Do you think a pound of bacon with a side of beef and french fries soaked in hydrogenated oil is actually going to keep you healthy? If so, you’re dreaming my friend. The food we eat is a corollary of the health in our lives.
Cacao is, by far, one of the most powerful plants known to man. It has more antioxidants than just about anything else. And it’s a heart food, packed with magnesium and natural chemicals to brighten your mood and build your love within.
Would you believe me if I told you that people are brushing their teeth with soap? Well, it’s true. I’ve recently spoken with several people here in California who have told me that they’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s soap to brush their teeth — some of who use it every day!
Some people are absolutely and vehemently against the production/consumption of GMO’s and others seem to wholeheartedly support them. But at the end of the day, most people have no idea what “Genetically Modified” means, having no impact on their buying habits at all.
I learned that sticker labels (produce codes) on fruits actually tell you how the fruits have been grown — whether they were organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides; oh, and let’s not forget about the genetically engineered fruits.
In order to buy the ‘real chocolate’, you’ve to make sure that you are buying ‘raw cacao’ or ‘raw chocolate’. As opposed to the processing mentioned here, in its raw form, cacao beans are only fermented and dried, not roasted. It is these raw cacao beans that manage to retain their antioxidant value and thus can prove to be a superfood.
Would you believe me if I told you that one — yes, just one — Brazil nut per day could fulfill all your daily required intake of selenium! I know, it sounds crazy. But when you start experiencing and exposing yourself to the bounty of nature’s raw food, you realize these simple plants were put on our beloved Earth for a reason.
For those of us who follow an organic or vegetarian diet, claims about the wonders of soy are everywhere. But one woman is stepping out to say that soy not only offered little benefit to her health — it was downright destructive. Learn more about what ‘The Hidden Dangers of Soy’ author Dianne Gregg experienced in her personal life, and beyond, with the so-called “wonder food” that is soy.
For a few years now, actually, ever since I became a vegan 4 years ago and started changing my diet, I’ve been shopping at Trade Joe’s. Sure, I frequent Whole Foods and Wild by Nature as well, but all in all, Trader Joe’s is my baby — for food and all natural remedies. I’d gladly choose it over the rest if it ever came down to it.
Local food is generally healthier since it doesn’t contain unnecessary preservatives; meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits are also cared for much more intently on small-sized local farms. We, as consumers, can buy fresh, healthy foods and save the environment from the green house gases by buying locally grown produce.