Posts tagged ‘vitamins’

Money Is Tight so What Fruits & Veggies Should I Buy Organic & Which Can I Buy Conventionally Grown?

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In today’s economy you may be feeling the pinch.  Even if you aren’t, you may be more aware of how much you are spending.  Either that is what is happening to me, or food prices just continue to climb!  Probably both.

But I am a believer in eating organically.  It is a fact that organically grown food has a higher vitamin/mineral content than conventionally grown produce.

Besides that I prefer to eat my fruits & veggies without all the pesticides and insecticides that conventionally grown produce offers you.  If you want to know why it is better to NOT consume these dangerous chemicals – that is a whole other blog!

So what to do when my shopping list is bigger than my budget and I’m out of coupons?  Buy some stuff that isn’t organic.  It doesn’t thrill me but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

What then is the ‘must have’ organic produce?  Which are OK to buy non-organic?

Announcing a new update to an old favorite: it’s the 5th edition of EWG’s classic Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, now with the latest government data. This handy guide shows you the fruits and veggies with the most and least pesticides, so you know which to always buy organic and which are pretty clean even when conventionally grown.

The Full List: 47 Fruits & Veggies

RANK FRUIT OR VEGGIE SCORE
1 (worst) Peach 100 (highest pesticide load)
2 Apple 93
3 Sweet Bell Pepper 83
4 Celery 82
5 Nectarine 81
6 Strawberries 80
7 Cherries 73
8 Kale 69
9 Lettuce 67
10 Grapes – Imported 66
11 Carrot 63
12 Pear 63
13 Collard Greens 60
14 Spinach 58
15 Potato 56
16 Green Beans 53
17 Summer Squash 53
18 Pepper 51
19 Cucumber 50
20 Raspberries 46
21 Grapes – Domestic 44
22 Plum 44
23 Orange 44
24 Cauliflower 39
25 Tangerine 37
26 Mushrooms 36
27 Banana 34
28 Winter Squash 34
29 Cantaloupe 33
30 Cranberries 33
31 Honeydew Melon 30
32 Grapefruit 29
33 Sweet Potato 29
34 Tomato 29
35 Broccoli 28
36 Watermelon 26
37 Papaya 20
38 Eggplant 20
39 Cabbage 17
40 Kiwi 13
41 Sweet Peas – Frozen 10
42 Asparagus 10
43 Mango 9
44 Pineapple 7
45 Sweet Corn – Frozen 2
46 Avocado 1
47 (best) Onion 1 (lowest pesticide load)

Note: We ranked a total of 47 different fruits and vegetables but grapes are listed twice because we looked at both domestic and imported samples.

GET THE GUIDE

Find out what changed about bananas, carrots, and spinach (among others), and get a printable version of the wallet-sized guide.

Hope this helps you in making decisions when shopping!

To Your Health!

www.GreenLifeSaver.net

March 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm 1 comment

Could Taking A ‘GREENS SUPPLEMENT’ Help You?

For most people – DEFINITELY!green-garden-powder4

Why?

Because Western diets that are typically high in meat [protein] and carbohydrate consumption are highly acidic [because acid is needed to break down proteins and carbohydrates]. Greens food are plant based so they help keep the body’s sensitive pH balance in an alkaline and healthy state.

Unless most of your diet consists of vegetables and fruits with an emphasis on eating them raw – you are probably lacking some of the nutrients your body wants!Vegetables

Less than 11 percent of all Americans meet the USDA minimum recommended guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption.

With our hectic lives, it’s never easy to squeeze in all of those servings of fruits and vegetables, but getting balanced whole food nutrition is vital for optimal health!

Diets high in fruits and vegetables have been shown to reduce the risk of obesity and some chronic health diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Are you missing out on the health benefits of a nutritionally-rich diet?

It’s easy to increase your daily consumption of nutritious whole foods with our amazing Green Garden formula.


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If you are looking for a raw vegetable blend to super-charge your diet look no further!

One of the best parts about Frequency Foods Green Garden Formula is that it comes in both powder & capsules!

There are quite a few Greens on the market – yet it is hard to find them in Capsule form for those who prefer it – especially kids!

Another reason you should choose Green Garden from Frequency Foods….

Green Garden contains NO fillers, flowing agents (many manufacturers use talcum powder…ugh!), and absolutely no synthetic additives or preservatives. All the raw materials used in Green Garden are analyzed for purity and vitality before AND AFTER manufacturing. The product quality is unsurpassed!

Why Not Give it a try – see how you feel!

To Your Health!

www.GreenLifeSaver.net


February 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm 3 comments

Do You Have Enough Digestive Enzymes in YOUR Body? Why Should You Care?

Do you eat a large amount of raw vegetables a day? Do you juice raw vegetables regularly?

If not – you might be lacking in the amount of digestive enzymes you ingest.

Why? Many reasons such as:

  • the extended time from harvest of your food to consumption (i.e. – grown & then picked in CA, packed, shipped across the country, unloaded in your grocery store, and a week to weeks later you may be eating it)
  • with overworked soils – the vitamin/mineral/enzyme content is much lower
  • heating food lowers and kills the digestive enzymes

Why should you care if you are getting enough digestive enzymes in your diet?

Because if you do NOT have adequate levels of digestive enzymes in your food to help break it down, you will have to take enzymes from other areas of your body.

So why is this a big deal? Because if you are taking them from other areas, those areas no longer have the enzymes they need to function.

We don’t hear a lot about enzymes or what they do, so here are a few examples of what enzymes assist with in our body:

  • breaking down food
  • breathing
  • producing energy
  • forming thoughts (Yes, the brain needs enzymes)
  • they assist your cells in healing, reproducing, and staying viable.

Almost all processes in a biological cell need enzymes in order to occur at significant rates.

Therefore, it is apparent that ingesting enough digestive enzymes in very important.

If you do not have the time or capability to eat a diet that largely consists of organic, raw vegetables and fruits, then supplementing with a high-quality digestive enzyme is a smart choice.

Learn more about Frequency Food’s Superior Digestive Enzyme Blend.

Make sure you have all of the digestive enzymes your body needs to stay healthy!

To Your Health!

GreenLifeSaver.net!

August 11, 2008 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

NO MORE Medicine for Allergies, Depression, and More!

Before I heard about Supplements, organic food, and alternative therapies, I took many different medications. Some were prescription and some over the counter.

Here are just the ones i recall off of the top of my head:

*numerous allergy medications

*migraine medicine

*IBS medicine

*numerous antacids and GERD Medicine

*numerous different anti-depressants

*anti-anxiety medicine

*pain medication

Here are the prescription or over the counter medicines I take now:

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I like my NOW list much better!

No, it wasn’t fast – like when taking a pill. No, it wasn’t easy – like popping a pill. No, it wasn’t as cheap as a prescription covered by your insurance.

But – I didn’t want to treat the symptoms – and continue to hurt myself with poor nutrition, no exercise, and potentially harmful medications to cover up the problems I was having.

My body wasn’t ‘acting out’ giving me these symptoms just so i would take a pill and treat the symptoms. It was telling me – things are not right. “You are not feeding and supplementing properly. You are lacking nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes. You are not exercising me and making me strong. You are not letting go of the past and living in the now – this negativity is hurting you.”

So over the last 4-5 years, it has been a process. Gradually changing my ways. Am I perfect now? No – no one is.

But the proof is in my list. My body is getting healthier.

If you want it bad enough – you can make it happen. My best in your journey.

Want to read more about the supplements I take and why? Check out www.GreenLifeSaver.net.

If you want to read more about the spiritual work I’ve been doing check out my other blog Why? under ‘A New Earth’ category or better yet check out Eckhart Tolle’s site.

To Your Health!

Amy

May 21, 2008 at 8:27 pm 2 comments

Looking for an All-in-One Vitamin-Mineral-Enzyme Blend?

Do you know you need to supplement with a multi-vitamin but you’re confused about which one to take? Don’t waste your money on inferior products! www.GreenLifeSaver.net is happy to offer you a high-quality, bioavailable, multi that takes the guesswork out of it!

Frequency Foods is proud to announce a fantastic new addition to our product line: VME Complete!

Every once in a while a product comes along that promises to change lives forever. VME Complete is that type of product. Over the past year, Frequency Foods has sought out to add to our product line a truly effective, powerful, and perfectly balanced “all-in-one” supplement that would not only complement the other products in the line but also stand alone for those who want the ease and simplicity of one supplement regime.

The name says it all – VME Complete (abbreviation for Vitamin – Mineral – Enzyme). A complete formula containing an extensive vitamin complex including Vitamins A, C, D, E and K plus a FULL B-Vitamin complex for energy, anti-aging, and extra vitality throughout the day. The added powerful enzyme complex allows for continual digestion of the vitamin-mineral matrix that results in far higher bio-availability of its ingredients.

CLICK HERE to learn more about VME Complete and a detailed list of the ingredients in each capsule!

Get $5.00 off the first bottle! Enter TryVME in the coupon code when checking out and instantly save $5.00!

To Your Health!

www.GreenLifeSaver.net

May 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Tired of Allergy Med’s? Does Vitamin C work better?

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It does for me! It has been 3 years since my last allergy pill!

Having suffered from allergies for most of my life, I’d taken Claratin-D for 7 years almost on a daily basis. When I began taking Frequency Foods products, I had no idea that they could be so potent and life-changing!

After a few months of taking the Quantum Vitamin C, I noticed my need for the allergy pill was diminishing. My eyes weren’t as red and irritated and my nose wasn’t as congested.

The only time my allergies seem to rear their head now is in the spring. But instead of taking an allergy pill, I take 2 Quantum Vitamin C when I wake up. Within a half and hour, I can breathe and I’m wide awake! (with no heart palpitations or jitters!) And they seem to be less severe each year…. which tells me my immune system is getting healthier instead of just treating the allergic symptoms with an allergy pill.

I’d never noticed this difference when taking other Vitamin C supplements.

Why I asked? For quite a few reasons I found out from Frequency Foods.

Their Quantum Vitamin C is derived from a natural, whole-food source for maximum effectiveness – many other Vitamin C products use synthetic forms of ascorbic acid which the human body cannot absorb.

Frequency Foods Quantum Vitamin C contains a mineral blend that includes potassium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, and iron – exactly like you would find in natural foods.

And there are quite a few others as well. So if you suffer from allergies and want to learn more about the differences in the quality and effectiveness of Vitamin C products, Click Here to learn more..

To your health!

www.GreenLifeSaver.net

February 21, 2008 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

Stop Throwing Away Your Money on Probiotics!

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Take your probiotics, just make sure they’re the right ones!

What are Probiotics? They are the ‘friendly’ gut flora that naturally occur in the body. You can benefit from supplementing with these ‘good guys’ when the ‘bad’ bacteria have taken over this ‘good’ supply. This usually happens when ingesting too much sugar, or using antibiotics for example.

They aren’t cheap and there are so many different brands on the market, how do you know which one to buy?

There are a few factors to consider before buying…

  • Does the company improperly freeze dry? If they do, it can kill up to 90% of the viable organisms. Which means there is not a point in taking probiotics if the ‘good’ guys are dead.
  • Are they able to survive sealed in the bottle? If they weren’t improperly freeze dried and they are alive – are they sealed in with nutrients that can feed them until you ingest them? If not, how many are still alive by that time?
  • Do the ‘good’ guys have an escort through the acid bath of the stomach and small intestine so they can attach to the gut wall? Most don’t survive the acid bath trip so if they survived freezing, and their stay in the bottle, they probably won’t make it through the acid without help.
  • Are the strands of ‘good’ guys the ones that have the highest success rate of gut wall attachment? If not, then surviving freeze drying, bottle life, and the acid bath, will they be able to attach and multiply so they can work for you?

Probiotics from Frequency Foods address all of these issues, so you know that you are getting what you pay for!

Click Here to learn more about the superior benefits of Frequency Foods Probiotics!

To Your Health!

www.greenlifesaver.net.

February 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment


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