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It’s really awesome to see a growing concern over genetically modified foods. People seem to be waking up to this issue. They don’t want genetically modified foods in their diets. And for good reason!
Are GMOs Safe?
While many studies claim no correlation to any health issues with GMO consumption, there are a number of studies that do show frightening correlations including multi-organ damage and reproductive disruption. The serious health risks are becoming harder to dismiss. Continue reading →
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Teen Boys are eating machines. They can eat 2000 calories for lunch and not gain an ounce of fat. Teen boys use the calories for height and muscle mass and may seem like bottomless pits. They need a well balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, calcium, and protein for strong bones and muscles. Fruits and veggies are the two groups that would be lacking most in a teen’s diet. Snacks are important to the teen’s diet and make up a quarter of the kcals for the typical teen.
Teens boys need to consume 10 ounces of whole grain, 4 cups of vegetable, 2½ cups fruit, 3 cups low/fat free milk, and 7 ounces of meat and beans everyday.
Eat these amounts from each food group daily. This plan is a 3200 calorie food pattern. It is based on average needs for A 16 year old male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, 189 pounds, and physically active more than 60 minutes a day. His food needs also depend on his rate of growth and other factors. See a health care provider who can track height and weight over time to identify specific needs. Continue reading →
The old way of cooking soul food resulted in health problems for many African Americans, like high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Dishes are being prepared very differently these days because of all the negative health consequences of the old methods. Advanced cooking methods and healthier ingredients are being used now to make dishes that are lighter and leaner.
This is not the same as your grandmothers soul food, which was full of unhealthy animal fat. This newer approach attempts to maintain the hearty flavors and satisfying textures produced by the older methods. What you want is to make the great classic dishes without harming your health.
For one thing, modern soul food meals don’t include the classic, artery-clogging fatback. Fatback is the name for the fatty layer along a pig’s back.The old style of cooking called for fatback to be added when making black-eyed peas, greens, and other vegetables.
Where Do Soul’s Come From?
The Chakra energy system is an intricate part of the human body, todays high stress life styles are draining pranas causing blockages in the chakra system. Check out the benefits of taking care of your chakras. Eco Friendly Cleaning Continue reading →
To avoid microbial food-borne illness: Clean hands, food contact surfaces, and fruits and vegetables. Meat and poultry should not be washed or rinsed. Separate raw, cooked, and ready-to-eat foods while shopping, preparing, or storing foods. Cook foods to a safe temperature to kill microorganisms. Chill (refrigerate) perishable food promptly and defrost foods properly. Avoid raw (unpasteurized) milk or any products made from unpasteurized milk, raw or partially cooked eggs or foods containing raw eggs, raw or undercooked meat and poultry, unpasteurized juices, and raw sprouts.
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One of the hot things on the market today is organic goji berries. Of course with being grown organically you will not have the pesticides used on them, and they are better for you. Himalayan Goji Berry Juice Goji berry as a health food came to the public consciousness in Western countries less than 10 years ago. Marketed in the West mostly as organic Goji berry, this plant belongs to the Solanaceae family that also includes tomato, potato, chili, eggplant, tobacco, pepper and chili. Even as health benefits of Goji berry is a fairly recent phenomenon among Western cultures, the plant has long been among the medicinal and culinary ingredients used in China. Known in China as wolf berry the plant has already been cited in literature on alternative herbal medicine dating to as far back as the 7th and 16th century.
The fountain of youth is a myth but there is a beverage of recent vintage in the world market that approximates the promise of perennial vitality and well-being. This drink is Goji berry juice extracted from a fruiting vine that thrives in the inhospitable slopes of the Himalayas. The potency of the Goji berry fruit is rooted to ancient cultures whose influence remains pervasive to these modern days. Continue reading →
So why the raw food diet? One of the best explanations I have heard for why we should eat raw, living foods is because they are LIVING! They are actually still alive, their nutrients and enzymes are 100% intact. If you take fruit for example and put it in your fruit bowl and ignore it for a few days, it will continue to ripen until it spoils. If you take that same fruit and stew it with some sugar, will it continue to ripen? Of course not! But why? Because it is dead. Cooking food effectively kills it. There are plenty of arguments that cooking expresses certain nutrients that would not otherwise be available and that is true. But for every one nutrient that is expressed through cooking, 10 000 are destroyed! I prefer to lose one rather than 10 000, wouldn’t you? Cooking is one of the most nutritionally damaging things we can do to food, and for what? Without artificially spicing and salting it to high heaven, it’s pretty bland. Continue reading →