Ever look in the mirror wonder, "whose boo-tey is that anyway?" Seems as the end of winter arrives, the hibernating self begins emerging and asks, huh, guess I need to start moving, fearing the floor could crash beneath untold pressure of a single footstep...
One would think we all know better, in fact we do know better--too many choices, too little action. I continue to read the Skinny Bitch best-seller. It's a little coarse in language, but funny--very funny--writers make some great points. I suggest you simply pick up the book at your local book store, pay special attention to Chapter 9, "Have No Faith: Government Agencies Don't Give a Shit About Your Health." Well, that being said, a great chapter; and if you think for one moment your government has your best interest at heart, think again. Profit is what matters--big profit, on the backs of the American people.
Trust No One, read the label, read it again if you don't get it, and if there is a big long scary word you can't pronounce, walk away, it's just not worth it. As for those misleading labels: Healthy Choice, Wholesome, Nutritious... just read the label. The buzz words have nothing to do with what's in the flashy box. Ingredients are what matters--hydrogenated oil, artificial flavor, synethic preservatives, blahhhhhhh, it's all bad.
You are your only chance, really people, responsible consuming is the only answer. There is a limit to our natural resources--people being our greatest natural resource, with the ability to reason and act accordingly. Take action, read that label, move that body, consume less, live more, breath deep, and think. Everything we do, every thought we create affects our world. Who is in charge? You are in charge, just in case you have forgotten. Take a stand, be the messenger for change.
One more family aligning with the Vegas lifestyle signing off, no more flesh, dairy or eggs. It's just not worth it, it's inhumane, lining the pockets of big business at the expense of the people.
Although most people are more accustomed to pulling weeds, most wouldn't think of eating them. It's a shame, really, since a succulent weed named purslane is not only delicious but also among the world's healthiest foods. Of course, there are many superfoods that never see the inside of a shopping cart. Some you've never heard of, and others you've simply forgotten about. That's why we've rounded up the best of the bunch. Make a place for them on your table and you'll instantly upgrade your wellness level.
Beets: This crimson vegetable is one of the best sources of both folate and betaine--two nutrients that work together to lower your blood levels of homocysteine, an inflammatory compound that can damage your arteries.
Cabbage: At the top of the list is sulforaphane, a chemical that increases your body's production of enzymes that disarm cell-damaging free radicals. In fact, Stanford University scientists determined that sulforaphane boosts your levels of these cancer-fighting enzymes higher than any other plant chemical.
Guava: Guava has a higher concentration of lycopene than any other plant food, including tomatoes and watermelon. One cup provides 63 percent more potassium than in a medium banana--and there is almost 9 grams of fiber in every cup (20% more than celery).
Swiss chard: A half cup of cooked Swiss chard provides a huge amount of both lutein and zeaxanthin--carotenoids that protect your retinas from the damage of aging. Both nutrients accumulate in your retinas where they absorb the type of shortwave light rays that can damage your eyes.
Cinnamon: This old-world spice helps control blood sugar. In fact, USDA researchers found that people with type-2 diabetes who consumed 1 gram of cinnamon a day for 6 weeks (about 1/4 teaspoon each day) significantly reduced not only their blood sugar but also their triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol by increasing the cells' ability to metabolize sugar by up to 20 times.
Purslane: Technically classed as a "weed," it has the highest amount of omega-3 fats of any edible plant, and this herb has 10 to 20 times more melatonin than any other fruit or vegetable tested.
Pomegranate juice: Researchers recently found that taking 2 ounces of pomegranate juice daily for a year decreased systolic (top number) blood pressure by 21 percent and significantly improved bloodflow to the hearts. What's more, 4 ounces provides 50 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.
Goji berries: Used as a medicinal food in Tibet for over 1,700 years they have one of the highest ORAC ratings (gauge of antioxidant power) of any fruit, according to Tufts University researchers. Recently, scientists found that the sugars that make goji berries sweet reduce insulin resistance.
Dried plums: Better known as prunes, they contain high amounts of neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids, antioxidants that are particularly effective at combating the "superoxide anion radical," a nasty free radical causing structural damage to cells--thought to be one of the primary causes of cancer.
Pumpkin seeds: Also known as pepitas, these seeds some of the highest levels of concentrated magnesium and zinc found in any foods. Components in the seeds also appear to disrupt the testosterone/DHT reaction that causes prostate enlargement. The seeds are also a rich source of healthful minerals, protein and monounsaturated fat.
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