Monday, March 2, 2015

Stop with the bottled water

I know that I have talked about this before. People you need to stop with the cases of bottled water. I still see so many shoppers in stores with one or two cases of water in their shopping cart. These empty water bottles end up in landfills. If you are going to buy them at least recycle them. Don't help start another landfill in someone else's town. All you need to do is purchase a filtered water container to keep in your fridge for clean cold water. Get yourself a refillable water bottle or some type of drinking container, and you will not have to rely on those little bottles of water.
For the people that live in the country or outside of the city limits, a landfill could be placed near your home. All it takes is someone with a lot of money, and it will be done. I know of it happening to an area, and there was nothing that could be done about it. If the wind is blowing the you can smell the dump. It is really nasty. Pass the information on to your friends and family to stop with the bottles and start recycling.





Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Polyface Farms

Check this website, if you have not already. If you are in this man's area or visiting there, then you need to stop by and see his place. He is a natural farmer. We need to have more families like this in the country. I'm glad the natural trend is increasing every day.

http://www.polyfacefarms.com/ 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Soda Pop!

I love soda. I'm not going to lie about it. The best thing is a fountain drink. They are just so terrible for you, and the damage they do on the body. There are natural better for you sodas on the market, but in many areas they are hard to find. Just stay away from the diet and zero drinks. I don't know if you even want to know yet about what those do, but you know I will be telling you soon enough.

THE GOOD STUFF
 Sodas that are sweetened with stevia, a naturally derived sweetener, or cane sugar are healthier alternatives to their corn-syrup sisters.


THE BAD STUFF

 When it comes to carbonated beverages, carbonation isn't the enemy; it’s the rest of what goes into soda that can be harmful to the body. Artificial colorings have been linked to hyperactivity in children.

Monday, June 23, 2014

White or Wheat?

As I have said on here before, I love some white bread, but it is bad for your health and weight. People, we really do need to watch what kind of bread we eat. There are so many people and experts out there that say never to eat bread, but sandwiches are delicious. I love them. Here are some things that you need to look out for when buying bread at the store. You know the best option is to make your own bread.

THE GOOD STUFF
 Though the authors of Rich Food, Poor Food believe bread should be avoided, we understand bread is often unavoidable. Steer clear of the worst stuff by looking for breads made with whole grains. The first ingredient should be either “100% whole wheat” or “100% whole grain” to make sure you’re getting the healthiest option.





THE BAD STUFF

If the first ingredient is “wheat flour” or “enriched bleached flour,” then white flour was mostly used
rather than whole-wheat flour.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I scream and you scream for....Oh no, not for that.

Seriously!? They use puss out of a mature beaver for flavoring, and they think that is OK. The sad part I have known about this for a long time. It is not only in ice creams. People will just put up with anything. I would rather make my own ice cream.
THE GOOD STUFF
 I think we all know ice cream is never going to be good for us. But if you want to indulge every now and then, opt for ice cream with organic milk made without artificial dyes.


THE BAD STUFF

 Some vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry-flavored ice creams include an ingredient called castoreum, which is the pus that oozes out of the castor sacs of mature beavers. Marketed as a “natural ingredient,” this is definitely one ingredient to avoid.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pass the butter, please.

There is nothing wrong with butter in moderation. Okay, I know it is bad for your health, but it has been around for ages and it did not kill our ancestors. Their butter was made at home by hand, and it was not filled with mystery ingredients added in the mix. That is what is hurting us now, these "ingredients". Here are some reason to keep the butter on the table.


THE GOOD STUFF
Grass-fed cows produce butter that has 50% more of the vitamins A & E, and almost 400% more beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A in the body, than factory-farmed cows. Organically raised cattle also ensure high levels of naturally occurring omega-3s and CLA.


THE BAD STUFF

 Though organic may seem like a passing buzzword, consider this: Unwanted growth hormones (such as rBGH and rBST, “bovine growth hormones”) injected into factory-raised cattle accumulate in the highest concentration in butterfat.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Block or Shredded....You decide.

I will admit that I love cheese. I am worse than a cartoon mouse. I want it on everything. I do use pre-shredded cheese, because I'm lazy. I need to change to buying blocks of cheese and here are some reasons why.

THE GOOD STUFF
Organic, grass-fed cheese means richer micronutrients. For example, grass-fed cattle produce cheese up to 400 times richer in fat-metabolizing CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). In addition, buying block cheese and cutting it yourself will help preserve your cheese’s micronutrients and protect you from harmful additives.


THE BAD STUFF

 When buying cheese, it’s best to avoid the pre-shredded varieties, as many of them contain cellulose powder (literally minuscule pieces of wood pulp) used to absorb moisture in packaging and extend the product’s shelf life.