Friday, November 21, 2014

When Canned Food is Healthier than Fresh.

Tom's Journal.

Somehow we DID miss this one!
Jeremiah Wright's Daughter
May 22, 2014 at 10:19:26 AM PDTDid anyone happen to see this in the news?
Somehow we all missed this one -- funny how that happens!!
'Chickens Come Home to Roost' - Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Daughter Convicted on 11 Counts of Fraud Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:54 PM
Jeri Wright and Rev. Jeremiah Wright - In September Jeri Wright, daughter of Reverend "God Damn America" Wright, and 12 other Democrats were charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy.
More than one of the defendants had direct ties to President Barack Obama. On Friday Reverend Jeremiah Wright's daughter was found guilty of eleven counts that included money laundering and lying to federal agents. Breit Bart reported:On Friday, a federal jury took less than two hours to convict the daughter, of President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, of fraud.
Jeri Wright was found guilty of a fraud scheme that siphoned thousands of taxpayer dollars intended for a not-for-profit work and education program known as We Are Our Brother's Keeper. ProsecutorTimothy Bass said Jeri Wright lied "over and over" and went on a "spending spree" that included traveling to Las Vegas, buying vehicles, and remodeling her basement with cash from the money laundering scheme. She was found guilty on all counts.
"If you take and misuse government money, and then lie about it, you will be held accountable in a court of law," said U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, Jim Lewis'

Hi Friends,
I never thought that I would see such a sensational caption as the one I am now posting right now/ today!  But when framed by the proper surrounding information --- 'it works !'  

An update on my lower leg...  this time, the buddy of mine at the VA actually caused another secondary wound when he put on a tight fitting nylon [?] compression stocking that 'bit into my lower ankle/ hock area so that I woke up with a bloody mess, that is now spread, and actually HURTS/ painful !   I could hardly sleep last night with all the sharp, stabbing pain...  and it seems like, "One step forward -- three steps BACKWARD !"  I FINALLY GOT DESPARATE, and spread some 'Silver Sulfadiazine Cream' over the wounds... and old "Motorcycle wounds" that have now reappeared--puffy !   What a stinking bummer, and of course, pretty Terri, HAD TO GO ON HER "MONTHLY baby sitting  job" -- U.P. North in Marquette, to help her daughter, Jenna.....  while I struggle down in IM...Ha!   Please don't get me wrong!   It's not about helping and visiting her daughter and seeing her precious grand daughter,  but it's just that the 'timing' is off this time...  sorry.   I even gave Terri extra, 'Christmas shopping money', etc., to also have a good time, etc., and I don't begrudge her any happiness or visiting time.   

I can't believe that I opened a can of smoked Sardines early this morning and ATE THEM --   so I could coat my stomach lining from the harsh VA Meds., and strong healing herbs.    Sometimes Ginger and Turmeric   can be hard on the stomach,  but knowing how to lay down a 'buffering foundation' like Fennel, or some Fish Oil can help.  Toast and butter, eggs and bacon can help me too,  if I can beg my wife long enough.... and if she wakes up in a 'good mood' --lol.    Tricks of the trade.   And now in the News,  Turmeric [Curcumin c Complex] is said to improve the brain and memory !!     Hey!   I need that stuff...  lol !!

It's going to be a nice, shiny day here again, and I believe that I noted a long sigh of relief.... of 'TGIF', every where I go.    I am really HUNGRY for Turkey legs!!!  Oh, No!  Another obsession.....     Just a little garlic, onion, salt and pepper, and wow!   I just bake them inside the oven in a metal covered pot type thing, and what a hot snack, or supper!   Terri usually thinks that I am crazy,  but you know that, 'If a man has $$$$$  Money,  he is referred to as:  Eccentric !'   If he is poor -- he is "crazy." Ha!   I am BLESSED !!
      I am expecting something special in the mail, and so I must 'stay home'  because I just don't want to MISS my  "Mail Call."
     Please pray that my dear wife, Terri, has good roads on the way back from her family visiting this week end.   I know that I worry too much ---  but a 'good woman is hard to find'...   and I am deeply in love with  my wife.   Ha!  'You always hurt the one that you love.'   And I thanked the pastor on the phone yesterday, for 'correcting my foolish blunderings in a kind, brotherly way.'   I explained that soft, kind words, will easily cut me to the heart --- than harsh, loud, scolding's!    Inside my rough, "Rottweiler" exterior, is an old softy, Teddy Bear kind of guy, and generous to a fault.   If Terri could only learn this..... she would have a happy, more loving, super kind, hubby for life and a harmonious happy marriage, rather than ups and downs.   I told the pastor, in the meantime,   I will not add more fuel to the fire.   

Warm Regards,

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Subject: Fwd: FW: Article d'un allemand à propos de l'islam
Worth reading.

>> The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and
>> well-respected psychiatrist.
>> Hard to argue with this. A German's View on Islam - worth reading.
>> This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation
>> I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear.
>> Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of
>> this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected
>> psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to
>> World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When
>> asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can
>> guide our attitude toward fanaticism.
>> 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the
>> return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was
>> one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So,
>> the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we
>> knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the
>> world had come.'
>> 'My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and
>> the Allies destroyed my factories.'
>> 'We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that
>> Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims
>> just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may
>> be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to
>> make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of
>> fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.'
>> 'The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
>> It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of
>> 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically
>> slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are
>> gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is
>> the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the
>> fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who
>> zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
>> homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to
>> become suicide bombers.'
>> 'The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the
>> 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was
>> comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the
>> Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million
>> The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China 's huge population was
>> peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering
>> 70 million people.'
>> 'The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a
>> warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way
>> across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the
>> systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by
>> sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed
into butchery?
>> Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?
>> 'History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all
>> our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated
>> of
>> points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their
>> silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't
>> speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one
>> day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world
>> will have begun.'
>> 'Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs,
>> Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and
>> many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up
>> until it was too late.'
>> 'Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public
>> schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa , too, while the Lord's
>> Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may
>> be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move
>> in.'
>> 'In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many
>> of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them.
>> Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and
>> at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have
>> the halal emblem just to appease the privileged minority who are now
>> rapidly expanding within the nation's shores.'
>> 'In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are
>> now dozens of "no-go" zones within major cities across the country
>> that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails
>> there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to
>> acknowledge British law.'
>> 'As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only
>> group that counts - the fanatics who threaten our way of life.'
>> Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes
>> this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness
>> that allows the problems to expand.
>> Extend yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands
>> world-wide read this, think about it, and send it on before it's too
>> late, and we are silenced because we were silent ourselves !!!
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When Canned Food Is Healthier Than Fresh

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 09:39 AM
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For decades, it has been the standard advice from nutritionists: Eat a diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables to boost your health. But the surprising truth is that canned foods can be just as nutritious as their fresh, raw counterparts — and some even become more healthful through the canning process.

Produce is most nutritious shortly after harvesting, studies show. But many fruits and vegetables on supermarket shelves are sold days or weeks after they’ve been harvested and may not be at their nutritional peak. But canned and frozen foods are packed right after they’ve been harvested, sealing in vitamins, nutrients, and other beneficial compounds. Plus canned goods tend to cost less than fresh. And, in some cases, canned foods have higher levels of key vitamins and nutrients than even fresh varieties.
“Some fruits and vegetables are actually better when they’re heated and some or not, so it depends on what you’re talking about when you’re look at canned vs. fresh vs. frozen,” says Marisa Moore, a registered Atlanta-based dietitian and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
“For example, canned tomatoes have higher amounts of [cancer-fighting] lycopene vs. fresh,” she tells Newsmax Health. “Canned corn has more lutein, an antioxidant, and heated canned carrots have more beta-carotene.”
Canned foods are also available year-round, just like frozen foods, so you can always include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet — another critical component to healthy eating, Moore notes.
Numerous studies have found many fruits and vegetables have as much or more nutrients, disease-fighting antioxidants, and other nutritional substances, compared to fresh varieties.
Cathy Kapica, a nutrition specialist at Tufts University, put canned vegetables to the test in a recent market-basket study that compared key nutrients and the costs in canned, fresh, frozen and dried varieties of a handful of common foods. The study — presented at a meeting of the Experimental Biology scientific meeting — found that when price, waste and preparation time are considered, “canned foods almost always offered a more affordable, convenient way to get needed-nutrients.”
Kapica tells Newsmax Health the findings may come as a surprise to some consumers.
But she adds: “Yes, canned foods can be better choices than fresh. There are numerous studies that support the nutritional quality of canned foods. And foods, like fruit and vegetables, are picked at the peak of ripeness and packed soon after and close to the farms, preserving many nutrients which might be lost in fresh during transport and storage in stores and the home.”
Kapica explains that heating, chopping, and other cooking techniques involved in the canning process “break up the small-cell particles in foods, making their nutrients more available for metabolism during digestion.”
For the study, Kapica and her colleagues analyzed the nutrients in corn, green snap beans, mushrooms, peas, pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes, pears, peaches, pinto beans and tuna fish. Kapica sought to determine the cost of several key nutrients, including protein, fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate.
Among the key research findings:
Pinto Beans. Canned pinto beans contain as much protein and fiber as dried beans, but cost $1 less per serving.
Tomatoes. Levels of lycopene, a beneficial compound believed to reduce the risk of prostate cancer and other health conditions, actually increase when tomatoes are heated during the canning process.
Corn. Canned corn has higher levels of lutein — a beneficial antioxidant that may reduce the risks of cataracts and targets “free radicals” that can lead to cancer and heart disease — than fresh corn. Canned corn also offers the same amount of dietary fiber as fresh — at a 25 percent savings.
Spinach. Spinach doesn’t lose its vitamin content when canned. Vitamin C levels are virtually the same in fresh, frozen, or canned varieties. But canned spinach provides the same levels of vitamin C at an 85 percent savings over fresh or frozen.
Kapica said her study also found that canned tuna, pumpkin, mushrooms, green beans, peaches and pears are also good choices, when compared to fresh vegetables.
Other recent research has reached similar conclusions, among them:
  • A University of California-Davis study found that virtually all forms of fruits and veggies — canned, cooked fresh, and frozen — are nutritionally similar and can contribute to a healthful eating plan. But researchers also found fresh produce loses nutrients more rapidly than canned or frozen fruits and vegetables.
  • An Oregon Health Sciences University study demonstrated increased amounts of some key anthocyanins — a powerful antioxidant — in canned blueberries, compared to the amounts in fresh and frozen blueberries.
  • A U.S. Department of Agriculture survey found canned tomatoes, carrots, spinach, pumpkin, and corn are rich in antioxidants. One-half cup of canned tomatoes provides 11.8 milligrams of lycopene compared to 3.7 milligrams found in one medium uncooked tomato; heating of carrots and spinach for canning enhances the bioavailability of carotene; canned pumpkin contains a higher concentration of beta carotene than fresh.
“Consumers are not aware of the nutritional value of canned foods,” Kapica notes. “Canned foods have been providing nutrition and safety for over 100 years, and their use is still relevant today. For those on tight budgets, or where access to stores is limited, canned foods can be especially important to meet nutrition needs.”
The full version of this article appeared in Health Radar newsletter. To read more, click here.

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