Here’s why eating blueberries helps prevent heart disease, cancer and brain aging
7 Proven Reasons To Eat More Blueberries Written By: Margie King, Health Coach Spring and summer are prime seasons for fresh blueberries. But there are good reasons to eat them all year round. Blueberries pack huge health benefits in a tiny package. Research confirms that eating even less than a cup of blueberries a day helps fend off heart disease, cancer, brain aging, and much more. Here are seven great reasons to eat more blueberries every day. 1. Berries Stop Heart Attacks According to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association eating at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries every week can save women from heart attacks. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia reviewed the berry-eating habits of 93,600 women between the ages of 25 and 42 over 18 years. The women were part of the Nurses’ Health Study II. Researchers concluded that women who ate three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week reduced their risk of heart attack by as much as one-third. And it really had to be berries. Women who ate a diet rich in other fruits and vegetables did not enjoy […]
Anti-Inflammatory Brownies Made With Only 5 Ingredients!
I often find myself baking unhealthy treats, but instead of quitting the kitchen for good, I’ve been looking for healthier alternative recipes. It’s not always easy to find these healthy recipes, but whenever I find one that’s actually delicious, I need to talk about it! It’s moist, vegan, gluten-free, and delicious! It uses natural sweeteners that are way better for you than artificial ones. Sweet potato: Naturally sweet AND improves regulation of blood sugar If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, the sweetness of sweet potato may fool you into believing it’s bad for your pancreas; however, sweet potatoes improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their seemingly high Glycemic Index (GI) Anti-inflammatory benefits Anthocyanin (what makes a sweet potato orange) is full of anti-inflammatory health benefits. These benefits are found in brain and nerve tissue throughout the body Vitamins and Minerals Sweet potatoes are FULL of vitamins A and C (which makes them great for your immune system). They also have vitamin B6, B1, B2, and B3 Sweet potatoes are also full of manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber; all of which work together to keep your blood, digestion, and whole body healthy. Sweet Potato Brownies Ingredients […]
by Mary Pellerito I’m creating a pollinator/butterfly garden this year. I am in the weed/grass suppression stage so I won’t show you photos just yet. When I have some blooms, butterflies, and bees to show you, I’ll be sure to post photos. In the meantime, I’m studying up on what plants to add to this garden. First, what should I plant to attract butterflies? Native plants, of course. Butterflies that visit my garden evolved with the native plants in the area. To make life a little easier for the butterflies, I am going to plant sun-loving natives since adult butterflies feed in the sun. Also, I want plants that provide continuous blooms from spring through autumn so that the butterflies can find food in may garden for as long as they are here. To attract different species of butterflies, including Swallowtail, Monarch, Viceroy, and Fritillary, I’m going to plant the following natives. Note: These are natives in my area, but I think they grow in many areas of the U.S. milkweed aster purple cone-flower blazing star native phlox black-eyed Susan dogbane New Jersey tea coreopsis joe-pye weed goldenrod vervain ironweed Adult butterflies also want plants on which they can […]
Make Your Own Dishsoap
Do you know just how easy it is to make your own dish soap? It really is! And by making your own you not only can cut down on all the harsh chemicals (Chlorine, alkyl phenoxy ethanols (APEs), dichloromethane (DCM), diethanolamine (DEA), dioxane, phosphates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, and synthetic fragrances) and other environmentally unfriendly products (for example, palm oil), but you also will decrease your use of plastic, and save money. Here is a great recipe (adapted from Mommypotomus) for liquid dish soap: Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/4 cup grated Dr. Bronner’s bar soap, tightly packed* 1/4 cup liquid castile soap 2 1/4 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon (plus up to 1 teaspoon additional) super washing soda (adjust for desired thickness)** 1/2 teaspoon non-GMO glycerin 15-40 drops essential oil (lime, lemon and orange are great for cutting grease. Lavender and juniper are also good choices) Equipment: Used dish soap squirt bottle or pump dispenser. *Other soaps, such as my pure coconut oil soap for laundry, can be used. However, some need more washing soda to thicken and some need less. If it’s watery,reheat the mixture and incrementally increase the amount of washing soda until it reached the right consistency. ** Super washing soda creates a […]
Certified Naturally Grown vegetables and meat products. All heritage breeds, Berkshire Pigs, Heritage broilers, Grass-fed beef.
Marview Farms raises and provides Grassfed beef, goat, and lamb, pastured pork, compost, worms, and other organic matter!
At Bush-N-Vine we have been growing fresh fruits and vegetables since 1979. The Bush-N-Vine Farm has been in the Hall family for over 150 years. Originally the farm was solely a peach farm. The building located on our farm in York, South Carolina was used as a peach packing shed in the 1950’s and 60’s. In 1979, Bob Hall reopened the doors using the space as an open air market. After graduating from Clemson University in 1980 Bob made farming his career. He has been selling delicious fresh fruits and vegetables in the stand ever since. His hard work and dedication to farming are the reason Bush-N-Vine Farm is what it is today! In 2010 after graduating from Clemson University, Sam Hall started working full-time on the farm. It is our desire here at Bush-N-Vine Farm to keep that family farm producing fresh fruits and vegetables like it has for the past several generations.
A 15 acre CSA selling vegetable shares and egg subscriptions. Unfortunately, we are full for the 2012 season.
We are “mom & pop” farm in a beautiful rural setting. We offer you pick blueberries from our 1200 bushes. We use no sprays on our berries. We also have a spring greenhouse with annuals, herbs, veggie plants, and hanging baskets
100% Kona Coffee, Macadamia Nuts, and various tropical fruit products, like soft-dried bananas, Mac-nut Pesto, and specialty jams (such as Passion Fruit, Rangpur Lime, Mango and Jaboticaba). Visit us on the Big Island in South Kona, Hawaii and stay at our Bed & Breakfast.
We are a greenhouse & berry farm located 10 min. south of Utica, NY. Our garden center sells heirloom vegetable plants, flowers, and herbs for your garden in late May & June. Pick-your-own organic raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries in the summer. Farm-fresh rainbow eggs are available year-round. All products listed are available for on farm pick-up only. Visit our website for more info!
A two+ acre gardening experiment. We use organic methods and grow whatever the season and ourselves allow. We love the nightshade family and like lettuce a lot.
Old Homeplace Farm is a family farm in Clay County, Kentucky. Our goal is to provide your family with delicious food that you can feel good about eating. We love farming, and we love providing grass fed meats and all-natural vegetables to southern and eastern Kentucky. Let us know how we can serve you!
Nestled among the vineyards and pastures of the eastern Napa Valley, the Hattich Ranch and Farm has been offering high quality local produce to customers, restaurants, and farmerÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s markets since 2005. We currently specialize in seasonal berries, heirloom tomatoes, specialty peppers, and summer melons.
We are a progressive farm, growing nutritious brown jasmine rice, rice grits and rice flour. We mail order these, rice by the 16# package and grits or flour by the 8# package, and the price includes the shipping in a USPS flat-rate box. For the locals, we sell gluten-free yeast bread and gluten-free garden bread at the local farmer’s markets. LIKE us on Facebook, please!