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Natural Remedy Series
Table of Contents
Preserving Tomatoes after the Harvest Is in
Getting Rid of Strong Mustard Taste
Boiling Old Potatoes
Curing Baldness with Cucumber
Fenugreek Leaves and Seeds
Getting rid of Jaundice.
Organic Brown Sugar
Tomatoes for More “Blood”.
Juice for Blemishes and Black Spots.
Turnips for Controlling Diabetes
Healthy Tomato Soup Recipe
Curing Night Blindness.
Tomato – Potato Mix
Getting Rid of Headaches
Black Pepper Decoction.
Cod Liver Treatment
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Vegetables are such an integral part of our daily lives, that we really do not bother much about their natural benefits and value. All we know is that they are those greens which we had to eat when we were children, because mommy said so, and she was bigger than us. And she was not a good cook. And also, she made every vegetable dish taste so boring, so blah and so bland, that one promised oneself that one would never eat it, when one grew up.
That is the reason why so many of us grow up with an anti-vegetable subconscious feeling. But did you know that these green and leafy vegetables are the reasons why you kept so healthy, so energetic, and so bouncing when you were a kid. They were the natural mineral resources, which provided you with vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, which help your muscles grow healthy, your skin glow and made you look so bright eyed and bushy tailed.
And then you grew up and stopped eating vegetables. Instead, you began eating and other high-protein diet, without any greens or yellows or reds , which were harvested from plants/vines/herbs or shrubs. And that made your body deficient in all the essential vitamins. It also made you less healthy than what you were when you were a kid. And you did not get to know it.
So here are some good reasons why you should eat plant produce, especially when they are green and leafy.
Fibrous, leafy and green vegetables, fresh from the farm are, of course, the pride and joy of every health conscious and proud cook. If the proportions of these vegetables are increased in your daily diet, you are going to lessen your intake of carbohydrates, starch, and grain. This is going to benefit you and the general state of your health in the long run. It also means that you will never suffer from constipation.
Nothing can take the place of cereals and grains in your daily diet in the same manner, vegetables have their own invaluable and irreplaceable place in the diet groups which make up your daily meals.
The benefits of vegetables eaten raw, or cooked, then means that you are going to have a tasty meal, with natural digestive products being added to your system. Your blood circulation is going to get invigorated and your digestive system is going to get rid of any small ailments brought about by eating a starchy, fatty and high-protein high carbohydrate diet.
Vegetables are amazing toxin eliminators. So if you are thinking of detoxifying your body with any star – endorsed detoxifying products, think again. Try increasing the amounts of vegetables in your diet.
The best thing about fibrous vegetables is that it adds the amount of bulk to the fecal material so that it can be eliminated during the regular bowel movements every day. This keeps your system healthy. It also keeps your skin glowing, and you energetic. That is because there are no toxins accumulating in your body and weakening your system. Read more…
Prepping and Survival Series
A Beginner’s Guide to Bottling Fruit and Vegetables – With tips on How to Prepare and Preserve Food for Long-Term Use
Table of Contents
Rules of Bottling
Types of Jars and Bottles
Equipment Necessary for Bottling
Methods of Sterilization
Hot Water Bath Method
Hot-Water Sterilization – Quick Method
Second Oven Method
Tomato in Their Own Juice
Preserving Tomatoes in Brine
Bottling Methods for Vegetables
Blanching and Sterilizing Process for Vegetables
Water Bath Method
Acid Brine – Lemon Juice Method
Using Bottled Vegetables
Preparation of Fruit and Temperature Chart
Timetable for Sterilizing Vegetables in Pressure Cooker
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We are everlastingly grateful to that homemaker millenniums ago, who decided that she needed to preserve food, for the coming winter. That was a little step for her, but it was a giant step for mankind. Soon people began to preserve food in stoneware jars.
The principle of preserving these fruit/food items depended firstly upon the destruction by need of all the mold and bacteria in the air, fruit, or water. As technological development and experimental sciences began to develop in ancient civilizations, they discovered how to make glass containers and bottles more than 5000 years ago.
Naturally, at the same time, the cook in the kitchen was experimenting on food stuffs. It was only by trial and error that she learned that if she kept items of food in a moist atmosphere, it would soon grow moldy and perish real fast. Also, she learned that the exclusion of air during the sealing off the bottles prevented this mold from growing on the surface of the food.
Along with that, she found out that salt, vinegar, wine and oil were extremely useful mediums in which she could preserve food, and that is how the art of been a preserving food in the shape of jams, jellies, pickles and chutneys came into existence. So this art has come down to us through the ages, and that is why many families have closely guarded secret recipes for pickling or preserving food. And that is when our grannies told us in grave tones – “remember, children, the containers in which you put this jam should be totally sealed really properly. That is how you are going to keep it for a long time.”
Natural vinegar and natural oil was used as an important medium since ancient times to preserve fruit, pickles and other natural food items. Along with that, salt and sugar were used as preservatives. Read more…