Archive July, 2012


Surprising Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

In fact, vinegar has been used in a number of surprising ways, including: Relief from heartburn and arthritis, To lower blood pressure and cholesterol, To aid digestion, To treat ear infections, To treat yeast infections (candida), Relief for rashes, sunburn and jellyfish stings, To clean the house, polish glass and make laundry look brighter, To promote […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) (continued)

ACV has also been used for common skin problems. It can be used as a topical astringent for acne prone skin, and some even report that taking ACV orally every day has helped clear their skin. It has been used to get rid of warts as well. This home wart removal remedy consists of using […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – Organic and Unfiltered

It is important that the ACV used is organic and unfiltered, so that it keeps its nutritional value in place. The hazy looking stuff that settles to the bottom is thought to be the most valuable part of organic, unfiltered ACV. This is called “the mother”, and it is thought to be the most nutritious […]

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Learning About Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar has been used throughout history for everything from skin tonics to household cleaners. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and “Father of Modern Medicine,” believed in the healing properties of vinegar, as did the ancient Babylonians before him and the Samurai warriors in Japan later on.  Apple cider vinegar, or as it is more affectionately […]

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How to Cut and Store a Mango

HOW TO CUT A MANGO:  The mango has a flat-ish oblong pit in the center of it. Your objective is to cut along the sides of the pit, separating the flesh from the pit. Holding the mango with one hand, stand it on its end, stem side down. Standing up the mango up like this […]

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Mangos – A Comfort Food. Really!

A comfort food. Mangos really can make you feel better! Beyond being delicious and rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, mangos contain an enzyme with stomach soothing properties similar to papain found in papayas. These comforting enzymes act as a digestive aid and can be held partially responsible for that feeling of contentment we experience […]

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Using Lemons In Your Diet

LEMON IN YOUR DIET It’s easy to add nutritious lemon juice to your diet. Squeeze some into salad dressings or iced tea. Mix it into plain or sparkling water as a no-calorie substitute for soda. You can add lemon juice to marinades or pastry dough. You can also try lemon pickles which are popular in […]

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Lemons – an Amazing Fruit

NUTRITION Studies show that people who eat fruit such as lemons, tangerines, oranges and other whole foods, tend to eat less at subsequent meals, compared to people who eat “lighter, more calorie-dense foods” such as chips, snack crackers, desserts or candy.Following a balanced diet that includes fruit, along with regular exercise will help bring weight […]

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Learning About Lemons

Lemons, a small fruit in the citrus family, contain many nutrients. If you live in a temperate or tropical climate, you may be able to grow your own. Otherwise, shop for plump lemons with no dark spots. Store them in the refrigerator, or freeze the freshly squeezed juice for later consumption of the lemon’s many […]

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A Final Word on Walking

How Many Calories Can You Burn While Walking? Your weight and the distance you walk determine the energy calories burned while walking. Walking speed matters less than distance and weight. A rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile for a 180-pound person and 65 for a 120-pound person. Don’t forget to let me know […]

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