Food and Drink
The festive season has an incredible reputation for encouraging less-than-healthy eating. Yet, with a little extra care and consideration we can still enjoy super-healthy celebrations, whilst knowing that every morsel that we eat and share with family and friends can be filled with health affirming goodness. I’ve enjoyed eating healthful foods for years and would choose wholesome plant-based delights any day of the year. Learning to create very satiating recipes has shown me that eating this way is so alive, so vibrant and can play an important role in keeping us healthy and fit. Now, I couldn’t imagine any other way.
The term “superfood” has become something of a marketing buzzword in recent years, and many processed food products will boast such ingredients. But don’t be fooled. Processing tends to denature nutrients, so what you end up with is typically a far inferior version compared to the real thing.
A neat little story out of Vermont, where a hippie stencil artist and self-described “defiant dude” who makes maybe $40,000 a year selling Eat More Kale t-shirts just won a three-year trademark battle against fast-food giant Chik-fil-A – annual sales $4.6 billion, or nine sandwiches per second – which had argued that his slogan’s “misappropriation of Chick-fil-A’s EAT MOR CHIKIN intellectual property (is) likely to cause confusion” (though they failed to specify just how stoned you’d have to get to confuse eating a t-shirt with fake chicken.) Bo Muller-Moore had protested his t-shirts, sweatshirts et al, designed to promote local agriculture, pose no threat to the giant – who, besides, don’t even spell “More” correctly.
Autism is a developmental disorder that initially occurs in early childhood. It generally affects a child’s language, behavior, and social skills in development. The exact cause is unknown, but some reasons may include medications taken during pregnancy, exposure to toxins, infections, immunizations, inflammation, leaky gut, nutrient deficiencies, food allergies, and inborn errors of metabolism.
There are few meals as simple as opening a can of soup, plopping the contents into a pot or bowl and heating it up. But there is little satisfying about this kind of meal when it comes from a can from the supermarket. The affordable canned soups are loaded up with sodium and other unwanted additives, with ingredients that have had the nutrients processed right out of them. And if you’re going for healthier, more locally made soups then you are probably paying what feels like a small fortune. Take control of your kitchen and food budget by making these soups for yourself. You can put them in individual containers and store them in the fridge and freezer so you can have the same level of convenience but for less money and a much greater level of satisfaction.
Once your body has lost between one to two percent of its total water content, it will signal its needs by making you feel thirsty. Color and frequency of urination can also be used to judge your water intake.
Americans are devoid of essential nutrients – explaining one of the highest incidences of disease in all of the industrialized world – despite spending billions on healthcare every year. Much of this void is created by a lack of essential minerals.
seed roast is surprisingly light and easy to digest. It serves delightfully with the mushroom gravy recipe and roast veggies.Watch the recipe tuition video and go through it step by step, to make sure you come out with a perfect loaf!
Aluminum. It is the most abundant metal found naturally in the earth’s crust. But new research published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology warns that constant exposure to it can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, which typically lead to early death.
If you need another reason to kick the junk food habit this should do it. A Utah man has unearthed a McDonald’s hamburger he bought in 1999 – and the sandwich looks exactly the same as the day it was first flipped.
In the latest example of how consumers can pressure food companies to do the right thing, on Friday (December 5, 2014), Stonyfield Farm, a New Hampshire-based producer of organic milk and yogurt, became the second organic dairy company in five months to resign from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). IDFA is a trade group that is suing Vermont to overturn the state’s GMO labeling law, passed earlier this year.
Raw Carrot Cake using soaked dates, walnuts and carrots to create the main body of the cake, along with a decadent dance of flavours from freshly ground nutmeg, fresh ginger and ground cinnamon. Every ingredient is full of goodness. In fact each slice of cake is a meal in itself! Having said that, it’s still incredibly rich, so enjoy in moderation.
Americans consume water regularly without a passing thought, even though it can lead to a wide range of health problems including brain damage, dementia, bone cancer, muscle disorders, and thyroid disease. With few exceptions, most other countries do not fluoridate their drinking water, and for good reason—fluoride is a toxic drug linked with an array of potentially serious health problems. Yet despite irrefutable evidence of harm, the United States still adds fluoride to municipal water supplies reaching nearly 211 million Americans, including infants, the elderly, and those with chronic health problems.