inspiration, Motivation

Motivation: One of the Most Valuable Habits You Can Have is to Live in the Present

“To live in the present is to acquire peace in your heart. It is to admire nature and the moments you spend in this life. Appreciating your family time each second we share, never apart” –Dra. Martha A. Castro Noriega©

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Cooking, Food, Health, inspiration

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 work wonders. She looks 10-15 younger than 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
Cooking, eating, Food

Cooking Low-Cost Delicious Food Monday: Healthy Cheesy Vegetables Baked

Happy healthy fast and low-cost cooking!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 peppers
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs 40 gm 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup parmesan 40 gm
  • Salt
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 5 tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan cheese

THIS IS HOW I MADE IT AND IT TASTED DELICIOUS!

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inspiration, Motivation, Nature

The Soul of the Earth: Mother Nature (Pt. 2) Have a Wonderful Weekend!

“If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.”

“Together With Nature Feels Better”

“Behind every cloud is another cloud.”

“I Am On The Top Of The World”

Humor, inspiration

Friday Humor Go Ahead Have a Laugh!

Have you ever noticed that feeling of well-being after a good laugh? I have. I try to feel that way everyday.

What’s laughter?

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Sometimes when I’m riding my bike alone I make myself laugh remembering funny situations I might have experienced in the past. I laugh out loud, another cyclist might pass me by and notices I am having a good time. He laughs too and smiles. This happens pretty often, and I like it when people around me are happy too. It’s just right!

I have my own AC unit. Just in case! 🤣

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Location, location, location!

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Whaaaaaaaat?!

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inspiration, Motivation

102 Years Old Woman “I am Marvelous”

102 years old: MILLIE BAILEY
“I am Marvelous” by Shiloh Sophia

“Today I choose.
I have chosen to be the queen of my kingdom.
To name myself as the ruler of my life.
I will not wait for the approval of others.
I choose to listen to this big heart within me.
I have chosen to occupy this space in this Universe.
I don’t keep my gifts hidden any longer.
I don’t allow fear to hinder my greatness.
I have chosen to be as wonderful as I truly am.
I don’t judge myself for the path I have not yet taken, or for the way I have behaved so far.
I choose to forgive myself and release the old stories
to make room for new stories, for legends to emerge.
I will not abandon my dreams and visions.
I will think with my thoughts.
I chose to fall in love with who I am, as I am, right now.
To embrace the messy and wonderful world inside of me.
I won’t diminish my light, one more day. You hear me now.
I let go of the shadows. I open my hands. I open my heart.
I choose to see myself, and to be seen by you too.
I choose to see myself as everything, holy, worthy and wildly me.
This is more than enough. I chose to be scandalous!
Being Wonderful is not a defect.
It’s a choice.
You hear me now.
Are you ready for this? I am. Today I choose.
I have chosen to be Wonderful!”
– Shiloh Sophia

inspiration, Motivation

Motivation Tuesday: Never Stop Living!

These real, everyday people inspire me. Not the Lance Armetrongs, not the Serena Wiliams, not the Donald Trumps. People like you and me who live, love, work, think, help others, study, protect and fight for our loved ones. You and me. Maybe different in the outside, maybe different in our beleifs, our culture, race, but the same fighting hearts, the same wonders about life and questions about death.

Admirable Amputee Amateur Cyclist

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Feranmi Okanlami, now a medical doctor, became partially paralyzed after an accident in 2013. He says adjustments for his disability during his training, like this standing in frame chair, helped him succeed. A new report finds variability in medical institution culture and protocols when it comes to supporting aspiring doctors with disabilities.

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5th Grade Teacher Jessica Dehl

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Stephen Haking about life. His greatness came from his brain, not from money nor political power.

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Beauty, inspiration, Motivation

Macadamia Nut Oil Beauty and It’s 5 Most Important Benefits

#Beauty #Health #Health #

Macadamia Oil

Approximately 80% monounsaturated fatty acids of which about 50% is oleic acid and 20% palmitoleic acid, vitamins A, B, E, minerals. Macadamia nut: about 70% fat, vitamin B, calcium, iron, phosphorus.

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1. BENEFITS ON THE SKIN

Great for signs of aging skin. One of the antioxidants is squalene. It is rare and has a particularly strong impact on our skin. Squalene is a naturally occurring antioxidant in our body, but adding more through this nut oil can help reduce oxidative stress on the body’s fats and the skin.

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2. ENERGY LEVELS

This nut-oil gives you a quick boost of energy to the body, something which the oil can also provide. 

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3. STRENGTHENS THE HAIR

This oil penetrates hair more efficiently than some other oils, like mineral oil. Mineral oil can build up on your scalp.

4. RETAINS HEALTHY FATS

Although this isn’t a definitive health benefit, this Australian nut oil has a higher smoke point than other vegetable oils, like olive oil. Therefore, when you’re cooking with it, you are far less likely to burn off the beneficial fats, which are the main reason why you are using the oil in the first place.

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5. GREAT FOR COOKING

It is excellent for cooking because of its high smoke point of over 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is typically higher than olive oil. This is important, because when oil begins to burn, it denatures and loses many of its health benefits, possibly become carcinogenic.