Tag Archives: CARROTS
I know they look cute and you are thinking that they are a healthy snack for the kids lunch. Think again.
They are really not that healthy. You are much better to buy the whole carrot, wash them before using them and chewing on a bigger and healthier carrot.
The process in making these cute little orange carrots is:-
1. They are the result of taking all the ugly big carrots they can not put in the package. (that is not so bad).
2. Grinding them up to the shape of those baby carrots in a special machine. (that is not so bad)
3. They then give them a good soaking in chlorine to give them a bright happy orange color. (Now that is bad) I have noticed that they turn white after a while, well that is the chlorine.
So the prognosis is, go for the big ones or ones that look like they have just been pulled from the ground and still have the green tops on, wash and peel them yourself. Don’t go for the littlies
I know we always think of fruit drinks as being very healthy for us. Well they are if you basically pick them from the tree or vine, pop them in a juicer and then drink up. As most nutritionists will tell you that the vitamins decrease rapidly once a fruit or vegetable has been picked. Carrots are a good example. The minute you juice carrots or for that matter any fruit the vitamin C will deteriorate rapidly.
When we buy fruit juice it really is at a state where nutritionally it is pretty barren. I use it, especially orange juice, as a carrier for my Spirulina, blueberry and banana drink or another drink for digestion that my husband calls the ‘Sawdust’ drink (Napolina).
What we are drinking is a lot of sugar in the form of fructose which is not that healthy for us and a lot of empty calories.
Here is an info-graphic detail of what I am talking about. I found it quite enlightening and I am sure you will be made aware of some facts and figures that may change the way you look at the fruit juices we buy.
1. People with moles on their skin live longer.
This I find amazing. According to Veronique Bataille, who led the study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention said that moley people who have a slightly increased risk of melanoma, on the other hand have the benefit of a reduced rate of ageing. A study comparing more than 1,800 twins has found that those with more moles on their skin have longer telomeres – a marker of biological ageing found in all cells. You can read more about this, just go to the source below.
SOURCE: NZ Herald
2. When filming summer scenes in winter, actors suck on ice cubes.
Just before the camera rolls – it cools their mouths so their breath doesn’t condense in the cold air.
3. The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream..
It isn’t entirely clear to scientists why this is the case, but if you are opposed to having nightmares you might want to keep yourself a little toastier at night.
4.The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Scientists have yet to agree on exactly, on the storage capacity of the brain. In electronic terms it is thought to be between 3 or even 1,000 terabytes. The National Archives of Britain with over 900 years of history only takes up 70 terabytes.
5. The ashes of a cremated person average about 9 pounds.
A big part of what gives the human body weight is the water trapped in our cells. Once cremated, that water and a majority of our tissues are destroyed, leaving little behind.
6. If you ate too many carrots you would turn orange..
If you have eaten more than 3 carrots in a day (> 34,000 IU), you have probably saturated your body’s ability to store vitamin A over a short time and so it shows up as an orange tint on your skin.
The only place in the universe where a flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, never flies half-mast and does not get saluted, is the moon.
Pork is big business: it is the world’s most widely-eaten meat. It therefor is rather apt that pigs are responsible for the naming of one of the world’s leading financial centres. To stop free-roaming pigs rampaging through their grain fields, Manhattan Island residents built a long wall on the northern edge of what is now Lower Manhattan. The street that came to board the wall was named… Wall Street.
Another interesting story about pigs is: “During the War of 1812, a New York pork packer named Uncle Sam Wilson shipped a boatload of several hundred barrels of pork to U.S. troops. Each barrel was stamped ‘U.S.‘ On the docks, it quickly became bantered about that the ‘U.S.’ stood for ‘Uncle Sam,’whose large pork shipment looked to be enough to feed the entire army. Thus did ‘Uncle Sam’ come to represent the US Government itself.” Thus according to the US National Pork Producers Council.
Leaning Tower of Pisa has never been straight Soon after building started in 1173, the foundation of the Pisa tower settled unevenly. Construction was stopped, and was continued only a 100 year later. It then became visibly clear that the Tower of Pisa is leaning, tilting to the south.
The amount of time that people spend on travel has been consistent at 1,1 hours per person per day in all societies. The average distance traveled is 7400 miles (12 000 km) per year. In total, the world population travels more than 16.6 trillion miles (23 trillion km) per year, 53% of which is by car, 26% by bus, 9% by rail, 9% by high-speed transport such as airplanes, and 3% by bicycle, boat and other means.
The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second. On average, you blink 15 000 times a day. That’s about 10 times per minute, or more than five million times a year. Women blink more than men.
Carrots were first cultivated in 500 BC in the Mediterranean regions. The first carrots were purple, white, and yellow. They were introduced in Europe in the 1600s. Orange carrots – the ones we know today – were first grown in Japan in the 17th century, and later made popular by the Dutch.