Sunday, August 30, 2009

Top Ten Antioxidants

We have been getting several requests for information on the most powerful super foods out there. We decided to find foods that that have the highest amount of antioxidants packed in them. Here is a quick nugget of knowledge for you on antioxidants. Antioxidants work by controlling the damage that free radicals can do to your healthy cells, as well as tissue. Free radicals will cause oxidation in your cells, similar to when you cut an apple and let it sit out; it will turn brown! If you allow free radicals to roam your body, it will cause stiff joints, wrinkled skin, and lead to artery and liver damage. These are all things we definitely want to avoid. Below you will see the list of the top foods you should be feeding your body.

Here is a ranked list of the top 20 fruits, vegetables and nuts in order of highest packed with antioxidants:

1.Small red bean (dried), 1/2 cup
2.Wild blueberry, 1 cup
3.Red kidney bean (dried), 1/2 cup[br[
4.Pinto bean, 1/2 cup
5.Blueberry (cultivated), 1 cup
6.Cranberry, 1 cup (whole)
7.Artichoke (cooked hearts), 1 cup
8.Blackberry, 1 cup
9.Prune, 1/2 cup
10.Raspberry, 1 cup
11.Strawberry, 1 cup
12.Red delicious apple, 1
13.Granny Smith apple, 1
14.Pecan, 1 ounce
15.Sweet cherry, 1 cup
16.Black plum, 1
17.Russet potato, 1 cooked
18.Black bean (dried), 1/2 cup
20.Gala apple, 1

Pump some of these into your diet and start blasting away at those free radicals hiding out in your body!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

10 Easy Ways to Eat Natural

We know it always easy to find excuses to eat unhealthy. Well here are some easy ways to eat healthy brought to you from our friends at Healthy Living.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tea Time with Rishi Organic Tea

If you have not become a fan of tea and all of its health benefits you will now. Rishi Tea is organic and the company strives to be as green as possible, which automatically makes us big supporters. Their website is great source of knowledge as well. If you have questions on a type of tea the site has a little blurb about the tea, the history of the tea and other interesting facts. We know once you try the stuff you will fall in love. Checkout their website below. Cheers!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I got some Ice Cream! Organic too!

The Revolution Greens army loves eating as healthy as possible. Sometimes though, sometimes... you just need a nice treat. Our choice is Stonyfield Organic Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt .They have 8 flavors and they are all produced without the use of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones or toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. Basically it is a just wide array of the purest, most indulgent treats you’ll find anywhere. The video below gives the story of Stonyfield Farms. Pop open that tub of ice cream and enjoy!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Good for you. Good for farmers. Good for earth: Kopali Organics

The Revolution Greens team is very excited to be posting this today. Kopali Organics is a company we feel very strongly about, because they truly believe in making a difference. Not only do they provide food that is great for you, they do it wanting to make sure it is good for farmers and amazing for the planets overall well being. They’re snacks are nourishing, they’re delicious, they’re authentic and exotic. They’re good all the way through, and when you enjoy them, your body and hundreds of heroic organic farmers and precious ecosystems around the world will thank you. Do yourself a favor and pick up some of their products at your local Whole Foods. Check out their website

Monday, August 10, 2009

Get The Right Food In Your System with PROBAR

As we ventured into the grand opening of a smoothie shop in the Revolution Greens neighborhood we found this great looking bar sitting by the cash register. Now we are never one to be fooled by a fancy wrapper, but for some reason this one called to us. So we picked up the Whole Berry Blast and now we have eaten it one almost every day since. Its made from whole, organic, raw foods, and 100 percent vegan, PROBAR call itself the natural alternative to other nutrition bars which contain unrecognizable, hard to pronounce ingredients. We agree, every item on the ingredient list is something we have heard of and there is a bunch of options. It tastes great and is a perfect way to start your day or just snack on during a crazy day! Enjoy at

Monday, August 3, 2009

Purify Your Place With A Plant

The place we spend most of our time is in our home. Unbeknownst to most of us is that the majority of items in our own homes are excreting small amounts of toxic fumes. The best way to to battle this is to purify your home. Not with an electric air purification system you would buy at the store though. NASA has done a study on which plants purify air best. The following is an excerpt from the study and where the chemicals come from:

"The initial testing has been for the indoor purification of the air from the chemicals, Benzene, Trichloroethylene and Formaldehyde.

Benzene is a commonly used solvent in such items as gasoline, inks, oils, paint, plastic and rubber. Furthermore, it is used in the manufacture of detergents, explosives, pharmaceuticals and dyes.

Formaldehyde is found in virtually all indoor environments. Its major sources include urea-formaldehyde foam insulation, particle board or pressed-wood products. Consumer paper products, including grocery bags, waxed paper, facial tissue and paper towels, are treated with urea formaldehyde resins. Many household cleaning agents contain formaldehyde.

Trichloroethylene is a commercial product that has a wide variety of industrial uses. It is used in some printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes and adhesives.

In the NASA research it was determined that these plants are better than others for purifying the air indoors. The twelve plants tested were:

Bamboo palm, Chamaedorea seifritzii
Chinese evergreen, Aglaonema modestum
English ivy
Fiscus, Benjamina
Gerbera daisy, Transvaal daisy
Dracaena 'Janet Craig'
Dracaena 'Marginata'
Corn cane, Dracaena massangeana
Mother-in-law's tongue, Sansevieria laurentii
Peace lily, Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa'
Pot mum, Chrysanthemum
Dracaena 'Warneckei'

All these plants can be found at your local Home Depot garden center and wont add to your electric bill