Bernard Preston Blog

If Bernard Preston's inspirational books do not awaken in you the desire to live long in the land, then alas I have failed! Oh yes, and the desire to sit under those trees you once planted, to nurture those grandchildren you have borne.

Alas, sometimes it takes a fist banging on the skull, or a pick axe to break open the frozen sea within us. Is poor health trying to tell you something...? Just where are you planning to live, if you don't look after your bod, eh?

Jul 11, 2020

Big hit in electricity prices expected in 2020 in South Africa.

Big hit in electricity prices with 50% rise in the next three years predicted due in part to Nersa's big oops.

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Jul 10, 2020

Why were cornflakes invented but as a healthy food for sickly people.

Why were cornflakes invented was first titled I want to be a billionaire; what are the facts?

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Jul 09, 2020

Lithium batteries are now the best way to store electrical energy.

Lithium batteries are far more compact and enduring than lead cells and at last are becoming much cheaper. Redflow and others are in the pipeline.

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Jul 04, 2020

Chimichurri sauce for preserving parsley so you have the herb all year

Chimichurri sauce for preserving parsley and other greens and then freezing it in cubes for easy use.

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Jul 03, 2020

Lemon Drop Drink Recipe makes your own refreshments for the family.

Lemon Drop Drink Recipe has a few thoughts on what is actually in citrus that makes it so nutritious.

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Jul 02, 2020

Fava beans nutrition is about the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Fava beans nutrition is noteworthy for its high vegetable protein content, L-dopa, and the prevention of Macular Degeneration too.

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Jul 02, 2020

Fava beans with cream and thyme are unbelievably delicious if fresh.

Fava beans with cream and thyme can provide enough L-dopa for most of those suffering from Parkinson's disease so they do not need medication.

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Jun 30, 2020

Glycemic index calculator uses the only sane way to stay trim.

Glycemic index calculator means you no longer have to diet, only to understand what the basics of the good starches are.

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Jun 30, 2020

Best medicinal herbs gives you a guide to a few of our favourites.

Best medicinal herbs says before the evil day include some of these on a regular basis; simply the flavour they give to your cooking makes it worth the effort.

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Jun 29, 2020

Oats milk is so easy to make in your own kitchen and it is cheap too.

Oats milk is a reasonable alternative to dairy and it can be blended up in only five minutes.

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Jun 27, 2020

Kefir breakfast smoothie is a sweet and sour treat for your colon.

Kefir breakfast smoothie provides both the bacteria that the intestine must have and the fibre that they need to feed on.

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Jun 27, 2020

Health benefits of lime are due in part to the vitamin C and limonin.

Health benefits of lime are what gave the British sailors their name; scurvy killed at least two million of them whilst on the high seas.

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Jun 27, 2020

Bread experiments enable you to bake even better loaves to your taste.

Bread experiments are about fine tuning your dough to improve the texture and flavour, and how it rises.

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Jun 22, 2020

Quaker oats recipes will satisfy you right through to lunch.

Quaker oats recipes mean enjoying a solid breakfast, but not too high in carbohydrate; that is what stops snacking at 11 am. Rolled it means it is not refined.

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Jun 21, 2020

Eggs Hilton is our variation of the great Florentine recipe.

Eggs Hilton stresses the importance of a solid breakfast that will not cause your blood sugar to soar, and neither leave you famished at 11 o'clock.

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Jun 21, 2020

Honey glycemic index tells just how slowly it raises blood sugar.

Honey glycemic index questions whether all sweet foods are delicious but bad for you and to be avoided at all costs.

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Jun 19, 2020

Rich kefir smoothie combines the benefits of a probiotic with greens.

Rich kefir smoothie makes for a happy tum by helping to maintain the myriads of swarming bugs in the intestine, and giving them plenty of fibre to feed on.

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Jun 17, 2020

Nutritious berry smoothies give strength to bones and well-being.

Nutritious berry smoothies are simple ways to add the colours to our food that provide the phytochemicals that keep us in optimal health.

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Jun 17, 2020

Perfect butternut smoothie is all about more coloured foods.

Perfect butternut smoothie is a simple way to make less palatable dishes like dark green leafy vegetables more interesting.

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Jun 16, 2020

Electric vehicles, like it or not, are the future.

Electric vehicles require far less maintenance so manufacturers are only building very sophisticated and expensive cars and motorcycles.

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Jun 15, 2020

Bernie's healthy spinach dip can be made in a jiffy.

Bernie's healthy spinach dip means now just watch all the salad get eaten; less calcium deposition in your joints and arteries too.

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Jun 14, 2020

Natural honey consumption by diabetics is complex and controversial.

Natural honey enables us to lose weight and normalise our blood lipids; it does appear to lower fasting blood glucose but also increases the value of HbA1c.

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Jun 14, 2020

How to start beekeeping so you too can enjoy backyard raw honey.

How to start beekeeping is the best of my many hobbies; finer than gliding, more rewarding than trout fishing and satisfying when compared to carpentry.

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Jun 12, 2020

Raw honey is very different to what you buy in the supermarket.

Raw honey contains a very important enzyme that is destroyed by heating, and a host of phytochemicals that promote health.

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Jun 10, 2020

Easy butternut squash soup can be made in a jiffy.

Easy butternut squash soup need give you no concerns over its glycemic properties; it is made with low GI starch and the added coconut means it is even better.

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Jun 10, 2020

Cinnamon and diabetes have a common interest; insulin sensitivity.

Cinnamon and diabetes go naturally together because the spice improves the absorption of glucose in the blood by our cells by enhancing the effect of the hormone.

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Jun 08, 2020

Baklava nutrition is not very encouraging; it is rich in refined carb.

Baklava nutrition suggests an alternative way of making this wonderful Mediterranean dish in a jiffy; it has no sugar or pastry.

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Jun 07, 2020

Total blackout is a distinct possibility in South Africa every winter.

Total blackout and regular loss of power are extremely frustrating but there is an alternative; harvesting sunshine and storing it in batteries.

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Jun 07, 2020

Green chili sauce recipe can be hot or mild.

Green chili sauce recipe is for everyone from fruit yet to turn bright red; research shows that it does not cause mucosal damage to the stomach lining.

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Jun 06, 2020

Peppadew cottage industry could make you a few bob on the side.

Peppadew cottage industry is only for those who love fresh spices, have no aversion hat on head to working out in the midday sun and tinkering in the kitchen.

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