So sweet and delicious these beautiful fruits originally from China are in season from October to February.
More than 100 varieties we are only familiar with two. The fuyu and hachiya persimmons. The fuyu variety the flat and round shape is full of flavor when they are just soft to the touch, but the acorn shape the hachiya needs to be perfectly rip, very soft to touch before it is sweet and flavorful.
Loaded with vitamins, persimmons are good for our heart, immune system, and are an excellent source of powerful antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids.
We hear from friends and coworkers that fasting is their choice of regulating their weight during this time of the year.
Does it really work or is it healthy it all depends on how fasting is done!!
When we consume Carbs, sugar and refined grains, they quickly break down into sugar, which our cells use for energy. If we are not active we store it in our fat cells as fat. But sugar can only enter our cells with insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas. Insulin brings sugar into the fat cells and keeps it there. If we don’t eat between meals our insulin level goes down and fat cells release sugar stored so we can move around and be active.
When we fast our insulin levels go down far enough and for long enough that we burn off our fat.
Studies show when we stop eating during the day is a key on losing weight. Eating between 7am to 3 pm, or 10am to 6 pm, and avoiding any snacking between meals is the smart way to regulate our weight .
We can add more flavor, and color to the turkey platter with herbs, fruits, dry fruits, eatable flowers, and yummy vegtables. Decorating the platter can be really fun for the little ones in your family too.
In the 2018 harvest festival enjoy wine, food, and an auction
Sip and enjoy some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections from :
Fri Oct 25 – Sat Oct 27
1- Thursday, October 25, Celebrity Winemaker Dinners
2- Friday October 26 , Al Fresco Reserve Tasting
3- Saturday, October 27, Grand Tasting , Cerulean Park
Also to help Florida charities the DCWAF silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences starts Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. and will run through Sunday, October 28th.