Almost 70 percent of non-organic fruit and vegetable samples tested positive for at least one pesticide. (In many cases, the numbers were much higher.) And get this: A single strawberry sample harbored 22 different pesticide and pesticide breakdown residues.
While spinach nutrition is loaded with calcium and vitamins, there’s one reason to always try to choose organic. Researchers found DDT, a neurotoxic insecticide banned in the U.S., in an alarming number of samples. (A whopping 40 percent of nonorganic spinach samples, to be exact.)
It is quite amazing that a lot of the pesticides found on fruit and vegetables in America are banned in other countries. The disturbing bit is that a lot of the pesticide regulations are outdated and do not violate the US laws.
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So where possible and financially viable buy organic or biodynamic (which is the very best). Better still grow your own vegetables and fruit if that is at all possible.
Also where possible purchase the Kangen Water machine💦 – really, it has a great acid vegetable washing cycle that literally washes away the pesticides. You are able to see the change in the water color and allows the fruit and vegetables to last longer.
To find out more about the Kangen Water machine 💦 go to my website http://lesleyvoth.kangendemo.com if you are in Australia, or Davids website http://lifechanging-water.com USA or worldwide
Another thing to consider is that a lot of fruit and vegetables sold in the United States are GMOs, so choose organic to avoid GMO versions of these crops.
Why drink infused waters?
1. Green tea, mint, and lime–For fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener.
2. Strawberry and kiwi–For cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion.
3. Cucumber, lime, and lemon–For water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion.
4. Lemon, lime, and orange–For digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (Drink this one at room temperature)
Infused waters are good for detoxification energy and hydration. Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking.
I love these drinks in the heat of summer, they are very refreshing
I copied this from my husband’s website Sexcigarsbooze.com
What a fabulous idea. Not only healthy but will give you a spark as well. I will be making this for my next party that is for sure. I love jello shots
Celebrate the start of summer with strawberry margarita jello shots.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 lbs. of Strawberries
6 oz. of Margarita Mix
1 Cup of Tequila
2 oz. of Tripe Sec or Grand Marnier
3 oz. Strawberry Flavored Jell-O
Sugar and Limes (for garnish)
Prepare the Strawberries
Choose the largest strawberries that you can find. Wash and dry them. Cut the bottom part of the strawberries so that they can stand upright. Then, cut the top part off of the strawberries.
Using a melon baller and scoop out the inside of the strawberries very carefully without punching any holes or breaking the strawberries.
Make the Strawberry Margarita Jell-O
Boil 6 ounces of margarita mix. Place the strawberry Jell-O in a bowl and add the boiling margarita mix. Stir well until the jello dissolves completely. Add the tequila, tripe sec or Grand Marnier and stir.
Refrigerate the Strawberries
Place the strawberries on a plate and fill them with the strawberry margarita jello. Put the plate in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least four hours or until firm.
Leave any remaining strawberry margarita jello outside the refrigerator. You might need it to refill some strawberries that leak.
Note: Some strawberries will leak. Just wait until the initial jello sets and then refill the strawberries with more jello. Any spilled jello on the plate can be scooped with a spoon.
I copied and pasted this from my husbands website Sexcigarsbooze.com
Garnish the Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
Rub the rim of the strawberries with a lime wedge. Dip and rotate them in sugar to coat the rim. Garnish with key lime wheels.
1. The notebooks of Marie Curie are still so radioactive that they cannot be handled. The work of Marie Curie, her husband, and colleagues with radioactivity was done in ignorance of its effect on human health. Marie Curie and her daughter Irene contracted leukemia, apparently induced by exposure to high levels of radioactivity.
You can read more on the life of Marie Curie
2.The entire Internet is stored and delivered using 540 billion trillion electrons.
Which all together weigh about 50 grams.
Or around the weight of one strawberry.
3. Adwaita, the world’s oldest tortoise that died only 6 years ago, was born 26 years before the signing of the declaration on independence.
4. THE SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASS IS ACTUALLY A PLANT DISTRESS CALL, TO SIGNAL PREDATORS TO EAT THE INSECTS THAT MAY BE EATING THE PLANT.
Scientists have found that plants releases the chemical with that familiar scent as a way to alert nearby creatures who can rescue them from insect attacks. They studied the wild tobacco plant, and they noticed that they released a compound called Green Leaf Volatiles (GLV).
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5. The worlds largest mall is 99% empty!
Its called the New South China Mall in Dongguan, China, and it is over 7 million square feet! The mall is so large that it has room for as many as 2,350 stores
A Chinese billionaire made rich through his business in the instant noodle industry built the mall in 2005, and since then it remains almost completely vacant. Dongguan has a population of over ten million people, yet the mall is so large it could not be constructed in the downtown and had to be moved to a suburb and can only be reached through car or bus, which many people do not have access to.
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