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Bad Breath Smoothie




Halitosis Smoothie

   
      There are many reasons one can have bad breath including poor oral hygiene, disease, or tooth decay to name a few.   Fortunately the herbal world provides many herb plants that aid in preventing and controlling bad breath.   One of the more obvious is simply to break off a sprig of fresh mint, ( peppermint, spearmint, organge  mint, etc) and chew it.  The menthol in the leaves is released and adds fragrance plus has some abilities to kill bacteria in the mucosa linings.

     Cinnamon is also a spice that helps and has anti bacterial essential oil which cleanses the mouth.   Acidic fruits also contribute to killing bacteria in the digestive tract so the addition to a smoothie is beneficial.   Basil and parsley, ( Italian and Curly Cress), are two complementary herbs that work together as antibacterials and delighful fragrance.

  
One of the most popular spices – cinnamon contains essential oils that eliminate bacteria in the throat, responsible for causing bad breath. Citric acid neutralizes the rest of the food, and spinach and parsley kill bacteria in the digestive system. - See more at: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath/#sthash.j9AAoPtv.dpuf

      Here is a smoothie recipe that works very well.   Simply put in the blender and grind away for a tasty and healthy answer to halitosis.

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 t Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Basil ( can sub in Kale or Spinach)
  • 10 Parsley branches ( go ahead and include the stems)
  • 2 Ounces of Water or Orange Juice


Bad breath can be caused by various food products, tooth decay, indigestion or insufficient oral hygiene. But luckily nature is a great friend of health, so you can eliminate this problem with a few sips of this healthy, natural shake.

One of the most popular spices – cinnamon contains essential oils that eliminate bacteria in the throat, responsible for causing bad breath. Citric acid neutralizes the rest of the food, and spinach and parsley kill bacteria in the digestive system.

The mixture of these ingredients and some honey will save you from bad breath when you most need it.

miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of spinach
  • 10 parsley branches
  • 1.7 oz/50 ml warm water
- See more at: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath/#sthash.j9AAoPtv.dpuf

Bad breath can be caused by various food products, tooth decay, indigestion or insufficient oral hygiene. But luckily nature is a great friend of health, so you can eliminate this problem with a few sips of this healthy, natural shake.

One of the most popular spices – cinnamon contains essential oils that eliminate bacteria in the throat, responsible for causing bad breath. Citric acid neutralizes the rest of the food, and spinach and parsley kill bacteria in the digestive system.

The mixture of these ingredients and some honey will save you from bad breath when you most need it.

miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of spinach
  • 10 parsley branches
  • 1.7 oz/50 ml warm water
- See more at: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath/#sthash.j9AAoPtv.dpuf

Bad breath can be caused by various food products, tooth decay, indigestion or insufficient oral hygiene. But luckily nature is a great friend of health, so you can eliminate this problem with a few sips of this healthy, natural shake.

One of the most popular spices – cinnamon contains essential oils that eliminate bacteria in the throat, responsible for causing bad breath. Citric acid neutralizes the rest of the food, and spinach and parsley kill bacteria in the digestive system.

The mixture of these ingredients and some honey will save you from bad breath when you most need it.

miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of spinach
  • 10 parsley branches
  • 1.7 oz/50 ml warm water
- See more at: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath/#sthash.j9AAoPtv.dpuf

Bad breath can be caused by various food products, tooth decay, indigestion or insufficient oral hygiene. But luckily nature is a great friend of health, so you can eliminate this problem with a few sips of this healthy, natural shake.

One of the most popular spices – cinnamon contains essential oils that eliminate bacteria in the throat, responsible for causing bad breath. Citric acid neutralizes the rest of the food, and spinach and parsley kill bacteria in the digestive system.

The mixture of these ingredients and some honey will save you from bad breath when you most need it.

miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of spinach
  • 10 parsley branches
  • 1.7 oz/50 ml warm water
- See more at: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath/#sthash.j9AAoPtv.dpuf

Bad breath can be caused by various food products, tooth decay, indigestion or insufficient oral hygiene. But luckily nature is a great friend of health, so you can eliminate this problem with a few sips of this healthy, natural shake.

One of the most popular spices – cinnamon contains essential oils that eliminate bacteria in the throat, responsible for causing bad breath. Citric acid neutralizes the rest of the food, and spinach and parsley kill bacteria in the digestive system.

The mixture of these ingredients and some honey will save you from bad breath when you most need it.

miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of spinach
  • 10 parsley branches
  • 1.7 oz/50 ml warm water
- See more at: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/miracle-drink-that-fight-bad-breath/#sthash.O1E9Stk2.dpuf
 

The Healthy Avocado & Why

     Avocados really are good vegetables that are very healthy ( apparently) that I use at least once or twice a week.   The problem for most is learning how to use avocados and I have a few tips on that too. 



Avocados

  

  
If you doubt me on the nutrition on avocados then go here for more info. on avocados than you possibly want but is good source.  If click through doesn't work then copy and paste - http://paleodietlifestyle.com/eat-avocados/ into your browser. 
 

   Originally my problem with buying avocados was they were either too ripe or not ripe enough to use that night when I got home and I worried about them spoiling before I would use them.   One day in line I noticed lady in front of me with several avocados and I asked her how she could keep so many fresh until ready to use.  Her reply was simply I don't have that problem which befuddled me since she had about 5 of them.  Well first thing I did was buy more ( .98 cents each), and left one out on counter to ripen for use next day, and put the others in the refrigerator.   Well now I know how to save.   Put in refer until day of use, or day before and then bring out and leave on counter in a.m. when you leave.   Problem solved on good price, not long shelf life.

 
    I personally like the flavor of avocados ( is that the plural spelling -seems like should use an "e"?) and originally would slice and put on salad.   Well in my quest to find better ways to use another tip is to simply take the avocado, squash with a fork to make a paste.   Use the paste ( might want to season with pepper, little salt and/or cumin) and spread on tortillas as your "mayonnaise".   Great flavor, easy to use.  Then make your wrap with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, chicken/shrimp and enjoy. 
 
  Or take the paste and mix with EVOO, maybe touch of vinegar and create your own salad dressing.   Sometimes I do not use the vinegar but instead but in small amount of sour cream for a nice dressing that is smooth and creamy.  Of course on any use of avocados it's nice to use either lemon or fresh  lime juice to add flavor and also slows down any oxidation which preserves the green color so does not turn brownish which lacks the "eye appeal" when serving. 
 
  Sure you will come up with many more ways to use but we thoroughly enjoy the addition of avocados to our diet and hope you will try too.
   

Free Widget On Nutrition In Foods

Free Nutrition Guide Widget

     This is a very good widget that literally breaks down up to 6 foods per recipe to show the nutritional content.   It also shows how much each item has but also what is the daily recommended requirements of each nutritional type.    Yes this free Herbfest nutrition widget is not totally exact since the cooking conditions are unkown, food source unknown and some other factors however it does provide a practical way to determine what are the best nutritional foods to prepare for a healthy meal.   Use and enjoy this nutritional widget help tool.



   

Recipe For Fresh Figs, Balsamic Vinegar, Basil & Mascarpone Cheese

   How To Prepare Fresh Figs From The Garden.



Here's the story. 

     About 2 years ago, at Home Depot they had the "end the season finale sale" on fruit trees.   I bought  4 fig trees, 2 different varieties at a the bargain discount rate of $5.00 each.    3 of the 4 were planted in our soil in the garden and 1 was planted in my annual leaf mulch pile.   Well as you may guess the first 3 are about 2.5 to 3 feet tall, the mulch pile is over 8 feet and about 7 feet wide.   This experience is not new to us at all as history has shown the best mulch and best place to plant is in old leaf mulch, bear nothing. 

     This year my wife has started collecting figs to take to the hospital for her "Paleo lunch" treat and has fallen in love with fresh figs.   She asked me to get a cheese that would go with figs and yesterday I bought some mascarpone ( soft sweet Italian ).   She researched recipes for new ideas as we are not really into canning and I don't want to can figs if can avoid it.   

    Well above is the picture of my meal I prepared for her and we both loved it.   The mahi mahi was first sprinkled with little bit of salt, fresh ground pepper and slowly sizzled in my cast iron frying pan in small amount of butter, no EVOO on this.    The other piece of mahi mahi was marinated in a teriyaki ( sp?) sauce for about 30 minutes then sauteed in the frying pan in butter.   The fish was absolutely delicious, flaky, not oily, and the natural flavor came out in the non marinated and the teriyaki provided the experience of another type fish so went well.  The total amount of fish, for both of us, was 15 ounces.

     Next were the new fig recipes and split the figs, put on fresh basil leaves, one set of figs has mascarpone on them and the other is simply a balsamic vinegar drizzle.   Wrap in the basil and eat.   Oh they were great.

     Of course what else you see below is our old standby-  fresh home grown tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil drizzled in the EVOO.   Not only great tasting, good for you, but also nice presentation.

 

  
 

 

   

Cilantro- A Natural Cleanser & Memory Booster



Cilantro: A Natural Cleanser & Memory Booster 

                                               by Jennifer Good

   This week we’ll be giving our attention to the herb cilantro, the plant that gives us the coriander seed. Most popular in Mexican and Asian cuisines, cilantro is native to the eastern Mediterranean. European cooks have been said to use both the seeds and the leaves well into medieval times. While this parsley style herb may not appear to be much, it does pack some considerable health benefits into its sprigs.

    With its distinctly strong flavoring, cilantro is an excellent herb to use to season lower-calorie and reduced-fat dishes. Just five calories can be found in a serving size of nine sprigs. What’s more remarkable about this herb, however, is that in that five calorie serving you’ll find 1,350 IU of vitamin A and 62 mcg of Vitamin K. That means that a small serving will provide 27% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A and 52% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. 1

    Herbalists have also understood for centuries that fresh cilantro may be helpful in assisting your body to rid itself of unwanted elements. Studies have shown that levels of mercury, lead, and aluminum in the urine increase significantly after consuming large amounts of cilantro. It seems that cilantro changes the electric charge on intracellular deposits of heavy metals to a neutral state, which relaxes their tight bond to body tissue, freeing them up to be flushed from the body, including the brain (which is important if you want to avoid dementia later in life).

    The problem with heavy metals is that they accumulate in the body, causing numerous health problems that can seriously impact literally every major organ in the body. Studies show that heavy metals in the body may be implicated in everything from Alzheimer's to cardiovascular disease, from behavioral problems to kidney dysfunction, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and even paralysis.

    Not just due to its heavy metal detoxing effect, but Cilantro itself may help improve your memory too. In a study published in the “Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture,” research suggests that there may be cognitive benefits from ingesting cilantro. In the study, young and old rats consumed ground cilantro leaves added to their food in 5, 10 or 15 percent concentrations, measured by weight. The rats on the cilantro-fed diet learned and performed a maze running task better than the control rats with cilantro-free diets. The interesting part is that the more cilantro they gave the rats, the better the effect. They even gave the rats amnesia drugs and found that the rats who ate the highest doses of cilantro appeared almost unaffected by the amnesia-inducing drugs—the more cilantro consumed, the less they were affected by the drugs. The researchers concluded that cilantro protects memory by suppressing the enzyme cholinesterase that breaks down acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter in the brain. This is interesting considering that deficiency in this acetylcholine neurotransmitter is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.1

    Herbs such as cilantro also contain phytochemicals. These herbs are known for their role in their prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. The National Cancer Institute has determined that cilantro is among the group of herbs with anti-cancer properties.3

    The best thing about cilantro, however, may just be how easy it is to add to your diet. It’s a perfect freshly chopped and added to soups, salsas, chutneys, guacamole or any Mexican style dish, It also makes an excellent seasoning for everyday favorites such as scrambled eggs, veggie tacos and salads. However, if you are looking for a detoxing effect from heavy metals or a way to boost memory, it is best to use a more concentrated form of cilantro such as a tincture. For instance, the rats who showed a memory effect were consuming 10-15% of their diet in cilantro leaves -- not many dishes are made with just cilantro! In this case, supplementation may be ideal. 

   (Also here is a url with 2 videos, one by Dr. Janet Wahls, M.D. who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis,  and the other video by Bob Johnson explaining how myelin sheath, nerve coverings - associated with autoimmune diseases, can repair.  Dr. Wahls comments on the use of "brain foods" for restoration of myelin sheath growth to halt progression of MS symptoms.  This article on cilantro and the function of removing toxic metals hints at similar content.)

    Another way to get your daily dose of cilantro, though, is cilantro pesto, using a recipe Jon Barron got from Dr. David Williams. Process one cup packed fresh cilantro and six tablespoons of olive oil in a blender until the cilantro is chopped. Add one clove garlic; a half-cup almonds, cashews, or other nuts, and two tablespoons lemon juice. Blend to a lumpy paste. (Add a little hot water if necessary.) Eat a couple of teaspoons a day. Be careful; it tastes incredible and is addictive. (Note: the pesto freezes nicely, so you can make several batches at once.)

 


   

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