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Pineapples – So Good for You! – Who Knew!

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The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of
individual floweret’s that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each
scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.

Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked.
No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.
Colour is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness.
Choose your pineapple by smell.If it smells fresh, tropical and
sweet, it will be a good fruit.

The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the
taste.

After you cut off the top, you can plant it.
It should grow much like a sweet potato will. 

For FUN – Let your kids to grow their own during the winter,                                                   then stick it in the flower bed for the summer.

This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers
many benefits to our health. Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.

We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor,
but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today.
If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple
is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.

The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of
intestinal worms.

Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to
development of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will
give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount.

It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to
become brittle with age.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple’s value.
Proteolytic means “breaks down protein”, which is why pineapple is
known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more
efficiently.
Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.

Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily
is purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It
also produces mild pain relief.

In Germany , bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication
because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold
because it is high in Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this
vitamin, but because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce
mucous in the throat.If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your
diet.
It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut
mucous after certain sinus and throat operations.

Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus
problems related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low
risk for allergies.

Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This
makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who
may be at risk for blood clots.

An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice.
it really works! Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the
morning often make a difference.

It’s also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages
plaque growth.

Posters note: We just returned from a tropical vacation at an ocean side resort – my sister typically has trouble with her knees at sea level. Just as I was going to pack those last few items for the trip, I was coming down our stairs loaded with toiletries etc you pack up just before you close the suitcase – I missed seeing the cat laying on the stairs. I ended up twisting my knee quite badly . We had fresh pineapple everyday! We noticed our knees didn’t hurt and were both quite surprised. Now I understand.

 

 

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Amazing Frozen Lemons

Amazing Frozen Lemons

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Amazing Frozen Lemons

All it is…..is a frozen lemon

 

Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted.

How can you use the whole lemon without waste?

 

Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.

 

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whiskey, wine…. the list is endless.

 

All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before.

Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore.

 

Now that you’ve learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.

 

What’s the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

 

Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.

And yes, that’s what you’ve been wasting.

 

But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier.

 

It’s also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.

 

So place your washed lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! That’s the lemon secret! Better late than never, right? The surprising benefits of lemon!

Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.

 

Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.

 

You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

 

How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?

 

As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.

 

You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc… It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors.

 

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas…

The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

 

And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it!!!!!

I hope this makes you Smile at least once.

Something to ponder!!!!!!      

Why do American supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?



Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?




Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?



Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage?



EVER WONDER…

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?



Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?



Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?



Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?



Why is it that doctors and attorneys call what they do ‘practice’?




Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavoring, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?


Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?



Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?


Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?



Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?




Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?




You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes?  Why don’t  they make the whole plane out of that stuff??




Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?



Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?




If flying is so safe,
  why do they call the airport the terminal?



Now that you’ve smiled at least once, here are a few more chuckles Thanks to  distractify.com

39 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Totally Genius At The Same Time

Posted: December 13, 2013 6:03 PM EST

Now this is what I call thinking outside the box.

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Honey and Lemon Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil

Honey and Lemon Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil

This week my three year old daughter was sick with a bad cold. Poor little thing, this is the first bad cough she has had. I always have a hard time when my babies are sick. I do my best to care for them. I’ve spent a good part of this week snuggling her and feeding her nourishing food.

My daughter, Naomi, didn’t sleep well the other night due to her sore throat and cough. Being the “natural mama” I am, I decided to make her a cough syrup rather than purchasing medicine.

I did some research and this is what I learned…

Honey

Honey has powerful anti-viral and anti-microbial properties! In clinical studies, honey has shown to be just as affective in alleviating coughs as over the counter cough medicine. Honey is also known to help alleviate allergies. According to this article, taking a few teaspoons of local raw honey a day prior to pollen season can be affective in boosting your immunity to pollen!

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is often used in home remedies for a good reason! It is known to help boost the immune system and also has antiviral and antibacterial properties. I personally like to drink lemon juice when I have a stuffy nose. It helps to clear my sinuses so I can breathe better.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants and contains lauric acid, which is anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Coconut oil can be used to help prevent colds by boosting the immune system. Once the cold is set in, coconut oil can help reduce the length of sickness and can be quite soothing when added to warm honey-lemon water or tea.

Mix these three ingredients together and you have yourself a super immune boosting syrup that will help alleviate coughs and sore throats!

Honey and Lemon Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil

Ingredients

Mix all the ingredients together in a small saucepan and heat over low until coconut oil is melted.

Take warm syrup by the spoonful as desired. You can also mix the syrup into hot water or tea.

Once the syrup is cooled the coconut oil will harden. Gently warm the syrup up before using. Store in refrigerator for up to a month.

Sources

Excellent Tips about Chain Mails – Worth a read…‏

A Good friend shared this – I am more informed and I got a good chuckle.

This was good – I love some of the solutions – they will make you laugh as you use them!

What a relief–for those who always felt guilty if they don`t forward these.Now, please just delete and forget about it.      A reminder NOT to answer anything that says send to friends or you get bad luck ,,,,read the following.
E-Mail Tracker Programs — very interesting and a must read!
The man that sent this information is a computer tech.  He spends a lot of time clearing the junk off computers for people and listens to complaints about speed.  All forwards are not bad, just some.  Be sure you read the very last paragraph. _________________________________________
He wrote: By now, I suspect everyone is familiar with snopes.com and/or truthorfiction.com for determining whether information received via email is just that:  true/false or fact/fiction.  Both are excellent sites.
Advice from snopes.com   VERY IMPORTANT!!


1) Any time you see an email that says “forward this on to ’10’ (or however many) of your friends”, “sign this petition”, or “you’ll get bad luck” or “you’ll get good luck” or “you’ll see something funny on your screen after you send it” or whatever — it almost always has an email tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and emails of those folks you forward to.  The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of ‘active’ email addresses to use in SPAM emails or sell to other Spammers.  Even when you get emails that demand you send the email on if you’re not ashamed of God/Jesus — that is email tracking, and they are playing on our conscience.  These people don’t care how they get your email addresses – just as long as they get them.  Also, emails that talk about a missing child or a child with an incurable disease “how would you feel if that was your child” — email tracking.  Ignore them and don’t participate!


2) Almost all emails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards.  All it was, and all any of this type of email is, is a way to get names and ‘cookie’ tracking information for telemarketers and Spammers — to validate active email accounts for their own profitable purposes.
You can do your Friends and Family members a GREAT favor by sending this information to them.  You will be providing a service to your friends.  And you will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam emails in the future!
Do yourself a favor and STOP adding your name(s) to those types of listing regardless how inviting they might sound! Or make you feel guilty if you don’t! It’s all about getting email addresses and nothing more.
You may think you are supporting a GREAT cause, but you are NOT!
Instead, you will be getting tons of junk mail later and very possibly a virus attached!  Plus, we are helping the Spammers get rich!  Let’s not make it easy for them!
ALSO:  Email petitions are NOT acceptable to government or any other organization – e.g. Social security, etc.  To be acceptable, petitions must have a “signed signature” and full address of the person signing the petition, so this is a waste of time and you are just helping the email trackers.
And another important point is to delete all previous names from your emails before forwarding!!! Send emails to your entire address list BCC then everyone after you doesn’t get your friend’s email address.

 Tips for Handling Telemarketers  (I love these solutions)

Three Little Words That Work!

(1)The three little words are: ‘Hold On, Please…’ 

Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company’s ‘beep-beep-beep’ tone, you know it’s time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting..

(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a ‘real’ sales person to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialled the call, and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!!

(3) Junk Mail Help: 
When you get ads enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these ads with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away.

When you get those ‘pre-approved’ letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular postage, ‘IF’ and when they receive them back.

It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.

One of Andy Rooney ‘s (60 minutes) ideas.

Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn’t get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!
If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn’t on anything you send them.

You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 60 cents.

The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let’s let them know what it’s like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they’re paying for it…Twice!

Let’s help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that’s why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea!

If enough people follow these tips, it will work I have been doing this for years, and I get very little junk mail anymore.

Posters Note: How funny would it be if you just used their prepaid envelope to say pass on good coupons you get to friends who could use them but seldom see. It would cost you the price of some labels and could help some else out. Imagine when the junk mailers postage costs skyrocket but nothing or only junk mail is coming back.

THIS JUST MIGHT BE ONE E-MAIL THAT YOU WILL WANT TO FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS

Coconut Oil Health Tip – the best is further down in this post.

Coconut Oil Health Tip – the best is further down in this post.

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Coconut oil has been used all around the world for many years. There are many ways to use this natural and organic oil. It cannot only be used for consumption but a number of other amazing things. Also coconut oil has a long shelf life so no need to worrying about it going bad right away if you are not using it in a regular basis. So that also means more money in your pocket. Another great thing about this oil is that it is universal it can be used by all people of all ages. This oil has over 100 different uses.
Removing makeup
This is great for removing makeup while softening your skin at the same time. You can apply the oil to a cloth or cotton ball an proceed with removing your makeup. The oil will gently soften the makeup so it can be easily and gently removed.

Massage oil
This oil is good for massages. This oil moisturizes, softens the skin and it smells amazing.

Hair treatment
This can be used as a conditioner, deep conditioner, pre shampoo, itchy dry scalp and it adds shine to your hair. Water is the only thing that can provide 100% moisture to your hair but there are a few oils including coconut oil that are able to penetrate the hair like water and provide moisture. Most products on the market tend to only sit on top of the hair causing product build up.

Energy
For those times you are feeling drained and out of energy coconut oil can be the thing to give you that boost that you need. It is also great for stimulating your metabolism. This as well can help you to better absorb nutrients and vitamins as well as help with weight loss due to the support of it controlling cravings.

Bruises
With regular application this can speed up the healing process as well as reduces swelling and discoloration.

Hair loss
Coconut oil can help to regenerate cells when applied to the problem area three times a day.

Reduce oily skin
Apply a small amount of this oil to your problem area to help to reduce the excessive oil.

Eczema
This oil can help to reduce itching and other the discomfort from this skin problem.

Stress reliever
If you are suffering from a headache or mental fatigue this may help you. Massaging this oil onto your head in a circular motion can help to relax you.

Indigestion and acid reflux
Ingesting this right after a meal can help to reduced the indigestion and/or acid reflex.

Diabetes
Ingesting this can help stabilizing blood sugar and helping to better control cravings.

Menstrual cycle
Ingesting this can help to relive some of the discomfort during this time of the month like pain due to heavy blood flow as well as cramps and pressure.

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