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How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months – Without A Refrigerator

health freedom alliance, 28 February 2016
If you’re like many, a plethora of knowledge which should have been passed down from your grandmother was replaced by the refrigerator and freezer.

America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

By Adams: (NaturalNews) As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once.

Awareness of this is only now beginning to spread, but almost no one truly grasps the implications of what losing California's Central Valley agricultural output means to grocery shoppers.

Almost no one realizes, for example, that one-third of all the produce grown in the United States comes out of California's Central Valley. As the NYT explains:

Fresh produce prices skyrocketing in 2014


The embattled American consumer can't seem to catch a break. Gas prices remain high, electric rates are rising, clothing is becoming more expensive, school debt is piling up, taxes are climbing, healthcare costs have not come down and food prices -- wow. Everything that costs money is rising, while wages remain flat or depressed. Does anybody in Washington get it?

Seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables lower all-cause risk of death more than 40 percent


Nutrition scientists have been promoting the effects of a diet filled with fruits and vegetables in their natural form for the better part of the last two decades, touting the plethora of protective flavonoids and fiber provided by these natural wonders. Most people would be impressed by the latest research showing that eating just seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables is enough to slash the risk of all-cause mortality by more than 40 percent as compared to those eating one serving a day. While this is an impressive figure, it would be interesting to determine the protective effect of eating 10 to 12 daily portions as recommended by many alternative nutritional practitioners.

Why your asthmatic child should eat more fruits and vegetables and stay off fast food


Asthma is a condition of the lungs, right? A recent study has revealed one aspect of the diet which helps protect against asthma: the consumption of fermentable dietary fibers found in vegetables and fruits.