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Did You Know- 10/01/2018

  1. According to the World Health Organization:  Health benefits of Sunbathing Far outweigh risks. Sun-baking dramatically reduces the risk of several types of cancers, autoimmune diseases, bone diseases, type 1 diabetes, depression and in proper doses can even reduce the risk of melanoma, a meta analysis sun related disease. Study finds a growing number of scientists are concerned that public campaign to protect people from the sun are causing more harm than good. Lack of sun exposure has caused massively more disease than over exposure, ay the authors of a Meta-analysis weighing the pros and cons of soaking in the sun. Excessive sun exposure accounts for less than 0.1% of the total global disease burden according to the World Health Organization.

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2. Strawberries were originally cultivated in ancient Rome. Eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange. Strawberries also contain fibre, potassium and antioxidants. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure and improve memory and heart health. So it’s a good reason to partake in copious amounts of strawberries, our favorite fruit.

 

3. The new ViagraAccording to the University of Athens in Greece researchers say the olive oil helps boost testosterone levels and blood flow  which can be effective at improving sexual performance than over the counter medication. They say at least 9 tablespoons a week  you will be 40% less likely to experience impotency.

 

4. New research suggests that the safe level of sodium intake might be higher than we thought. I have heard many an older person say the reason for their good health is their love of salt. My mother is 99 years old and she has been emptying the salt shaker on her food for years

 

5. Delay breakfast by 90 minutes and having dinner 90 minutes earlier could help you lose weight a new UK study shows.

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The Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp

I have had a Himalayan salt lamp for years and also got one each for my GrandKids. I bought it for the reasons below and if nothing else the ambiance for a bedroom is quite peaceful. I found it interesting the benefits of these lamps so thought would pass it on.

You do need to be aware that there are many fake salt lamps on the market. I have seen them at dollar stores and farmers markets that are quite cheap so I suspect they are not the real deal.

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9 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt

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Small Savings – Big Fortune

 

Buy reconditioned products – The meaning of this is the product has been returned to the factory where it was inspected and refurbished to working order. You may need to ignore the scratches and make sure that it comes with a warranty. An example is say a cordless drill that goes for $238 new can be brought refurbished for $157 – Saving $81

 

Make your own salad dressing – A store-bought salad dressing can cost about $3 or more. Make your own.

A vinaigrette dressing is :- 2 tablespoons of wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup of olive oil and pepper to taste. Put in a nice container and shake before using.  Save about $1.50 a week if you eat salad most days (half a bottle) – Saving around $75 a year

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Himalayan Salt – All You Need To Know About It

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January 8, 2017 · 1:35 PM

How To Make The Best Omelette

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Be fussy with the eggs you buy.

Eggs lose flavor the longer they sit in the fridge, so get the freshest eggs around.Cage free eggs or free range or even better straight from a farmer who has his poultry grass fed and even better than that your own chooks.
Whisk three eggs vigorously with a little salt and pepper in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth—evenly incorporating the whites and the yolks at this stage helps ensure a smooth, custardy omelet.

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Heat the skillet.

Heat a pat of butter over medium in a small nonstick skillet until it bubbles gently. Non stick pan is the best to use. Pour the whisked eggs into the skillet and immediately start scrambling them with a rubber spatula.

Don’t Over Scramble

Don’t scramble too long. As soon as the eggs form small loose curds and the mixture is thickened, stop scrambling and shake the skillet a bit so the eggs form an even, solid layer, making sure they extend to the edge of the pan. As the eggs start to set up, sprinkle whatever fillings you desire down the middle—a classic French omelet with fines herbes involves finely chopped parsley, chives, chervil, and tarragon, but any soft herbs, in any combination, will be delicious. A little crumbled soft goat cheese makes a lovely addition, too.

Perfect the tilt and roll.

Tilt the pan away from you over the burner, and starting with the edge closest to you, start to gently roll the omelet onto itself and away from you, at roughly 1-inch intervals, with your rubber spatula. Don’t worry if the eggs are still a little runny at this stage—they’ll continue to set as you roll, and undercooked now just means they won’t be overcooked later.

Keep rolling.

Keep nudging the omelet away from you until it’s formed a roll at the base of the tilted pan. Immediately remove from the heat.

Flip and finish

Complete your roll by tipping the omelet out of the pan and onto a plate. Tipping this way means the omelet sits seam-side down on the plate; in other words, it looks perfect. Sprinkle with more finely chopped fresh herbs and finish with a little bit of sea salt and, if you like, freshly ground black pepper.

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How to make Bloomin’ Baked Potato!

This looks yummy. Think I am going to try it tonight for dinner.

What You’ll Need:

2 Baking Potatoes
1 cup cheddar, grated
1/4 cup crispy Bacon +
Ranch sauce
chives, finely chopped
oil
salt

How You Make It:

Cut the (very) top and bottom off the potato. Stand it on one end, then cut a triangle out of the top of the cut potato to reveal a little well. Cut wedges in the potato without cutting all the way through. Cover in oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 1 hr at 370 fahrenheit.
Load with cheese and pop back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Dress with bacon, ranch and chives.
Rip! Enjoy!

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