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Did You Know – 04/08/2019

  1. I did not know the power of the jaw of the Jaguar, plus I had no idea that crocodiles would be their prey. A little disturbing but that is nature.

2. You can eat these bugs according to Dr Axe

3. IKEA launched their exclusive Sleep Podcast to help guide us Aussies to a better night’s sleep. “The IKEA Sleep Podcast is a unique take on creating background white noise and one of many solutions we hope to provide to help the many Australians get a good night’s sleep,” says Mark Mitchinson, Country Sales Manager of IKEA Australia.

 

4. Rockefeller lived from 1839 until 1937 and was an American industrialist and philanthropist. By the time of his death, his net worth was estimated anywhere between $300 and $700 billion USD

5. About 1% of people are ambidextrous, or in other words don’t have a dominant hand.

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Yogurt and Sugar

 

This is a subject that I think most people are aware of but “sweet” wins. 

The stomach health loves pure unadulterated yogurt. Collect all of those natural bugs that our body needs to digest and absorb our food and keep our digestive  mechanism running efficiently.

Look I am a label reader, have been for years. I always read the ‘ ingredients ‘  on the outside of the packaging (no ingredient label I don’t buy). I don’t look at the calorie or food break down as there will always be a ‘sugar’ content number as there is natural sugars in most foods. Always read the content of the ‘Ingredients’. With almost 95% of the yogurt especially the flavored ones or ones with a fruit mix (which you can be sure will have sugar added) they will have sugar, corn syrup, fructose or some other sweetener in it. Try to stay clear of this. The sugars actually are harmful to the natural bacteria’s that are in yogurt so you won’t be getting the full benefit of eating yogurt.

The reason they put sweetness in the yogurt is it makes it more palatable especially to children and they sell more of the product as  “Healthy”. In most cases you may as well have desert.

What I do with natural unsweetened yogurt is I might add passionfruit from our vines or at this time of the year fresh Mango’s, strawberries. Basically I add any fruit that is in season “Fresh” .

If you are used to eating flavored yogurt, try weaning yourself on to the natural unsweetened ones. Its like breaking the habit of having sugar in your tea or coffee. Once you break the habit you find your tea or coffee undrinkable containing your teaspoon or more of sugar.

If you have a weight problem well then that is a good reason to look on the shelves for the natural product. I actually make my own yogurt as I have a yogurt maker. This way it is much more economical and I believe tastier.

If you are buying yogurt this is what you look for

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Plants that Keep Away Bugs

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Poem Friday – Bobby And Me Love To Be Free

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Bobby and Me Love To Be Free

By Lesley Voth

On my Bike Bobby, great scenery to see.

Alone in my thoughts – Just nature, Bobby and me.

So much missed when reading a book

Not a glance, not so much as an interested look

While absorbed in Iphone or Ipad

You miss what Mother nature provided, that’s kinda sad

While riding I imagine the  grass under a tree

A cow or calf enjoying the shade happily

I imagine the family that lives on that farm

That house, the shed, tractor, living with no burglar alarm

Then I pass a truck on the road

The driver, driving, many hours, many miles, delivering his load

Does he dream about what could or will be

Does he love the freedom and open spaces like me.

Then I pass the car where passengers are asleep

I wish my horn was louder, I would LOL and give them a beep

Wake them up, is their travel so boring, because their will be no memories to keep

The wind in my face, the clouds above

I imagine the shapes – Angel wings I love

I am very lucky that I can make this dream  true

Because my life is getting shorter so I need make every sky blue

Oh dear took that corner a little fast

Felt good  though, leaning over, the road going past

I love each day I look down at the grass

Not at the roots-No regrets-no opportunity pass

Oops! swayed over the yellow line.

Concentrate I say – No cars coming, so thats fine

I cannot explain what this does for my soul

Just to breathe deep, and just let my life roll

Hey there are heaps of Angel wings today!

Giving me the answer in their special way

Damn another bug splattered on my arm

Why cant they go eat some corn over on that farm

Railway lines, goes to who knows ,forever

Going over those tracks too fast – ouch, not too clever

On the roadside, flowers, shiny tinsel , around a cross

I can imagine the tears and heartache for someone’s loss

Then bump! I ran over something already squished- putrid aghast

I had better get back to reality and find a fuel station fast

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