Here’s why eating blueberries helps prevent heart disease, cancer and brain aging
7 Proven Reasons To Eat More Blueberries Written By: Margie King, Health Coach Spring and summer are prime seasons for fresh blueberries. But there are good reasons to eat them all year round. Blueberries pack huge health benefits in a tiny package. Research confirms that eating even less than a cup of blueberries a day helps fend off heart disease, cancer, brain aging, and much more. Here are seven great reasons to eat more blueberries every day. 1. Berries Stop Heart Attacks According to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association eating at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries every week can save women from heart attacks. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia reviewed the berry-eating habits of 93,600 women between the ages of 25 and 42 over 18 years. The women were part of the Nurses’ Health Study II. Researchers concluded that women who ate three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week reduced their risk of heart attack by as much as one-third. And it really had to be berries. Women who ate a diet rich in other fruits and vegetables did not enjoy […]
Anti-Inflammatory Brownies Made With Only 5 Ingredients!
I often find myself baking unhealthy treats, but instead of quitting the kitchen for good, I’ve been looking for healthier alternative recipes. It’s not always easy to find these healthy recipes, but whenever I find one that’s actually delicious, I need to talk about it! It’s moist, vegan, gluten-free, and delicious! It uses natural sweeteners that are way better for you than artificial ones. Sweet potato: Naturally sweet AND improves regulation of blood sugar If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, the sweetness of sweet potato may fool you into believing it’s bad for your pancreas; however, sweet potatoes improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their seemingly high Glycemic Index (GI) Anti-inflammatory benefits Anthocyanin (what makes a sweet potato orange) is full of anti-inflammatory health benefits. These benefits are found in brain and nerve tissue throughout the body Vitamins and Minerals Sweet potatoes are FULL of vitamins A and C (which makes them great for your immune system). They also have vitamin B6, B1, B2, and B3 Sweet potatoes are also full of manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber; all of which work together to keep your blood, digestion, and whole body healthy. Sweet Potato Brownies Ingredients […]
by Mary Pellerito I’m creating a pollinator/butterfly garden this year. I am in the weed/grass suppression stage so I won’t show you photos just yet. When I have some blooms, butterflies, and bees to show you, I’ll be sure to post photos. In the meantime, I’m studying up on what plants to add to this garden. First, what should I plant to attract butterflies? Native plants, of course. Butterflies that visit my garden evolved with the native plants in the area. To make life a little easier for the butterflies, I am going to plant sun-loving natives since adult butterflies feed in the sun. Also, I want plants that provide continuous blooms from spring through autumn so that the butterflies can find food in may garden for as long as they are here. To attract different species of butterflies, including Swallowtail, Monarch, Viceroy, and Fritillary, I’m going to plant the following natives. Note: These are natives in my area, but I think they grow in many areas of the U.S. milkweed aster purple cone-flower blazing star native phlox black-eyed Susan dogbane New Jersey tea coreopsis joe-pye weed goldenrod vervain ironweed Adult butterflies also want plants on which they can […]
Make Your Own Dishsoap
Do you know just how easy it is to make your own dish soap? It really is! And by making your own you not only can cut down on all the harsh chemicals (Chlorine, alkyl phenoxy ethanols (APEs), dichloromethane (DCM), diethanolamine (DEA), dioxane, phosphates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, and synthetic fragrances) and other environmentally unfriendly products (for example, palm oil), but you also will decrease your use of plastic, and save money. Here is a great recipe (adapted from Mommypotomus) for liquid dish soap: Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/4 cup grated Dr. Bronner’s bar soap, tightly packed* 1/4 cup liquid castile soap 2 1/4 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon (plus up to 1 teaspoon additional) super washing soda (adjust for desired thickness)** 1/2 teaspoon non-GMO glycerin 15-40 drops essential oil (lime, lemon and orange are great for cutting grease. Lavender and juniper are also good choices) Equipment: Used dish soap squirt bottle or pump dispenser. *Other soaps, such as my pure coconut oil soap for laundry, can be used. However, some need more washing soda to thicken and some need less. If it’s watery,reheat the mixture and incrementally increase the amount of washing soda until it reached the right consistency. ** Super washing soda creates a […]
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Approximately 90 acres with about half in sweet corn. The remainder is in items such as cucumbers, watermelons, tomatoes, squash, cantaloupe.
Organic Produce, Fruit, eggs, dry organic fruit wines, specialty fruit products.
21 acre all-natural farm growing a wide variety of heirloom fruits and vegetables without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides etc.
We offer a large diverse variety of fruits and vegetables. From our farm to your plate. We are vendors at the Downtown Harrisonville, Mo Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, and City Market in KC, Mo. on Sundays. Our produce is also available at Yoss Thriftway in Adrian, Mo. and Country Mart in Butler, Mo.
substainable farming practices used, vegetables in season hand grown outside. Pick your own at farm during season.
We are a small farm located in CT that grows primarily hardneck garlic and eggplant and makes products from them.
Small two family farm located in Taylors SC that networks with other local, organic farmers to bring fresh, organic, “clean” food to our community through CSA, Farmers markets and on *farm store (coming April 2013). We deliver free within a 20 mile radius of the farm or discounts for picking up on farm site. Our CSA is in its third year and we focus on quaility, variety and cater to “foodies and health nuts”. Veggie, Fruit and Egg share and Meat share available. Tours and events both spring, summer and fall. We are an educational rescue farm working with special needs populations as well. We are teen powered!
small eclectic farm near Columbia MO seasonal produce and cattle
Bed and Breakfast and Farm Wedding Venue on 53 acres. Three, Five and Seven Course dinners, Farm eggs,herbs,plants, produce, jams, jellies, honey, handmade soaps and lotions and preserves. Gift baskets made to order.