Friday, September 24, 2021

Healthy Benefits of Dehydrated Fruits - Do It Yourself

 These are 10 benefits of dehydrated fruits identified by Food N Health. 

1 - Great source of nutrients

2 - Light on the stomach

3 - Easy to digest

4 - Source of instant energy

5 - Delicious

6 - Antioxidants

7 - Rich in Fiber

8 - Rich in calories

9 - Improves immunity

10 - No preservatives 

Number 10 is my personal favorite and the reason I do my own dehydrating. 

As I write, I have a batch of pears in my dehydrator. Above is a photo of strawberries and bananas I did yesterday. 

The berries are very sweet, and the bananas taste like candy. If you want a sweet and healthy treat for yourself and your family - especially kids! - you'll want to take advantage of this! 

It takes a while to dehydrate, anywhere from 4 to 10 hours depending on the density of the fruit, but the nice part is, once you have them set on the trays and turn it on, you can ignore it for the rest of the day! 

Another thing I've make in the past is croutons, plain, garlic, and cheese. Again, very simple, prep and forget for a few hours. 

It's actually pretty relaxing to do this, and you can feel satisfied in the knowledge you're doing something good for yourself, and your family if you have one, and your friends if you share - my friends love getting little jars of my dried fruits! They make sweet holiday treats! 

Here is a link to a dehydrator, the same brand I use but mine is an older model no longer available. This one has an excellent rating! 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Straw Bale Gardening

In my humble opinion, the best way to know what you're eating is to grow it yourself. I've had flower gardens for decades, and have been growing vegetables for about seven or eight years now. Not always successfully, I admit, but for every thing that does not work, I learn how to do it differently and try new things. 

Some years, I've had patio or balcony gardens with everything growing in pots, some years I've had in-ground gardens. I have wanted to try this straw bale technique for a while. Maybe next year! 


 Latest edition of Joel Karsten's book.


Joel Karsten's website

Friday, September 17, 2021

The connection between inflammation, red (mammal) meat, and NEU5GC

The information in the first 40 minutes of this interview of Dr Roger Seheult with Lewis Howes is pure gold. It's rather long at 1:53:35 and covers many topics relating to health. 

We know we have an inflammation problem in the U. S. and we've been told that red meat can be a cause, but never before have I heard How and Why red meat can be a culprit. Dt Seheult does a fine job explaining it. He talks about a gene called neu5gc and why it's a problem. 

I did a bit of additional research and found these two related articles. See if they apply to you; not all information will, but it's worth researching. 

Neu5gc, Red Meat, and Human Disease:Part I

Neu5gc and Autoimmunity: Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism