Frozen Vegetables Vs Fresh

A question that is often asked is that whether Frozen or Fresh vegetables are a better choice when it comes to clean living. The natural seemingly common sense answer is that fresh vegetables are obviously better than the frozen variety, but this may not be the truth when examining the facts.

To start off it is first important to assess the nature of the term fresh vegetables. To most people this means items that they have purchased at their nearest supermarket or grocery store. What most people don’t realize however is that these aren’t really that fresh at all and have in fact spent a considerable amount of time in transit as well as time on the supermarket shelf as well.

What this means is that by the time you bring these vegetables home they have already lost a good deal of the vitamins that they once had. In reality true fresh vegetables would be those that you plant in your own garden or buy direct from a farmer. If you prepare these on the same day that you buy them then you would receive the maximum nutritional value.

Frozen vegetables on the other hand can actually be significantly better in terms of nutrition because they have been frozen at the point when they possess the most nutrients. They are preserved in this state until you are ready to cook them. One other additional benefit is the fact the freezing process can sometimes break the outer cellulose lay making the nutrients easier to absorb by the body.

However there are some caveats when it comes to frozen vegetables in that they must be carefully prepared in order to preserve the precious nutrients contained within. Over boiling is one of the most common mistakes that can take place which is a rule that applies when dealing with vegetables in general. One other factor is that when choosing frozen vegetables take care to ensure that the ingredients lists only the vegetable itself.

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LemonFast with Fresh Organic Foods

 

 

 

By Michael Webster

Excerpted from “The LemonFast” by Michael Webster and Michael J. Lavery.

 

Whenever possible one should eat fresh organic foods or if not possible take a whole food supplement, rather than a manufactured mineral or vitamin supplement. Plant derived vitamins and minerals are 98 percent absorbable whereas the others absorption rates are less or unknown. You can take all the vitamins in the world, but if you aren’t taking minerals along with them, they won’t do you much good.

There can be major differences between whole food and vitamin and mineral supplements. Rich and powerful pharmaceutical companies that also provide most all medical drugs and chemicals manufacture vitamin and mineral supplements. Many of these supplements are reported to be synthesized, by using coal tar, petroleum, discarded animal by-products, powdered rocks and shells. Vitamin B-12 comes from ground cattle organs, which can be loaded with steroids, antibiotics, herbicides, and pesticides. Perhaps the most sickening is their use of fecal matter in the form of activated sewage sludge. It is inexpensive to obtain and is loaded with B-12. It is always best however in our opinion to provide the human body with as much variety as possible of whole, uncooked natural organic foods; they retain their living enzymes and their full spectrum of bio-available vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.  

 

Only eat plant foods that are centered around fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, and all organically grown. Remember all claimed organically grown foods might not be. You really must know first about the soil the plants are being grown in. Is there now or has there ever been herbicides applied to the soil? Now or in the past has there been pesticides applied to the plants? DDT for an example once in the human system it can take weeks or even months before there are no detectable residue and can take years to be completely removed from some soils. And remember just a couple of decades ago chemical companies like Monsanto were claiming DDT was good for our health. While experts say toxic pollution levels declined dramatically in the Great Lakes since the 1970s, the decline in persistent chemical pollution leveled off in the 1980s. In some cases toxic chemical levels in the Great Lakes have recently risen, as atmospheric deposits of PCBs, DDT and other banned chemicals in the US are blown thousands of miles by winds from countries that still use these compounds. As a result, fresh samples of DDT can be found today in the tissues of Great Lakes fish, even though DDT was banned for use in the US in the early 1970s.

These chemical deposits are not limited to the Great Lakes. EPA reported that fish advisories against eating PCB contaminated fish rose 41% across the US from 1995 to 1996. Consumers need to educate themselves and make informed decisions. If you must eat fish you can reduce your exposure to PCBs in fish by the way you cook the fish and should avoid altogether certain types of fish for women of reproductive age if how and where the fish came from. It is believed that 95% of human exposure to toxic chemicals comes through the diet, and fish is a major route of exposure since they more readily bioaccumulate toxic compounds. Still, these fish advisories are too often ignored by consumers or not enforced by local health agencies.

The only sure and safe way to control the soil, plants and the water is to grow a garden yourself and you will know for sure what you allowed into the soil and what you put into the soil. Knowledge of what type of fertilizers and/or pesticides you used would help you understand what is in the plants. In most people’s back yards or a shared community victory garden you can learn how to grow truly organically. If you believe you just are not ready to give up meat than eat only lean meats from organically fed animals, along with other sources of organic protein. You may want to consider, if you have access to some land the raising of your own Buffalo or Ostrich or Rabbit or a combination for Varity. These meats are very testy and have 50% to 80% less fat than commercial beef or pork, depending on what you feed them. Again you may have to grow your own animal feed to control what the animal is eating and you will know you used no hormones, fast grow chemicals or harmful medications that can be passed on to you and yours.

 

You should always exercise for at least 30 minutes everyday. That’s about 2 miles of walking per day or less jogging or swimming. Drink clean, pure fresh water daily, with a minimum intake of at least 8 or more 8-ounce glasses of water. Drink one eight oz. glass of water with a tea spoon of pure organic raw apple cider vinegar and one tea spoon of pure organic maple syrup grade B, before each meal when you are eating. Take one table spoon of fresh Bee Pollen daily and moderate amounts of Sea Salt, keep the overall volume intake down, don’t overeat and wallaaa… the pounds start falling off immediately and health is more likely to be restored.

 

By taking the LemonFastTM miracle drink you should reach your best body weight for you and you can maintain this perfect body weight. Following this program you may live longer and be healthier. Do it, do it now, do it for you, do it for those who love you, and do it for the love of life.

 

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Note the LemonFast recipe is in “The LemonFast Book” The book is now out of print but can be read in its entirety free by clicking on or Googling: MICHAEL WEBSTER’S OTHER WRITINGS . The LemonFast or The RedRoad can also be obtained on CD Rom for $10.00, by sending a check or money order made out to author: Michael Webster 301 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach CA 92651. Be sure and give your return address.

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Michael Webster’s Syndicated Investigative Reports are read worldwide, in 100 or more U.S. outlets and in at least 136 countries and territories. He publishes articles in association with global news agencies and media information services with more than 350 news affiliates in 136 countries. Many of Mr. Webster’s articles are printed in six working languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. With ten more languages planed in the near future.

Mr. Webster is America’s leading authority on Venture Capital/Equity Funding. He served as a trustee on some of the nation’s largest trade Union funds. A noted Author, Lecturer, Educator, Emergency Manager, Counter-Terrorist, War on Drugs and War on Terrorist Specialist, Business Consultant, Newspaper Publisher. Radio News caster. Labor Law generalist, Teamster Union Business Agent, General Organizer, Union Rank and File Member Grievances Representative, NLRB Union Representative, Union Contract Negotiator, Workers Compensation Appeals Board Hearing Representative. Mr. Webster represented management on that side of the table as the former Director of Federated of Nevada. Mr. Webster publishes on-line newspapers and does investigative reports for print, electronic and on-line News Agencies.

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A Quick Guide to Fresh Herb Gardening

Adding a few well chosen fresh cut herbs to the food being prepared will transform it into an extraordinary flavorful meal and the fresher the herbs, the tastier the meal to be enjoyed. The most efficient way to obtain a steady stream of freshness is to grow your own herbs.

If you are new to fresh herb gardening you will be glad to learn that, compared to growing fruits, vegetable and plants, herbs are much easier to grow. The herb plants needs little caring of and and are quite resistant to disease and pest, making this a perfect indoors or outside gardening experience for a beginner and always a joy for the experienced ones.

It is usually easier to buy the plants you wish to grow to start your garden for many herbs are not simple to grow from seed. Take the time to decide which herbs you wish to grow and foresee what use you will be making of them. You might want to grow a group of herbs that can be used together, for instance, for culinary or ornamental purpose.

Another simple way to start a herbs garden is to buy yourself a herb gardening kit. You will find a vast choice of kits available offering different mixes of herbs for different uses. Everything is included in a kit except for the water.

The gardening area should be sunny and facing south. If such a spot is not available for you to use, then choose a situation that receives the best light through out of the day. Perhaps you know some neighbors around you that have to compose with a similar situation, see how they have managed and perhaps a few good ideas can help you.

You have to be very careful when it comes to fertilizing the soil in which the plants will grow. Organic fertilizer is preferable to any other type available and beware of quantities you use not to over fertilize the plants, it will result in poorer flavor. The soil should not be packed and good drainage should always be favored. Basically, the water that the plants receives should keep the soil moist to the touch and proper drainage will keep water from the roots that can be easily damaged.

There are many different ways to start in fresh herb gardening. Other than in your garden, herbs can be grown in pots or containers, on a windowsill, hanging baskets ect… I often prefer growing herbs in pots or a container because they can be easily transported in and out of the house. It is an ideal way of having healthy living herbs all year.

Eustache Davenport is a gardening enthusiast and author. He lives in Montreal and enjoy teaching his gardening secrets to work groups on how to setup, optimize and maintain an amazing herb garden. For more great tips and information on fresh herb gardening, visit http://www.herbgardeningonlineguide.com.

How To Grow Fresh Vegetables Indoors In Less Than A Week

How to Grow Fresh Vegetables Indoors In Less Than a Week

One of the blessings of sprouts is that all you need is one square foot of space to enjoy a wide variety of healthy,Visit Here http://bbc-food-network.blogspot.com

 fresh-grown veggies, grown in less than a week.

The possibilities go far beyond alfalfa and mung beans and it takes just a jar and some porous materials to create a delicious complement to wild recipes.

You need organic seeds from the health food store. Planting seeds from the garden supply store are often treated with chemicals.

I have successful sprouted seeds in a 500-square-foot apartment. This is a great way to bring the great outdoors inside, especially if you don’t have access to a traditional garden.

Materials:

* One quart size jar for each type of sprout

* Perforated lid or elastic bands

* Cheesecloth or screen, like nylon tulle from a fabric shop

* 4 tablespoons of each type of seed *

* Water

* Bowl or sink to prop jar

NOTE: Select two or three types of seeds
4 tablespoons of dry seed yields a quart of sprouts

Seed list:

* Alfalfa

* Barley

* Broccoli

* Cabbage

* Chickpeas

* Corn

* Fenugreek

* Lentils

* Mung beans

* Peas

* Quinoa

* Soy beans

Procedure:

1. Sort dry seeds, removing damaged or broken seeds

2. Rinse seeds, placing one variety in each jar

3. Add 1 cup cool water, cover and soak seeds 4-8 hours,

3. Rinse twice a day – refill with cool water, swirl, drain

4. Cover jar, invert and prop at an angle in bowl or sink

5. Watch for roots to grow from seeds

6. Seeds are edible when roots are 1/4-inch to 1-inch

Eat fresh, refrigerate any uneaten sprouts – you do not need a dark place to sprout seeds (some people claim seeds sprouted in darkness taste better), but drainage is essential.

NOTE: Your sprouts should not have an odor.
If they do, ensure that you began with organically grown seeds and that all seeds chosen for sprouting were perfectly shaped, ensure that your seeds are draining; remove any seeds with broken roots. Beyond that, once seeds have sprouted, eat them. The chemical process changes when roots become too long. It also changes when sprouts are older than 7-10 days. I have not tried freezing sprouts.Visit Here http://bbc-food-network.blogspot.com

FRESH ORGANIC FOOD DELIVERY HOME BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

The Fresh Organic Food industry is booming, and for good reasons.  First, we just don’t know if our food is safe anymore, never mind where it originates from.  With more and more imported produce coming into the United States, if FDA cannot even track down the e-coli outbreak costing farmers millions, how are they going to track imported produce, never mind investigate it?

We have all become more aware of the dangers of e-coli which is a deadly bacteria caused most often by feses in the water which irragates farms or a careless farm worker who relieves themselves on your vegetables.  Either way, it can be deadly for you or your children. 

With organic farms dominating the market with this new found fear of our food safety, it is no wonder more organic farms are popping up every season.  We are seeing more grocery stores opening up an organic green section in the past year all due to the huge and growing concerns for our health.  The trend is clear, people want safe fresh local organic foods more than at anytime in history.

Most would like to have their own garden, and this too is a growing trend, but if like me this past season, it is not as easy as it sounds.  I had a fenced garden years ago and discovered first hand how difficult it can be even with the best soil, sun and care. First, you have the weather to deal with, second, nature and all the bugs and critters who will compete with you when it comes to harvest time.  Birds who eat all your seeds, mice and squirrels who do the same, and then when you crops are coming up, the cirtters who somehow always get into your garden.

I learned the hard way what was eating all my tomatoes, one bite out of each even though I had a four foot fence around my garden.  Lesson learned, groundhogs can climb over fences in addition to digging under them.  After fighting to stop this raider all season, I gave up, there was no way I could keep this clever raider from getting into my garden.  I wouldn’t mind sharing with wildlife as I got use to with birds and mice, but this groundhog was taking a bite from each and every tomatoe destroying each one, so that was my last garden until this season.

Well, loving fresh tomatoes as my family does, I tried again, this time with a deck garden so that the cirtters could not destroy my crop.  This year I lost all my tomatoe plants to the blight, both early and late, and there is nothing you can do to stop it I learned from local agricultural departments master gardener.  Oh well, my hopes of feeding my family fresh safe vegetables all went up in smoke once again.

If you live near a farm or have access to a farm market or even better, a farm cooperative, this is the next logical solution for many.  For those with time, the farm cooperative is a good choice where you lease a spot at a local farm to do your plantings.  I tried this as well, but had to drive to far to tend garden properly and it has a low yield given weeds always grow faster than any crop can.  With draught and then too much rain, gardening has its challenges for most.

In my research I came across the ideal solution to my dilemma, a Fresh Organic Food Delivery concept whereby you have a remote personal garden where you grow exactly what you and your family like most, but with none of the hassles of personal gardening.  In simple terms, you have a farm plot like with the local farm cooperatives, but in this case, you get a professional gardener which takes care of all the hard work, while you enjoy all the fruits of their labor, as well as all the vegetables. lol

This is the perfect solution for those who want Fresh Organic Food Delivery when you can have your own home garden even if you don’t own a home.  Apartment dweller can now also have fresh organic produce delivered right to their door fresh from your farm garden delivered anywhere in the country, and soon, internationally.  This is the perfect solution, safe fresh vegetables delivered direct from your own personal farm plot without the work or risk of loss of crop, it is all guaranteed by Organic Acres, the company behind this new concept in organic farming.

What they have done is combined the best aspects of organic farming and removed all the worst aspects, sure made sense to me.  What makes this so unique is all the plans offered members.  You can simply choose access to the wholesale farmers store, or you can have a personal garden, eating what you need, selling what you don’t to the farm cooperative store to totally offset your own produce costs just as farmers have been doing for centuries across the country.  If saving money sounds good being a member of our farm cooperative store, free food sounds even better if you invest in your own garden plan.

If free safe fresh organic foods is not enough reason to evaluate this plan, then earning commissions should be.  With new multi tier affiliate option, you can make this the perfect low cost home business which is the easiest I have researched in a long time.  Always get ahead of the next trend, and organic foods is a trend which is exploding nationwide.  Register for free and reserve your position for preferred placement in compensation plan.  Simply register below by visiting company web site to view video on how program works and all the different plans available.

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Extra fresh herb gardening

You may well find it attention-grabbing to note with the purpose of compared to the gardening of fruits and other organic vegetables the herb gardening is quite not as much of complicated. Even if you are not an experienced gardener you can think of start herb farming. Herb Gardening is just what the doctor ordered for the newbie gardener and the skilled. Herbs require very miniature special heed and they resist disease and pests in nature. Herb gardening is easiest as soon as you purchase povenants. Many herbs are not simple to grow from seed, the aside fromion again being basil.      

Growing a fundamental herb garden, whether indoors or out, is the textbook project for a opening gardener. Initially, you require to make up you mind what kind of herbs you wish for to grow. Overfertilized plants often bear a poorer taste than those developed at a additional moderate rate. Alot people pick out to use up herb garden design manuals to be trained in this area the several types of herb garden design existing and build up their capability to grow herbs with the directions and information integrated in the guide. Choosing a herb garden design guide to make use of can be challenging since there are dozens of diverse herb gardens.      

You will require to obtain a sunny, good lit corner to grow your inside herb garden. Ideally, it ought to be south facing, but if this isn’t promising pick out a place with the intention of will receive adequately of light all-through out the day. You can furthermore look around your place and see to it that what herbs flourish well for your neighbors! Be exceptional. Herb gardens encompass even been grown in old hiking boots and shoes. Definitely be sure you can knock drainage holes into the bottom.      

Herbs gardens that are grown in containers, window boxes, or suspended baskets require exceptional attention on watering. That is why it is reasonably uncomplicated for newbies to grow the superlative herbs. Grow herbs simply on your windowsill with our well-situated herb kit. The majority herb kits include 4 pots; seed packets of Slow-Bolt cilantro, authentic Greek oregano, Fine-Leaf chives, and Window Box mini-basil; and a 4-lb bag of Scotts potting dirt for seed preparatory.      

Sow herbs for indoor growing in two segment potting soil with solitary part perlite or else coarse sand. An inch of minute gravel in the pot underside ensures satisfactory drainage. Others, such as www.Centralmarket.Com, promote kits with all you require to get in progress in one total package. Render these charming herb pots and observe them grow all summer long! This project not simply recycles, it creates another life.    

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Organic Indoor Gardening Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs Be Healthy

Do you like to consume organic food? People are becoming more aware of what they eat, so it could be a very good idea to start an organic indoor garden of your own so you can be sure of eating vegetables that are free of unhealthy chemicals. One of the best things with organic indoor gardening is it doesn’t need a lot of space to grow a good crop of vegetables. A small balcony or an accessible rooftop are all you need to get started with organic indoor gardening.

Even if you live somewhere that doesn’t have anything like a balcony or flat rooftop, you can still indulge in organic indoor gardening. Not having these doesn’t mean you won’t be able to garden. If you have some space you can devote to your plants inside your house, you can easily set up your organic indoor garden. You can use artificial lighting for the plants so you won’t need to be concerned about having enough sunlight.

In addition to having a good supply of organic vegetables, there are a number of advantages to organic indoor gardening. Professionals insist that stress can be relieved by gardening. Indoor gardening can help relieve stress because it doesn’t require much thought or hard-on-your-back work. It can be a great way to be calmed and relaxed after a hard day at the office.

Save Yourself From Yourself

As well as relieving stress, indoor gardening has the bonus of saving money on your grocery bill. Since you will be growing some of your very own food, a lot less money will be spent at the grocery store. But experts say that you really save a lot on recreation and health expenses. How does this work? Studies show that people involved in organic indoor gardening are more content as a result and have less of a need to leave home to find such contentment in the spending of money for pleasure. If you don’t like coming back to an empty lonesome house with nothing to look forward to, you can keep yourself happily busy with as organic indoor garden.

According to studies, medical expenses are high because some much money is spent of anti-depressants. It is believed that without constructive release of pent up frustrations and stress through some sort of outlet, many Americans end up suffering from depression. A hobby that interests them, such as indoor gardening, helps to reduce episodes of depression in many people.

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