According to Ayurvedic medicine, warming spices such as cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom can help boost energy, warm you from the inside and help you to build your immune system to fight winter colds.
Below are few warming fall/winter recipes that I found to be interesting. I used all organic ingredients, and I hope that you can do the same.
There are many reasons why not to miss the blueberry season.
Blueberry picking as a family outing,
Blueberries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C and other vitamins,
Blueberries are healthy
Blueberries are great for your brain, for you heart, for your eyes, for weight loss and more.
My favourite reason
But my favourite reason not to miss the blueberry season is because, you can buy several cases and freeze them and use the blueberries throughout the year. And the price can’t get better when they are in season.
Do you think price is a factor? Berries are most expensive during the winter; organic berries are even more expensive. For example, if you buy fresh organic blueberries in the summer, you will probably pay $5 per container. If you buy them in winter, you will probably pay $8-$10 for the same amount. This makes them far less affordable for many consumers.
You may choose to occasionally buy small amounts of berries off season to make a cake, However, would you consider offering your family 2 packages of blueberries per day during the winter months?
Yes, they can. Beware of imported organic products, they may not be organic, and have banned pesticides applied to them. If you want to know more about banned pesticides that may be used on your produce, read: Unusually Deadly pesticides and YOU.
Fake organic certifications
In the past year or so, there were instances when companies put up fake organic certifications. The details of which are outlined below. These are not the lucky ones, they got caught. What about the lucky ones that continue to cheat the system and potentially harm us?
Starting as early as the 1980s, the European Community, United States and Canada took steps to ban pesticides, such as DDT that were shown to be toxic to people, animals and the land. BUT THEY ARE BACK!
I remember looking at a jar of pickles, which was a manufactured in India. My first question was, why India, don’t we have enough local Canadian or US cucumbers? Now I know why.
These counterfeit pesticides are widely used on your vegetables coming China and India, but also from your neighboring farms.
And, YES, all pesticides are potentially very harmful but some are more deadly than others and those are illegal and have been banned but they are still coming from China as a counterfeit and used on US, Canadian and European vegetable fields.
Do you ever question the quality and origin of your food? I do, all the time.
And you should too. You want to stay healthy, right?
Nothing makes me angrier than looking at a package of food and realizing that manufactures and distributors are hiding the origin of my food!
Why shouldn’t we, consumers, know what we are eating, and where our food is coming from? And why would you want to hide something if you have nothing to hide? Manufacturers and distributors know that we prefer US and Canadian products that is why they are NOT telling you that you are eating Chinese products.
Are you looking for healthy and organic drinks this summer?
Do you want to make a few easy drinks that are not full of sugar? And obviously, not full of aspartame
Can you think of something flavorful, healthy and refreshing that your kids will enjoy as well?
When we think about healthy drinks, herbal and green teas come to mind.
What about in the summer time?
Teas are not a typical refreshment drink, are they?
Can you imagine your kids enjoying a cup of green tea in the summer?:)
I recently came across of a very old clipping. There were several green ice tea recipes. I modified them to suit the needs of people who are looking for a healthy and organic lifestyle.
These recipes are great for adults and kids alike. If your kids are not addicted to sugar, they will love the flavours and refreshing quality of the drinks below.
I suggest to use organic green tea throughout the summer because organic green tea is loaded with antioxidants and has been proven to have many other beneficent properties including weight loss as I’m sure you know.
Here are 3 recipes, enjoy and please let me know if you have any idea how to improve them.
You made a health conscious decision, but later found out that it wasn’t healthy at all.
Don’t you hate that feeling of being misinformed or mislead? I do!
Unfortunately, this is the situation with many stainless steel bottles; they can be dangerous and harmful to your health. This is often happens when you are not properly informed. I know, common sense suggests that stainless steel bottles should not have any health risks, but this is not the case.