Food and Drink

Summer Kale Salad with Hemp & Parsley Dressing

Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Summer Kale Salad with Hemp & Parsley Dressing

There are many varieties of kale growing all year round. In the winter we tend to see more hardy, bitter varieties in abundance; whilst in the summer, the more tender types seems to thrive. They are all welcomed warmly in my cuisine, for sure and I am thankful for whatever comes my way. One of my favourite ways to eat kale is in salad, tossed into a big medley of juicy cherry tomatoes, cooling cucumber, sweet bell pepper and whatever else is around.

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Attention Vegetarians: 8 Foods with Hidden Animal Products

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness, Nutrition with 0 Comments
Attention Vegetarians: 8 Foods with Hidden Animal Products

Those who simply trust the food industry to be transparent, may unknowingly eat meat or animal-derived ingredients.

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Far More Dangerous Than Trans Fats: Fats You Never Heard Of

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Food and Drink, Healing, Health-Wellness, Prevention with 0 Comments
Far More Dangerous Than Trans Fats: Fats You Never Heard Of

We now eat more than 100,000 times more vegetable oils than we did at the beginning of the century. Vegetable oils now make up about 7-8 percent of all calories consumed by the American public

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Why Hillary Clinton is Just Plain Wrong on GMOs

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Farming, Food and Drink, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Why Hillary Clinton is Just Plain Wrong on GMOs

Hillary Clinton’s public support of GMOs includes wrongly equating the age-old practice of seed hybridization with modern genetic engineering, in order to make the case that genetic engineering has been around since the beginning of farming.

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Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

The Anderson Campus at St. Luke’s has more than 300 acres of farmland, much of which had historically been farmed conventionally with crops like corn and soy. The hospital administration recognized the impact that providing fresh, local organic produce could have on patient health and approached Rodale Institute to transition the land to organic and farm vegetables to be used in patient meals as well as in the cafeteria.

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Vegan Banana & Chocolate Cupcakes (Wheat-Free & Delicious)

Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Vegan Banana & Chocolate Cupcakes (Wheat-Free & Delicious)

A deliciously healthy and light cake. This addition to the conscious kitchen is vegan, free from refined sugar and made with spelt flour. A beautiful yet simple formula that makes you wonder why everyone in the modern world doesn’t start eating this way!

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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 1 Comment
10 Amazing Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are high in multiple different vitamins and this makes them an all-round great food to include in your daily diet. You can expect to treat your body to good doses of Vitamin A, B6, C and K. Magnesium, copper, niacin, thiamine, phosphorus, potassium and folate are all well represented in the unassuming tomato.

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Simple Buying Organic Trick Could ‘Save You 89%’ on Average

Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Simple Buying Organic Trick Could ‘Save You 89%’ on Average

One of the top complaints when it comes to buying organic is the cost. It’s true that organic products can cost considerably more than their conventionally-grown counterparts. And while the higher prices may be worth it, finding ways to shop organic without breaking the bank can pay off for everyone. As Mother Earth News reports, a 2012 study from the Food Industry Leadership Center indicated buying in bulk could be the answer cost-conscious consumers are seeking. When consumers purchased in bulk, they saved an average of 89 percent compared with regular supermarket costs.

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4 Natural Food-Solutions for Boosting Brain Health

Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
4 Natural Food-Solutions for Boosting Brain Health

Eating healthful foods in general while avoiding processed junk is always a great advice for boosting any aspect of health, and that is true here as well. Though there are indeed some specific foods that can help more than others. In addition to exercising regularly (very important), begin eating these 4 foods to preserve your brain health.

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How to Bypass Mega Grocery Chains and Buy Direct from Organic Farms

Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
How to Bypass Mega Grocery Chains and Buy Direct from Organic Farms

Even though the USDA and EPA have shut down small farming co-ops in an attack against food sovereignty people are flocking to organic food sources.

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Ayurvedic Science and Cancer: 8 Steps to Take Today

Ayurvedic Science and Cancer: 8 Steps to Take Today

Ayurveda is an ancient healing modality that utilizes lifestyle changes, diet suggestions, and detoxification in order to prevent cancerous cells from having an ideal ‘host’ environment in which to grow.

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How This Staple ‘Ingredient’ Zaps Your Health and Energy

Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness, Prevention with 0 Comments
How This Staple ‘Ingredient’ Zaps Your Health and Energy

Do you reach for a ‘sports drink’ full of refined sugar right before or after a workout? Do you rely on candy bars (even those with peanuts) when you are feeling an afternoon slump? Join the crowd. More than 7 in 10 Americans eat too much sugar, sometimes for an energy burst. But the truth is that refined sugar robs you of energy (in addition to fueling numerous disease), it doesn’t provide it. Here’s why.

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12 Easy Ways to Eat Awesome Organic Food While Saving Money

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
12 Easy Ways to Eat Awesome Organic Food While Saving Money

Though the ongoing demand for organic food should eventually drive prices down, they can still be pricey for many Americans trying to eat healthful, non-GMO foods on a budget. And even though a University of California-Davis reported that U.S. shoppers who consistently choose healthy foods spend nearly 20 percent more on groceries, it is likely that less money will be spent on medical bills – at least in the form of ‘everyday’ pharmacy visits. So, as a rule, its pay now, or pay later. Just know that there are ways to reduce your grocery bill if you want to eat better. Here’s how.

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Experts: Just 9 of These a Day Can ‘Bust Stress Levels’

Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness, Prevention with 0 Comments
Experts: Just 9 of These a Day Can ‘Bust Stress Levels’

According to a Penn State University study, eating a handful of walnuts every day can prepare your body to deal with stress and anxiety more efficiently.

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6 Foods That Behave Like Addictive Drugs In Your Body

Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
6 Foods That Behave Like Addictive Drugs In Your Body

Knowing that certain chemicals in foods, called exorphins, can act as addictive drugs may help to develop strategies to improve health. You need to know a little bit about exorphins because the makers of processed food, Big Food, know all about these chemicals. In fact, they manipulate ingredients to stimulate our appetites and initiate an addictive cycle of overeating and subsequent disease states. Knowing about these foods can help you control overeating.

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