“High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice?” Really?

I had to respond! You know how so many Facebook posts are worded to make you check them out? Worded to get the click! Whether I saw this on Facebook or not I can't remember but when I saw the Title, "High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice", that hooked me in and got me to click. What Was on the Page? On clicking the link and I'll share that link in a minute, I found a…

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Where Do You Get Your Protein If You Don’t Eat Meat?

Lots of us raised on a meat eating diet come across vegetarians and the vegetarian diet sooner or later. And we ask "Where's the protein? " And vegetarians and vegans who are usually slimmer and healthier than their meat eating cousins are totally fed up hearing that question so here we'll cover the ever present question "Where do you get your protein from?" What's Protein Anyway? Have you heard that most of the body is water? It's…

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Are You a Barley Fan?

Comfort food and ancient grain, the Superfood, Barley, has something for everybody. I'm biased about Barley. My mother came from Scotland so I was brought up on Barley Soup, called "Scotch broth" by many! Whatever it's called this delicious soup got us through cold winters and was something to look forward to Its versatility means that Barley is eaten as stew or soup in some countries and made into bread or even beer in others. Barley seems…

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Is Buckwheat a Super Food

Buckwheat seems to have a wandering heart. It first settled into the US when Europeans brought it with them. And they received it from the Romans and other travellers from the east. How far east? As far as Tibet and China It has always been one of the crucial dependable crops that flourished in poor soil and could be used to make for everything from porridge and stews to Buckwheat cakes, Buckwheat honey and beer. The taste…

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The Salt of the Earth Or a Deadly White Powder?

Salt is such a basic item in our lives that we hardly give it a thought – unless we have run into the thought police telling us that too much salt is bad for us. Which sounds odd to me really. We are accustomed to adding salt to most meals and to hearing phrases meant to praise someone like "The salt of the earth" which is a very welcome compliment indeed. So in this post I'd like…

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