Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nutrition Tip of the Day!

Be sure to include various sources of Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet to improve blood cholesterol levels, decrease inflammation, and reduce your risk of heart disease.

A recent systematic review in the British Journal of Nutrition reviewed the benefits and risks of Omega-3 derived from algal, fish oil, plant, enriched dairy products, animal-derived food, krill oil, and seal oil. They found that no matter the source of Omega-3 fatty acids, the health benefits are similar with no adverse effects.

Article resource: pubmed

Article pdf: Dietary sources of omega 3 fatty acids: public health risks and benefits

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This is the cutest representation of the “dirty dozen” I have ever seen! Kid friendly!!!

What is the “dirty dozen”?

It is a list of the top 12 produce items that are the most contaminated by pesticides. This means that these 12 foods contain a larger amount of pesticide residue as compared to other food items. This is a perfect representation of the dirty dozen you can share with people of all ages and spread the word about eating organic!

ORGANIC EATING RESOURCES:

Environmental Working Group

http://www.organicconsumers.org/organlink.cfm

How to Eat Organic Foods on a Budget

Free Guide to pesticides and produce

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As seen on my B Enlightened Eco-Soy Candle product descriptions, I have mentioned that they are made from non-GMO soy! Buy what exactly is GMO?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, meaning that the genetic code has been manipulated in order to produce a modified version. To be more specific, piece of DNA from one cell is clipped out and pasted into another cell. This process is highly utilized in the agricultural/food industry. For example, a plant can be given a gene that makes it toxic to a particular pest or codes for certain nutrients. This may appear to be beneficial to our food industry; however, the risks are not fully understood.

I don’t know about you but I prefer to eat the original plant that was made by nature and not in a laboratory!

I am a PhD student in the field of nutrition, specifically nutrient gene interactions. What we eat/drink isn’t…

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