sugar’s impact on you

Sugar.

We all like something sweet from time to time. If we’re going to put it into our bodies so often, why not do a little research on how it affects you?

Check out the information put together by Michael Edwards in this article about healthy and not so healthy sugars. Find out the scoop about what sugars are out there, and which ones are safest for our long-term health.

Moderation is the key, and being educated helps us make the wisest choices. Oh, and don’t forget about dried fruit as a sweet treat! Anyone for dried mango?

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/blog/healthy-sugar-alternatives.php

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green smoothie

Don’t worry if this looks unappetizing to you, that is a natural first time response! I can say by experience though, that if you give these a chance, they just might lure you into a long-lasting, and rewarding relationship! The benefits? Energy, clarity, weight loss, brighter eyes, and those are just the benefits I’ve seen first hand.

First timers: Start with more fruit and less greens, until you are convinced these are not as bad as they seem.

The below recipe is what I put in this smoothie, which tasted delicious by the way! Fruit way overpowers the greens.

Large Batch of Green Smoothie
4-5 cups of water
2 apples, chopped slightly
2 bananas
2 dates
6 leaves of collard greens
6 leaves of red swiss chard
two chunks of green cabbage
3 slices of orange I had in my fridge-leftover from kid’s lunchbox
1/8 lemon with rind
two tablespoons flax seed oil
handful of of ice

Other successful smoothie ingredients:
Lettuce, kale, grapes, figs, honey, beets and their greens, pomegranate, carrots, celery, parsely… the list goes on. I’d love to hear what your favorites are!

label those GMOs

93% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. How about you? If you think you have the right to know whether your food is natural, or genetically modified, then take a quick moment to visit this site. Your voice can be heard and it’s only a click or two away.

http://justlabelit.org/

And while we’re on the subject of GMOs, if you’d like more information about what they are, and how they can affect your health, try visiting this site for more information.

http://www.organicitsworthit.org/quick/gmos-101?gclid=CKiI9ITfoq4CFUff4Aod9jkdPQ