Add these alkaline foods to your diet to keep your body’s pH balance in check.
15 High Alkaline Foods You Should Include in Your Diet
Alkaline Foods Definition: Alkaline foods are various types of foods high in alkaline levels, which you can add to your diet.
1. Beet Greens
Beet greens may not be the usual green food in your diet, but they has an alkalinity score of -16.7 (based on the potential renal acid load). This veggie also has a bitter quality that can help stimulate bile production for better digestion of fats.
You can add beet greens as an ingredient to your green smoothie or stir-fries. It’s also a good replacement for any green in your …
Well, here’s some good news! Americans are conserving water at a higher volume than ever before, according to a prominent US Geological Survey.
In 1980, we were using around 112 gallons of water per day each. This plummeted to 88 gallons per day in 2005 and 82 gallons per day in 2015, marking a 27 percent decrease, despite the population increasing by 4 percent during that time.
Winning at Domestic Water Use!
The survey also highlights how domestic water use is relatively small compared to the various ways that water is used on an industrial scale. However, the signs that we’re using significantly less of domestic water are …
So, we know that greens are good for us and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious?
Sunny and Scrumptious!
So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset. From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great!
What’s in Them?
So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us?
The environment of a home is often characterized by its charm factor rather than its particulate matter, which can lead homeowners to forget that there are more important things than finding the perfect end table for the den. If there are any toxins or imbalances in the home, they can exacerbate or even cause health problems in the inhabitants. From stuffy air to mold exposure, owners might want to consider a few home upgrades that could prove to be pivotal for their health. Read on to see if there’s a home upgrade for you.
Home Upgrade #1: Countertop Water Ionizer
Let’s dive right into our topic on home upgrades by covering water quality. Tap water contains a number of impurities …
We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.
What’s On Our Veggies?
But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced? If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if – like so many of us – you tend to grab what’s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmer’s market, then read on.
Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer is …
In a recent blog, we looked at the dangers of using chemical cleaners around the home and how Turbo water from your water ionizer can do the job just as well, without any toxic fumes.
What Kind of Spring-Cleaner Are You?
Many people like to carry out a spring clean at this time of year. For some, it’s little more than bundling away winter coats and shoes; for others, it means systematically going through each room, carrying out a deep clean and throwing out or recycling whatever isn’t nailed down (Hi, Mom!).
Tyent Spring-Cleaning Tips!
To get you into the spring-cleaning spirit, we’ve dusted down and buffed up some brilliant …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2018 7:00 am
“Housework? It can’t kill you, but why take the risk?” goes the fridge magnet/meme/Birthday card for your sister.
But within that little lol, is a grain of truth. Research just published in the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found that using chemical-laden cleaning products every day has a detrimental effect on lung health. If you use cleaning sprays regularly, then the impact can be the equivalent of smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day.
The Dangers of Chemical Cleaners
The research is pretty thorough, with scientists following 6000 test subjects over a 20-year period. The findings observe that the chemicals inhaled from everyday …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently.
In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.
No More Plastic Imports to China
The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports. For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. Here, the large-scale manufacturing …
Now, it’s easy to think about the bottled water industry being right at the other end of any “Earth-friendly” scale, but some recent news is heartening and perhaps surprising.
On January 17, at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that it would be sponsoring the Keep America Beautiful initiative.
“We stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholders—manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit