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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2017, 05:48:06 pm »
I am really worried.  I have to cut up TWO Avocados to add to my salad for today's Potlatch Ceremony here at Diner HQ!  I could be maimed for life!  Should I risk cutting up the Avocados or leave them out of the salad?  ???  :icon_scratch:

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How to avoid “avocado hand”
Erica Edwards, NBC News Published: May 13, 2017, 9:15 am Updated: May 13, 2017, 9:50 am



(NBC News) Once shunned for its high fat content, the avocado is now revered in kitchens across america for its amazing heart healthy benefits, but the guacamole-starter’s place in the spotlight may be spoiling.

Just ask anyone who’s tried to cut open the green fruit, and ended up slicing right through their hand instead.

“You can injury anything from tendons to nerves to blood vessels,” warns the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Thomas Waters.

One problem is this big slippery pit in the middle. People tend to use a big knife to whack it out of there.

It’s been reported that one plastic surgeon in the United Kingdom suggested the problem is so bad that avocados should come with warning labels.

We couldn’t find a doctor willing to go quite that far, but they offered a few safety tips instead.

First, don’t hold anything you’re trying to cut. Place it on a cutting board.

If you must hold it, put a folded towel between the fruit and your hand.

Second, sharpen your knives.

“A very sharp knife is actually safer,” Dr. Waters explains. “It’s more accurate and you’re able to do what you need to do. It’s actually the dull knives that lead to injuries.”

The potential for long term injury is real. Deep cuts to nerves or tendons can take weeks to months to heal.

Well, it's never happened to me.  :laugh: The deal with aguacates  ;D is to JUST NOT put a lot of pressure on the knife after you get through the thin, but tough, outer skin. The inside before the pip is so soft that you just go all the way around and have two slices lickity split!

The pip just pops out. Also, I use a spoon to get as much of the meat out as possible.   

By the way, the fruit in the picture looks like it was a bit green. The "meat" can be quite tough when they are not ripe. In that situation, a cut might result from trying to wedge the pip out with a knife instead of using a spoon or your finger.

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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2017, 06:04:25 pm »

How Did Modern Tomatoes Lose Their Flavor?

Agelbert NOTE: The short answer is GREED!  >:(

It’s not just your imagination. Today’s tomatoes simply don’t taste the way they used to, and now science has told us why. Researchers working on a study published in the journal Science performed exhaustive taste tests of 100 tomato varieties and sequenced the genomes of nearly 400 varieties. They were able to identify 23 volatile compounds that give a tomato its flavor. Unfortunately, many of those compounds, plus essential sugars, are missing from today’s supermarket tomatoes -- they were inadvertently     lost when the industry sought to maximize yields and improve tomatoes' resistance to pests and disease.

Better tomatoes on the way?


•“The flavor got lost because people didn’t know what the molecular and genetic bases were, so they couldn’t apply them,” said study author Antonio Granell.

•Major seed producers are expected to use this new genetic information to make seeds that will grow into new, tastier tomatoes -- possibly within four years.

•Harry Klee, professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida, also accused supermarkets of ruining the taste of tomatoes by chilling them at low temperatures, which adversely affects the flavor.

http://www.wisegeek.com/how-did-modern-tomatoes-lose-their-flavor.htm




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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2017, 12:09:56 pm »
What thistle is purple in color, part of the sunflower family, and is eaten as a vegetable? ???
Purple of Romagna Artichoke: Italian heirloom favored by chefs for its tenderness and unique nutty taste

Agelbert NOTE: The creator's fibonacci footprint can be clearly seen in the artichoke. 

How to Grow Artichokes

SNIPPET:

Interesting Facts About Artichokes

Native to the Mediterranean region, artichokes (Cynara scolymus) became scarce with the fall of the Roman Empire. After making a comeback in Italy in the 1500s, artichokes were introduced to the Americas by French and Spanish gardeners. California is the biggest producer of artichokes in the U.S. Other interesting facts about artichokes are:1

Although commonly referred to as a vegetable, artichokes are actually a thistle that is part of the sunflower family

Artichokes can be grown as either a perennial or an annual; perennial artichoke plants last up to five years

When you let their buds open and flower, artichokes produce striking bluish-purple flowers that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies

Types of Artichokes
Artichokes come in several varieties, including:2,3

Big Heart: Thornless, slightly purple variety that can handle some heat

Green Globe: Heavy-bearing perennial that does best in ideal growing conditions, including California, where it is grown commercially

Imperial Star: Adaptable and easy to grow from seed as an annual; recommended for gardeners in cooler climates (U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone 6 or lower4)

Purple of Romagna: Italian heirloom favored by chefs for its tenderness and unique nutty taste

Violetto: Oval-shaped Italian heirloom known for producing dozens of small side shoots

Full article:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/12/22/growing-artichokes.aspx
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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2017, 12:41:01 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: I found the info in this article very valuable. It is rock solid and backed up with the latest studies. Boosting mitochondrial function is exactly what the ketogenic diet does. Please read the whole thing and watch the video. It will do you good.

What You Really Need to Know About Heart Disease and Its Treatment 
December 24, 2017

Story at-a-glance

֍ Recent research shows stents do not improve angina, thereby negating the sole remaining medical indication for angioplasty or the placement of a stent to unblock a blocked artery

֍ Earlier research showed angioplasty does not reduce mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction or hospitalization rates for acute coronary syndrome

֍ Coronary artery disease is not a disease per se. It’s a symptom of “a diffuse systemic disease,” caused primarily by poor diet, inactivity, insulin resistance and stress

֍ The largest study done on heart attack incidence revealed only 41 percent of people who have a heart attack actually have a blocked artery. Of those, 50 percent of the blockages occurred after the heart attack. This means at least 80 percent of heart attacks are not associated with blocked arteries at all

֍ Three primary causes of heart attacks are decreased parasympathetic tone followed by sympathetic nervous system activation, lack of microcirculation and lactic acid buildup in the heart muscle


SNIPPPET 1:

High Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Attacks

As noted by Cowan, many cardiologists would probably answer that question saying the underlying problem is high cholesterol. Alas, the evidence does not support this position either. “I actually looked up four papers, [one] in JAMA, three in The Lancet, showing that life expectancy tends to increase as cholesterol goes up, and that there is no relationship between high cholesterol and death,” Cowan says.


SNIPPET 2:

The Role of Mitochondria in Heart Attacks

Another area of concern is your mitochondria. Unfortunately, this is an area that conventional cardiology is still largely unfamiliar with. In essence, angina is a symptom of poor mitochondrial function, causing a buildup of lactic acid that triggers cramps and pain. When this pain and cramping occurs in your heart, it’s called angina. The lactic acid buildup also restricts blood flow and makes the tissue more toxic.

When a cramp occurs in your leg, you stop moving it, which allows some of the lactic acid to drain off. But your heart cannot stop, so the glycolytic fermentation continues, and the lactic acid continues to build up, eventually interfering with the ability of calcium to get into the muscle. This in turn renders the muscle — in this case your heart — unable to contract, which is exactly what you see on a stress echo or a nuclear thallium scan.

“You see a dyskinetic or an akinetic muscle, which means it doesn't move, because the calcium can't get into the cells because the tissue has become too acidic,” Cowan explains. “Eventually, the acidosis continues, and that becomes the cause of necrosis of the tissue, which is what we call a heart attack …

By the way … [the] dyskinetic area … the part of the heart that's not moving, creates pressure … in the artery embedded in that part of the heart, which causes clots to break off. That explains why you get clots forming after the heart attack, not before. This lactic acidosis buildup is one of the key events, without which you won't have angina, and you won't have the progression to necrosis.

Those are the three [primary causes of heart attacks]: The autonomic nervous system, the microcirculation and lactic acid buildup. Luckily, there are safe, nontoxic, effective ways to address each of those, either individually or together.




Detailed article;

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/12/24/stents-heart-disease-treatment.aspx
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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2017, 02:27:03 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: I found the info in this article very valuable. It is rock solid and backed up with the latest studies. Boosting mitochondrial function is exactly what the ketogenic diet does. Please read the whole thing and watch the video. It will do you good.

What You Really Need to Know About Heart Disease and Its Treatment 
December 24, 2017

Story at-a-glance

֍ Recent research shows stents do not improve angina, thereby negating the sole remaining medical indication for angioplasty or the placement of a stent to unblock a blocked artery

֍ Earlier research showed angioplasty does not reduce mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction or hospitalization rates for acute coronary syndrome

֍ Coronary artery disease is not a disease per se. It’s a symptom of “a diffuse systemic disease,” caused primarily by poor diet, inactivity, insulin resistance and stress

֍ The largest study done on heart attack incidence revealed only 41 percent of people who have a heart attack actually have a blocked artery. Of those, 50 percent of the blockages occurred after the heart attack. This means at least 80 percent of heart attacks are not associated with blocked arteries at all

֍ Three primary causes of heart attacks are decreased parasympathetic tone followed by sympathetic nervous system activation, lack of microcirculation and lactic acid buildup in the heart muscle


SNIPPPET 1:

High Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Attacks

As noted by Cowan, many cardiologists would probably answer that question saying the underlying problem is high cholesterol. Alas, the evidence does not support this position either. “I actually looked up four papers, [one] in JAMA, three in The Lancet, showing that life expectancy tends to increase as cholesterol goes up, and that there is no relationship between high cholesterol and death,” Cowan says.


SNIPPET 2:

The Role of Mitochondria in Heart Attacks

Another area of concern is your mitochondria. Unfortunately, this is an area that conventional cardiology is still largely unfamiliar with. In essence, angina is a symptom of poor mitochondrial function, causing a buildup of lactic acid that triggers cramps and pain. When this pain and cramping occurs in your heart, it’s called angina. The lactic acid buildup also restricts blood flow and makes the tissue more toxic.

When a cramp occurs in your leg, you stop moving it, which allows some of the lactic acid to drain off. But your heart cannot stop, so the glycolytic fermentation continues, and the lactic acid continues to build up, eventually interfering with the ability of calcium to get into the muscle. This in turn renders the muscle — in this case your heart — unable to contract, which is exactly what you see on a stress echo or a nuclear thallium scan.

“You see a dyskinetic or an akinetic muscle, which means it doesn't move, because the calcium can't get into the cells because the tissue has become too acidic,” Cowan explains. “Eventually, the acidosis continues, and that becomes the cause of necrosis of the tissue, which is what we call a heart attack …

By the way … [the] dyskinetic area … the part of the heart that's not moving, creates pressure … in the artery embedded in that part of the heart, which causes clots to break off. That explains why you get clots forming after the heart attack, not before. This lactic acidosis buildup is one of the key events, without which you won't have angina, and you won't have the progression to necrosis.

Those are the three [primary causes of heart attacks]: The autonomic nervous system, the microcirculation and lactic acid buildup. Luckily, there are safe, nontoxic, effective ways to address each of those, either individually or together.


Detailed article;

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/12/24/stents-heart-disease-treatment.aspx

Very interesting stuff, AG. I have to read more about this. It all makes sense to me.


Short heart with stenosis film. It's VERY informative!


SNIPPET:

The Riddle’s Solution

A blood vessel that is blocked to a large extent will obstruct the flood flow. A slowly closing narrowing will allow less and less blood to pass. This is known as “critical stenosis”, but in fact, this is not as critical as conventional medicine claims.  Heart seizure and heart attacks are by no means an inevitable result. Why is this? The solution to the riddle is that the three coronary arteries are not isolated from one-another; they are not “end arteries” that are not connected with one another, but part of an extensive network of blood vessels that exist in all parts of the heart muscle. Furthermore, the body is capable of helping itself should there be a blockage of the blood flow or in the oxygen supply and it is able to extend this network in a substantial way.

Detailed article:

http://heartattacknew.com/faq/how-dangerous-are-my-blocked-coronary-arteries/the-riddles-solution/
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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2018, 03:20:37 pm »

Unlikely to work with so much dirt about.  Potential for methanol poisoning.

This is interesting. Having lived many years in the tropics, I am familiar with banana plants and plantain plants used for various purposes besides fermenting or eating the fruit. You can chop the whole plant off just above the base of the trunk after  you have harvested the fruit if you have a need for drinking water. You make a wide bowl shaped cut in the trunk base. You then allow it to fill with water from the roots. You scoop that water out. You allow the bowl to fill anoterh time. You scoop that water out too (the first two water products are too bitter tasting). The third time you can drink the water. The U.S. Marines recommended this for jungle survival during WWII.

I also noted the clever use of banana plant leaves by this fellow. Banana and plantain plant leaves are used to wrap "pasteles", a type of plantain starch meal flavored with chunks of pork, garbanzo beans (chick peas), capers and an olive here and there. Eating off the plantain leaf is quite enjoyable.

Back to fermentation of bananas for wine in the you posted, I was surprised to not see flies trying to get to the bananas prior to them being heated. In the tropics, flies are ubiquitous, as you know. The bamboo forest area in the video is apparently favored in not having pesky flies around.

Down in Puerto Rico they make a kind of moonshine ("pitorro") from fruit. However, they are not limited by one type of fruit. They will throw grapes, pieces of oranges (skin included!), bananas and even guavas (as long as the fruit has a reasonable amount of fructose in it, it is fermentally elgible) in a container for making the Puerto Rican verson of white lightinin'. Their methods are not primitive like in the video. They use distillation columns and such to get their product.

At any rate, thank you for posting something that contributes to our knowledge base.



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