Sunday, January 24, 2016

HELPING HAND GRAPEFRUIT JUICE, VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY

Most every Sunday, we try to post an image of old posters that we find during online surfing.  We enjoy the ones that reflect farming, gardening and/or food preservation and rationing.  We enjoy them because we often wonder if anyone today would heed the kind of advice they gave back then...enjoy!

Grapefruit Juice, a Helping Hand in the Garden, image courtesy of NY Public Library
Here is an interesting one.  It's an ad from a magazine that became a poster in grocery stores.  We will have to admit, we never thought about grapefruit juice in this way...the poster states that a glass a day keeps fatigue away and it helps restore vitamin C.  It's also interesting they choose the garden setting to persuade its use (we won't get into the obvious sexist overtones, LOL). 

I'll admit, I've never been much of a grapefruit fan, and I more often associate grapefruit juice with weight loss potential.  But heck, if a cold glass after working on the raised beds or mowing for 4 hours helps, I might just try it out later this Spring and Summer.  Maybe it will help my 'wilted feeling', ha. 

Cold weekend for us, not much I can do outside, but I won't complain as about 1/3 of our country is covered in record snowfall.

Hope you are having a good weekend!

11 comments:

Fiona said...

Get a tall glass...fill it 1/3rd full of grapefruit juice, one 3rd full of Gingerale and then the rest with small ice cubes or crushed ice....garnish with fresh mint leaves. It is quite nice for a summer drink.

Galestorm said...

Grapefruit juice is much better if you juice them yourself and the pink or red ones are much sweeter to me.

Fiona's recipe sounds very refreshing. I have mixed juice with soda water for the fizz, but ginger ale would probably be better!

anne marie in philly said...

I am allergic to grapefruit, but not oranges.

24-28 inches of snow up here. I have pix up on my blog.

Gail said...

Interesting to know.

1st Man said...

Well now doesn't that sound lovely!! Thanks for that. I'm going to come back here and make this when it gets hot in a few months. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Maybe I'll have to make sure I try them juiced ourselves and Texas does have some ruby red sweet ones. Doesn't that recipe sound yummy? I can't wait to try it!!

1st Man said...

OH my, I'm so glad I'm not allergic to anything, be careful I know that can be dangerous. 24 inches? Holy cow, off to see the pics!!

1st Man said...

Isn't it? I had no idea, will give it a try this summer!

laurie said...

I really enjoy these old posters,, the graphics are beautiful and the messages are quite interesting, and heavens, anything to avoid that dreaded wilted feeling,, lol,,

Anonymous said...

Love these old vintage posters! Love Texas Red Ruby Grapefruits too, they're the best. Think I'll try Fiona's grapefruit/ginger ale recipe..sounds refreshing!

Texas Rose said...

The Ruby Reds are ripe at this time of year - and they are sweet and delicious! I have a tree and a friend is also sharing - so good and so healthy.
Love the images in that poster - looks like 1950.