Showing posts from May, 2012

Herbs, Health Benefits, Tea Recipes

Spearmint Tea
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of dried mint leaves, picked from your garden. You can buy metal round tea steep containers for your dried leaves.  Steep for 10 minutes.
If desired, sweeten with honey, brown sugar or maple syrup.

For prompt relief of mild stomach disorders, nausea, vomiting or flatulence, drink a cup of the tea in small sips after meals, up to 3 cups a day, not recommended for children.

Herbal Tea 1 ounce blackberry leaves 1 ounce raspberry leaves 1 ounce chamomile flowers 1 ounce peppermint leaves

Prepare this mixture and boil a handful in 1 quart of water until about half of water has boiled away. This herbal mixture will ease the pain of intestinal gas, combat mild diarrhea and soothes intestinal inflammation. Again not recommended for children.

A Dreaded Topic Diet Failures and Tips

Did you know that 3500 calories = 1 pound?
That means that you would have to decrease your calorie intake to lose 1 pound a week by 500 calories a day or burn 500 calories a day which is very difficult.

So we have been told to be on a successful diet stay away from anything with white, like flour, sugar, potatoes, pasta and bread.

Eat more whole grains, wheat bread, sweet potato, whole grain pasta and brown sugar instead.
Carbs are almost impossible to cut out all of them.

No wonder diets have a 95% failure rate good grief!
Age is against us, we need to increase more activities because our metabolism slows down. We have to eat less, not an easy task to give up the foods you grew up on.
Then we look back and say " grandma and grandpa lived to be 95" so why do I have to diet and eat foods I don't like?
Well the answer is incredibly mind boggling.  Life was simple then, the stress levels that cause all the earlier signs of  heart attack, stroke and other aliments come earl…

Celery and The Health Benefits With an Italian Celery Mushroom Salad

Celery is from the same family with parsley and fennel.  It can grow to over a foot high. The ribs of celery are crunchy and are often used to make soup or salads. Celery leaves has high content of vitamin A, K,  the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with high supplies of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids.

Celery has always been associated with lowering of blood pressure. When combined with other juices, it provides in recent studies to show that celery might also be effective combating some kinds of cancers.

Do not leave it at room temperature for too long as it tends to wilt quickly.
TIP: If your celery has wilted, sprinkle it with a little water and put it in the refrigerator for a few hours. It will regain crispness.

Italian Style Celery and Mushroom Salad
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms 4 celery stalks, from the heart of the celery, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped Italian fresh parsley