Say No to GMO

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Posted on 2nd July 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |Super Health

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Living Fuel customers have probably noticed on the labels of our products that we use both organic and Non-GMO sources for our plant protein and other ingredients. What does GMO mean, and why do we believe it is important to use non-GMO sources?

GMO stands for “genetically modified organism”, an organism that, through genetic engineering, has been altered in some way. In the United States, GMO applications are now used in many major plant crops, specifically to increase resistance to direct applications of herbicides and pesticides and give the crops to ability to internally produce insecticides. In 2011, approximately 88% of corn and 94% of soybean crops produced in the U.S. were genetically modified.

Proponents of GMO state the genetically-modified crops produce higher yields, are safe to eat, are potentially more nutritious, and reduce the use of insecticides. Do they believe we are not thinking people? The truth is that all of the alleged benefits are to the farmer and all the risks are to those who consume these unnatural organisms.

So, why does Living Fuel go the extra step to use non-GMO sources?

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HealthAlert: Fruits & Vegetables Must Know Info

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Posted on 24th May 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |LivingFuelTV

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It’s hard to top a cold, crisp fresh-cut watermelon on a warm spring day. Fresh fruit and vegetables are among the most powerful (and flavorful) fuel for our bodies! In today’s timely HealthAlert, we explore how we can maximize the nutrition of our favorite produce and protect our families from potential hazards such as herbicides and pesticides.

It’s best to shop the perimeters of our grocery store, but how do we safely navigate the vast array of colorful fruits and vegetables in the produce section? Which non-organic fruits and vegetables are OK to eat when the organically-grown equivalent is not available? Which should you always try to purchase organically and why? Which fruits and vegetables are genetically-modified? Which are listed in the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” and which are on the “Clean 15″? What is a PLU number and why is it important?

Learn the answer to these questions, have a pen handy and empower yourself by clicking on the graphic below to watch.


SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 23rd January 2012 by admin in Super Health

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Incomplete proteins don’t have all or adequate amounts of EAAs (Essential Amino Acids) and generally include vegetables, beans, legumes, fruits, grains, seeds, and nuts. Most vegetable-source proteins are extremely low in protein and contain significant amounts of carbohydrates and fats. Soy has an impressive amino acids profile, but is controversial as a health food due to its estrogen-mimicking effects and because it contains anti-digestion factors, including an enzyme inhibitor that blocks the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. Fermented non-GMO soy products, such as tempi, miso, and soy sauces, help overcome the digestive issues related to soy and can be a healthy addition to one’s diet. It is important to note that the vast majority of soy produced in the world today is genetically modified (GMO) and should be avoided.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: How To Pick Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

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Posted on 13th September 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC and Monica Craichy share how you can pick healthy fruits and vegetables for your family.

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