August is National Water Quality Awareness Month. You’re probably already aware that our tap water is in a state of crisis: with new stories breaking every day about how bad things really are, it’s time to firm up a few facts.
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?
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 …
The latest trend that seems to be gathering attention in 2018 is the craze for drinking so-called “raw water.”
When a small, Oregon-based start-up company started selling “pristine mountain spring water” to people in the San Francisco area, they tapped into the fashionable notion that the more “natural” something is, then the better for you it will be.
What is “Raw Water”?
Raw water is, quite simply, water that springs from the earth; or in this particular case, from “an ancient aquifer.” It is completely untreated and unfiltered.
One of several companies selling raw water around the country says that filtering and treating water to remove contaminants “disrupts healthy bacterias” that would otherwise …
The organic craze of the last decade was largely a rebuttal against the unsavory yet common practices of modern industrial farming. In order to maximize yield and to protect crops from pests, farms have taken to spraying their fruits and vegetables with pesticides.
Pesticides are poisons meant to kill living things and when we eat food from the grocery store, the surfaces are inevitably covered in harmful chemicals. That’s why it is important to wash all fruits and vegetables in turbo alkaline water before consumption.
Pesticides and Our Food
In theory, pesticides are supposed to be good things because they create more fruits and vegetables for humans to eat. They are also ideally not harmful to humans and only …
Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases their “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides” to help determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. Here is their list of the “Dirty Dozen.”
Nectarines – imported
Sweet Bell Peppers
You know it’s important to eat fruit and vegetables, and you want to keep your family safe from pesticides, but buying organic produce isn’t cheap! If you own a Tyent Water Ionizer, you have options. Watch this short, amazing video …