Food vs. Medicine

It might be easier to pop a pill than to cook a vegetarian meal at home if you’re looking to lower your cholesterol, but is it worse in the long run? The cost of healthcare in America is staggering; most doctors prescribe pills without giving much thought to the alternative: fruits and vegetables and healthy dietary changes. At this rate, which is more sustainable? Our money’s on fruits and vegetables. Thanks to NewHope360 for this insightful infographic.

How Much Poison is in Your Food?

Sensational titles aside, this infographic delivers a very important message: READ before you eat! Be aware of what you’re putting into your body and stick to all natural, whole foods. The closer you are to your foods’ source, the better. (Click to enlarge.)

Plant of Life: All About the Coconut

Drink the water hidden inside, eat the flesh of the fruit and use the hard shell to build utensils and furniture. Is there anything the mighty coconut can’t do? Dr. Joseph Mercola breaks down for us the many uses of the coconut. Mmm, our mouths are watering!

Stress Less

How to Find BalanceStress can be a major burden on your overall health, as well as an indicator of a diet lacking in some vital nutrients. How stressed out are you? According to a recent survey, 80 percent of Americans say their stress levels have increased over the past year. Don’t be part of the stress statistic! Eat foods rich in magnesium to maintain your body’s cellular balance, including dark, leafy greens and a variety of nuts and seeds.

Got Greens?

Any experienced Blaster knows the importance of rotating their greens! We came across this lovely infographic from Eat Drink Better and had to share. Full of vitamin K and excellent for your bones, let us know, what’s the last green you used in your Blast?