Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last post in blogger




UPDATE: I have been banned from twitter, Facebook, linkedin and pinterest for "antisémitisme" probably that their jewish sensibility have been hurt by mean me. So I have set up an "en attendant..." blog:

http://indietrendsetter.blogspot.ca

or follow me on Insuu ( before I get banned of course :)

https://issuu.com/angelshair


This is my last post in this blog.
It has been nice posting from time to time here, and I enjoyed sharing my thoughts and memories.
Since the time has changed and war has tightens its grip on my reality, I have decided that it was time for me to move on with other projects.
I will open soon another blog, self hosted this time, to avoid being the instrument of any manipulation of any kind, and I wish you all bloggers of good faith the same thing.
I have decided to take this step as I have discovered that some malicious codes where put on my post html, maybe to track the people who would click on certain links. I have noticed this in particular for the post " an exemple of perception manipulation", which is really interesting.....maybe am I not so wrong after all indeed.
So I wish all my friends the best, and hope to see you on my next blog when it is set up. For those who know social medias a little bit, when my new blog is set, it will be published on both my angelshair twitter account and my brand new personal twitter account (https://twitter.com/MariamMartinet) and probably on some other social media places) as a confirmation that it is really me who is posting.....these days, you never know.
To finish on a positive note, my wish for my ennemies, is a path very far from mine, this way, everyone will get a chance to live an enjoyable life!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Faces of Africa

Drawing by Mariam Martinet aka angel's hair. Copyright © 2016 all rights reserved

This is a copy of a drawing that a friend of mine sent me today as I have lost the original. I made this pencil drawing almost twenty years ago for an exhibition I did. The name of the exhibition was "Visages d'Afrique" which can be translated by "Faces of Africa".
This face in particular has followed me through the years although I had lost touch with the drawing.
When I have time, I will post more of my past work.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Tomato



Tomato is a plant from the solnaceae family which originated in central and south America, most probably in Mexico. The word tomato comes from the Aztec language tomati.
Although tomato is a fruit, it is mostly consumed and cooked as a vegetable.

Tomato is a great source of lycopene which is a carotenoid pigment. Lycopene is an antioxidant which helps prevent cells damage.
Tomato is a great source in antioxidants because it is also a great source of vitamin C and beta-carotene in addition to the lycopene it contains.  This makes it a great help in cancer prevention diet especially for prostate cancer as some studies have found that eating tomato on a regular base could help prevent prostate cancer.


The thing to know about the lycopene in tomato is that unlike the vitamins C, which is mostly lost when heated, the tomato cells release more lycopene when heated. This means that if you want to have more lycopene intake from a tomato, it should be cooked before being consumed.
So to have better benefits from tomato, a diet should be diversified with cooked and fresh tomatoes, as the fresh tomatoes are richer in vitamin C.

Lycopene in particular, but also other antioxidants have been proven to be a good help for bone health as studies have found that the lack of this antioxidants could have consequential changes in bone tissues.
Tomato is also good for the heart health as the antioxidants it contains, and again, especially the lycopene, help reduce the risk of lipid peroxidation in the bloodstream of which one of the consequences is atherosclerosis, it also helps blood fats regulation and help lower cholesterol.



Lycopene is a rich phytonutrient which like any natural product should not be consumed immoderately, as it would lose its ability to heal or protect the organism, which means that a good healthy diet is a diversified diet.

Then whether it is tomato juice, a pizza, or a tomato salad, you should enjoy tomato cuisine in all its form.
Tomato is one of my favorite fruit as I grew up learning how to organically grow tomatoes and other vegetables in our raised bed garden. I loved to eat tomatoes directly from the plant when its sweet scent would mix with the scent of the earth and tickle my noose.

One of my favorite tomato dish is the Mediterranean stuffed tomato, and it’s very yummy!



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