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Crazy Sexy Guide to Beans

Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut!

Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties of beans? Holy abundance! Continue reading

The Awakening of Gaia

The Awakening of Gaia is a film meant to widen the perspective of the viewer in such a way that it may inspire the will to change. It covers how our civilization is lost in apathy and material greed, cut off from spirit, cut off from the Earth . It shows how the Earth is a living organism and how we are all connected to it and every living thing. 

https://vimeo.com/123689151

Highly recommended… enjoy 🙂

 

BPA dangers in tinned food

tinsCanned foods are convenient; they are cheap, and they can last a really long time. They are great if you are stocking up for a breakdown of the system as we know it or the zombie apocalypse. However, many tinned goods carry a dangerous secret, Bisphenol-A (BPA). While it isn’t much of a secret anymore, the U.S. government would have you think there’s nothing to worry about, ‘nothing to see here’. While other governments have labelled this chemical compound a ‘toxic substance’, the FDA simply says they ‘need more research’. Continue reading

Why 80% of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat

The future of wheat is certain, and it’s toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional benefits claimed by the wheat industry. Why is there such a strong emphasis on the development of wheat products all over the world when there are so many adverse and crippling effects such as neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat accumulation, not to mention the full range of intolerances and bloating now experienced by millions of people?

gmo wheatApproximately 700 million tons of wheat are now cultivated worldwide making it the second most-produced grain after maize. It is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and is considered a staple food for humans. Continue reading

3 Ingredients to Stop Feeding Your Kids

1. High Fructose Corn Syrup
It’s hard to find a processed food without High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), although it’s easier than it used to be.
The Corn Growers Association and other special interest groups that have a direct monetary stake in the continuance of turning genetically modified corn into a sweetener that populates seemingly every product on every grocery store aisle are constantly insisting that HFCS is the same as sugar or any other sweetener – except that it’s not.
high fructose corn syrupPart of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar, and, because most fructose is consumed in liquid form, its negative metabolic effects are significantly magnified.
HFCS has been linked to diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Additionally, HFCS is made from genetically modified corn, which brings on a host of other issues. Continue reading

Avocado: The World’s Most Perfect Food?

Did you know that the avocado has been called the world’s most perfect food and has many health benefits?

AvocadoIt has achieved this distinction because many nutritionists claim it not only contains everything a person needs to survive — but it has also been found to contribute to the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions.

The avocado (Persea gratissima or P. americana) originated in Puebla, Mexico and its earliest use dates back to 10,000 years B.C. Since AD 900, the avocado tree has been cultivated and grown in Central and South America. In the 19th century, the avocado made its entry into California, and has since become a very successful commercial crop. Ninety-five percent (95%) of U.S. avocados are gown in Southern California. Continue reading

Food growing – update

The weather is not too great lately, just barely warm enough for growing vegetables, so it takes a bit longer, but it’s still a great fun …

I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂

More than a month ago:

Apple tree Continue reading

Eat the rainbow :-)

You’ve likely heard this tossed about by foodies, nutritionists, and diehard vegetable fans. But what does it mean? It is really just a fancy way to say you should eat a balanced diet, and that you should buy every colour fruit or vegetable available at your local market. Why?

Kitchen 101 NutritionFruits and vegetables get their colours (and other unique characteristics like smell, texture, etc) from various phytochemicals. Each phytochemical has its own set nutrients. Since the phytochemicals that make something red are different from the phytochemicals that make something green, the nutrients, and health benefits  of those two plants are going to be different. Simply said, you can’t get the same vitamins and minerals from red fruits that you can get from green vegetables. This is why you should eat the rainbow. Continue reading

Confused with labels and ingredients… You are not alone!

Even if you are growing your own food, you still need to get some ingredients from the shops and various suppliers. We all know how important is checking the label  nowadays. Couple of recent food scandals hopefully opened a few more eyes to how ruthless the food industry is. Let’s look a little closer on some examples of misleading labelling we should be aware of. Most of them will appear to mean a healthy choice, but in fact the reality is quite different…

100 natural‘Natural‘ or ‘All natural’: it seems that the FDA has not defined it officially, so there is a lot of room for interpretation and maneuver when it comes to the ingredients, including added preservatives or sodium. The worrying fact is that a lot of people still think that ‘natural’ is better/greener than ‘organic’. Continue reading