Posts Tagged ‘green’

A Healthier You Year?

Essentials New Year

Make 2014 a Healthier You Year by finding ways to boost your health, fitness, and well-being, and be an inspiration to others! Arbonne Essentials can help you do just that!

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How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

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EVERY DAY NEEDS TO BE EARTH DAY!

Homemade Vegetable and Fruit Soak

Vegetable and Fruit Soak

The vinegar cleans and the salt will draw out any little bugs and dirt

 

 

How Will You Celebrate Earth Day?

Earth Day is on Sunday,  April 22nd and I think the best way to celebrate Earth Day is to get out and enjoy the earth!  I plan on working outside in my yard, not that I haven’t been doing that already since the weather got nicer.  Maybe I’ll make that bird feeder that I keep saying I’m going to do or start a compost bin or make that rain barrel I keep talking about but whatever I decide to do, I know it will help preserve to earth.  You see, we all can do small things that will make a big difference in the future.

So I’ll ask you again, How will you celebrate Earth Day?

Compost Bin

Rain Barrel

Did You Know What The Stickers You Find On Your Produce Mean?

The PLU (Price look-up) code is usually a four-digit number, currently in the 3000 – 4999 range, identifying the type of bulk produce, including the variety.

These stickers you will find on produce such as fruit, vegetables, herbs, and nuts, actually tell you quite a bit about the produce:

 

* If there are only 4 numbers that means they were conventionally grown.

* If there are 5 numbers starting with number 8 that means they are genetically modified (GMO).  The industry soon realized that we weren’t buying the produce with the number 8 and quickly decided to remove the number 8 as a part of their code, making it hard to distinguish genetically modified produce.  Adherence to the IFPS’s PLU standards is voluntary, including the decision to label produce as genetically modified.

* If there are 5 numbers starting with 9 that means they were organically grown (no pesticides or GMOs).

If you have some time and I mean lots of time, you can read the Global and Regional PLU List that will tell you all about what the first 4 numbers mean.

Is Buying Organic Worth The Cost?

My position on organic foods is quite simple: If I had a Dr. Oz or Oprah food budget, I’d buy everything organic. It’s true that organic foods are not purchased exclusively by the very rich or else it wouldn’t be a billion dollar industry. There are lots of regular people with regular incomes who have made the lifestyle choice of buying organic foods. I have made that choice, whenever possible and affordable, and some items that I’ve been buying organic for a decade now like milk, yogurt, eggs and butter are not cheap by any standard but I feel are worth it for my health. When it comes to produce, if there is a sale on organic products, I’ll jump at the occasion and there are certain conventional products, like berries, I will no longer eat if I cannot buy them organic. If I could only buy organic meats I would, but most are too expensive and hard to find so I do buy grain feed meats because they are affordable and they can easily be purchased at most grocery stores. No matter your goal when buying organic, there are ways to save money.

Libba Letton, spokesperson for Whole Foods Market, suggests the following:

• Buy your items in season. Even organic food is going to be priced cheaper when it’s in season, and this advice applies whether you’re buying conventionally or organically grown produce.
• Talk to the staff in the produce department of your local grocery store. Ask where the produce comes from, if it’s in season and if you can sample it. Make sure you’re spending on something worth it.
• Buy things in bulk. At Whole Foods, customers who buy in volume are offered up to a 10 percent discount.
• Buy only as much as you need. Food bought in large portions often goes to waste. If your store offers a bulk bin option, you can take as much or as little as you need which also means less packaging.
• Make your grocery list and stick to it.
• Compare organic-to-organic prices. In stores where there are less organic items, those items tend to be much more expensive.

Here are Dr. Oz’s 3 simple rules for when you should spend your green to go green and when to save your cash with conventional foods.
1. Thin Skins
Go organic: apples, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, pears, nectarines, peppers, celery, potatoes, and carrots
Save your cash: avocados, eggplants, pineapples, bananas, corn, kiwi, mangoes, papaya, sweet peas, oranges, grapefruit, and squash

2. Leafy Greens
Go organic: all lettuces and greens such as kale, collards, mustard, swiss chard, and spinach
Save your cash: broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, cauliflower, eggplant, melons, and sweet potatoes

3. Milk Products
Go organic: milk, yogurt, and cheese

Save your cash: fish and other seafood (USDA has no guidelines for certifying organic seafood)

Isn’t It Time To Outgrow Aging?

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No PABA
No artificial colors
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