That’s not a Super Food These are Super Foods

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Today’s post comes to you via the twisted but brilliant mind of my daughter. She hates how foods are promoted as being Superfoods when as far as she is concerned there is nothing super about them. She has a point. What is even remotely super about Hipster food like Kale? Even a friend’s pet possum refuses to eat the stuff.

There are only two foods that my daughter considers to be truly super foods. One is a meat and the other is a vegetable. Can you guess what they are?

The most SUPER vegetable in the entire world has to be the humble potato because it can be used for so many different purposes.

  1. You can make vodka from potato peelings
  2. You can make crunchy potato chips
  3. You can make mashed potato
  4. You can make baked potato
  5. You can make french fries
  6.  You can make starch from potatoes
  7. You can make MDF from potatoes
  8. You can make paper from potatoes
  9. You can create a decorative stamp
  10. You can clean up silverware

My mother taught me this one a long time ago: what to do if you’re out of silver polish. Boil a few potatoes in water, just as if you were going to eat them. Remove them from the water and save them for another use. Put your silverware in the remaining water and leave it there for about an hour. Then remove the silverware and wash. No more tarnished silver!

 Remove Rust

Cut open a raw potato and rub it on a rusted area: the acid in the potato’s juice will dissolve the rust, while the skin of the potato should remove it. For extra effectiveness on tough jobs, add a little soap or salt. Use it on pans in the kitchen or on surfaces like your bathroom sink or tools.

Shine Your Shoes
In addition to cleaning tarnished silver and rusty pans, potatoes can also be used to clean up your shoes. If you have shoes that just don’t seem to take a shine anymore, try cutting a potato in half and rubbing those old shoes with the raw potato.  After that, polish them; they should come out nice and shiny.

Lose Those Puffy Eyes

Don’t you hate it when you wake up in the morning and see puffy eyes staring back at you?  Bring on the potatoes and see the difference.  Lie down again and apply slices of raw, cold potatoes to your eyes for up to ten minutes to make that puffiness go away.

Keep Your Goggles Clear

And while we’re on eyes, here’s a trick for keeping your ski goggles clear so that you can see where you’re going. Rub raw potato over your goggles before you hit the ski lift, and you should have no problem avoiding the people, rocks and trees on your way down.

Heal Yourself
This one I am passing along, but have not actually tried it out. According to potato experts, potato juice may be a very effective treatment for certain ailments: it can aid in the healing process for sprains, sciatica, heartburn and bruises, as well as alleviate pain caused by ulcers and flush out toxins in the body. Just put cleaned potatoes with their skins on into the juicer. To make it more palatable, you might want to add other veggies.

Make A Hot Or Cold Compress

Potatoes retain heat and cold well, so next time you need a hot compress, why not boil a potato, wrap it up in a clean cloth, and apply it to those aching muscles. For a cold compress, refrigerate the boiled potato.

Desalinate Your Soup

When you taste that soup you’re preparing and discover it’s really salty, here’s a way to fix it. Cut a few uncooked potatoes into large chunks and add them to the soup while it’s still on the stove. After about 10 minutes, remove them and the excess salt they have absorbed. Voilà! Perfect soup!

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The Super meat like the humble potato has more uses than any other meat. It is, of course, Pork.

Pork is the most widely consumed meat in the world. There are so many non-edible things that pig meat provides us with besides bacon, sausages, chops, steak, ribs and ham and it is a long list. Someone needs to talk to ISIS though about their choice of explosives. It turns out that any explosive with Glycerin in it is not Halal.


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