Strawberry Fields Forever

June 24, 2022


It’s officially summertime. Time for good memories….and bad. For Ron, he has vivid memories of one bad summer.

Ron remembers being 14 years old in the suburban Midwest, living next to a third of an acre vacant lot, which his dad negotiated with the owner to clear in return for planting strawberries on it.

This was a grand gesture on the part of his dad. But there was no plan for labor or to sell the strawberries, just to harvest for family use and then distribute the rest gratis throughout the neighborhood.

So with dad working a full-time job and Ron’s siblings too young to help, the task of harvesting all those strawberries fell on him.

Beginning in June with the beginning of the harvest and extending all the way to August, he was in the fields for hours every day, usually from early morning to beat the heat and humidity of summers in the Midwest.

Some days he harvested up to 40 pounds of strawberries, and after he was done in the field, he had to make the rounds of the neighborhood to share the booty.

Tough summer, but no doubt a character-building one.

Ron thinks back and wonders if his dad would have planted all those strawberries or the neighbors would have wanted them if Juice Plus+ berry whole food nutrition was readily available at the time.

 


 

Batter Up!

 

The fun never ends when you plant a Tower Garden (or a lot of Tower Gardens)!

 

Last month the NY Yankees unveiled their Yankee Stadium Tower Garden. Now that’s a home run!
 
 
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Starting this month, items grown in the space will be served to fans in select menu items, most notably in salads found at Yankee Stadium grab-and-go stations. We may need another baseball song soon, as “buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks”, just doesn’t seem to fit any longer!

 


 

Watermelon ‘Slaw

 

Ingredients:
About 2 cups grated watermelon rind (from ~1/2 a watermelon or 1 mini watermelon, depending on thickness of the rind)
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 carrot, grated
3 green onions, thinly sliced

 

Full Recipe Here

 

Most people throw away the rind and just eat the inside of the watermelon, but the rind actually packs an impressive nutritional punch; it’s rich in vitamin C, vitamin B-6, and potassium. Watermelon rind is also a good source of citrulline – a compound that’s a precursor to arginine, an amino acid that helps out with blood and cardiovascular health.

 


 

Bemer Loves Strawberries

 

Bemer, as those of you who have the microcirculation device know, is not just about connecting to a pulsed electromagnetic field (pemf) device for a few short minutes a day.

 

It gives a boost to microcirculation and health, but it works best when it accompanies an already healthy lifestyle.

 

Check out the five tips below, including eating strawberries for both nutrition and hydration.

 

Five Simple Ways to Improve Circulation

 

 


 

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