I just made the quickest and yummiest lunch ever. I sliced thin slices of zucchini with my cheese cutter. I then heated up some olive oil and minced garlic in a frying pan. I cooked up the zucchini until slightly soft then I added small tomatoes and a few bits of mushrooms and cooked it all until perfectly ready.
I added a pinch of black pepper.
That’s it! Then I just put it on my plate and enjoyed this simple and beautiful meal for lunch. It tastes even better when the vegetables are home grown – the zucchini and tomatoes are.
- a lot of dietary Fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.
- a lot of vitamin C & A and these vitamins not only serve the body as powerful antioxidants, but also as effective anti-inﬂammatory agents.
- Copper – this mineral deter the development of many hyper-inﬂammatory disorders, including asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Magnesium, a mineral proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Folate which is a vitamin needed to break down the dangerous amino acid homocysteine, which – if levels in the body shoot up – can contribute to heart attack and stroke.
- Potassium , which helps lower blood pressure.
- Manganese – a trace mineral and essential nutrient, which helps the body metabolize protein and carbohydrates, participates in the production of sex hormones, and catalyzes the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol.
I love berries! Especially blueberries. I used to go Blueberry picking in the Swedish Forest when I was young living in Sweden. Now I tend to buy some fresh yummy ones as a special treat and I always keep some frozen blueberries in the freezer. That way I know that I always got some of these “super” berries handy.
These berries are amazing – they don’t just taste good, they actually are very good for you.
Here are some of the reasons why Blueberries are a “Super Berry”:
- Blueberries contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related conditions.
- They are low in fat – practically fat-free.
- They are loaded with fibre, which keeps you fuller for longer and just a handful is giving you about the daily fibre requirement.
- Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese, which plays an important part in bone development and converting carbohydrates and fats into energy.
- They contain loads of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps collagen formation and also maintains healthy gums as well as a healthy immune system.
- Some studies made have shown that this super berry can improve your heart health and reduce cancer risk. They can also reduce the symptoms of Urinary tract infections. Like cranberries, blueberries contain substances that inhibit bacteria from binding to bladder tissue. Eating antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries can help reduce symptoms.
Below is a link to a yummy Blueberry Smoothie. A great way to start the day.
I just made a yummy Chicken Salad for dinner. It’s can’t be easier than this. It has cabbage, carrot, caspicum, cucumber (from the garden), cherry tomatoes (also from the garden), some nuts and of course some chicken.
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“Don’t ever forget that you are unique
Be your best self and not an imitation of someone else.
Find your strengths and use them in a positive way.
Don’t listen to those who ridicule the choices you make.
Travel the road that you have chosen and don’t look back with regrets.
You have to take chances to make your dreams happen.
Remember that there is plenty of time to travel another road – and still another -
in your journey through life.
Take the time to find the route that is right for you.
You will learn something valuable from every trip you take,
so don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Tell yourself that you’re okay just the way you are.
Make friends who respect your true self.
Take the time to be alone, too,
so that you can know just how terrific your own company can be.
Remember that being alone doesn’t always have to mean being lonely.
It can be a beautiful experience of finding your creativity, your heartfelt feelings,
and the calm and quiet peace deep inside you.
Please don’t forget ever that you are special and very much loved.”
This was written by Jacqueline Schiff
I found this writing by Ashley Rice and I wanted to share it with you. It is a reminder for you all to keep working on your dreams. Have a wonderful day!
“BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND ALL YOU WANT TO BE. DON’T LET WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY OR DO MAKE YOU FROWN. LAUGH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. LET IN THE GOOD TIMES AND GET THROUGH THE BAD. BE HAPPY WITH WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU ARE. YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND YOUR HEAR IS LEADIN YOU ON THE WAY TO A GREAT TOMORROW. WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES SEEM DIFFICULT, PUTT THROUGH THEM. THIS WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER THAT YOU THINK. THE LONGER YOU PRACTISE THE HABIT OF WORKING TOWARD YOUR DREAMS THE EASIER THE JOURNEY WILL BECOME.
YOU WERE MEANT FOR GREAT THINGS. LEARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.”