The Patriotic Parfait: Celebrate the 4th in Style

The patriotic parfait

 

Picnics...Camping...Barbecues...Fireworks...

No matter what your plans are for the 4th, there's little doubt there will be plenty of tasty food involved. If you'd like to celebrate the 4th in style with a dish tailor-made for the 4th of July, here's a quick and easy gelatin dish you can make that's guaranteed to impress. 

The Patriotic Parfait Ingredients

1 6-ounce package of cherry gelatin

1 6-ounce package of blueberry gelatin

3 cups boiling water

3 cups cold water

1 cup ice cubes

4 cups Cool Whip whipped topping

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Processed Foods Are Killing You Slowly

processed foods are killing you

Do you eat a diet that's high in processed foods?

If you're anything like the average person living in the Western world, the answer to that question is a resounding "YES!"

There's no debating the fact that processed foods are bad. It's been scientifically proven that many of the chemicals and ingredients found in processed foods are bad for the human body and can cause all sorts of health problems. Diabetes, obesity, cancer, you name it...It's probably been tied to the ingredients found in processed foods.

This begs the question, Why do we keep buying and eating them when we know processed foods are slowly killing us?

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The World's Most Dangerous Foods

most dangerous foods

 

We all know junk foods like candy and potato chips are bad for the body and will slowly but surely kill you over time. This article isn't about those types of food. The foods here, when prepared incorrectly, could kill you much, much faster than that. Proceed with caution, folks. These are the most dangerous foods in the world. 

Ackee

 

Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica. It's a strange looking little fruit, as it turns red and splits wide open when it reaches maturity and has been exposed to just the right amount of sun. It's at this time the fruit is harvested and the edible portion of the fruit is extracted. Harvest the fruit too soon and you might suffer from a bout of what's lovingly referred to as "Jamaican Vomiting Sickness Syndrome" (JVS) caused by a strange amino acid combination that exists in the fruit until it splits open and has been exposed to enough sunlight. 

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New Study Reveals Great News About Going Organic

organic is better

 

A new study on organic foods from RMIT University in Australia has just revealed surprisingly good news about making the switch to eating organic foods. We've known for years that going organic was the right thing to do because it reduces the amount of chemicals in one's diet drastically, but it's widely been believed the benefits of making the switch were gradually realized, as the body slowly but surely eliminated the toxins that had built up. 

The research, conducted by Dr. Liza Oates as part of her PhD project, reveals going organic has a much more profound effect on the body, and the benefits are realized almost immediately. 

The study reveals that consuming a diet of primarily organic foods for just one week reduces the detectable level of organophosphate pesticides in urine by nearly 90%. Organophosphate pesticides are the primary pesticide used on produce crops across the United States. Most adults have detectable levels of this pesticide in their urine because they're exposed to it through the foods they eat, the air they breath and surfaces they come in contact with near areas that have been sprayed. 

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