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Thousands of years ago, chia seed was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The word chia is derived from the Mayan language, meaning “strength,” and Aztec warriors relied on chia seed to boost energy and increase stamina. Today this tiny seed is a favorite of athletes, especially distance runners, who tout it as an endurance enhancing superfood.Chia seed contains a wealth of fiber—5 grams in just one tablespoon. It is the fiber in chia that causes chia seed to swell when combined with water, creating chia gel. Whether you eat chia gel or just the raw seeds, the hydrophilic action of chia seed will keep you full longer than many other seeds. Amazingly, chia gel can also be used as a substitute for eggs in many baked goods. Use a proportion of 1 to 6 ratio of Chia Seeds to Water to make chia gel. Use approximately one tablespoon of chia gel to replace one large egg in your baked goods. The mild, nutty flavor of chia seed goes well with both sweet and savory dishes. Use chia seed in puddings and smoothies, sprinkle on top of porridge and salads, and add to baked goods in place of flaxseed meal or poppy seeds. No matter the dish, you can increase the nutritional value of any meal with a sprinkle of chia seed.
Remember when your taking antibiotics it takes away all the bacteria, including the good ones. That is why the last day of your prescription is the most important because it replenishes the good bacteria.Bacterial infections are a common occurrence in the health care system. There are many types of infections,caused by a wide variety of bacteria, that affect various parts of the body. In most cases, the treatment of bacterial infections requires the use of prescription antibiotics. Unfortunately, antibiotics can also kill bacteria that are part of the normal host flora in your body, resulting in an imbalance that allows the overgrowth of certain species that can result in another infection.
There are many types of antibiotics, each with a unique mechanism of action. The selection of an antibiotic for treatment depends on the type of infection, the likely organisms involved, and local resistance patterns. For most infections, antibiotics are either taken orally or given as an intravenous infusion. Unfortunately, an antibiotic used to treat an infection can also kill normal host bacteria that are susceptible to the effects of the medication.
The most noticeable effect of antibiotics on host bacteria typically occurs in the digestive tract. The intestines contain bacteria that are part of the normal gut flora that help to digest and process consumed food. These bacteria may also produce vitamins for the body such as vitamin K. In addition to the digestive system, bacteria that are part of the normal vaginal flora in women can also be affected by the use of antibiotics. Most digestive bacteria reside in the intestines since they cannot survive in the acidic environment within the stomach. However, H. pylori can reside in the stomach, but is not considered a good bacteria since it is responsible for gastric ulcers.
The use of antibiotics can cause an imbalance of the normal flora within the digestive tract. Certain types of bacteria may take advantage of this opportunity to prosper and cause an infection. Clostridium difficile is a common intestinal infection that can occur following the use of certain antibiotics. Symptoms of a gut infection include abdominal cramps, bloating, bloody stools, fever, and excessive diarrhea. In women, antibiotics can kill normal vaginal flora, leaving the individual more susceptible to yeast infections.
In order to maintain a normal balance in the gut, probiotics medications can be used for patients who are using antibiotics. Probiotics are live cultures of bacteria that are normally found within the digestive system. In addition to probiotic medications, live cultures may also be available in certain food products such as yogurt. Patients should speak with a physician with concerns about the use of antibiotics and probiotics.
The Easter Lily industry is an American success story. Prior to 1941, the majority of the Easter Lily bulbs were exported to the United States from Japan. World War II eliminated the dependence on Japanese-produced bulbs and commercial bulb production shifted to the U.S. The Japanese have never been able to regain any of their lost market share due to the superior quality of the U.S.-grown bulbs.Celenbrate this amazing season by giving or sending an “Easter Lily”.
The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is very special in the Christian tradition. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday, with the Wednesday before Easter being known as Spy Wednesday. The last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are sometimes referred to as the Easter Triduum (Latin for “Three Days”). In some countries, Easter lasts two days, with the second called “Easter Monday“. The week beginning with Easter Sunday is called Easter Week or the Octave of Easter, and each day is prefaced with “Easter”, e.g. Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, etc. Easter Saturday is therefore the Saturday after Easter Sunday. The day before Easter is properly called Holy Saturday. Many churches begin celebrating Easter late in the evening of Holy Saturday at a service called the Easter Vigil.
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Plants, also called green plants (Viridiplantae in Latin), are living organisms of the kingdom Plantae including such multicellular groups as flowering plants,conifers, ferns and mosses, as well as, depending on definition, the green algae, but not red or brown seaweeds like kelp, nor fungi or bacteria.
Green plants have cell walls with cellulose and characteristically obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis using chlorophyll contained inchloroplasts, which gives them their green color. Some plants are parasitic and may not produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or photosynthesize. Plants are also characterized by sexual reproduction, modular and indeterminate growth, and an alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is common, and some plants bloom only once while others bear only one bloom.
Precise numbers are difficult to determine, but as of 2010, there are thought to be 300–315 thousand species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260–290 thousand, are seed plants (see the table below). Green plants provide most of the world’s molecular oxygen and are the basis of most of the earth’s ecologies, especially on land. Plants described as grains, fruits and vegetables form mankind’s basic foodstuffs, and have been domesticated for millennia. Plants enrich our lives as flowers and ornaments. Until recently and in great variety they have served as the source of most of our medicines and drugs. Their scientific study is known as botany.
http://www.youngloveafter50.com Are you happily engaged and planning a June wedding? If so, then you may be eligible to win an all-expense paid wedding of your dreams on June 1, 2013 in downtown Lancaster! The BLVD Association and Antelope Valley Fair on Wednesday announced the first-ever “Wedding on The BLVD” contest, which provides one winning couple with a free wedding for up to 50 guests on The BLVD
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