Friday Facts~Veggie Power!

Veggies picked July 2013

We all know as young children our parents told us to eat up our greens as they were good for you. Well maybe in our modern day ‘Fast-Food’ society we have lost some of our basic healing knowledge in what our Great Grandmothers would have in their own Kitchen Pharmacy.. Which many of us now shun because we think they were ‘Old Wives Tales’..

And yet many of our everyday vegetables which seem out of fashion now with our Younger generation are proven to not only to be good for you. But extremely good for you..

I was reading an article from a study founded at Queen Mary University of London. that showed from its study of a number of patients and lab conditions that eating vegetables rich in Nitrates such as beetroot, lettuce, Cabbage, Fennel, etc could help Lower Blood Pressure. Another well known miracle worker is Garlic which is well renown for its healing work. (Click on the links for information about each healing property.)

When you think about how many now must be taking High Blood Pressure tablets in our high stress modern day world.. And you look at how our eating habits have changed.

Blood pressure can be lowered by changes in our lifestyles such as eating less salt, being more active and correct diet.. 

Professor Peter Weissberg said.. “ This promising study shows, that it may be possible to reduce high blood pressure by eating more foods containing large amounts of nitrates such as green leafy veg and beetroot.”

High Blood Pressure affects about 16 million people in the UK alone!.. increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes..

So this brings home yet again those interesting facts about Cabbages in my post What a load of old Cabbage in my other Friday Facts Here

While I am on about veggies  I may as well update you on how our allotment is growing.. Boy oh boy what a difference a week away made.. And you will see the differences since I last posted.. Here below is what the allotments look like this week.. taken July 4th.

Enjoy and I hope I have give you FOOD For Thought!

What we Eat does make a difference to our health..

Enjoy your Weekend….

Love and Blessings

~Sue~

Click the individual Photos to activate the slide show and see more information details..

Take Care..

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  1. superduque777
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 08:27:25

    Wonderful harbest and I see you explendid, brilliant, dear Sue.

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  2. Gray Dawster
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 08:30:11

    Wow look at you 🙂 What a wonderful selection of vegetables Sue and those tatties, well they look soooooo delicious, and how wickedly clean they are too 🙂 I think Sunday lunch at your house must be absolutely delicious, I am jealous already 🙂

    Thank you for adding these lovely gardening photographs and it is a real bonus with you in the picture my great friend, I don’t know who modelled for the scarecrow job but Worzel will be feeling a tad left out I know that 🙂

    Have a wonderful Friday with lots of hugs, kisses and veg delights, I can see from this haul that your weekend is set to rock 🙂 Have a lovely one Sue 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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  3. Alex Jones
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 08:46:07

    What a joy to grow your own food!

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  4. aussieian2011
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 09:24:54

    Your beautiful garden is so full of nutritious greenery Sue, you have me green with envy, your great pics show a delightful array, love the spring onions.
    Ian

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  5. penpusherpen
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 09:50:21

    I very nearly forgot to comment here Sue, so tied up in looking at the photo’s of your allotment, It makes you wonder how much Old Wives Lore has gone for good, lost in the past. We’re in danger of forgetting the most important parts of being human. living hand in hand with nature and all the natural health benefits she has to offer in return for our help along the way. Nature and natural, stands to sense now doesn’t it? Have a wonderful Friday, and weekend too. Love and light guide your way. xPenx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 14:11:02

      Pen just worked my way around to your comment.. So pleased you liked my photos and thank you for commenting upon them… You would think Nature knows best and it stands to sense Pen.. But many seem to think otherwise… But I think we shall be looking up those old wives tales and remedies sooner than we think, as the pharmaceutical world grows ever fatter on the pill popping populations who need another pill to counteract the one they are taking.. When will we really see sense!?? I wonder??? And where is the SUN… I got all rigged up outdoors with Laptop and had to come inside again as it turned chilly… xxx

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  6. wolfgangpowerpoint.wordpress.com/
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 11:29:58

    Gut gemacht. Schöne Ernte vom eigenen. Liebe Grüße, Wolfgang

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  7. sharechair
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 12:17:39

    What a glorious garden!!! I must must must give this a try next year…..

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  8. beverley
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 12:28:14

    There is research being done to show that the best way to lower your blood pressure is to exercise. I believe that when you feel better you want to eat better. Allotment looks good.

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  9. prenin
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 12:59:36

    Very true hun! 🙂

    It is really hard to find fresh veggies where I shop – there IS a greengrocers stall in the shopping centre, but the People that run it sell half your purchases as rotten fruit!

    I gave them two chances, but they did it to me both time so now I no longer buy from them! 😦

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 14:01:45

      I think that goes for most Supermarkets too Prenin.. the fruit and veg soon go off.. I think its the long voyages in containers from overseas.. and the Cold storage they are in, then they are brought out to room temps and they go off within a matter of days of purchasing… Love and Blessings.. Hope you had a good weekend.. xox

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  10. Deb
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 13:03:09

    Wow! You are a born natural when it comes to gardening, Sue! Your garden looks great, and so do you!. The post offers a lot of great information on the importance of eating all these wonderful veggies as well. I do my best to eat a wide variety of them.
    This year I have two types of tomatoes, red and yellow peppers.
    Have a great weekend, and keep up the good work.
    Hugs xo

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 13:58:41

      Yes Deb, I know more and more now are taking a keen interest in growing our own veggies and home grown tomatoes are the best aren’t they?.. we have 6 plants in the greenhouse on our back garden… which you call your back-yard! 🙂 I think.. 🙂

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  11. Visionkeeper
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 14:04:07

    I am so jealous!!!! Gorgeous DW…..Good work my friend. Still rain and barely no sun at all here. So it goes. Everyone is in the same boat as I….No putting up food this fall I don’t think…I’m proud of your efforts and your beautiful garden. Enjoy! Blessings and hugs….VK

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 13:56:41

      Thank you VK… yes we are really pleased with it this year much better than last years disappointment.. Like you last year the weather and constant rain ruined so many crops.. I am hopeful this year will see us reap the rewards for effort.. Will be by later.. only I know once I start reading I will not get back.. LOL. 🙂

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  12. Cyndi
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 14:16:11

    What beautiful photos! Those sunflowers are going to get big! What a LOVELY garden. And yes, I completely agree: eating what nature intended is really what’s going to keep us healthy. As always, I love your perspective and I love your words. 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 13:54:27

      Thank you Cyndi.. Yes my little granddaughter will be amazed how tall these seeds are as she has not been to the allotments for a couple of weeks… Many thanks my friend for your kind words and encouragement.. 🙂

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  13. Paul Handover
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 14:19:20

    There are so many fantastic properties in vegetables, and spices. E.g. Tumeric for a healthy brain – look it up. Well posted, Sue.

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  14. marina kanavaki
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 15:48:56

    Food for thought you have given indeed, Sue!!! Thank you, my dear.
    Have a wonderful Friday!
    🙂

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  15. livingsimplyfree
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 18:59:02

    Your garden is doing great. Mine isn’t as far along, but I came home after a week away and found things had grown quite a bit from where they had been. Most surprisingly has been the new growth from plants I thought I lost due to the late frost.

    It is amazing how much has been forgotten about natural healing. I wrote a post on how to heal warts with garlic more than a year ago, it is still the most viewed post weekly. That shows me that people do want to learn about natural health and avoid the pharmaceuticals.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 13:44:00

      Yes natural healing Lois is what is being forgotten, as is our ability to heal ourselves from within.. The power of our mind over matter really does help . If we tell ourselves we are strong.. we become stronger.. If we tell ourselves we are fragile and weak then we often become weaker… The Pharmaceuticals use chemicals to treat the condition.. And yet should we delve in and see what is causing the condition.. its often our states of mind.. and emotions which are blocking our own bodies natural healing flow and creating our dis-ease with ourselves and the disease within our bodies…

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      • livingsimplyfree
        Jul 08, 2013 @ 23:14:25

        Oh how true that is. They treat the symptoms, then treat the side effects rather than treating the underlying problem. I heard a few times that these companies don’t want to cure us, it would put them out of business.

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Jul 10, 2013 @ 11:43:38

          Why do you think after all this time Lois no cure has been found for Cancer.. Oh I could point you in various directions over the Net as to how many have had proven cures quashed and those who invented them have met untimely ends.. But I am trying to keep positive.. And yet this world of ours is far from what we are shown it to be.. as I am sure you are aware my friend..
          But we keep sending them love.. in the hopes that our collective thoughts will overcome those who are more darker will be extinguished by the light..
          Love and blessings and I may be absent for a few days apart from a scheduled posting .. As duty calls..
          Love Sue xx

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          • livingsimplyfree
            Jul 11, 2013 @ 01:51:38

            I too have heard of the untimely ending of so many who had stumbled on to cures. I have also read of one researcher who had wanted to find a cure for her father only to realize the industry doesn’t want a cure. The rates of cancer are rising as well instead of falling, I can only imagine all the reasons this is so. A good example is skin cancer, the only people I have heard of getting skin cancer are those who slather on suntan lotions, all those chemicals being baked into our skin enter our bloodstream… And then the statistics for surviving cancer aren’t any better when you take a closer look at the numbers. All that money and suffering.

            Look forward to your return, don’t work too hard.

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  16. Ruth Nina Welsh
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 00:34:25

    Lovely to see the progress Sue! And yes, you’re so right to highlight the value of vegetables and the properties they have. Have a great weekend Sue – it’s going to be hot they say!! xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 14:16:49

      Thank you Ruth, I had a lovely Sunday.. relaxed and watched Tennis.. and was cheering along!… The Sun seems to have hidden today Monday.. But I am enjoying the day off today.. so no complaints.. 🙂 Hope you too enjoyed your weekend Ruth.. xox Sue xox

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  17. Eddie Two Hawks
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 15:02:30

    What a beautiful garden Dreamwalker! Thanks for the facts and the fun of walking through with you. Enjoyed all. Love, you Eddie

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  18. starproms
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 18:17:44

    Your allotment is looking splendid Sue – full of goodness and happiness. Blessings to you.

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  19. becca givens
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 18:36:51

    Bountiful and beautiful harvest, Sue!! YUM!!

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  20. Lafemmeroar
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 03:03:10

    Beets are wonderful for juicing. Great pics. Tweeting this 🙂

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  21. marja
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 06:28:56

    Oh I love my vegies. We eat nearly all summer from our garden and we eat quite a lot of onions and garlic. I do have low blood pressure. Actually so low that it makes me dizzy. I am not allowed too much vegies anymore because of warfarine so that balances things out.
    Your beautiful vegiegarden is so nicely organised that makes our garden look a wildernis lol. Great job

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  22. cheryoncake
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 09:04:29

    Your words always give me food for thought. Because of you, I have been making more of an effort to eat beetroot and do you know what….it’s not so bad after all !!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:57:11

      Smiling here Chery! And so happy to have inspired you to give it a try.. Have you clicked on the Beetroot link on my post to see just how many delicious ways we can eat it?? 🙂 Happy Veggie days… 🙂

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  23. natswans
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 11:16:53

    WOW! Sue that is sure looking great I love my veggies. So yours looking really good hope you enjoy them. I believe Beetroot cleans the Liver , it’s unfortunate that I can’t stand the veg, it’s the smell I think. I must try it in a different form me thinks.
    Enjoy your lovely Veg and well done to you both.
    Hugs Sheila x

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:55:33

      If you click the beetroot link Sheila you will find lots of ideas of how to use and eat.. And I have started to enjoy just grated raw upon my salads mixed with chopped apple.. Lovely.. 🙂 Thank you Sheila.. I hope you are enjoying our Summer Sun at last.. 🙂 xxx

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  24. Enigma
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 09:27:08

    Me sorprende, aunque no me extraña, habiendo tant@s comenabos, fals@s amantes de los animales defendiendo la caza del besugo y el gato tuerto, la hipocresia, cobardía y falta de apoyo hacia los colectivos antitaurinos…
    http://superduque777.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/la-fiesta-nacional/

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:43:50

      Estoy seguro de su significado comentario aquí mi amigo sobre corridas de toros? Pero desear un buen día lo mismo .. Sue ~

      I am unsure of your comment meaning here my friend about Bull fighting? But wishing you a good day all the same.. ~Sue

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  25. lavendermoongirlblog
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 10:20:39

    You must be very proud of yourself! What a fab allotment and produce.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:28:55

      Aww thank you.. Proud of our achievement’s together.. Im only the gardener’s helper LOL.. Shared work is halved.. and a couple of hours together hoeing the weeds every couple of days maintains it now we have got to the bottom of it.. And we are now enjoying our produce… Thank you so much. 🙂

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  26. giselzitrone
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 12:27:03

    Hallo liebe Sue ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag,da hast du aber eine reiche Erde gemacht ist aber eine menge Arbeit aber gemeinsam geht ja auch alles schneller,tolle Leistung,von der lieben Mutter Erde kann man so viel gutes haben wenn man sie gut behandelt.Wünsche dir liebe Freundin eine gute und glückliche Woche und viel Freude im Garden.Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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  27. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 14:28:28

    Beautiful Garden
    )0(

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  28. penpusherpen
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 15:32:32

    the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. (i’d love to say I touch typed that, but nope!!) I cheated and peeked. xxx

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  29. Agatheb2k
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 21:57:16

    Un très beau jardin, bravo !

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  30. Jo Bryant
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 21:17:37

    Love this one Sue. I had a book which I am trying to get again that gives recipes for vege/fruit juices to heal certain conditions. I also have a great book ‘Foods that Heal/Foods that Harm’…love it. I recently was watching a news item about American Samoa where food [healthy] costs a bomb to import and many of the islanders live on fast food [Maccas etc…] as it is cheaper. They have developed a huge range of health problems because of it. If doctors addressed diet more often them I think we would have less problems. I know even with the fur babies…I have them on a more natural diet these days. Okay so the kitties don’t get veges…but their health has improved from when I used dried food as their main staple.

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  31. leroywatson4
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 22:44:32

    Wow Sue! What a garden, I see its been enjoying the sun. We had our first little courgette flower out and generally things are looking a lot better up on the hill than last year. Great to see so much produce coming off the land and as you know, we are very much behind you in the ‘vegetable pharmacy’ and the amazing healing powers of foods and plants. Have magical times, lee

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 21, 2013 @ 18:50:57

      Yes I know you are all for the vegetable pharmacy Lee.. And I have yet to catch up with your recipes too.. Ive seen them in my email box but need to comment.. Bare with me as I am catching up with people slowly.. 🙂

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  32. CMSmith
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 16:13:54

    Wow. Your garden and root vegetables look awesome. I think we’ve been flooded out here. Now on to the drought. . .

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:18:15

      Christine, Thank you, I hope your weather settles soon.. Last year for us was a disaster as it was wet and cold all through spring/Summer/Autumn and then a harsh Cold winter.. So we are at last enjoying a wonderful Summer here..

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