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Earth School EnviraPod Education Center

Earth School EnviraPod Education Center | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
We're building an 'off-the-grid' environmental education center, constructed from eco-friendly materials and running entirely on renewable resources.

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How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans)

How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans) | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Paul Dobbins' farm needs no pesticides, fertilizer, land, or water — we just have to learn to love seaweed.

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Microbes Will Feed the World, or Why Real Farmers Grow Soil, Not Crops - Modern Farmer

Microbes Will Feed the World, or Why Real Farmers Grow Soil, Not Crops - Modern Farmer | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
It's not just better crops that will feed the world -- it's better microbes.

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Important concept for many reasons.

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SustainOurEarth's curator insight, August 26, 6:01 PM

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I Ditched My Business-School Plans to Become a Farmer

I Ditched My Business-School Plans to Become a Farmer | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
"All I really remember now about my first season was that my back hurt for the first month, but I loved every second of what I was doing."

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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, August 27, 8:33 AM

Changing from business to farming ...

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Health experts: Coca-Cola funds scientists with misleading message

Health experts: Coca-Cola funds scientists with misleading message | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola is funneling millions of dollars to support a nonprofit organization that alleges that Americans should focus more on exercise for weight loss than diet, The New York Times reports.

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You can buy your scientist to prove your own point. Is that shocking?

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Op-Ed: A New Prescription for the Health Care Industry? Fresh Food

Op-Ed: A New Prescription for the Health Care Industry? Fresh Food | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Focusing on nutrition can improve outcomes and reduce readmissions.

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Fresh food for improved health? How outrageous!

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 16, 12:21 PM

We get it in terms of our cars, but it's taken longer to accept that the fuel we take in affects the way our bodies run too.

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4 ways to improve your brain health ("caring for the brain is simple and practical")

4 ways to improve your brain health ("caring for the brain is simple and practical") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Anthony Hannon outlines the current evidence supporting beneficial lifestyle factors into four pillars of brain health.

First: stay physically active

This is a somewhat obvious lifestyle recommendation, as everyone now knows that physical activity is good for the body. But not everyone yet realises the extent to which physical activity boosts brain health.

Second: stay mentally active

Two of the cardinal rules of brain plasticity (changes in the brain) appear to be “use it or lose it” and “neurons that fire together wire together”. There’s also some evidence that people who maintain higher levels of cognitive (mental) activity may be protected from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Third: eat a healthy diet

Yes, you no doubt know this is good for your body, but did you realise a balanced nutritious diet (such as the one recommended here) is also good for your brain?

Most of the nutrients from food circulate through your brain via the bloodstream. So a healthy diet can directly improve the health of brain cells and may even slow down brain ageing.

Fourth: don’t stress too much!

The human body, including of course the brain, has evolved over many thousands of years. When we were cave-dwellers and hunter-gatherers, the stress response (“fight or flight”) served a very useful purpose in evading predators, obtaining food and other aspects of survival.


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Improve your brain health.

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 23, 10:23 PM

4 practical prescriptions:

First: stay physically active

Second: stay mentally active

Third: eat a healthy diet

Fourth: don’t stress too much!

 

"To conclude, I think it was Woody Allen who famously said: “The brain is my second favourite organ!” Considering how fundamental it is to everything we think, feel and do, perhaps we should all be more mindful to look after this most fantastic and plastic of organs, the human brain."

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11 Superfoods That Work Better Together ("some foods which come in combination")

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together ("some foods which come in combination") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Teaming up two superfoods may be better than one when it comes to eating a balanced diet.

Black beans + red bell pepper

 

Whole grains + onions + garlic

 

Tomatoes + olive oil

 

Salmon + collard greens

 

Broccoli + tomatoes

 

Green tea + black pepper

 

Turmeric + black pepper

 

Brussels sprouts + olive oil

 

Kale + almonds

 

Dark chocolate + apples

 

Garlic + salmon


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, August 10, 10:26 AM

Check out these 11 combinations; they may work for you. Open the link to know why.

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Check out these 11 combinations; they may work for you. Open the link to know why.

Alberto Saavedra's curator insight, August 10, 11:58 AM

Check out these 11 combinations; they may work for you. Open the link to know why.

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Fertilizer Facts

Fertilizer Facts | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
What exactly is fertilizer? And, why do plants benefit from it? Fertilizer is simply a material added to soils or directly to plant tissues that contains nutrients essential to the growth and health of the plant. Usually, this means Phosphorous, Nitrogen, and... #agriculture #compost #farm

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Fertilizers are significant.

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Three-protein biomarker raises possibility of a urine test for pancreatic cancer

Three-protein biomarker raises possibility of a urine test for pancreatic cancer | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
With a lack of clear symptoms even when the disease is well progressed, more than 80 percent of pancreatic cancer diagnoses come after the cancer has already spread. This has led some researchers to look beyond blood to urine testing, which is a less complex fluid. Among those is a team at the Queen Mary University of London, which has uncovered a three-protein biomarker in the urine of pancreatic cancer sufferers, suggesting a less invasive, early stage test may be on the way.

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5 Foods That Actually Offer Skin Protection - Care2.com ("pinoys need protection vs sun")

5 Foods That Actually Offer Skin Protection - Care2.com ("pinoys need protection vs sun") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Did you realize that the foods you eat can affect how resilient your skin is to the sun? Here are foods that have been shown to improve skin health.

But, did you realize that some foods can affect how resilient your skin is to the harsh UV rays of the sun? Here are 5 food groups that have been shown to help improve skin health (keep in mind these aren’t a substitute for safe sunscreen and proper skin protection!).

Salmon & chia. Or any omega-3-rich food for that matter. 
Tomatoes & carrots. Beta-carotene and lycopene have been shown to improve the skin’s ability to protect itself from UV rays. 

Dark chocolate. The flavonoids in this superfood have actually been shown to improve the skin’s ability to protect itself against sun damage.

Cruciferous veggies & leafy greens. Yes, yes, we all know that broccoli, cauliflower, and that ubiquitous superfood kale are full of antioxidants. And antioxidants prevent free radical damage, like the damage caused by UV rays. But cruciferous veggies also possibly play a role in preventing not only skin cancer, but many forms of cancer, although the research is far from conclusive. 

Green tea. Those polyphenols have done it again. Studies have shown that daily tea drinking, in association with the Mediterranean diet, can offer protection against melanoma. 


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, June 30, 8:23 PM

Staying in shaded areas, avoiding direct sunlight and eating health foods will keep our skins resilient, but we still need sunscreen lotions when exposed to a lot of sunlight.


"Keep in mind eating a bar of dark chocolate and sprinkling some chia seeds on your oatmeal isn’t enough of an excuse to ditch the sunscreen. Again, be sure to stay in shady areas, avoid tanning beds and use safe sunscreen."

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Places Where People Live the Longest and Their Secrets to a Longer Life ("back to basic living")

Places Where People Live the Longest and Their Secrets to a Longer Life ("back to basic living") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
These are the world's Blue Zones, and through extensive research, Buettner and his team have found their examples can teach us a lot about living a truly healthy life. Here are a few valuable lessons in longevity from each region.

According to a 2012 NY Times article by Buettner, the “traditional folk” of Ikaria live relaxing yet active lives. They wake naturally, spend time working in their gardens, eat late lunches followed by naps and after sunset, spend quality time socializing with their neighbors. Traditional exercise (think running, cycling, CrossFit) isn’t a large part of the Ikarian lifestyle. Buetnner said it “played a small role at best.” Instead, he suspects it’s a combination of their healthful diet and daily socializing that contributes most to their unprecedented longevity. 

Buettner reported that the Ikarian diet consisted mainly of vegetables harvested from their gardens, legumes, leafy greens and “plenty” ofolive oil. “Their diet was also typical: a breakfast of goat’s milk, wine, sage tea or coffee, honey and bread,” Buettner wrote. “Lunch was almost always beans (lentils, garbanzos), potatoes, greens (fennel, dandelion or a spinachlike green called horta) and whatever seasonal vegetables their garden produced; dinner was bread and goat’s milk.” Additionally, according to Buettner, Ikarians are known for drinking many antioxidant-rich herbal teas made with ingredients like wild mint or rosemary.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 1, 11:15 PM

It is interesting to know how people live longer. Read and learn.


"Buettner accredited this population’s longevity to the culture’s notion of “ikigai,” or “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.” “[It] suffuses people’s entire adult lives,” he wrote. “It gets centenarians out of bed and out of the easy chair to teach karate, or to guide the village spiritually, or to pass down traditions to children.”

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MRI Shows Cancer Cells Thrive On Processed Sugar - Complete Health and Happiness

MRI Shows Cancer Cells Thrive On Processed Sugar - Complete Health and Happiness | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
by Amanda Froelich Want to improve your health? Change your diet! This message is slowly permeating mainstream society, but has yet to convince fast-food lovers and sugary-treat fanatics. Largely unaware of food consequences, many still dive into high-fat, high-sugar food options without a second thought; but a recent study affirming that Cancer cells grow and …

Want to improve your health? Change your diet! This message is slowly permeating mainstream society, but has yet to convince fast-food lovers and sugary-treat fanatics. Largely unaware of food consequences, many still dive into high-fat, high-sugar food options without a second thought; but a recent study affirming that Cancer cells grow and thrive on processed sugar may change that.

Nature Medicine recently confirmed that processed sugar is one of the primary driving forces behind the growth and spread of cancer tumors. The results were so conclusive, in fact, that future cancer screening may rely on scanning the body for accumulated sugar for signs of the disease.

These sources conclude and relay the importance of choosing wholesome, unprocessed, and predominantly plant-based foods to keep the body healthy, and the mind nourished. Start by adding more greens, vegetables and plant-based proteins, while decreasing the amount of processed foods you consume. The body truly is capable of healing itself, and the necessity to make such changes for it to happen is becoming increasingly evident.


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Processed sugar can be a cancer cause.

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 18, 4:29 AM

Find out what feeds cancer cells. This means, these are what we should avoid or at least, minimize.

 

"The main culprits of deadening sugar include: white sugar and flour, sweetened and processed foods, and fast food. The way these break down in the body (compared to natural sources of fructose from fruit), is that they cause an increase of hormones to be released (specifically insulin), and in effect, signal for cancercells to feed and continue to grow in size."

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Simple cooking methods flush arsenic out of rice ("more hot water washing can flush out arsenic")

Simple cooking methods flush arsenic out of rice ("more hot water washing can flush out arsenic") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Preparing rice in a coffee machine can halve levels of the naturally occurring substance.

Cooking rice by repeatedly flushing it through with fresh hot water can remove much of the grain’s stored arsenic, researchers have found — a tip that could lessen levels of the toxic substance in one of the world’s most popular foods.

Billions of people eat rice daily, but it contributes more arsenic to the human diet than any other food. Conventionally grown in flooded paddies, rice takes up more arsenic (which occurs naturally in water and soil as part of an inorganic compound) than do other grains. High levels of arsenic in food have been linked to different types of cancer, and other health problems.

Andrew Meharg, a plant and soil scientist at Queen’s University Belfast, UK, wondered whether cooking the grain in a different way might help to lessen the health risk. The standard method for making rice — boiling it in a pot until it soaks up all the liquid — binds into place any arsenic contained in the rice and the cooking water.

Meharg and colleagues found that using this method with increasing proportions of water removed progressively more arsenic — up to a 57% reduction with a ratio of 12 parts water to one part rice. That result confirmed that the arsenic is 'mobile' in liquid water, and thus can be removed.

 


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 23, 10:01 PM

You are probably eating commercial rice with certain levels of arsenic. Here is how to flush out the arsenic in a simple kitchen procedure. Read and learn.


"Cooking rice by repeatedly flushing it through with fresh hot water can remove much of the grain’s stored arsenic, researchers have found — a tip that could lessen levels of the toxic substance in one of the world’s most popular foods."

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That's super information... Thank you Bert!
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Local food movement rooted in relationships and values

Local food movement rooted in relationships and values | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
According to a new study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called 'locavores' are also driven to eat locally grown produce and meat because their commitment to do so makes them feel a part of something greater than themselves -- a community that shares their passion for a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable environment.

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Do you shop at a farmer's market?

#FarmersMarket,  #FoodCoop, #CommunityFoodGrowing, #AgriculturalTrends.

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Women And Sustainable Farming - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Women And Sustainable Farming - The Kojo Nnamdi Show | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
On Food Wednesday, we explore the ways our agricultural system has become unsustainable and unethical, and why the growing number of female farmers may be part of the solution.

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Sustainable farming?

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Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution” — Environmental Health News

Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution” — Environmental Health News | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Two renowned scientists—Stanford's Paul Ehrlich and UC-Berkeley's John Harte — argue that feeding the planet goes way beyond food. Revolutionary political, economic and social shifts are necessary to avoid unprecedented chaos.

 


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World populations climb so will starvation.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 9, 12:33 PM

I have felt for a long time that it will take revolution to change our ways, but I continue to hold out hope for peaceful revolution.

Deirdre Mairead Kroone's curator insight, August 10, 5:07 AM

I have felt for a long time that it will take revolution to change our ways, but I continue to hold out hope for peaceful revolution.

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Food insecurity ups health care costs: study

Food insecurity ups health care costs: study | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
People who lack for food need more medical care and cost Canada’s public health care system more, according to a recent study. Researchers say that proves that it makes fiscal sense to have social programs to ensure people have the money they need to buy food. Statistics suggest that some four million Canadians have some…

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Improving the poor's diets will reduce everyone's health care costs. 

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 13, 2:56 PM

We've known this for ages, but the public health system is continually asked to "prove" it. Time to stop "proving" and start acting. 

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7 Ways To Make Small Spaces Feel Way Bigger ("i like these practical tips in handling interiors")

7 Ways To Make Small Spaces Feel Way Bigger ("i like these practical tips in handling interiors") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

For those of us who live in tiny spaces that we begrudgingly call home, it can be hard to keep knick-knacks and necessities alike nice and organized. That means a messy abode and a look that's less than decorated. 

To combat congested disaster, insurance company FBD compiled seven rules that'll keep tiny rooms looking good. Although routine cleaning is a must on this list (yes, just do it), the infographic gives renters and owners important tips for utilizing spaces and surfaces to their full capacity. 

Before you consider just getting rid of every single thing in your little home, take a look at the rules below and be truly inspired. 

 


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Make smaller space bigger?

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 27, 6:27 AM

7 Golden rules for keeping a small space organized:

Rule 1. Use your walls.

Rule 2. Invest in double-duty furniture.

Rule 3. Streamline technology.

Rule 4. Go mono.

Rule 5. Make use of dead space.

Rule 6. De-clutter relentlessly.

Rule 7. Clean it regularly.

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FDA Breathes New Life into Inhaled Insulin ("diabets may look like coke addicts inhaling their fix")

FDA Breathes New Life into Inhaled Insulin ("diabets may look like coke addicts inhaling their fix") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The FDA has approved MannKind’s Afrezza® at the third time of asking, making it the first inhaled insulin available for people with diabetes since Exubera® in 2006. As Crown Bioscience reviewed last month, the path to FDA approval has not been an easy one, with concerns over efficacy, safety, and inhaler design. While this approval... Read more »

After 5 years, 3 submissions, and $1.5 billion dollars in operating costs, MannKind’s Afrezza has finally received FDA approval as a fast-acting insulin to be used at meal times for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The agent is the first inhaled insulin to be approved since Pfizer’s Exubera (which was removed after 1 year on the market due to low sales), and it will be the first ever ultra-rapid insulin to reach the market. It’s aimed at post-meal blood sugar spikes, meaning that it should be used with existing insulin regimes and not as a stand-alone insulin treatment. MannKind are now thought to be looking to find a pharma partner to manufacture and distribute Afrezza, with the product likely to be available in January, or the end of first quarter, 2015.

While the approval is positive for MannKind and people living with diabetes, it has come with some caveats. The drug is only to be used by adults and cannot be used by children, one patient group that may have preferred an alternative to injections. The FDA has requested a post-marketing study of Afrezza in pediatric patients, which MannKind are keen to start as soon as possible (likely to be mid-2015). The FDA still also has some safety concerns around the product. Afrezza must not be used by patients with chronic lung disease, such as asthma or COPD, and will come with a Boxed Warning that acute bronchospasm has been observed in these patients. The FDA has also put a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy in place around this, which consists of a communication plan to inform health care professionals about the serious risk of acute bronchospasm associated with Afrezza.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 29, 9:33 AM

This is very encouraging for diabets who have to take insulin for life.

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Student organic seed enthusiasts to gather in Madison

Student organic seed enthusiasts to gather in Madison | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Fertilizer Facts

Fertilizer Facts | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
What exactly is fertilizer? And, why do plants benefit from it? Fertilizer is simply a material added to soils or directly to plant tissues that contains nutrients essential to the growth and health of the plant. Usually, this means Phosphorous, Nitrogen, and... #agriculture #compost #farm

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Your Ultimate Guide to Leafy Greens

Your Ultimate Guide to Leafy Greens | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Once you experience all the different ways that greens can be delicious, no one will ever have to remind you to eat your greens again. There was a time when the only greens I ate were lettuce and even then, only iceberg and romaine. Later, I came to like spinach. To me, everything else looked like it was spewed out of a lawn mower. Boy, did that change. Today I eat all kinds of leafy greens; in fact, they happen to be my favorite veggies. Good for me because leafy greens are packed with vitamins A, B, C, E and K, minerals like magnesium, iron and calcium, and a bunch of flavonoids and phytochemicals. Greens benefit our health in so many ways including strengthening our immune system, cancer prevention, lowering cholesterol, and improved blood circulation. Find out about the 5 Health Ailments That Can be Treated by Eating More Greens.
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I enjoy my greens.

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ELANVEDA's curator insight, August 14, 9:13 PM

Why not harvest some great greens fresh from the garden this time of year!??!!!

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Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's - Full Movie ("understanding the science behind GMOs")

The world's leading Scientists, Physicians, Attorneys, Politicians and Environmental Activists expose the corruption and dangers surrounding the widespread use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the new feature length documentary, "Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs".


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Many poisons in our environment.

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 1, 11:01 PM

What are GMOs? Let's hear it from the scientists.

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7 Green Superfoods You Should be Eating ("avocado; apples; kale; spinach; nopales; sprouts ...")

7 Green Superfoods You Should be Eating ("avocado; apples; kale; spinach; nopales; sprouts ...") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Go green in your diet

There was probably a time in life when most green foods—Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spinach, to name a few—repulsed you. You definitely weren’t alone. Many children are hesitant to pile green vegetables onto their plates. Onepossible explanation could be that green foods, such as Brussels sprouts, tend to be bitter, a sensation that your survival instinct tells you to avoid. Plus, children have a lot of sensitive taste buds. But as you grew up, you held on to fewer taste buds, slightly dulling the sense. Another possibility: You knew that naturally green foods (not to be confused with green Kool-Aid) were associated with the aim of eating healthier, and research suggests that children may be less likely to enjoy foods linked with goals.

No matter the reason for that early aversion, we now know that green foods should be an important component of our diets. Yet only 33 percent of us meet the recommendation for fruit consumption, and fewer than 30 percent of adults eat the recommended servings of vegetables. Although the amount of fruit and veggies you need varies, depending on age, gender, and how physically active you are, a general rule of thumb to aim for is abouttwo cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables each day. One good place to start: with these seven delicious and nutrient-packed green foods.


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Shouldn't we already know that green foods are good for us.

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 8, 12:00 AM

The Magnificent 7:


1. Avocados: As if you needed one more reason to love avocados. This tasty fruit packs 690 mg of potassium, making it the perfect after-workout snack to helpfight muscle cramps.

2. Apples: The crisp fruit may help fight obesity,lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of stroke, and stave off certain types of cancer. 

3. Kale:  

4. Spinach: 

5. Nopales: 

6. Brussels sprouts: 

7. Pistachios: 

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Why Stevia is Better for Children than Sugar ("a natural alternative to sugar to combat child obesity")

Why Stevia is Better for Children than Sugar ("a natural alternative to sugar to combat child obesity") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In the last thirty years doctors have seen childhood obesity quadruple.

Pediatricians are currently dealing with conditions that twenty years ago they would have told you were virtually impossible. From breast cancer in young girls to cardiovascular disease, never before have our children faced such dire health consequences attributable to one main cause: Sugar!

Sugar is not the only devil in this childhood obesity equation, but it is by far the leading cause for the epidemic we face as parents. In the early 1800’s we were consuming less than ten pounds of sugar per year per person. By the turn of the century in 2000, this amount had skyrocketed to over 100 pounds per person per year. This tenfold increase in less than two centuries has clearly marred the health of those we see around us today.

Stevia has been on the menu of the Guarani peoples of South America for over 1500 years. Leaves of the Stevia plant were used to add a touch of sweetness to teas, medicines, and as a sweet treat.

The leaves of Stevia rebaudiana contain active ingredients called steviol glycosides, and it is these ingredients that offer a natural alternative to refined sugar. The ingredients contained in Stevia are estimated to be approximately 150 times sweeter than sugar, which means you need very little extract to equal the amount of refined sugar.

Stevia not only reduces calorie intake but may in fact help to reduce the blood sugar spikes that result in cravings and fatigue. In a study published in Metabolism, researchers showed that the consumption of Stevia actually reduced postprandial blood glucose levels.



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Stevia combating obesity.

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 19, 8:45 PM

With all the negative findings of sugar, here is an alternative coming from natural sources. Read the article and find out why.


"Sugar is not the only devil in this childhood obesity equation, but it is by far the leading cause for the epidemic we face as parents. In the early 1800’s we were consuming less than ten pounds of sugar per year per person. By the turn of the century in 2000, this amount had skyrocketed to over 100 pounds per person per year. This tenfold increase in less than two centuries has clearly marred the health of those we see around us today."

Lance LeTellier's curator insight, July 20, 8:46 AM

Stevia is what we use in our all natural energy drinks: https://www.mylifevantage.com/lletellier#axio