Composting and Nutrition

"Organic" isn't what you thinkLiving a healthy lifestyle and being healthy encompasses factors like regular exercise and reducing stress. But it all starts with the quality of the food we eat.

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Superfoods are a must in our daily diets. See what nutritionists choose

SuperfoodsSuperfoods – those grains, nuts and fruits that are chock full of antioxidants and other critical nutrients we need – have gained a lot of press – and shelf space at the local supermarket. But contrary to common perception, they’re not all super expensive or imported.

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The healthy benefits of enjoying cinnamon

cinnamonOf all the spices, one of my favorites is cinnamon. It’s a combination of the fragrance and flavor. Now there’s evidence that not only does it taste good but it’s got some surprising health benefits worth knowing about.

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Can a vegetarian diet effect student test scores? One New York school says yes!

Photo credit: New York Daily News

Photo credit: New York Daily News

it’s well known that a good breakfast makes a difference in school kids’ ability to focus and learn. But one New York school has taken this further. A public school in Flushing, Queens, New York is the first in the nation to offer a 100 percent vegetarian lunch menu. And they reported recently that students have improved attendance, test scores and energy in the wake of the change.

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A healthy eating game plan for students

Health Eating

As college students head off to school, there are a myriad of things to do and details to manage. Healthy eating should be near the top of the list but doesn’t always get there. Below are some useful guidelines that may help.

A word of caution, however regarding fish.  Depending on where the fish is from determines how much mercury and PCB’s it may have ingested. Reports suggest limiting how much fish you eat.

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360 Cookware – the ultimate in green cookware

360 Cookware's Vapor technology cooks evenly throughout for perfect results

360 Cookware’s Vapor technology cooks evenly throughout for perfect results

Look in almost every kitchen and you’ll find at least one non-stick pan, often with a scratches on it.  Because this cookware “wears out”, it needs replacing every few years. What if you could break this cycle and could use the same top quality cookware for years, without worrying about scratches that caused toxic chemicals leaching into your food?

This isn’t a fantasy. Americraft’s 360 Cookware could be the last cookware you’ll ever buy.

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NurturMe makes organic baby food convenient

NurturMe_Large Box SetThe idea for many of the innovative “green” products I write has many times sprung from an unmet consumer needs or problems faced by a parent. Parents often breathe a sigh of relief when they discover these simple yet effective solutions.

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