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Ranking :: “NUTRIENT DENSE” Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables

Ranking :: “NUTRIENT DENSE” Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

NUTRIENT DENSE – The definition: Most commonly, nutrient density is defined as a ratio of nutrient content to the total energy content. Nutrient-dense food is opposite to energy-dense food (also called “empty calorie” food). From the study: Powerhouse fruits and vegetables (PFV), foods most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk, are described as green […]

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What is…. Pescetarianism and the Pescetarian Diet?

What is…. Pescetarianism and the Pescetarian Diet?

| November 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pescetarianism (also spelled pescatarianism) is the practice of a diet that includes seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. A pescetarian diet typically shares many of its components with a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet and includes vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, beans, eggs, dairy, and insect byproducts (such as honey, carmine, or shellac), but unlike a […]

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Ever heard of the “Soylent – Free Your Body” Movement … Is it the “future of food?”

Ever heard of the “Soylent – Free Your Body” Movement … Is it the “future of food?”

| November 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Soylent frees you from the time and money spent shopping, cooking and cleaning, puts you in excellent health, and vastly reduces your environmental impact by eliminating much of the waste and harm coming from agriculture, livestock, and food-related trash. Is Soylent what the future of food looks like? Basically put, Soylent, is a simple and […]

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What is a MACROBIOTIC DIET and what can I eat with it…

What is a MACROBIOTIC DIET and what can I eat with it…

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chart via I happen to be watching the trailer for the FOOD HEALS documentary, and there was a part I had missed earlier where John Salley says that he started his path on a “MACROBIOTIC DIET” and I had no clue what the hell that was. So I looked it up. Here is what I’ve […]

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What is Choose Health LA and a Choose Health LA Restaurant?

What is Choose Health LA and a Choose Health LA Restaurant?

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Choose Health LA seeks to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce obesity, especially in disadvantaged communities in LA County. CHLA is working to transform the environment that we live in that contributes to overweight, obesity and sedentary lifestyles and replace it with a new standard where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Choose […]

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Rachel Parent debates Kevin O’Leary about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) … and wins.

Rachel Parent debates Kevin O’Leary about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) … and wins.

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

14 year old Rachel Parent debates Kevin O’Leary on the issue of Genetically Modified Food I see Kevins point, I see this young ladies point, and I think I have to say that she wins in a landslide. To make sure that I am as transparent as I can be, I will let you know […]

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What is …. Community Supported Agriculture [CSA]

What is …. Community Supported Agriculture [CSA]

| August 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

As defined by wikipedia, Community-supported agriculture or CSA for short, is an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. The National Agricultural Library gets a little deeper in its definition of a CSA: Typically, members or “share-holders” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm […]

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What is … Gluten, and is it in all of my food?

What is … Gluten, and is it in all of my food?

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue”) is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep its shape, and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten may also be found in some cosmetics or […]

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What is … a GMO and why is it in all my food?

What is … a GMO and why is it in all my food?

| June 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These techniques, generally known as recombinant DNA technology, use DNA molecules from different sources, which are combined into one molecule to create a new set of genes. Video and a lot more […]

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What is being vegetarian/vegan – and what is the difference?

What is being vegetarian/vegan – and what is the difference?

| June 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

from wiki: Vegetarianism is the practice of following a plant-based diet including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts, and seeds, with or without dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat meat, including: red meat, game, poultry, fish, crustacea, shellfish, and products of animal slaughter such as animal-derived gelatin and rennet. Veganism is a philosophy […]

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