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KEEP A BOTTLE OF VODKA HANDY AT HOME FOR MAKING LIFE EASY.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by ecofrenfood

KEEP A BOTTLE OF VODKA HANDY AT HOME FOR MAKING LIFE EASY.

1. To remove a bandage painlessly,

saturate the bandage with vodka.
The stuff dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers,
fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking,
let set five minutes and wash clean.

The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses,

simply wipe the lenses with a soft,
clean cloth dampened with vodka.
The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka
and letting your safety razor blade
soak in the alcohol after shaving.

The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains,

scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face

as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo.

The alcohol cleanses the scalp,removes toxins from hair,
and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka
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and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9 Pour one-half cup vodka
and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag

and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches,
pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar
with freshly packed lavender flowers,

fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly
and set in the sun for three days.
Strain liquid through a coffee filter,
then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth

to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor,

wash your feet with vodka.

13 Vodka will disinfect

and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy

to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth.

Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

wow interesting FOOD FACTs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by ecofrenfood

” Health Benefits of Consuming Dates ”

1) Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.

2) They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.

3)It helps improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.

4) Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack.

5)Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.

6) Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researchers have revealed the fact that potassium intake up to a certain extent can reduce risk of stroke.

7) Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.

8) Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages.

9) Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.

10) It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have added advantage.

11) Dates help in weight gain and are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem.

12) Dates are excellent for alcoholic intoxication.Cures abdominal cancer.

13) It also helps in improving eye sight and helps in curing night blindness as well.

“The best thing is that it does not have any side effect on the body and is completely natural as well as it works better than medicine.”

Wire transforms objects into works of art….

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Wire transforms objects into works of art….

Juice Fasting

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by ecofrenfood

Juice Fasting
It is easier to find a consensus as to what to not eat, as opposed to what you should eat, when it comes to juice fasting. As far as the don’ts – no solid food, no meat, no dairy products, and no grains. Smoking, alcohol, and caffeine are also not recommended. Beyond this there is a range of ideas about what kind of drinks you should actually drink. If you added up all the things juice fasting advocates suggest you could have, the list would include: fresh fruit and vegetable juice, herbal teas, vegetable broth, Barley Green, wheatgrass juice, and frozen juice popsicles. Few would agree with all these options.

Some people fast for extended periods of time (many days or weeks) and drink limited quantities of fruit juice. At the other side of this spectrum are so called juice fasts where all kinds of fruit and vegetable juices are ingested, with no intent of limiting total calorie intake. These types of fasts are often undertaken as a body detoxification diet and, in terms of the regime followed, are perhaps more properly thought of as a diet rather than a fast. Obviously your aims and goals will play a part in what and how much you juice and ingest.

How is Juice Fasting Practiced?
Spiritual or health reasons can be the driving motivation for this type of fasting. The approach one takes as to what they ingest is largely dependant on the purpose of the fast.

As a tool to go on a very restrictive multiple day fast some people will opt to drink some fruit or vegetable juice instead of limiting themselves to water. This can be thought of as a variant of water fasting, as the goal is not so much to benefit from the juice as much as it is to not completely cut oneself off from calories and nutrients. People that undertake longer term fasts and lightly imbibe juice typical practice this kind of fasting for spiritual reasons.

The second reason for practicing a juice fast is to improves one’s health. The main motivation here is typically to stop taking in solid food, give the digestive tract a rest, and allow the body to eliminate toxins in the blood and tissues. Juice fasting in this manner is quite different from a water fast. Rather than deny yourself almost all forms of food and energy most detox juice fasts do not restrict the amount of juice you can have in a day.

Juice Fasting for Health Reasons
Juice fasting will have real and noticeable effects on your body but individual experiences do vary. We are all different and enter into a fast with our unique dietary habitats that have preceded the fast itself. If you drink coffee everyday and stop when you are fasting, for example, you may have headaches as a result of caffeine withdrawal. On the other hand you might not get headaches at all and have periods when you feel you are experiencing heightened mental acuity.

The amount of time one spends fasting will make a large difference in how different effects actually influence how you feel. A fast of a few days may create a lot of unpleasant side effects like bad breath, a coated tongue, and other problems (see below). People that fast for longer, many days or even weeks, say that many early to arise problems do go away and give way to beneficial effects.

What are some Benefits of Juice Fasting?

Some argue that juice fasting is more beneficial, from the perspective of your body being able to cleanse itself, than a water only fast. It is true that the juices of fruits and vegetables provide relatively pure nutrients and, when juiced, are being ingested without the need for your body to digest solid food. How this actually influences the physiological effects of fasting is debated by doctors and fasting advocates. Authors of some juice fasting books claim, sometimes dubiously, that juice fasting delivers a amazing range of health benefits.

Here are a few of the benefits that some people do experience:

the elimination of toxins
reduced allergy symptoms
healing and cleaning of the digestive system
increased energy
mental acuity improvements
improvements in skin tone

Will there be any fasting side effects?
There are numerous minor discomforts you may notice during juice fasting. These include:

feeling cold
light headedness/dizziness
bad breath
body odor
constipation or diarrhea
stomach ache
acne or other skin eruptions
increased dreaming
changes in sleep patterns
aches and pains
frequent urination
coated tongue – a result of your body shedding toxins and cleansing itself
headaches – possibly the result of withdrawal from caffeine or a reduction in salt or sugar consumption

If any of these symptoms rise above the level of a minor problem or occasional discomfort, you may need to seek medical attention and/or end your fast.

General Juice Fasting Tips
The first point applies to juice fasting for detoxification. The other points relate to either calorie restricted or juice detoxification plans.

Drink a reasonable amount of Juice.
How much should you drink? A gallon of juice may seem like a lot but it is not when you think about it as your food for a day. Some folks will limit themselves to not much more than this for a day. This is fine and, if fasting is what you are after, is probably not a bad goal. If you are fasting over many days your hunger will wax and wane through the course of different days so you may drink more juice on some days and less on others. Try to moderate how much you drink if you have a tendency to eat to make yourself feel good or simply to change your mood.

Do still drink some water during your juice fasting.

Drink Fresh Juice
Bottled, canned, and “fresh” packaged juices are almost all treated (pasteurized) or added to ( sugars, salts, flavorings, etc) in one way or another. Fresh juice is best. Large metropolitan areas may have juice bars or food stores that make fresh fruit and vegetables juices. If you do need to use some form of prepared juice try to use the closest to fresh as possible. There are some juices you can buy in cartons that are pure juice. Frozen fresh, pure juices are also good as they typically retain more of their nutrients than with other packaging methods. Juice drinks, like V8, might seem appealing but can contain a lot of salt or other additives (i.e. ingredients added to the juice).

Acidic Juices may cause discomfort.
Acidic juices (grapefruit, orange, tomato) may bother your digestive system during a fast, causing you stomach aches or other minor discomfort. Some people though do not experience any trouble with such juices.

http://www.howtofast.net/juice-fasting.html

Simple ways to reduce blood pressure

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2010 by ecofrenfood

Simple ways to reduce blood pressure

Following are the simple steps to keep your blood pressure under control

High blood pressure contributes to an alarming number of deaths each year. Although it may not have apparent symptoms, high blood pressure leads to heart attacks and strokes aside from also causing kidney failure. You can reduce your blood pressure by reducing your weight (if you’re obese) and making a few small changes in your life, say doctors.

– Walk it out — Walking at a brisk pace can help lower your pressure. A good workout will ensure the heart uses oxygen more efficiently. Getting a rigorous cardio workout 4 to 5 times a week can make a huge difference. Start by incorporating about 15 minutes of exercise in your daily routine and slowly increase the time and difficulty level.

– Deep Breathing — Learning some slow breathing and meditation techniques can do you wonders. It will help reduce stress drastically and keep your blood pressure in check. Try taking out 10 minutes every morning and at night. Inhale and exhale deeply. If you can, join a yoga class for some time so that you can learn the proper method.

– Go for potassium-rich foods — You have probably heard of the negative effects of sodium on the body and potassium is an essential mineral to counter the effects of sodium on blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium. Try adding sweet potatoes, tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, peas, and prunes and raisins to your regular diet.

– Go slow on the salt — Whether you have a family history of high blood pressure or not, reducing your intake of salt can make a huge difference to your health. Before adding that extra pinch of salt to your food, think if you really need it. Try substituting salt with lime, garlic, pepper or other herbs and spices. Go slow on processed and packaged foods. Potato chips, frozen chicken nuggets, bacon etc are high in sodium. Try calculating your daily sodium consumption. Keep a food diary and you may be surprised at how much you’re taking in.

– Dark chocolate benefits — The darker variety of chocolate has flavonols that make blood vessels more elastic. Choose one that has at least 70 per cent cocoa to really reap the benefits.

– Alcohol alert — While it does provide some health benefits, alcohol can also be bad for your health. If consumed in small amounts, it can help prevent heart attacks and coronary artery disease. But, more than one or two drinks and the benefits are gone. Keep a check on your drinking patterns and if you’re a heavy drinker, start reducing slowly. Never indulge in binge drinking. Consuming four or five drinks in a row can cause a sudden increase in blood pressure.

– Tea benefits — Herbal teas are the way to go. In a study conducted, those who sipped on hibiscus tea daily lowered their blood pressure. Many herbal teas contain hibiscus or you can always opt for green tea. The effects of caffeine are still debatable. Drinking caffeinated beverages can temporarily increase pressure. The solution is to check your pressure within 30 minutes of drinking a cup of coffee to determine if it works for your body.

– Reduce work and relax — Reducing the number of hours you spend in office can help lower hypertension. Working overtime makes it hard to exercise and eat healthy. Ensure that you get out of office at a decent hour. Learning to relax by listening to soothing music (Classical, Oriental or Indian instrumental) can help.

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2009 by ecofrenfood

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