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    Vegetables and Foods To Aid Better Health

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    Re: Vegetables and Foods To Aid Better Health

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jan 16 2018, 16:15

    It's so nice to see that there are a few greengrocers still around and of course Farm Shops/markets are good to ...

    Back in the olden days ... our fruit and vegetables, plus a lot of other foods were always put in brown paper bags ... I remember it well when going shopping with my mum. In fact they were around when I first started shopping as a young adult (just a few years ago lol Wink )

    Seriously this massive shift to plastic hasn't done any of us any favours and I was pleased to see today that the supermarket chain Iceland are going to eliminate plastic packaging - it's a start.

    More here
    www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/16/iceland-pledges-go-plastic-free/

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    Re: Vegetables and Foods To Aid Better Health

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jan 19 2018, 19:18

    Out earlier today and there were quite a few gaps in the supermarket vegetable shelves ...

    Signs up saying that due to bad weather in Europe some food supplies were not growing or getting through ...

    Have you been affected?

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    Re: Vegetables and Foods To Aid Better Health

    Post by chris c on Fri Jan 19 2018, 23:24

    The purple sprouting broccoli has been the main victim here, it's gone from extortionate to nonexistent. Sprouts have been consistently good for most of the winter SO FAR. Both mainly from the Fens.

    Ironic that vegetables are in short supply just as the Militant Vegans are gaining ground

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    https://twitter.com/tednaiman/status/912851551332450305

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    Re: Vegetables and Foods To Aid Better Health

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Mar 25 2018, 13:57

    Seen on The Diabetes Diet Blog - link given below

    Words by Dr Katharine Morrison

    " Eat green leafy vegetables to give your brain many extra years

    If you eat one or two portions of green leafy vegetables a day you could have a brain 11 years younger than you otherwise would.

    That is the conclusion of a longitudinal study of almost a thousand elderly  people in the USA. Compared to people who rarely or never ate green vegetables there was a very marked difference in brain function over time.

    This seems to be due to the folate, phylloquinone and lutein in the foodstuffs.

    So eat up and protect your brain. If like me, you prefer your salad well dressed and your vegetables laced with fat and garlic and spices look around the site for our recipes. Spinach in a cheese and garlic sauce, and buttered peas and leeks are my favourites.

    Adapted from BMJ 13 Jan 2018 from an article in Neurology"

    https://diabetesdietblog.com/2018/03/24/eat-green-leafy-vegetables-to-give-your-brain-many-extra-years/

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    Re: Vegetables and Foods To Aid Better Health

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Apr 24 2018, 10:28

    Celery - Some Healthy Benefits of Adding it to Your Diet
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    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/celery-some-healthy-benefits-of-adding.html


    Looking for celery recipe suggestions here are a few
    see more here
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/celery-some-healthy-benefits-of-adding.html

    Did you know ...ten facts about celery:
    1. From classical times to the Middle Ages, celery was used as a medicinal plant to treat toothache, insomnia, gout, rheumatism, anxiety and arthritis.

    2. Celery was first used as a food during the 16th century in Italy.

    3. Celery was first mentioned in English in 1664 by the diarist John Evelyn, who spelt it sellery.

    4. Celery is mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, where the horses of Myrmidon grazed on wild celery.

    5. In 1996 fans of Gillingham football club were threatened with a life ban if they brought sticks of celery into the ground...

    6. ...This was the result of fans singing a rude song about celery while waving sticks of it.

    7. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed celery as a nerve soother.

    8. The ancient Romans considered celery an aphrodisiac. They may have been right: it contains the pheromone androsterone, released by men’s sweat glands to attract females.

    9. The town of Celery-Ville, Ohio, was founded by early 19th century celery farmers.

    10. There is a celery museum in Portage, Michigan, called the Celery Flats Interpretive Centre.

    Details for these ten facts taken from here
    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/436713/Top-10-facts-about-celery

    All the best Jan

    PS Eddie and I enjoy celery sticks either on their own or with some cheese - the grandchildren like them too Smile

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