Did you know that cherries are a good source of potassium?
(Potassium helps to stabilise heartbeat and keep the skin healthy)
That they are thought to have cleansing properties believed to cleanse the kidneys of toxins?
That eating 8oz of fresh or canned cherries a day can lower levels of uric acid in the blood, which may help prevent gout?
What's more, these clever little fruits taste wonderful!
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So, July has began and brought with it another new project for me to focus on...FOOD!
My replacement pocket watercolour Moleskine arrived with the morning post enabling me to set about my day sketching everything that passed through my lips.
So here's my intentions:
I've decided to title the journal 'Nibbles & Notes'. I'll be adding little notes about some of the foods I feature each day. Learning more about the foods we eat can help us understand how our bodies react, explain cravings, aid minor health problems and possibly prevent more serious ones.
Think of me as your very own, online Ray Mears for the next 31 days!
I plan to create all of my sketches in this book 'lead-free', directly in pen without the safety net of a pencil and eraser. Facing the challenge of sketching my food intake while trying to maintain a visually pleasing composition on a very confined surface. (The Moleskine measures 9x14cms)
I'm not very patient, so many of my sketches will be created from memory, after I've eaten, challenging me to focus on key aspects of the subject, visualise them in my mind and transform them onto paper.
My caffeine intake is appalling, so I'm using this project to try and help me curb it a little but, more importantly, to encourage me to drink fluids other than coffee, which I just do not do at all!
So, there you have it 'Nibbles & Notes' for July...Enjoy!