What Makes It Organic?

Do you know what it really means for a product to carry that USDA Organic label?

Currently, USDA allows food products to contain a threshold of 95-100% certified organic ingredients in order for them to be able to use the USDA Organic seal.

The Regulations:

#1 - Cannot use chemical fertilizers, synthetic substances, irradiation, sewage sludge, or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)!

#2 - Prohibit antibiotic and synthetic hormone use in organic meat and poultry.

#3 - Require 100% organic feed for organic livestock.

Did you know? When the product is labeled “100% organic,” “organic,” or just “made with organic ingredients,” then even the non-organic ingredients CANNOT be produced from GMOs. For example, products labeled as “made with organic ingredients” only require 70% of the ingredients to be organic, but 100% must be non-GMO. 

via SeedsNow.com

Green Beans

Green Beans can reduce your need for insulin medications. 
Dr. James Anderson, one of the early research pioneers on the health benefits of fiber, found that people with Type 1 diabetes were able to reduce their need for insulin by 38% just by eating beans. And for those with type 2 diabetes, eating beans not only reduced their need for insulin and other diabetic medications but, in some cases, almost eliminated the need for supplemental insulin

Green Beans support your body’s insulin response. One of the great benefits of eating beans is their high pectin content. Pectin and other fibers in beans produce extra insulin receptors that sensitize your cells to insulin and aid in its uptake. These insulin receptors function as “doorways” that make it easier for insulin to do its two-fold job of removing glucose from the blood and ushering it into the cells, where it’s used as the body’s essential fuel.

Green Beans regulate blood sugar. Beans also are high in soluble fiber, which binds to carbohydrates and slows their digestion into the bloodstream, preventing wild swings in blood sugar levels. They also contain generous amounts of resistant starch, which means that beans are less digestible than other carbs in the small intestine, so they move into the large intestine faster. Once there, they behave like a dietary fiber, limiting the sharp rise of glucose levels and insulin that can follow a meal, even one that is filled with refined carbohydrates.

Green Beans help you burn fat. People who eat resistant starches such as beans are able to burn more fat, which is crucial for weight loss and controlling diabetes. An Australian study found that for those people who ate meals composed of a mere 5% resistant starch, such as beans, the rate at which their bodies burned fat increased by an amazing 23% for 24 hours.


Herb Flavoured Oils

Here's how to make an olive oil infusion using organic spices for a delicious salad dressing or to drizzle on freshly baked bread. or for a great gift.
You can make a wide variety of these oils using extra virgin olive oil along with the following herbs: 
-italian seasoning

Grind your herbs loosely using a mortar and pestle. Drop your ground herbs into a cruet or other decorative bottle. Add a sprig or two of the whole herb as well to make the oil attractive, and so that your herb flavored oils are easily recognized.

Using a funnel, pour the olive oil into the bottle and seal the bottle tightly. You can use these oils for salad dressings and as a marinade for fish, meats and vegetables. Or just drizzle these oils on freshly baked bread.


4 Deadly Effects of Anger on Your Health

4 - Higher Risk of Heart Attack.
Those with explosive tempers were significantly more likely to have arterial calcium deposits - a primary indicator of heat attack risk.

3 - Negative Emotions Create Disease
The highly conservative Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that 85% of all diseases have a strong link to your emotional state

2 - Repressing Anger Triples Heart Attack Risk
Studies have found this is worse than lashing out. If you tend to suppress feelings of anger, try to confide in friends or seek therapeutic ways to release your anger.

1 - Weakens Your Immune System
When anger kicks in, your body readies itself to respond to a perceived threat. Your normal processes stop... and certain brain centres start firing in ways that alter your brain chemistry.

Courtesy of www.undergroundhealthreporter.com

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