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My Fresh Fruit Just Picked From Today!

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This year Spring came late, Summer got here late, so unfortunately I didn’t have lots of produce like other years. But it was enough to satisfy the whole family, especially my grandchildren who love the fruit and veggies I grow every year.

Fruit Vegetables Dra Martha Castr Mexico

One of my babies taking a watermelon bath tab. The chichens had lot of fun eating this fruit afterwards!

Fruit Vegetables Dra Martha Castr Mexico

My Guava Tree with pink pulp fruit florished this year!

Fruit Vegetables Dra Martha Castr Mexico

And gave me these delicious and sweet guava!

Fruit Vegetables Dra Martha Castr Mexico
Food, Health, Motivation

Learning Wednesday: Best Times To Eat A Day

This is a general guideline. We are all different, with various needs, health issues, athletes, age matters, etc. But you can use this one as a general advice.

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NOTE: There’s gotta be 2 small colations of food between breakfast and lunch and the other one between lunch and dinner.

Cooking, eating, Food

Oatmeal Great Benefits for a Stronger Healthier Body

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Oatmeal is one of my favorite choices of food to eat in the morning. Oatmeal contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that make me feel so much better through out the day. It also contains carbohydrates, proteins and soluble fiber which helps me not to feel bloated. Soluble fiber also reduces the levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol by blocking its absorption into the bloodstream.

Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Apples

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Other benefits:

Its main ingredient is manganese, which it has been proven scientifically to reduce the inflammation of the joints, improves bone health and it has been linked to lower incidents of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Oatmeal and Strawberries

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If you want to enjoy your oatmeal in the morning you can add some banana, apple, no sugar, water and maybe a bit of low-fat milk, lots of cinnamon one day and the next I add vanilla, one day blue berries next day strawberries. I personally do not like to add pecans but some people can’t eat oatmeal without adding pecans. It’s your choice.

Oatmeal Bananas and Berries

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I prefer steel-cut oatmeal. Others prefer the rolled or irish oats. Whatever the kind if you like them, enjoy them!

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What You Can Do With Tomatoes To Start A Healthy Week!

Marinate them and add some mozzarella cheese. Delicious, fast, easy and healthy!

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This is what do you need to make this succulent salad, the marinated tomatoes with mozzarella:

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Grated garlic
  • Salt + red pepper flakes
  • Torn basil leaves
  • Pearl, triangular or cherry-sized mozzarella balls (any shape you like)
  • Balsamic vinegar
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The herbs gave such a great flavor and the balsamic added the perfect amount of tangy sweet goodness and I loved the creamy bits of mozzarella

Cooking Tomatoes Delidious Food Dr Martha Castro Mexico Tijuana

Enjoy and give pleasure to your palate with this wonderful salad!

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Cooking, eating, Food, Motivation

Strawberry Fiesta Messy Delicious Food To Bring A Smile To Your Face

My strawberries are thriving. They love the weather we are having in my neck of the woods and they ripe fast, so I am having tons of them everyday. It’s so much fun! This year I fertilized them naturally with leaves from my banana trees and other sustainable methods I have; maybe that’s why they are so happy.

ONE OF MY STRAWBERRY PLANTS   😍

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I have so many that now I have to figure out a way to feed the family with them so no strawberry goes to waste. Well, my hens eat them when for some reason they go bad. Usually I eat them fresh right off the plant, in shakes, I make refreshing drinks, jam, popsicles, shortcake, and even salads.

I PICKED ABOUT A GALLON OF STRAWBERRIES TODAY! 💪

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NOW IT’S TIME TO EAT! 👍

GRAHAM CRACKERS AND STRAWBERRY PARFAIT

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HOW ABOUT THIS DELICIOUS SALAD? YUMMY! 👌

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…OR SOME STRAWBERRY CREPES MAYBE? 🍓

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inspiration, mental health, Motivation

4 Images For You To Make You Smile and Hopeful Today!

Inspire yourself, don’t let go, smile, laugh, try to make the best out this day, only this day. Tomorrow do the same. Keep your mental sanity in check every day.

FRUIT AND BUTTERFLIES

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PEACE TRANQUILITY AND BEAUTY

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DELICIOUS REFRESHING VIRGIN DRING…All fruits in their own juices. Do you want the RECIPE? Ask me about it!

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RELAXING IN PARADISE

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Cooking, Food, Health

Anti Aging Life: Lettuce from my Garden to the Table and Nutrition Facts

My romaine lettuce in my garden….GOING CRAZY…and healthy!

Lettuce Nutrition Facts at the bottom of the post.

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SO YUMMY!

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Lettuce is a great vegetable: it looks beautiful in your veggie yard, it is healthy on your plate and refreshing on your face.

My friend says lettuce and cucumber on her face works wonders. She looks 10-15 younger her real age, that’s for sure!

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Many of us have the goal of being strong and healthy now and in our 80’s and 90’s ( I personally want to celebrate my 100 year birthday on a bicycle or motorcycle, yes, Sir! ) If you want to be live a long life you need to start eating some anti-aging food and, for starters, leafy greens have to be on your plate every day, lots of them!

DELICIOUS SALAD

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LETTUCE NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy55 kJ (13 kcal)
 
2.23 g
Sugars0.94
Dietary fiber1.1 g
 
0.22 g
 
1.35 g
 
VitaminsQuantity

 

%DV
Vitamin A equiv.

 

21%

166 μg

18%

1987 μg

1223 μg
Thiamine (B1)
5%

0.057 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
5%

0.062 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
3%

0.15 mg

Vitamin B6
6%

0.082 mg

Folate (B9)
18%

73 μg

Vitamin C
4%

3.7 mg

Vitamin E
1%

0.18 mg

Vitamin K
97%

102.3 μg

 
MineralsQuantity

 

%DV
Calcium
4%

35 mg

Iron
10%

1.24 mg

Magnesium
4%

13 mg

Manganese
9%

0.179 mg

Phosphorus
5%

33 mg

Potassium
5%

238 mg

Sodium
0%

5 mg

Zinc
2%

0.2 mg

 
Other constituentsQuantity
Water95.63 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Food, Health, inspiration

5 Summer Awesome Refreshing Drinks Ideas to Hydrate you and Make you Happy!

DELICIOUS SUMMER DRINKS

I grow mint, strawberries and watermelon on my yard, and this refreshing beverage is a wonderful way to use them all. You can add only mint and strawberries. Flexibility is the key! Ah, For extra flair, add some ginger ale.

MINT STRAWBERRY WATERMELON 

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A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light, and it’s a pretty garnish.

LEMONADE WITH A TAD OF ROSEMARY….Ah, refreshing!

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Aguas frescas are refreshing fruit drinks they sell all over Mexico, and that you can find in this country at almost any taqueria. They’re cooling and sweet and are great alongside spicy food.

This is a cucumber juice base that seems to have the effect of lowering one’s body temperature. (Gives new meaning to the phrase “cool as a cucumber”.) 

CUCUMBER LIME MINT

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Making long blackberry shrub drinks is a creative way to use up extra fruit all the way summer. They are as colorful and refreshing as a summer drink should be.

MORA LARGA: LONG BLACKBERRY WITH MINT

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MELON MINT “AGUA FRESCA”…Delicious!

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