The Underwater Beauty

The Underwater Beauty
Thank God for the Beauty of Nature!

A Blog By JGZEZ

I will be writing about Health & Nutrition, Organic Foods, Natural Healing, and some Great Healthy Recipes too!

We should also consider the rights and responsibilities of the Human Race in what we eat and how we live.

Since we are all different, I accept that no one thinks the same as anyone else, and that is fine. Some things are just "important" ...

So here we go ... here are some of my favorite ideas and findings that I hope will be interesting and helpful or even inspirational, for you as well.















Thursday, July 12, 2012

Eat your fruits and veggies (muskogeephoenix.com)

Growing up, summers spent with my grandparents meant eating delicious treats fresh from the garden and selling fruits and vegetables from the back of a pickup truck. 

The first taste of a sweet, juicy peach from Arnold Fruit Co. last week offered a welcome flashback to those summer memories.

In the big scheme of things, it’s pretty amazing that the foods that are healthiest for us are also naturally delicious. 

But, in our busy world, we often choose foods that are quick rather than healthy, and processed rather than natural. And, it's taking a toll on our health. 

We Oklahomans are dead last in the nation for fruit and vegetable consumption, yet we lead the race to be dead first as our average lifespan gets shorter. 

As part of the effort to address our nation’s growing obesity epidemic, the federal government recently launched new, simplified dietary guidelines that replaced the old food pyramid with “My Plate.” (www.ChooseMyPlate.gov)

Ultimately, the new “My Plate” recommendations urge us to cover half our plate at meals and snacks with vegetables and fruit. That might mean eating twice as much produce as we do now.

http://muskogeephoenix.com/features/x541067945/Eat-your-fruits-and-veggies


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