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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Above is a lush garden full of a variety of different plants. This is probably how you would plant your garden at home. Not a lot of home gardeners would only plant one crop but that’s exactly what huge agriculture companies do. And it’s catching up with them. Continue Reading
This beautiful bright shiny orb in the sky is the sun and it’s about 93 million miles away. In the winter it can feel a whole lot farther. Aside from bringing warmth and light to all it touches, the sun’s rays are also vital to internal production of Vitamin D. That’s right, our amazing bodies make a vitamin out of sunshine. Continue Reading
Hey, didja hear the one about the “school lunch inspector” in North Carolina who, upon inspecting a preschooler’s lunch bag to find a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice, decided the lunch wasn’t healthy enough and gave her chicken nuggets instead? Continue Reading
Hey y‘all, we’d like to introduce you to Laura, a regular here at the Corner. I caught up with her at the drink fridge and asked her about what she was after and why. She picked up a Sambazon energy drink.
These little cans pack a powerful punch. And we’re not talking Red Bull here, Sambazon is loaded with the energy-packed superfoods from the Amazon, acai and yerba mate. It also has guarana and caffeine for the jump-start you’re looking for along with great antioxidants to give you a nice immune boost. Laura describes the taste as similar to a berry-flavored seltzer without the chemical aftertaste of most conventional energy drinks. When I asked her if it would ever replace her coffee, she laughed and said no but that she does often include it as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Are you feeling a little sluggish today?
Now for a trip down Nature’s Corner “Miracle Aisle”. Coconut Oil has been used for everything from cooking to hair care for centuries. While to those of us in northern climes might think of coconuts as the exclusive property of more exotic regions, fit to surface only in a summer drink or macaroon, the reality is coconuts are gaining ground as a worldwide super-food. Pretty soon the only exotic thing about it will be the rich, slightly fruity taste it imparts to your favorite dishes. Continue Reading
As mild as this winter’s been, there have still been a few chilly nights when tucking in to a rich and creamy pasta dinner seems like a great idea. And sometimes all the heavy dairy in a traditional Alfredo can be a bit much. We came across this little vegan gem today though that hits all the right spots.
Did you know studies show lower levels of the B complex vitamins in individuals suffering from depression? Continue Reading
Hey y’all, if you haven’t been in this week then you might not have noticed that our Organic Mangoes are on sale! That’s right, they’re only $1.99 each right now. That’s all the excuse I need to whip up a batch of Mango-Mint Guacamole!
In a move sure to promote better trade and healthier food options, the U.S. and Europe have agreed to acknowledge each others organic certifications. In the past there was some disagreement as to exactly what constituted an organic product. Now the rules have been examined and standardized to a point that if the E.U. call it organic they can sell it here as such and vice versa. Continue Reading