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Amla Juice – A Powerhouse of Nutrients I believe

I have never heard of this Gooseberry from India before. I recieved this article the other day and found it very interesting. Have got an Indian shop around the corner so will check on them tomorrow to know more about it. This is what they look like

Here are some of the benefits:-

  • Treat cough and flu as well as mouth ulcers.
  • reduce  cholesterol levels
  • Helpful in managing diabetes better as well as respiratory ailments.
  • The alkaline nature of amla helps in clearing the system and strengthening the digestive system.
  • Supports liver function and flushes out toxins
  • Along with Vitamin C, amla is also rich in iron, calcium, phosphorous
  • Amino acids and protein present in amla help in hair growth, tackling hair fall and fortifying the root as well as the shaft,
  • Fight marks, pigmentation and blemishes

All sounds pretty good to me. To read the article in full go to NDTV Food

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Did You Know – 05/20/2019

  1. 186% is how much Pinterest searches for oat milk have risen in the past year. Made by soaking oats in water, blending them , then draining them with a cheesecloth, its quickly becoming the non-dairy milk of choice thanks to its slightly sweet flavor and low fat content. (not for me). Source-BodyandSoul

 

 

 

2. The US food and drug administration announced its approval of esketamine-based nasal sprays for severe depression. Esketamine a form of ketamine a fast acting prescription only available to people who have not had success with previous treatments. Other medications can take weeks to work while esketamine is thought to stabilize mood more quickly. The spray is not available in Australia or New Zealand but the approval in the States may inspire some trials Down Under. Keep your ears to the ground.

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3. It is believed that  18mg Is the amount of iron women in their childbearing years (19-50) require per day. In comparison men over 19 only need 8mg per day.

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4. 3 things to help build stronger  bones a. Pump iron b. Don’t put stress your bones excessive cardio. Light cardio is better like walks, swimming and cycling . c. Improve your balance.

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5. Crows love to pull tails. They do it to distract the bird while eating so that they can steal food. They also have been known to do it just because they can

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Did You Know – 09/18/2018

An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees. Paper made from hemp lasts for centuries, compared to 25-80 years for paper made from wood pulp. The US Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

 

2. 10 Good uses for salt –

1. Deter ants
Sprinkle salt in doorways, on window sills and anywhere else ants use to sneak into your house. It’s a sure way to keep them out!

2. Kill grass and weeds growing in cracks in your driveway
Tired of weeding your driveway? Sprinkle salt on the grass and pour very hot water over it. Not only is this a highly effective way to kill unwanted plants, it’s also eco-friendly and cheap.

3. Say goodbye to fleas
If your dogs have fleas, simply wash their doghouse and blankets in salt water. If you’re worried your dogs may have brought fleas into your house, simply sprinkle your carpets lightly with salt and then brush it in. Leave it for 12 hours and vacuum thoroughly.

4. Pick up a dropped egg
If you drop an egg on the kitchen floor, sprinkle salt on the mess and leave it there for 20 minutes. You’ll be able to wipe it right up.

5. Clean up oven spills quickly
If a pie or casserole bubbles over in the oven, pour a handful of salt on top of the spill. It won’t smoke, smell and, most importantly, will bake into a crust that makes the mess easier to clean once it’s cooled.

6. Clean brown spots off your iron
Simply sprinkle salt on a sheet of waxed paper, slide the iron across it and rub lightly with silver polish. Your iron will look like brand-new in no time.

7. Remove stains from your coffee pot
Fill it with 1/4 cup of table salt and a dozen ice cubes. Swish the mixture around, let it sit for half an hour, fill it with cold water and rinse. Your coffee pot will look brand new.

8. Keep your windshield frost-free
Dip a sponge into salt water and rub it on windows, and they won’t frost up even when the mercury drops below zero.

9. Shell nuts more easily
Soak pecans and walnuts in salt water for a few hours before shelling them. Doing so will make it easier to remove the meat.

10. Drip-proof candles
If you soak new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then dry them well, they won’t drip when you burn them.

And some more uses

11. Tame a wild BBQ
Toss a bit of salt on the flames caused by fat dripping from the grill. It’ll reduce the flames and calm the smoke without cooling the coals (like water would).

12. Soothe a bee sting
Wet the sting right away, then cover it with salt.

13. Stop a grease fire
Pouring salt on top of a grease fire will smother it. Completely.

14. Cooking tip
If a soup or stew is too sweet, add a pinch of salt.

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3. Aspirin discovered during experimentation –

Bayer died on May 6, 1880, while the company was still in the fabric dye business. The company went on to employ chemists to come up with innovative dyes and products and in 1897 that’s exactly what one of the chemists, Felix Hoffmann, did.

While experimenting with a waste product of one of the dye components to find relieve for his father’s rheumatism, Hoffmann chemically synthesised a stable form of salicylic acid powder. The compound became the active ingredient in a pharmaceutical wonder product: Aspirin.

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4.  In Texas, two categories of men are exempt from peeping tom charges: men over 50 and men with only one eye.

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5. Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard-boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled.

eggsA fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.

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Iron

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Saving Tip For Today – 08/12/2013

stain-remover

Stain Remover – To remove carpet stains, spray a mixture of two-thirds warm water and one third ammonia on the stain. Put an old towel over the stain and run a hot iron on the steam setting over the towel. The heat lifts the stain from the carpet into the towel. Spot test first

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How To Get Wrinkles Out.

No I am not talking about wrinkles from the face. Mind you it would be good if it was that easy.

I am talking about getting rid of the wrinkles in our shirts and trousers when you have no iron or clothers dryer, which to my suprise a lot of apartments do not have. Can’t imagine.

What often happens is that you throw your shirt or blouse in a pile with the intenion of hanging them up, but don’t. Result a wrinkly mess.

Here are two simple solutions.

a. Take one very wrinkled shirt and hang it on your shower curtain rod. I then turned the shower all the way to hot, shut the door and let the steam go for 15 minutes. When you come back, you should be genuinely surprised at how many wrinkles had come out.

b. Method two: This method called for spraying a wrinkled shirt with water from a spray bottled and then blow drying it. This is actually even faster than the shower method

This is the result:

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