He Cuts an X His Peaches As Soon As He Gets Home. But When He’s Done YUM!

Summer is the best time of year to eat fresh fruits and vegetables because it’s when the majority of them are in season. It’s also when we tend to crave them the most, especially sweet juicy peaches. When it gets hot and humid outside nothing tastes better than a ripe peach or two. They just hit the spot and are the perfect, most refreshing, light and healthy food to snack on.

While there are all sorts of different varieties of peaches readily available at the grocery store, freshly picked and locally grown options can be easily found at farmer’s markets and roadside stands. They often have the absolute tastiest fruits at bargain prices which have been picked right of the tree only hours before you buy them. If you come across any, pick up a bunch to enjoy both right away and later on in the year.

With this clever storage method, you can preserve fresh peaches and have them on hand all year round. The frozen fruits are perfect for blending into smoothies or yogurt and can be used to make baked goods or simply eaten on their own! So gather up a bushel of ripe peaches and prepare them for storage with the following list of items:

Large pot filled with boiling water
Bowl filled with ice water
Cookie sheet
Plastic wrap
Freezer-safe storage containers

The accompanying video from the Better Homes and Gardens channel covers everything you need to know about freezing fresh peaches so check it out for more information and read on below for instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and get the ice bath ready. Take a knife and on the bottom end of each peach slice a shallow X. Marking it like this is key because it allows for the fruit to expand when it’s cooking and it lets out pressure, so the peach won’t split open randomly or get mushy.

Place a few of the cut peaches into the boiling water at a time and remove them promptly after about 30 seconds. Transfer them immediately into the ice water and remove the skins once they’ve cooled down enough. Next, take out the pits, slice the peaches into evenly-sized pieces, place them on the baking sheet so they’re not touching, and cover it completely with plastic wrap.

Pop the baking sheet in the freezer for the night and the next day take it out. Transfer the frozen peach slices to freezer-safe containers and then stick them back in the freezer. Whenever you’re in need of a peach, you’ll have fresh ripe ones on hand that are ready to be enjoyed!

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She Cuts The Top Off a Banana and Places It In Boiling Water Before Bed. The End Result Is Incredible!

Millions of people experience difficulty falling and staying asleep. When bedtime rolls around they lay down in bed and roll their eyes shut but their minds and brains stay active, preventing them from getting a good nights rest. Not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on your health and sanity, it adds stress and leads to even more exhaustion.

That’s why so many people turn to different things like sleeping pills, warm baths and milk, or even counting sheep, in a desperate attempt to pass out quickly. Some of these remedies may work for certain people, but most of them fail to bring about the desired effect.

One alternative method that has proven successful and helped many people fall asleep is banana tea. It’s incredibly all-natural, simple to make, and relatively inexpensive compared to lots of other sleep remedies. Minerals are what makes banana peel tea effective and the large amounts of potassium and magnesium naturally act to relax both muscles and nerves.

In addition, bananas are rich in vitamin B6 and tryptophan, which our bodies use and turn into serotonin. Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter that makes people feel relaxed, happy, calm, and improves overall mood, all of which can lead to better and more sound sleep!

A hot cup tea in and of itself can also work wonders at helping you relax and fall asleep. To brew up a batch of banana peel tea tonight you’ll need the following ingredients:

– Filtered Water – 1 Organic Banana – 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon –

1. Wash and clean the banana before cutting both ends off of it – 2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and then add the whole banana and one teaspoon of cinnamon – 3. Allow it to simmer for ten minutes and then remove the banana – 4. Pour the remaining water through a fine mesh strainer over a cup – 5. Let it cool a bit before drinking – 6. Eat the banana and crawl into bed!

Give banana peel sleepy tea a try because it may be just what your mind, body, and bedtime routine need!

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Apparently If You Eat 5 Walnuts and Wait 4 Hours THIS Is What Happens To Your Body!

Did you know that eating just a handful of walnuts a day can vastly improve your health in a number of different ways? The simple nuts grow on trees and are most commonly harvested after they have fully ripened..

Most of the commercially available types carried in stores have the shells removed and the inside kernel, which is known as nutmeat, is the part that people consume. Walnuts have a mild, tangy, somewhat buttery taste which makes them perfect for eating alone or as a mix-in in salads and sweets like brownies or cookies!

It only takes a one quarter cup serving, which amounts to about a handful, to get the heart healthy benefits. Walnuts are packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain a lot of “good” fats that are hard to find in foods and incorporate into our diets.

The two major ones are monounsaturated and omega 3 fatty acids. The plant based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) has anti-inflammatory effects on the body and a University of Maryland study(1) found that those who eat diets high in ALA have about a 50% lower risk of sudden cardiac death. There are other heart healthy benefits as well and eating a few everyday can help to lower both LDL and overall cholesterol levels.

Studies have also shown that they can reduce the risk of excessive blood clotting and inflammation, both of which can be major factors in cases of stroke and heart attacks. One of the best benefits walnuts pack are powerful antioxidants, which help to fight and remove the free radicals that damage and age our bodies.

Some of them, like the tannin tellimagrandin and the flavanol morin, are exceedingly rare and hard to find in foods. A few other antioxidants have even amazed researchers because they have proven to be so extremely powerful at combating free radicals.

Even though the tasty nuts are high in fat, they can help to control and maintain weight over time. People report feeling more full and for longer periods of time after eating them. They also can lead to improved reproductive health in men by improving overall sperm quality. In addition, the antioxidants they contain can help our brains as they age by enhancing overall cognitive and motor functions.

Walnuts seem to positively effect a little bit of every part of our bodies, and as you can see, there is a wealth of awesome health perks that you can get when you eat them. If you have not already, try incorporating a few into your diet. Your body will thank you!

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Apparently THIS Is Why You Should Be Freezing All Your Lemons! I Had No Idea!

When life hands you lemons, put them in the freezer. That way you can easily grate them up later for a powerful, and tasty, health kick. The health benefits of lemons are mostly found in the skin and peel of the tangy little citrus fruits. I had no idea..

These are often lost when people eat them because only the juice and pulp get used and consumed. The skin and peel is almost always tossed or left aside because it tastes gross on its own. However, when you use every part of a lemon, skin and all, you can get between 5 and 10 times more the amount of vitamins and other health benefits out of them.

Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, as well as vitamins B6, A, and E, plus folate, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, protein, riboflavin, niacin thiamin, and phosphorus. The yellow fruits also contain flavonoids and limonoids, which are powerful antioxidants with natural cancer fighting and prevention properties. Lemons have also been shown to help prevent diabetes, control high blood pressure, relieve indigestion and constipation, alleviate fevers, and reduce weight.

The citric acid in them helps to fight germs and bacteria and many people use them to clean and brighten their skin. When you eat a lemon you’re feeding your body so much more than just citrus juice and great flavor, but to truly gain all the health benefits from them you have to eat the entire fruit.

It follows that, in order to get all the health benefits out of a lemon, it works best to freeze it before using. First wash and clean the lemon well, then dry it off completely before sealing it in a resealable freezer bag, and place it in the freezer until it’s frozen solid. The simple reason why you should freeze it is because when a lemon is hard and solid it makes it much easier to grate.

You want to grate it, rather than slice or squeeze it, because a majority of the health benefits are found in the peel and skin. Most people use only the juice and pulp when they go to eat or cook with a lemon. Thus, by grating it you end up using the entire fruit and gain the most health benefits from it.

Once your lemon is frozen solid take it out of the freezer and cut off one of the ends to it is flat. Then begin begin grating it with the flat side against the grater, like you would a block of cheese. This makes it easier to hold steady and cuts down on the risk of it slipping while you’re shredding it up.

When you’re done, store the lemon gratings in a resealable container or use them to flavor dishes with. They won’t be overpowering when you add them to other food dishes. Instead, the lemony shreds compliment and bring out the other flavors and what you get is a very unique type of flavoring that differs from that of squeezing plain lemon juice on food.

Your mind, body, and palette will thank you, so spread this healthy tip and enjoy!

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Apparently THIS Is What Happens Inside Your Stomach When Consume Packaged Ramen Noodles

People on a budget and many college students have a go-to, fast-cooking food called Ramen noodles. The Ramen noodles discussed in this article are the processed  version.  They are very high in sodium, and contain TBHQ  (Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone).

Utilized as a preservative for inexpensive, processed foods, TBHQ,  (a biproduct of the petroleum industry), is a chemical that is difficult to digest and has questionable nutritional value.  The video you are about to watch, contains an experiment done to compare the digestibility of processed vs non-processed Ramen noodles.

A pill-size stomach camera was swallowed by the subjects, in order to view the digestion over time. Dr. Braden Kuo, a gastrointestinal specialist from Massachusetts General Hospital, conducted this experiment and discusses his findings in the footage below.  What you are about to see is a two-hour time lapse video in which you watch the stomachs’ attempting digestion.

In actuality the ingested camera recorded 32 hours of digestion.  Watch for his conclusions and let us know if you think you will continue to ingest foods that contain TBHQ. Although further more controlled studies with a higher subject pool are needed in order to come to more definitive conclusions about the dangers of human consumption of foods containing TBHQ, other studies should be noted.

Studies done in lab rats, found that high concentrations of TBHQ caused tumors and DNA damage.  There are many foods that contain TBHQ.  A few that are commonly indulged in include: McDonalds chicken nuggets and fries; CHEEZE-IT Crackers; Microwave Popcorn and Pam cooking spray.

I don’t know about you, but going forward I intend to examine the food contents to see if TBHQ is included, before I indulge!

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Apparently If You Eat 2 Bananas A Day THIS Happens To Your Body!

The word ‘banana’ is fun to say, it rolls right off the tongue, and as soon as it’s said people picture the yellow skinned fruit in their minds. The tasty fruit is a super food powerhouse that can give our bodies all the good stuff that it needs to thrive. They are packed full of nutrients, fiber, vitamins, and natural sugars such as sucrose and fructose.

That is why eating 2 bananas a day can help to keep the doctor away. Best of all, they are easy to find and extremely affordable. In the United States bananas are the top most consumed fruit, so much so that Americans eat more of them than apples and oranges combined. The following are a few of the main health benefits that bananas can give you.

Energy- Eating a banana or two before a workout gives you enough energy to last an hour or more. The low glycemic carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals all support your body increase endurance, while potassium helps to prevent muscle cramps.

Depression- They can help overcome depression because they have high levels of tryptophan, which our bodies convert into serotonin. Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter that makes people relax, feel happy, and improves mood. Thus, bananas can help people feel better and beat depression.

Blood Pressure- Bananas help to lower blood pressure and protect against stroke or heart attack because they are low in sodium and high in potassium, making them a heart healthy food. Constipation- If you are clogged up, eat a few bananas. They have enough fiber in them to stimulate regular bowel movements and provide natural relief for constipation.

Anemia- They can help those with anemia by providing much needed dietary iron, which stimulates red blood cell and hemoglobin production and strengthens the blood supply.

Nerves or PMS- When you’re feeling moody and stressed, eat a banana. They help to regulate blood sugar and are rich in B vitamins, which naturally calm the nervous system and make people relax, resulting in an overall improved mood.

Ulcers- When you suffer from stomach ulcers many foods are off limits, but bananas can be eaten without having to worry about whether or not they’ll cause pain. That’s because their smooth, soft, mushy texture coats the stomach lining and protects it against corrosive acids and irritation. Temperature Control- Eating a banana on a hot day can cool you off by lowering your body temperature. The same is true for it you have a fever.

Heartburn- Bananas are nature’s anti-acid and can provide relief from heartburn and acid reflux. Eating just one banana can immediately bring soothing relief and lessen your heartburn symptoms.

There are many more benefits that bananas can give you beyond the ones mentioned above. Throw a few in your bag and snack on them throughout the day to stave off food cravings and hunger, and to keep yourself in a good mood. Your mind, body, and the people around you will all be better off if you have them on hand. Spread the health, and enjoy!

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