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Why I Invested In a Vitamix Machine?

Why I Invested In a Vitamix Machine?

Why I Invested in a Vitamix Machine?

I love to eat healthy food but who has time to wash and cut up fresh food everyday. I certainly don’t. But I knew I needed to eat a minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Finally, I found an answer.

I was thoroughly impressed when I first saw the Vitamix machine in action. It made hot soups from fresh vegetables and ice cream from fresh fruit, all within a matter of minutes. At first I thought, I’ll just get a cheap blender to do the same thing. However, I discovered blenders do not have nearly the amount of power as Vitamix. The whirling blades of Vitamix travel at 240 mph which generates enough energy to make hot soup. For example, with the Vitamix, I’ll combine boiled potatoes, split peas, and a bullion cube for a delicious hot potato-split pea soup.

Not to mention, I could never make ice cream with a blender. On the other hand, the Vitamix lets me make ice cream from fresh organic fruit. For example, I’ll peel and freeze some navel oranges. The next day, they go into the Vitamix and come out as delicious and nutritious orange ice cream. Or, I’ll freeze some yogurt and put it into the Vitamix with nuts and syrup. Out comes my very own black walnut and maple ice cream. Yum!

I’ve had fun making some sauces and salsas as well. They’re much more delicious when all the ingredients are fresh. Next I want to try making my own whole wheat bread with the Vitamix. And, for those of you who have babies, wouldn’t you love to make your own pureed organic baby food? With Vitamix you can.

So Vitamix is not a blender. Is it a juicer? Not by any means. I was tempted to get a cheap juicer as well. But juicers strain out the juice taking out all the nutritious pulp and fiber. Vitamix doesn’t throw away any portion. You get the benefits of the whole food. Moreover, Vitamix breaks these foods down to the cellular level making them easy for the body to absorb. Now, my favorite part of owning a Vitamix is that it’s self-cleaning. All I do is half fill it with water and a drop of all natural Sunshine Concentrate, turn it on for one minute and rinse. That’s it.

So what have I gained–I feel better. I’ve saved money by eating out less. I’ve lowered my cholesterol level considerably, and increased my intake of fruits and vegetable. And, I’m healthier.…

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The Many Uses of Hemp

The Many Uses of Hemp

Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant that can be used to make all sorts of products from clothing and shoes to rope. It can even be used for buildings. The beauty of using hemp as a replacement for a variety of different materials is that it is highly sustainable. Hemp can be grown without the need for pesticides or fertilisers making it a great alternative to cotton. Hemp is also really fast growing as it is a grass, this makes it easily renewable in contrast to timber and wood. The oil from hemp seeds contain amino acids and essential fatty acids making it a great food product but the oil is also used for a huge variety of other industrial products. The oil can even be used as an bio fuel which is a great alternative to non renewable fossil fuels.

The fibre of the hemp plant is also called bast and used to make textiles and paper. The plant typically produces 10% more fibre than either cotton or flax and is strong and quick growing. Textiles made from the hemp plant can be used to make shoes, clothing, sails and carpets. It was widely used for these purposes before the industrial revolution but its popularity then declined due to the availability of other textiles. Hemp clothing is now beginning to become popular again primarily because of sustainability of the plant.Ecological Shoes use hemp as an alternative to leather for manufacturing its ethical and vegan shoes.

It is hard to imagine but the strength from the hemp plant can be harnessed and used to strengthen buildings. Hempcrete, as it is known is made by mixing hemp hurds and lime. It is less brittle than concrete and therefore is more resistant to cracking reducing the need for expansion joints. Hemp has also been used in other composite materials for construction. The use of hemp in this way is really just in its infancy stage with it mostly being used for prototypes.

Hemp can also be used to make the composite panels for cars. The hemp bast fibre is mixed with fibreglass for a strong material. As well as it many other uses hemp oil, which is obtained from the fruit of the hemp plant, can be taken as a dietary supplement and has been shown to relieve the symptoms of eczema. It also has anti inflammatory properties and can be used for medical purposes.

The hemp plant is also very useful for ecological reasons. It can be used to clean waste water removing impurities like sewage. It can remove excess phosphorus from chicken effluent or other chemicals. It has even been used to clear contaminents after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The density and height that the hemp plant can grow to make it ideal for weed control. It minimises the pool of weed seeds i n the soil and is particularly useful for controlling tough weeds, helping to reduce the use of herbicides.

With its sustainability and many different uses, hemp could well be one of the crops of the future providing a partial solution to a number of environmental issues. There are however some issues surrounding the scale of hemp production which is partially limited by it status as a controlled crop in the US. With time, hopefully the production of hemp will become scalable allowing it to be used more extensively to make these many products.…