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Did You Know? About GM Corn

18 Dec

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Did you know that Monsanto’s GM corn is banned in Germany, Greece and Poland because of the damage it causes to the environment and to honeybees? 

Hopefully we will create that consciousness here in the US and Mexico and ban Monsanto and GMO’s for good.

Did You Know? About Meditation

4 Aug

Did you know that mindful meditation was found to reduce cold symptoms?

A study found that mindful meditation and moderate exercise reduces cold severity duration and incidence. All you have to do is relax, forget your problems and feel present. Enjoy!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Did You Know? About Teen Obesity

30 Jul

Did you know that teens who play in 3 school sports teams are 39% less likely to be obese that those who play in no teams. 

Did you Know? About Hospital Food

27 Jul

Did you know that a study performed across hospitals in Canada, found that food served to patients had twice the recommended sodium levels?!

This is due to hospitals using processed foods, instead of fresh ingredients, to prepare meals.

Remember, the best way to keep adequate levels of calories, sodium and fat, is by cooking or preparing meals from fresh whole ingredients.

Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Did you know? About Osteoporosis

14 Jun

A Plant Based Diet Reduces The Risk For Osteoporosis

Studies show that consuming a plant based diet reduces the risk for osteoporosis, on the contrary a diet high in animal products increases the risk for such.

Osteoporosis is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and bone structure deterioration. It is estimated that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. Women over the age of 50 (or post menopausal) are at increased risk. Osteoporosis is a very important health concern, since it leads to bone fractures and disability.

Over the years we have heard that to increase bone density we have to consume more dairy (due to the high calcium levels dairy contains), but now we know that dairy creates and acidic condition in the blood. The body tries to compensate this acidity by adding a buffer which is calcium and this calcium is extracted from the bones. So bone density is decreased by this constant compensation.

A plant based diet reduces this acidity so calcium stays in the bones and the density remains within healthy levels. Studies on different populations reveal that those consuming the least dairy products have much lower incidence of osteoporosis than those countries where more dairy is consumed.

Did You Know? About Liver Cancer

31 May

Did you know that obese children are more likely to develop liver cancer as adults?

It’s amazing how a condition in your childhood has effects on your body 30, 40 or 50 years later.

Childhood is the time to create a healthy body for the rest of your life and if you didn’t do it in those years you can start today! It’s never to late and you’ll be happy you did!

Remember… Eat Healthy be Happy!

Did You Know? Avoiding GMO’s

8 May

The best way to avoid GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) is to buy organic products and to avoid the GM crops and their derivatives. These crops are:

  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Cottonseed
  • Canola
  • Sugar beets
  • Hawaiian papaya
  • Zucchini
  • Crook neck squash
  • Alfalfa

Avoid buying conventional produce of these vegetables and read the labels in processed foods to make sure they are not in there either. Hopefully we can have GMO’s labeled soon.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!