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Good Health – Kangen Water Machine

 

As you know I am in the business of encouraging you to buy and use the best water machine in the world. I have one and love it.  With a touch of a button you are able to make the water you want to the benefit of your body and soul. Kangen water has amazing antioxidant benefits and hydrates the body like no other water that I have experienced. I love it; everyone should have one.

The company that manufactures these machines is Enagic, one of the best network marketing companies in the world, with the most prestigious certifications. It is a Japanese company that has been around for 43 years so it has been tried and tested.

This video will give you all the information you need about the machines and its health benefits. Also it will explain the company’s compensation plan. If you are interested in networking and making a great living from the business you need to check this out. Unmatched in the home-based business arena, learn about Enagic’s POWERFUL, yet SIMPLE 8-point compensation plan. Learn how YOU can earn thousands of dollars by simply helping others get healthy.

It does not matter which country you are living in – Australia, India, America, Uk, Europe – there is  business for you and a good one.

Take a look at the video it’s only 18 minutes.

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Tips For Cheaper AirTravel

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These tips are fresh off Fox news this morning from an Expedia representative

1. The cheapest Days to Travel

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

2. The best day to book

It used to be Tuesday now its SUNDAY

You could get up to as much as 11% saving

3. Book 21 days in advance.

It is called advanced purchase ticket pricing. Dont wait till it gets closer to your travel date as the prices will normally increase as it gets closer to your departure date.

4. Leisure Travel
You could get as much as a 50% saving if you include a Saturday night (considered leisure travel). It is common in countries around Europe. Not so much in China.

5. To Avoid Airport congestion

Arrive 2 hours early for domestic flights
Arrive 3 hours early for International flights
Check in with your smart phone 24 hrs before flight and select your seat to secure it.

6. Deals in January – South of the Border. Mexico

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Weight Loss and Cold Potatoes go Hand in Hand

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I know amazing isn’t it. We have been told for years that “eat potatoes and you will get fat”. Well new studies say “No”. I guess technology has just got that much better that these sort of studies come out with results that we never dreamed of.

Potatoes were imported into Europe in the 16th century. 150 years later they became the staple crop of Europe. Central and Eastern Europe now have become the biggest consumers of potatoes.

Now researchers have found that cold cooked potatoes are virtually fat free and provide an excellent source of fiber. Potatoes also provide vitamin C, vitamins B1 and B6 and are a significant source of potassium.

The central benefit of eating cold cooked potatoes is in resistant starch.
A tasteless form of fiber, resistant starch aids in weight loss due to its slow absorption rate in the small intestine.

This causes most of the dietary bulk of RS to pass as excrement. When potatoes are cooked, then cooled, resistant starch forms tight crystals. These crystals are broken up when the potato is reheated. This slow absorption also gives you the feeling of satiety for a longer period, reducing food intake.
A 2004 “Nutrition and Metabolism” study showed an increase in fat oxidation from eating the meal. It was further shown that the oxidation is sustained by a daily diet containing resistant starch, suggesting that a diet including high resistant starch foods may help you manage your weight.
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Another source Mendosa.com

Potatoes are scorned for being so high glycemic. It is true that baked Russet Burbank potatoes (noted Baked) have a GI of about 85, which is considerably higher than that of table sugar.

Among potatoes, new and some white potatoes have the lowest indexes. The reason that new potatoes have a lower GI is probably because most of the amylopectin (It is one of the two components of starch, the other being amylose.) is less branched — it is more like amylose at this immature stage.
New Research shows cooled potato resulted in a significantly lower postprandial [after meal] blood glucose and area under the glucose curve than hot potatoes.

A great way to take advantage of this, according to Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, is to make a potato salad the day before and toss it a vinaigrette dressing. “There are a couple of simple reasons for this,” she writes. “The cold storage increases the potatoes’ resistant starch content by more than a third and the acid in the vinaigrette — whether you make it with lemon juice, lime juice, or vinegar — will slow stomach emptying.”

Sooooo for those who are afraid to eat cold potatoes – “Go for it” It will not make you fat. 

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, herbs, vinegar, lemon peel, salt and pepper.
  2. Drain potatoes. Place in a large bowl; add onion. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Serve warm or chill until serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

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20 Maps Of The World Showing ….. Did You Know

1. Where Google Street View is Available

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Map by Google

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

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Map via Wikimedia Commons

3. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

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Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)

4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

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Map by eatrio.net via Reddit

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.

 

5. McDonald’s Across the World

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Map by Business Management EU

6. Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

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Map by The New York Times

7. The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

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Map by Teepr on Reddit

8. Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

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Map by ChartsBin.com

9. Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

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Map by Phoenix B 1of3

10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

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Map by Carna Botnet via Reddit

11. The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

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Map by Vizual Statistix

12. Visualizing Global Population Density

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Map by valeriepieris on Reddit

13. Flag Map of the World

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Map by andrewfahmy on Reddit

14. Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

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Map by World Health Organization

15. Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

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Map by World Health Organization

16. Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

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Map by Nelson Minar

17. US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

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Map by Deadspin.com

18. World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

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Map by John M Nelson

19. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

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Map via prometheus08 on Reddit

20. Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

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Map by James Mintz Group

 

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On The Road Again

Well I am heading back ‘Down Under’ again so will loose a day in my life but of course when I come back I will gain a day so nothing will be lost. I love to go home and see the family but I do miss Texas and the great long fantastic motorcycling roads. I will miss my bike as well although I have another in Australia. I will be riding from Queensland to Melbourne to see my son so I will be looking forward to that as I have not been on a long ride in Australia as yet so will be an adventure.
I would say it will probably be a week or so before I get back into blogging on my site again. I will be visiting with my Mother in NZ for two months while my Brother is in Europe. New Zealand is one of those countries that is not so consumer orientated like many and I find all sorts of interesting information in their magazines and newspapers and of course the people I meet. I will of course pass them on to you, the reader. I am about to embark on another book and this will be recipes. I love eating and I love cooking.

I am about to publish a book on all my ‘Poem Fridays’. That will be in a eBook form. Just waiting for the finer details to be finished.

Talk to you soon

LV
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Want to Travel To Europe?

Unfortunately the US dollar is in poor shape at the moment which makes traveling to Europe rather expensive.

Well here is some good news. The Cruise companies in their wisdom, predicted that Europe was going to be a gold mine as far as tourism goes. Alas it was not to be, but good news for us, because there is now a glut of cabins on cruise ships that are going for a bargain.

  • Major Cruise lines increased the European capacity but it has not been as popular as predicted and cabins are not selling.
  • The Companies are offering discount prices for Spring and Summer.
  • Packages can include airfares at a price much lower than we can buy them.
  • You can use your frequent flyer point as well.
This means you can pay for most of your trip here in the States using your US dollar.
So if you were planning to go to Europe for the summer, don’t let the low US dollar scare you off as you can pay for most of it at home.
Happy Holidaying!

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