Archive for September, 2010

Marshmallow Roast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Marshmallow Roast

Camel milk

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Camel milk contains three times as much Vitamin C as cow’s milk and is rich in iron, unsaturated fatty acids and B vitamins, which is why doctors in Russia, Kazakhstan and India often prescribe it to convalescing patients.

Now the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hopes that marketing camel dairy products worldwide will feed more people in arid and semi-arid areas, in addition to giving nomadic herders a good source of income.

“The potential is massive,” says FAO’s Dairy and Meat expert Anthony
Bennett. “Milk is money”. Tapping the market for camel milk, however, is hampered by issues with production, manufacturing and marketing. One problem lies in the slightly salty-tasting milk itself, which has so far not proved to be compatible with the UHT (Ultra High Temperature) treatment needed to make it long-lasting.The main challenge though, stems from the fact that the producers involved are, overwhelmingly, nomads, making it harder to maintain a steady supply.

Camel Meat, anyone?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Meat


A camel carcass can provide a substantial amount of meat. The male dromedary carcass can weigh 400 kg or more while the carcass of a male Bactrian can weigh up to 650 kg. The carcass of a female camel weighs less than the male ranging between 250 and 350 kg, but provides a substantial amount of meat nonetheless. The brisket, ribs and loin are some of the preferred parts of the animal, however it is the hump that is considered a delicacy and most favored. It is reported that camel meat tastes like coarse beef but older camels can prove to be tough and not too flavorful.

Camel meat has been eaten for centuries. It has been recorded by ancient Greek writers as an available dish in ancient Persia at banquets, usually roasted whole. The ancient Roman emperor Heliogabalus enjoyed camel’s heel. Camel meat is still eaten in certain regions including Somalia where it is called Hilib geyl, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Sudan and other arid regions where alternative forms of protein may be limited or where camel meat has had a long cultural history. Not just the meat but also blood is a consumable item as is the case in northern Kenya where camel blood is a source of iron, vitamin D, salts and minerals (although Muslims do not drink or consume blood products).

I eat my carrot

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Water

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Two Christians were lost in the Sahara desert

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Two Christians were lost in the Sahara desert .
One is David, the other is Michael .

They were dying of hunger and thirst when they suddenly came upon an
oasis, with what looked like an emirate of a mosque in the middle .

David said to Michael : “Look,let’s pretend we are Muslims, otherwise
we’ll not get any food or drink.

I am going to call myself Mohammed.”

Michael refused to change his name , he said :” My name is Michael , and I
will not pretend to be other than but what I am . …Michael.” The Imam
of the mosque received both well and asked about their names .
David said : “My name is Mohammed .”
Michael said : “My name is Michael. ”
The Imam turned to the helpers of the mosque and said :
” Please bring some food and water for Michael only .”
Then he turned to the other and said :
” Well Mohammed I hope you are aware that we are still in the holy month
of Ramadan.”

‘Would you like a cherry on the top ?’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by ecofrenfood

A fat girl went into a cafe and ordered two slices of apple pie with four scoops of ice cream cover with lashings of raspberry sauce and piles of chopped nuts. ‘Would you like a cherry on the top ?’ asked the waitress. ‘No, thanks,’ said the girl, ‘I’m on a diet !’

Bananas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Bananas Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills — eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach…

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes:
According to research in “The New England Journal of Medicine,” eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by ecofrenfood

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining – every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc – actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Health Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Health Benefits

Cooking with saturated fats like butter is bad for your health. In their place, you should substitute extra virgin olive oil, which is a much healthier alternative fat that tastes just as good (if not better). Olive oil is a natural juice from the olive fruit and contains monounsaturated fat, which actually has numerous health benefits rather than the health risks associated with other fats.

Reasons for Switching to Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Unlike butter, olive oil actually lowers your risk of heart disease by lowering the bad cholesterol levels in your blood. Replacing other fats in your diet with extra virgin olive oil can significantly lower your blood pressure.

Olive oil has shown the ability to inhibit the growth of some cancers, including breast, colon and prostate cancers.

Combining a low-fat diet with olive oil is linked to better control of blood sugar levels and can benefit people at risk for diabetes.

Sticking to a Mediterranean style diet of olive oil, raw vegetables, soups, and poultry is associated with a significantly lower risk of overall mortality.

Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The best oil to buy is Grade-A Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sometimes called Fancy Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which contains no more than 0.8% acidity, has a superior taste and is free from defects. Also, if it is organic or hand-picked, that’s even better. In contrast, be sure to stay clear of bottles labeled 100% Pure Olive Oil, as this is often the lowest quality available in a retail store.

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