Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food This health directive needs to be revised. If we want to get maximum health benefits from fruits and vegetables, we must choose the right varieties. Studies published within the past 15 years show that much of our produce is relatively low in phytonutrients, which are the compounds with the potential to reduce the risk of four of our modern scourges: , cardiovascular disease, and . The loss of these beneficial nutrients did not begin 50 or 100 years ago, as many assume. Unwittingly, we have been stripping phytonutrients from our diet since we stopped foraging for wild plants some 10,000 years ago and became farmers. These insights have been made possible by new technology that has allowed researchers to compare the phytonutrient content of wild plants with the produce in our supermarkets.
Make a Solar Water Heater for Under $5 Instructables user, TheNaib, has written a tutorial on how to create a solar thermal water heater for under five dollars. It will involve a fair amount of DIY, but nothing too complicated. It's designed as a fun project, but with some tweaking it could see real applications, "Its a great way to learn about using the renewable energy of the sun to produce useful effects, in this case hot water. You can use these instructions to build a device that will actually heat enough water to use in the home, but it would require modifications."Not only is it creating hot water using completely renewable energy, but it is also created from recycled scrap parts like the coolant grill from a refrigerator. If you do try this out, be warned that it can really heat up water quickly, and to quite an impressive temperature, "A word of warning, this panel works VERY WELL.
This Revolutionary Device Turns Plastic Into Edible Mushrooms! A team of researchers in Europe have created a prototype device called The Fungi Mutarium which uses fungi to safely break down plastic and replace it with edible mushrooms. The research team is comprised of two Vienna-based industrial designers and a number of researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The device that they created harnesses the natural cleaning and purifying power of fungi, and creates a condition where the fungi can easily break down and absorb the trash, replacing it with more fungi. The device has been described by some as a dome shaped incubator, which contains several pods that hold liquefied fungi sprouts. Thin strips of plastic are placed into the device, and after several weeks, there is no longer any trace of plastic. “We were both really inspired about the idea that something digests plastic but then still creates edible biomass,” Katharina Unger, one of the researchers, told Motherboard.
World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease By Dr. Dwight Lundell, M.D. We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. Insect hotel An insect hotel is a manmade structure created from natural materials, they can come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the specific purpose or specific insect it is catered to. Most consist of several different sections that provide insects with nesting facilities – particularly during winter, offering shelter or refuge for many types of insects. Insect hotel
Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple! Grow your own ginger Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking. Growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking. You also get an ingredient that is new to most American palates: ginger grass. Ginger grass shoots off the ginger rhizome when you plant it. The grass will grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall at full maturity. Texas Co-op Power Magazine - Texas Stories: Keyhole Gardening - An Online Community for Members of Texas Electric Cooperatives During a drought, Texas has a lot in common with southern Africa. Scorching heat, thin layers of topsoil and elusive rainfall can make for a brutal summer when gardening is not for the faint of heart. Recent Texas droughts are the most severe on record, and the National Weather Service warns that the long-term forecast is drier still. So it’s nothing short of amazing that the community of Clifton in Bosque County has been transformed into an oasis in this gardening desert with help from creative landscape architect Deb Tolman.
45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Welcome to The Sietch - Projects Build Your Own Solar Thermal Panel Hawaii Edition From Steve The tubing is 5/8" irrigation pipe I bought at Lowe's. I boughtthree 100' sections for $10 each. The concrete under is my cesspool tank cover. The glass is from a sliding door that the salesman at Lowe's gave me (he bought a new one for his home). The water comes out scalding hot, so I think plastic sheeting could be used instead of glass.
How To Grow Your Own Endless Supply Of Organic Avocados Here's a step-by-step guide to growing your own avocado tree. Avocados are highly nutritious and flavored, whether we're talking about salad, guacamole, or straight up! They are a key staple for a nutritious and delicious diet. Try growing an avocado tree at home if you don't like making regular trips to the grocery store for your daily supply of fresh avocados, can't find organic ones, or are fed up with spending so much for quality produce. It's surprisingly easy. You will see how you too can get a full–grown avocado tree from a little seed in 10 easy steps.
Central Texas Gardener Blog » Blog Archive » Keyhole gardens, Oak leaf galls, Gabriel Valley Farms, Drying herbs September 20th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bulbs, container gardens, crafts, drought, fall plants, herbs, keyhole gardens, native plants, trees, wildlife First, I have to admit: I’m a bulb freak. I’d buy a thousand more if I could. Instead, I divide my naturalizing wealth and then forget where I planted them. That’s okay, because garden surprises like these oxblood lilies are treasures every year, especially abundant this September, thanks to the rain. Eat Your Iron Infographic May 20 • Diet , Fruit , Seeds , Vegetables • 164 Views • Comments Eat Your Iron Infographic by LiveLoveFruit.com Eat More Fruit Kale Related Posts « 10 Healing Spices and Herbs Medicinal Properties of Avocado »
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