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Benefits of Pineapple January 3, 2015

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Hello all!

Cheers to the beginning of a new year 2015! I am so excited to start this year fresh. I have had a lot of crazy things happen last year, and I must say I finally feel like myself again. I have no posted half as much as I wish I did last year. In fact I barely posted at all. I woke up this morning with the realization of how much I missed this blog, and how I would make a point to write more. So you will probably be seeing a lot of new stuff. For today, I will start with something simple that in the past year or two I have fallen in love with more and more. Pineapple! It is natures remedy for almost everything.

The real benefits in Pineapple lie in its numerous minerals and vitamins it contains. They are abundant in vitamin C and bromelain, beta-carotene(Vitamin A), manganese, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, calcium,  the list goes on. These vitamins and minerals it contains can fight away flus, prevents free radical damage (and slows cancerous cell growth), strengthens bones, fights for healthy gums, helps regain lost vision, works as an anti-inflammatory, helps cure sore throat, boosts immunity, aids in digestion, prevents hypertension and high cholesterol, relieves nausea, makes skin and nails younger and shiny, thickens hair and prevents hair loss, etc.

Is there anything pineapple doesn’t aid with? That was my thoughts when researching this. It is the one thing I reach for when sick now. I will take a glass of pineapple juice and put a little honey in it. I try my best to stay away from any cold pills for the sick times. This is an excellent addition or substitution to your already made sick care plan.

 

Wheat Grass – The green machine that is hard to believe. November 18, 2013

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I am very sorry for the time frame in which I have last posted. I have recently moved out of my parents house, became permanent at my job, etc. It has been one busy year! I can to think about all of the people on here waiting on more posts, and that was the motivation I needed to jump back on here. I have been improving my life a little at a time to become more green. Some small changes have included: eating healthier, switching to non-flouride toothpaste, and growing my own herbs and vegetables. Small changes, but the more small changes made will create a big change in my life that I have been reaching for now for a couple years. The hardest thing for me is to ACTUALLY implement these new ideas into my life. It is one thing to say I will do them, but to actually get the old habits out of the door are my biggest challenge. That will be my focus here on out, and I hope you enjoy seeing the little things changing like I am. Thanks for everyones continued support, and cheers to the posts to come!

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So on to further things….

On my lunch break today I decided to stop by the juice store and get a Wheat Grass shot. I know….scary right? That is what most people think. They give it to you with a chaser of orange juice or apple juice, which takes away the green taste. Before I tried wheat grass the reputation had me saying No, every chance I got. But once I tried it for myself….It was not as bad as the others had portrayed. It has a mild green/grass taste which quickly goes away with the chaser. It is one of the only things that within minutes I can feel a body change. I feel more energetic, more alert, and less hungry after I take it. The effects kick in for me in about 5 minutes. The days I have taken a wheat grass shot, I am more productive after work, and have the energy that lasts me all day. It is a good alternative for caffeine, and it is good for flushing the body. We do not normally comsume the recommended amount of Green Vegetables as we should, and this is an easy and painless way to jump start your system with some healthy greens. Wheat grass can be found at Raw Juice Bars such as Jamba Juice, Juice it Up, Local Juice bars, etc. I will be looking into growing my own wheat grass, as I have a juicer at home. That will be the next step for my health.

 

Starbucks Reusable Cups 2013 January 8, 2013

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Starbucks, is a worldwide known company, which uses thousands of paper cups a day. As they have been making efforts to use resuable materials in these cups, they have come up with an idea to sell reusable cups for $1 and give a discount on each cup of coffee for using it, thereafter. I really love this idea, because it is giving an reward for thinking more green and eco friendly. I went to the site for more info, and they have all kinds of plans for becoming a greener company. It was inspiring to see a big company trying to make a difference.

http://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/global-report/environmental-stewardship/reusable-cups

 

 

To the GreenLif3 community: December 19, 2012

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I must say, I have not put my heart into every post like I expected of myself when making this blog. I make a new year resolution to put more time and content into these blogs. I have so much to write about, I might as well get it out! And this information can really help people, as myself I am still trying to change my habits into more healthy and green conscious. Everyday I think of more and more to write about, so here it is. Its for the readers that I have decided to put my heart into this, so here i go! Happy Holidays everyone!!

 

Organic Blueberry Muffin Recipe August 6, 2012

 

 

Its time for more delicious recipes!! This one is one of my favorites, and makes about 6 giant muffins. Perfect for breakfast, and healthy for anyone!!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 23 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes
Yield: 6 Huge Muffins

Serving Size: 1 Muffin

Ingredients:

(Ingredients can be switched around from organic to non organic depending on availability, and cost, and if you want more double up on the ingredients)

•1/4 cup coconut flour
•1/3 cup unbleached organic flour
•1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
•3/4 tsp baking soda
•2 tbsp unrefined coconut palm sugar or 1 tbsp raw honey (your choice)
•1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
•4 organic eggs
•1/4 cup organic coconut oil (melted and cooled)
•1 tsp organic vanilla extract
•1 cup frozen organic wild blueberries

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 375 F.
2.In a small bowl mix together, coconut flour, organic  flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
3.In a larger bowl whisk together eggs, coconut oil, unsweetened applesauce, coconut palm sugar, and vanilla extract.
4.Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
5.Fold in wild blueberries.
6.Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.
7.Pour batter into muffin pan, filling each muffin almost to the top.
8.Bake for 23 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

 

Saying Farwell to Soda, and hello to good health!! August 1, 2012

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I have officially stopped drinking soda!! For many reasons, but the most important is the overload of sugar and the ability it has to slow me down. I was always tired around 2 pm and still have four hours left to work. Once I stopped my body felt a change, first bad then very good. The first couple days I felt like I had a constant headache and I wanted to sleep all day. Once I got over the hump I immediatly felt lighter and quicker at my day to day activites. It has only been a week and a half, so I cannot say much, but I do know that there are healthier alternatives, and will be sharing them for all.

 

My first secondary choice was Green Tea, not Black tea, green. Green has powerful antioxidants that help relieve stress, and it even has a trivial amount of caffeine in it. I really enjoy it, because I can drink it hot in the morning and cold in the afternoon. No more coffee for me!! =] I found this excerpt from wiki, and I wanted to share.

Green tea is made solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originates in China[1] and has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. It has recently become more widespread in the West, where black tea is traditionally consumed. Many varieties of green tea have been created in countries where they are grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture,[2] production processing, and harvesting time.

Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease[3] and certain types of cancer.[4] Although green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to produce immediate weight loss, a green tea extract containing polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate

I officially would love to never drink soda or coffee again, but i know it is hard. But certaintly green tea is much healthier!!

 

I know its been… May 9, 2012

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I know its been ages since I’ve written. So I’m just going to say, I will continue to write more often from here on. I have a whole bunch of green things to write about!! So excited!!  I defiently haven’t stopped leanring/thinking about greening up the earth, just been doing alot of artwork and alot fo working. =) anyhow here I go refreshing the greeness. Peace and Love, Jamie

 

 
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