Interested in green smoothies, but not sure where to start? The fabulous Hilary Greenleaf has you covered with her new ebook: The New Green Smoothie Diet. The book is available for Kindle and iPad through Amazon, and Hilary is generously offering up free copies to two lucky Eat Drink Better readers!
We know how to make sustainable food choices, but what about our coffee? Yes, even healthy eco-minded people drink coffee in moderation. The first thing to consider is where your coffee comes from.
According to the Rainforest Alliance, 25 million people depend on coffee crops for their living and coffee farming covers over 30 million acres. That’s a lot of coffee. We know how to make green choices for our home, and our environment but what about our coffee? Yes, even healthy eco-minded people drink coffee in moderation.
A couple months ago, I wrote a story on arsenic in apple juice. This was the gist of it:
While the EPA limits arsenic in our drinking water to 10 parts per billion, recent tests have found the amount of arsenic in apple juice (Mott’s Apple Juice, in particular) to be 55 parts per billion — 5.5 times more than what the EPA will let us drink!
Last Friday was Blog Action Day, where bloggers across the Internet pull together to raise awareness about one issue. This year’s topic was water, which is important in so many different ways. Several sites on the Important Media network participated, so we thought it might be fun to round up all of the posts from across the network in an Important Media Blog Action Day Carnival!
Here are the posts, grouped by site.
The USDA, examining a potential national tax on sugar in sweet drinks, recently found that such a tax would help Americans gain four pounds less per year. The tax would reduce caloric intake of adults by 13% according to the study. For an average American, that equates to 3.8 fewer pounds gained each year. Not exactly …