Growing Vegetables with Extra Nutrition Just the Way Nature Intended

For those who have a garden and a person recommends to you that you might think about growing vegetables there rather than growing ornamental plants, undoubtedly, it’ll seem to be a good plan for you. And it is as well. One wonders although why nobody raises the thought of growing vegetables with extra nutritional content than you’d typically discover. You benefit more from turning organic with some kinds of cheap organic food than with others

If you’re growing vegetables with extra nutrient content, the best thing you can do to make this happen is to help the soil food web along. Invest everything you have on a great compost pile. Compost is not just important because it gives your plants the nutrition they need but also in part because it gives the fauna that lives in your soil the food it needs.

The soil in your garden isn’t just empty material with plants on top. It’s a fully alive biosphere by itself with bacteria, microorganisms, little animals, worms and insects and fungi – many of them beneficial, many of them harmful. These creatures all put together, interact with the soil that they live in, and make it a suitable place for the plants on the surface to grow in. Often, they will protect your plants from predators, they will directly provide nutrition to your plants and to a number of things that you would never imagine.

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A Diet to Treat Yeast Infection

It might surprise you to know that there are many ways that you might be able to get a yeast infection. Among the possibilities include using oral contraceptive pills, using oral steroids, about to get your period, having diabetes, using certain hygiene products, and wearing tight, damp, and/or warm clothing. There are a number of solutions to treat the infection. Along with these treatments, you also need to learn about the importance of diet.  If you have a yeast infection you really want to deal with it.

Detoxing, that would be the more appropriate term when it comes to a yeast infection diet. The reason a yeast infection occurs is because of a microorganism, that has grown too much in your body, or Candida albicans as it is known in the scientific community.  There are many ways you can do a body detox.

A basic part of the diet is of course to consume plenty of water. When detoxing your body it’s very difficult to do this without the help of water. It helps flush out the toxins inside the body. In addition to water, drinking fresh fruit juices and even tea be added to the liquid intake. Generally speaking it’s advised that you have an intake of eight glasses of water daily. 

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5 to 10 a day – 10 ways to make it happen

You still may be working on your new year’s resolutions and with warmer weather on the horizon, we’re reminded of our goals to maintain a healthy weight and eat those 5-10 fruits and veggies every day. But if you’re wondering how on earth to get your 5-10 daily, here are some tips from Go South! chef Nicole Young:

1. Remember, serving sizes are small – 1/2 cup (125 mL) of chopped vegetables or fruit; or 1 cup (250 mL) of salad greens are all you need for one serving.

2. Add fruit to your morning cereal or oatmeal (i.e. strawberries or blueberries).

3. Make a fruit smoothie for breakfast or for a snack during the day.

4. Buy packaged ready-cut veggies or prepare them ahead of time for quick snacks (i.e. celery sticks, green pepper strips).

5. Snack on individually packaged fruit cups during the day. Choose fruit cups that are packed in their own juice.

6. Add a variety of vegetables (i.e. chopped spinach or green peppers) to your favourite tomato sauce.

7. Make sure the fruit juice you buy is 100% pure fruit juice.

8. Eat a 1/4 cup (50 mL) dried fruit as a snack.

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5 to 10 a day

The 5 to 10 a day website’s goal “is to reduce the risk of cancer and cardio-vascular disease, by encouraging Canadians to consume at least five servings of vegetables and fruit a day as part of a healthy diet (as described in Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating), and as part of a healthy lifestyle. The aim of the campaign is not only to create awareness, but also to change people’s eating habits, within a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sad Statistics: While 87% of Canadians know that eating vegetables and fruit can help prevent certain diseases, only 25% are eating the recommended 5-10 servings of vegetables and fruit each day, according to a survey conducted as part of the 5 to 10 a day healthy eating campaign.

I spent some time at their website today, and appreciated their easy to navigate, fact filled pages. They use a fruit/vegetable colour scheme to encourage variety (red, green,white/tan/brown, yellow/orange, and blue/purple) and include some tips on how to get your children to participate. There are articles, recipes, tips, and a “Did you know?” section.

I recommend that you visit this site and study its pages. You can find it at 5to10aday.com

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