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Our Future Homes?

Gregg Carroll - Monday, January 28, 2013

Earthships – Could be our dwelling in the near future. Very interesting video on living in harmony with Mother Nature. Love the idea of energy efficient sustainable homes.


Our Food Choices Do Affect the Climate!

Gregg Carroll - Monday, January 21, 2013

The link shows the green house emissions of 20 common foods. By consuming less meat and animal products we contribute to planet's health as well as ours.


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Nuts = Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Gregg Carroll - Friday, January 11, 2013

Study links nuts to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes: The researchers from Louisiana State University Agricultural Center found that nut consumption is linked with lower levels of an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein (which is associated with heart disease and other chronic conditions) and higher levels of the "good" kind of cholesterol. Tree nuts include almonds, macadamias, pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts, hazel nuts and cashews.


Five Must Include Foods on a Diabetic Menu

Gregg Carroll - Friday, January 04, 2013

1. Flax seed: High in soluble and insoluble fiber. Significant source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), lignan a powerful antioxidant.

2. Nuts: Nuts are good sources of protein, vitamin E, fiber, plant sterols and flavonoids that act as a perfect supplement to a diabetic diet. One serving of almonds, cashews, or mixed nuts is 6 nuts. One serving of pecans is 4 halves, a serving of hazelnuts is 5 nuts, and a serving of pistachios is 16 nuts, per the American Diabetes Association.

3. Oats: Oats provide vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, and potassium, which may help lower blood pressure. The soluble fiber helps to stabilize blood-sugar levels.

4. Whole grains: The American Diabetes Association recommends allotting one quarter of your plate to whole grains which are a great source for vitamins, minerals, fiber as well as antioxidants.

5. Green leafy vegetables: The recommended daily intake of vegetables is three to five servings. Green leafy vegetables are rich sources of beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin K as well as plenty of antioxidants. Examples include as spinach, kale, chard and collards. When choosing vegetables, either fresh or frozen, a person with diabetes should avoid added sauces, preservative containing ingredients at the table.


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