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When You Eat Just 5 Walnuts, This Will Happen In 4 Hours

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If you know anything about healthy eating, you likely know that nuts are a true superfood. From almonds and pistachios to peanuts and walnuts, all nuts are a great source of healthy fats and offer numerous health benefits. If you want to take your healthy eating to the next level, find out why walnuts should be part of your diet.

NUTRIENTS FOUND IN WALNUTS

When you look at the nutrient stats for walnuts, it’s almost impossible to believe that one small handful of this food can give you so many different vitamins and minerals. Instead of grabbing a handful of potato chips or candy, a handful of walnuts can give you everything you need to keep going until your next meal.
These are some of the most crucial nutrients found in walnuts:
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • polyunsaturated fats
  • phenols
  • vitamin E
  • antioxidants

HOW EATING WALNUTS IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH

These nutrients sound great, of course, but what can they do for your health? By incorporating one ounce of walnuts into your diet every day, you may reap some of these health benefits:
  • Lower stress levels: If you suffer physically as the result of stress or tend to overreact to stressful situations, you may need walnuts in your diet. Walnuts can stabilize your body’s response to stress and help you avoid the physical side effects of this mental condition
  • Strengthen your heart: Antioxidants should be a major part of your diet. The antioxidants found in walnuts can battle free radicals that cause heart disease and degeneration. Regular consumption of walnuts can help your heart last longer and enjoy better health.
  • Protect your brain from age-related degeneration: The consumption of walnuts has been linked to a decrease in Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in them. Omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce cancer risk, help with ADHD, and fight off depression.
  • Lower cholesterol levels: A study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that men who consume walnuts have lower bad cholesterol levels than those who do not eat walnuts. This goes hand-in-hand with the heart benefits of walnuts.
  • Weight loss: Walnuts are an excellent source of polyunsaturated fats. These fats improve the functioning of body organs without clogging your arteries and negatively affecting your health like saturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats also keep you feeling full for longer, so your temptation to mindlessly snack may be decreased.
  • Stronger hair, skin, and nails: Polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids do plenty for your appearance. These nutrients can strengthen your nails, make your hair shinier, and make your skin smoother.
Walnuts should be a part of your diet, no matter what health benefits most appeal to you. You can eat walnuts plain as a snack, sprinkle chopped walnuts on your salad, use them in desserts, or use them as a side dish for your meals.
Remember: don’t overdo it with walnuts! Though they are extremely healthy, they are also very high in calories and fat. A little goes a long way. Grab a few and enjoy!

SOURCES:

http://buynongmoseeds.com/eat-5-walnuts-and-wait-4-hours-this-is-what-will-happen-to-you/
http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM199303043280902
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=99
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/the-health-benefits-of-walnuts#xBpgB7RZaYMzi4dA.97
http://www.fhfn.org/

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Thread, fabric and needle advisor chart.

Thread advisor, shows fabric type, thread to use, and needle to use.  Site also has pdf version.
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Storage ideas for sewing room - Hanging baskets for fabrics.

Hanging baskets of fabric | Flickr - Photo Sharing! What I like is the wire basket that you can see into!

Pretty baskest for a bicycle

Very cute baskets. Don't have a bicycle but baskets like this would look cute on an entryway table to hold keys, mail and what-not
basket liner

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Potato Salad with 7-minute Eggs and Mustard Vinaigrette




Ingredients 
1 Kg new or baby potatoes, scrubbed
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/3 cup olive oil
salt, freshly ground pepper
1 cup parsley leaves with tender stems
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped dill pickles
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Method
Steam potatoes, covered, in a metal steamer basket set in a large pot over boiling water until tender, 20–30 minutes, depending on size.
Transfer to a plate and let cool.

Meanwhile, cook eggs in a large saucepan of boiling water until whites are set and yolks are still slightly soft, 7 minutes.
Drain; transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and chill until cold.
Drain and peel; set eggs aside.

Toast mustard seeds in a dry small pan over medium-low heat, tossing constantly, until seeds start to pop, about 1 minute.
Transfer to a small bowl -
(be ready with bowl; once seeds get going, it's chaos).

Whisk vinegar, mustard, and honey in a large bowl.
Whisking constantly, gradually add oil; whisk until emulsified.
Season with salt and pepper.
Set 3 tablespoons vinaigrette aside for drizzling.

Halve potatoes and add to bowl with vinaigrette.
Add parsley and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper.

Transfer to a platter.
Halve reserved eggs and tuck in between potatoes.
Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette.
Top with pickles, chives, and toasted mustard seeds.

* - Eggs can be boiled 1 day ahead; drain, cover, and chill.
Peel just before using.
Vinaigrette can be made 3 days ahead; cover and chill.

original recipe - www.epicurious.com

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THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

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