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[12 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | 17,192 views]
The Acai Berry

The Acai Palm

Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berries come from the palm trees shown above.  There are eight different species of Acai palms that are all native to Central and South America which produce fruit semi-annually.   The Acai berry has been said to be a distant cousin to the blueberry and the juice of the berry has recently become a highly desired health elixir.  If you are looking for more than antioxidants, Acai juice also provides vitamins C and A, calcium, iron and essential amino and fatty acids.
Studies of three …

Beverages, Nutrition, Planet Earth »

[14 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 3,434 views]
“Don’t Drink The Water”

How safe is your tap water?
Not only is drinking ENOUGH water essential for health and well being, drinking QUALITY water is equally important for all functions of the human body.
Dr. Oz featured the Aquasana Shower and Whole House Water Filters on the “Don’t Drink The Water” show that aired on October 20, 2009, it reinforced how essential is to understand the water quality of your community (click here for the 2008 City of Fort Worth, water quality report).  If the water you and your family are consuming and bathing in …

Beverages, Fitness, Nutrition »

[15 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 5,298 views]
How can I get calcium without milk?

If I cut dairy products out of my diet, how can I make sure that I get enough calcium in my diet?
You can rest assured that eliminating dairy products from your diet does not lead to a calcium deficiency.
First of all, the processing that milk and dairy products go through drastically degrades its calcium content. Processing removes the good nutrients but unfortunately in leaves the “pus” behind.  That’s right, pus; the dairy industry knows that there is a problem with pus in milk. Accordingly, it has developed …

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[16 Oct 2008 | No Comment | 2,423 views]
Beverages and Nutrition

Changing from poor nutrition to healthy eating habits often starts with an understanding of your current nutritional intake.  One of the largest, but often overlooked, factors in a person’s daily nutritional intake comes from beverages.  Many of today’s beverages provide empty calories with little or no nutritional benefit.  Check out these:
Helpful Beverage Facts:
Coffee and Tea Facts:
16-oz. white chocolate mocha     510 calories
16-oz. latte with whole milk     260 calories
16-oz. latte with nonfat milk     160 calories
16 ounces black coffee     10 calories
16 ounces black tea     2 calories
Juice Facts:
8 ounces …