Sunday, December 5, 2010

Groupon For Greenies

Groupon's pretty great for eco-bargain hunters like us-- in New York City, it has offered discounts on the likes of American Apparel, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, andGustOrganics (as pictured above.) Not all of the sales stem from sustainable sources, however. The random helicopter tour, sushi restaurant or Gap discount often lands in my inbox. Delete.
MindBodyGreen Deals on the other hand is one of those, "why-didn't-I-think-of-that?" Groupon business models--filling the niche for greenies looking to support and save pennies solely in the eco- health, spa and travel department.
The founder of all this is Jason Wachob, who is entirely cool (I chatted with him over cocoa as he shared his website's no-ads model). Only part of a three-member team, he does the homework, partnering up and creating deals with only responsible companies walking the green talk.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How to Sell Your Food Product

We always like getting the inside story on how to get a new healthy product on store shelves.  Follow the link below for a great article on what it takes to get it done.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Food Trucks Across the USA

A new trend is starting to take over the major cities in the USA.  The foods trucks are coming.  Food trucks of all types of menus are rolling through your town.  They are offering new ways to eat healthier food on the go. They also offer some great local creations. Check out the site below and see what is cruising around.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Flu Season Is Here. How To Improve Your White Blood Cell Count

Revolutionaries it is that dreaded time of year again.  Yes, it is flu season.  We have already seen many people across South Florida get hit with the Flu Bug. We know white blood cells are our bodies army. Their purpose is to battle against viruses and bacteria attacking our body.  We set out to find what we could do to give our white blood cell army a boost. Here is what we found.   

Monday, October 4, 2010

Do You Exercise? This study says probably not!

Only about 5% of American adults do some type of vigorous physical activity on any given day, according to the results of a new study.Researchers analyzed 2003-2008 data from nearly 80,000 participants, aged 20 and older, in the American Time Use Survey, a national telephone-based poll that asked people what they did in the preceding 24 hours.

Most respondents reported sedentary activities such as eating and drinking (95.6%) and watching television/movies (80.1%), or light activities such as washing, dressing and grooming (78.9%), and driving a car, truck or motorcycle (71.4%).  The most frequently reported moderate activities were food and drink preparation (25.7%) and lawn, garden and houseplant care (10.6%), lead investigator Catrine Tudor-Locke, director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, and colleagues found.  Only 5% of respondents reported vigorous physical activities, including using cardiovascular exercise equipment (2.2%) and running (1.1%).

The survey findings are published online and in the October print issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
"On any given day, most U.S. adults reported performing predominantly sedentary and light activities. The greatest prevalence for reported moderate activities was food and drink preparation for both men (12.8%) and women (37.6%)," the authors wrote in the report.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Farms In Crisis

There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America -- a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply.

Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fast Food Does Not Decay

This is amazing!  Check out the food below it has not changed.  Things that are made from organic material age and decay, especially when they stop being alive. A piece of home-baked bread, say, left on your kitchen counter, will get moldy relatively fast. Lord knows what some ground beef would smell like after a week. But the artist Sally Davies has been photographing one McDonald's hamburger and fries every day for 137 days. They look basically exactly the same.  Be careful next time you get that burger!
Here is Day 1:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Benefits of Laughter Yoga

We usually post about food that makes you healthier, but we need you to see this!  Laughter Yoga!  How could this not be good for you?  Check it out and feel better in minutes.  If the first video doesnt work the second one will.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Power of Peanut Butter

Good Day Revolutionaries!  We have been on a bit of a Peanut butter kick lately.  It tastes great and easy to use on almost anything.  Not many people think of peanut butter as a healthy food, owing to the high caloric content and the amount of fat that is found in commercial peanut butter products. However, there is a surprising amount of nutritional value found in the product, especially the organic brands on the market today. Here is some information regarding peanut nutrition and the several benefits of peanut butter.

Because of the fat content, there is the perception that peanut butter is not a viable option. The truth is that the fat in many brands are monounsaturated. This means it is gentler on the body and may in fact help with keeping bad cholesterol at bay. While it is still a good idea to enjoy peanut butter in moderation, there is no real reason to avoid it due to the amount of fat in the product.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Do You Have Ultra Endurance?

Good Day Revolutionaries!  We recently asked ourselves the question of how far could our bodies go.  In other words, what level of extreme endurance were we capable of?  Some of the Revolution Greens crew has taken a big interest in Triathlons and Marathons.  We started out by just wanting to stay in shape and get our competitive juices flowing.  At first it seemed difficult to run a mile, then we progressed to 3 miles, then to 6 and so on until some of us were completing 70.3 mile Triathlons.  Now the Iron Man is in the cross hairs for some.

So how far can we go?  We are not sure, but there are some people out there that have the endurance to achieve what seems to the average person as simply impossible.  Ultra Marathons like the Badwater, a 135 mile non stop run through Death Valley in the middle of the summer, is completed by almost 100 runners.  The Furnace Creek 508, a 508 mile ride through the Mojave Desert and Death Valley, also has hundreds of participants.  If they can do it why can t we?  How far have you gone?  If your interested in getting your body that far, Revolution Greens will sponsor you.  Let us know.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Benefits of Lychees

We recently got our hands on Lychees.  They were picked directly from the trees at Green Land Tropical Nursery in South Florida.  These fruits are delicious.  Not only do they taste great, but they are amazing for your bodies health.  Check out the benefits below!

 Nutritional Benefits of Eating Lychee 
  • Lychee helps in increasing the energy of the body.
  • It increases fluids in the body, which are required for good health.
  • It enhances the feeling of well being.
  • Lychee is extremely rich in Vitamin C and contains approximately 40 percent more vitamin C than orange.
  • It even has high levels of Beta carotene, greater than that found in carrots.
  • Lychee is considered diuretic and digestive.
  • It contains unsaturated fatty acids, which help in the absorption of beta carotene, and many other fat soluble vitamins.
  • It even helps to prevent blood clots, severe cell damage and reduces strokes, up to 50%, in heart attack patients.
  • It is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber, which are quite essential for the body.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boston's Farmers Markets

We are back!  We have had a great few weeks.  We were just in Boston doing some exploring.  One thing we found amazing was the amount of farmers markets spread throughout the city.  We counted no less than four taking place on the same day.  The markets were packed with locals and tourists alike tasting food directly from the farms of New England.  Everyone was happy and it was a beautiful sight.  Summer time is the perfect time to venture out in your city and find the perfect farmers market.  Follow the link below to find the closest market in your area!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The 37 Ingredients In A Twinkie

Hello Revolutionaries. Check out this cool project we found with our friends at Good Magazine.  A popular rule of thumb among fans of healthy food is that the fewer ingredients there are in something, better it is for you. With a remarkable 37 or so ingredients, many of which are polysyllabic chemical compounds, Twinkies would seem to embody the antithesis of that rule.
The photographer Dwight Eschliman was never a health nut himself, but he was raised by one; his mom kept her kids away from meat, dairy, or any kind of processed food. When Eschilman went away to college, he loosened up a bit, allowing himself to indulge in all sorts of previously forbidden treats, but by the time he had kids of his own, he found a renewed appreciation for simple, healthy food—and a renewed skepticism of chemical-filled, preservative-laden snacks. He'd also developed a love of disassembling ojects and photographing their component parts.
"Thus, this project," he writes in his photography book 37 or so Ingredients. "It's the product of a kid that was raised to be suspicious of foods that weren't assembled in mom's kitchen, and bordering on obsessive compulsive."
What follows is a selection from Dwight Eschliman's 37 or so Ingredients. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oil Spill Means No Shrimp For You

Looks like alot of people will be out of work on the Gulf Coast. What would Bubba Gump Shrimp do? Unbelievable how this could happen in our own backyard!