benefits of lemon

Lemon juice does have a lot of benefits.  It helps you  make collagen…It is a good source of  vitamin C which helps fight stuff,  lemons also contain the antioxidant limonene,which helps fight some cancers but  more research is needed to make that true.

Lemon juice is a low calorie way to flavor drinks and recipes. One fluid ounce  of it has 8 calories.  SO USE IT!


Scampi Recipe

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

Meanwhile, combine the croutons, 1/2 tablespoon of the parsley, and 1 tablespoon of the zest in a small bowl; set aside.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and red pepper. Cook, stirring until the shallots are soft, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and the salt, and cook, over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the broth, wine, lemon juice, and olives. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, then reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the spaghetti, the remaining 3 tablespoons parsley, and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon zest, tossing to coat well; remove from the heat.

Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with the crouton mixture. Serve at once.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories 330; Total Fat 8.5 g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 4 g, Poly Fat 1 g) ; Protein 26 g; Carb 35 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 130 mg; Sodium 400 mg


Nutrients in Vegetables!

The nutrition level in vegetables drop as soon as you take them out of the ground so it is important to use the vegetables soon. The less time off the plant the better.

Local produce  is never a bad idea. ImageIt is important to eat your vegetables soon, because after all, the reason you eat vegetables is to get nutrients! Support local agriculture in your community and plant some of your own herbs and vegetables. It will be fun to get out of the house and enjoy some sunlight.