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Natural Home Remedies for Constipation

Using an over the counter or prescription laxative on a regular basis is not generally a healthy way to control constipation. Unfortunately suffering from a painful bout of this condition is not something that anyone looks forward to either.

Fortunately there are safer ways to get regular than to dose your body with chemicals. Many common foods act as natural laxatives and all that you have to do to make your body happy is to consume them on a regular basis.

You may be a little surprised at which foods are the best home remedies for that slow moving intestinal system of yours. Many of these natural treatments are common foods that are sitting in your kitchen cupboard or fridge just waiting to used. Let's take a peek at some of the best natural laxatives available for your personal use.

Experiencing a slowed down digestive system can mean that you are not eating appropriately. First in the line up of natural defences against constipation is fibre. It is a very important ingredient in …

How to Blanch Swiss Chard for Freezing

Swiss Chard is a nutrient rich dark leafy green vegetable. It is quite a hardy garden crop and comes in both a red stalk and a white stalk variety. Both of the Swiss Chard varieties are high in nutrients and low in calories. 

This vegetables grows throughout the summer and fall season so you can generally enjoy it fresh from the garden for quite a lengthy growing season. It can be harvested throughout the summer months by picking the larger leaves for individual meals and allowing the smaller leaves to continue growing till the final harvest. Using this method you can have quite a large harvest of this nutritious leafy vegetable. The main crop in late fall is still very bountiful and can be blanched and put in the freezer for meals throughout the winter.

When storing vegetables for the freezer it is important to blanch vegetables as this will help them maintain their optimum nutrition, colour, and flavour. 

Blanching locks all that wonderful goodness inside and helps to preserve it there…

Show Your Passion for Food - Paint Your Kitchen in Color

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