 Body and Soul Sunday Mail Australia


2. Vitamin K2 improves bone density and reduce fracture risk in women with osteoporosis. You can up your intake of K2 with egg yolks, butter hard cheeses and chicken meat – a 100 mpg daily supplement, provides the amount found in six egg yolks. So there – got frail bones K2 will help strengthen them.
Source: Australia Prevention.

3. Apples – I bet you did not know – They contain a mineral called boron which helps keep your bones healthy.
A Study involving 1,600 Australian adults that apple and pear intake was associated with a decreased risk of asthma.
Animal studies showed that apples contain a chemical called frolic acid which was found to stop muscle wastage.
So eat up your apples.
source: Prevention Australia

4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.

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5. Eating chocolate while studying helps the brain retain new information easily.

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Know Your Apples

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November 19, 2016 · 12:10 PM

Always Have Lemons In The House Because……..

1. Use a lemon to clean your cutting board
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2. Freeze lemons as ice cubes
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3. Use lemons to keep avocados from turning brown
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4. Freeze a bag full of lemons so you’ll always have some when you need them
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5.Keep lemons fresher for longer in pitcher of water
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6. Wake up with a cup of warm water with lemon
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7. Lemon mixed with rosemary and vanilla makes for a great way to freshen up your home
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8. Lemons can reduce soap scum on your bathtub or sink area.
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9. Lemons are good for cleaning and brightening copper
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10. Using lemon on your nails will clean and polish them up
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11. Use lemon as a natural cleaning product
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12. Use a lemon so your apples don’t brown
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13. Use lemon shavings as flavor and for added health benefits
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14. Try making a lemon face mask
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Rose Shaped Baked Apple Dessert

This looks bloody delicious. I am going to have it for desert this week.

Made with lots of soft and delicious apple slices, wrapped in sweet and crispy puff pastry

 

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Ingredients: to make 6 roses
1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
2 red organic apples ( red delicious)
half lemon, juice
1 tablespoon of flour, to sprinkle the counter
3 tablespoons of apricot preserve
cinnamon (optional)
powder sugar for decorating (optional)

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Directions:
1. Thaw the puff pastry if you haven’t done so yet. It should take 20-30 minutes.
2. Prepare a bowl with some water and the lemon juice. Cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper thin slices, as shown in my picture. Leave the peel so it will give the red color to your roses. Right away, place the sliced apples in the bowl with lemon and water, so that they won’t change color.

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3. Microwave the apples in the bowl, for about 3 minutes, to make them slightly softer.
4. Unwrap the puff pastry oven a clean and lightly floured counter. Using a rolling pin stretch the dough a little, trying to keep it in a rectangular shape. Cut the dough in 6 strips.
5. In a bowl, place three tablespoons of apricot preserve with two tablespoons of water. Microwave for about one minute, so that the preserve will be easier to spread. Spread the preserve on the dough.
6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drain the apples.
7. Place the apples on the dough, as shown in my picture. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you’d like.
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8. Fold up the bottom part of the dough.
9. Carefully roll, seal the edge, and place in a muffin cup.

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10. Do the same for all 6 roses. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 40-45 minutes, until fully cooked. Sprinkle with powder sugar.

Looks fabulous worth the try and very impressive to guests I should imagine

 

Source: http://cookingwithmanuela.blogspot.co.uk

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