Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) is the laboratory process of artificially manipulating or inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is
called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can be
engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals
or even humans.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The five main GM foods are soy, corn, cotton, canola, and sugar beets. Their derivatives are found in more than 70 percent of the foods in the supermarket.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ginger, the underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, for example, ginger has been used to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions. In addition to these medicinal uses, ginger continues to be valued around the world as an important cooking spice and is believed to help treat the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and even painful menstrual periods. Native to Asia where its use as a culinary spice spans at least 4,400 years, ginger grows in fertile, moist, tropical soil.
Ginger Tea: Try this recipe if you have a cold...
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger root (peeled)
- 3 cups water
- Agave syrup to taste
In a small saucepan, combine the ginger root and water, bring to a boil and simmer for ten minutes. Taste and if it tastes too weak, continue simmering; if it tastes too strong add more water. Strain and sweeten with Agave syrup to taste.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Splenda is not natural; it is a chlorinated artificial sweetener. Made from the chemical sucralose, Splenda is manufactured by the selective chlorination of sucrose (table sugar), which converts three of the hydroxyl groups to chlorides.
Now the manufacturers of Splenda have come up with a new marketing strategy. A chemical with "health" benefits. Are you kidding me?
I urge you to know your food. Processed, chemicalized "food", such as Splenda should not be a mainstay of your everyday dietary needs. Fiber should come from natural food sources such as fruits, vegetables, stone ground whole wheat and grains that are grown from the ground and not manufactured in a factory...
Don't give in to the processed food ideology that consumers have come to believe is natural and good for you.
KNOW YOUR FOOD!!!!!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Ok people, I understand that making dietary changes is in fact difficult however, you just should not eat DOUGHNUTS! Filled with processed ingredients, trans fat, etc....you just don't need this.
Check the link below to see what you are eating, again know your food!