Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Just for Smiles

Well hello again.  Today we didnt have a truly great story or information to share.  We thought we would share with you a video that always puts us in a good mood.  It shows people of all different walks of life coming together to have some fun and sing a great song.  Yes we know its a commercial, but we still like it alot.  We hope you do too.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Local Farming: Green-Land Tropical Nursery Interview

Good Day Revolutionaries!  Today we had the great pleasure of visiting Green-Land Tropical Nursery in Miami, Florida.  Maria Perez, the owner of 56 acres of farm land, was nice enough to sit down with us and give us some insight into the business of having a family farm.  Today more than ever people worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your local economy. Buying directly from family farmers helps them stay in business.  Here is what Maria had to say about her farm:

RG:  How did you get involved in the farming industry?
MP: It was by marriage.  My husband worked in the garment industry for several years.  As a hobby, he loved to plant fruit trees. He decided to buy land in South Florida to continue to expand his hobby.  We found ourselves working on the weekends maintaing the land and the trees.  We then started to sell our fruit to locals and from there it turned into our full-time business. 

RG:What do you enjoy most about having a farm?
MP:The freedom of being outdoors, breathing the fresh air and especially eating all of the delicious fruit.  My favorite is the mangos.

RG:How many different crops do you have?
MP: Well we have Sapodilla, 2 types of Mamey, Lychees, and Longan.  Those are the fruits we sell in large quantities. We also sell several tropical fruit trees and palms of all types available for sale to the locals.  

RG:Who do you sell your fruits to?
MP:  We originally sold directly to local supermarkets and juice stores.  At the beginning we would drop off the orders ourselves.  As we grew, we started selling to distributers that provided our fruits to local stores as well as nationally.  This helped us so we wouldn't be delivering orders all day.

RG:What is an average day like for you on the farm?
MP:As soon as I arrive I check in with my team of 6 people.  We see how the fruit groves are doing, we inspect the fruits, we check what areas need more fertilization/attention, and then get the plants what they need.  During the fruit season most of my day is spent filling the orders of our clients and making sure everything is delivered as expected.  That sums up my average day.

RG: Since our site is dedicated to healthier living we have to ask, How do you keep yourself healthy?
MP: I eat as healthy as I can.  I stay away from red meat and stick to eating chicken and fish.  I do not eat anything fried.  I of course love fruits.  I try and eat as many different kinds as possible.  I also quit smoking in 1999 which was great.

RG: Thanks for sitting down with us today.  We truly appreciated the tour and the knowledge you provided to us.

If your in South Florida and your interested in some truly exotic and one of a kind fruits, look up Green-Land farm and give Maria a call at 305-234-2741. 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Help Us Make A Real Difference

We told you we were going to begin getting active in the philanthropic world and now we have! We have teamed up with Kiva.org to form the Revolution Greens Lending Team. We will focus on giving micro loans to individuals in impoverished areas looking to provide food and beverage to their communities. With a just a small donation on the page we can begin to make a real difference in the world. Watch the video below to see exactly what we will help accomplish and the join the team by clicking the link below. There is no better time to make a change for the greater good than right now!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Green Restaurant Revolution with Ted Turner

In this little seen video, Ted Turner founder of CNN, discusses his restaurant Ted's Montana Grill and his philosophy behind running a green restaurant.  Enjoy and have a great rest of your Saturday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Make a Difference, Hope Belongs to Everyone

Good Morning Revolutionaries!  We have decided that we are going to take our Revolution to a new level.  It has been great the past few months speaking to and sharing with you ways to live a healthier life.  We love that you are reading and letting us know about how we have helped.  The Revolution Greens Team is now going to step up and get involved.  We are going to be the change we want to see.   We will start to raise funds for organizations and charities.  We will begin with ones that aim at bringing food, water and hope to impoverished communities.  We are in the first stages of this new mission and any help or information is always truly appreciated.  We will begin posting information on the organizations that are making a difference and if you have one you want to see up email us at Revolutiongreens@gmail.com  Be a part of the Greater Good!  More information coming soon.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Miami's Inner City Organic Garden: Wave of the Future?

Simply amazing!  Those were the first words that came to mind as we read The Miami Herald this morning.  The first sentence in the article read, "In Overtown, an organic garden has sprouted where blight once flourished -- bringing with it a blossoming harvest and much-needed jobs."   Could this be the way to clean up and improve the inner cities of America?  The organic farm located directly in the middle of a rough part of town provides jobs, healthy food and a sense of pride in the community.  Just imagine what might be possible if this starts to spread across all major cities.  No longer would the cheapest food available be the unhealthiest and impoverished communities would have access to fresh fruit and vegetables.  All this would be grown steps from their homes.  WE LOVE IT!

Organic Farm Video

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eat Your Way to Healthier Skin: The Healthy Skin Diet

Good day Revolutionaries! Our skin says alot about how healthy we are and what we are doing when it comes to our diets. Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body, that it weighs 6-9 pounds and can cover two square yards?? We know we sound like the little kid from Jerry Maguire, but it's true. Our skin also keeps all of our insides from falling out, protects us from disease and regulates our body temperature. Logistics aside, our skin is first thing people see, so why not take care of it. Place some of the foods below into your diet and see that healthy glow return to that face of yours!

Berries are a tiny food with a powerful antioxidant punch, helping your skin fight off free radical damage from the sun.
Avocados are loaded with B-complex vitamins and essential fatty acids, giving avocados an anti inflammatory property. They’re also great for evening out red or blotchy skin.
Salmon and other fatty fish provide essential fatty acids that are important building blocks to healthy skin, maintaining cell membranes for younger healthier looking skin.
Whole grains contain selenium which is an important mineral for maintaining healthy skin.
Pressed Oils like canola and olive oil also provide healthy fats that are important maintaining healthy skin membranes. Your cell membranes hold water and help maintain the plump healthy look of your skin, and helps prevent wrinkles and age lines. Look for oils labeled cold pressed, expeller processed, or extra virgin. Other processed oils are heated to a high temperature, and may contain solvents which counteract the benefits of the oil.
Green Leafy Vegetables are loaded with vitamins, including zinc which are great for maintaining a healthy glow to your skin.
Sweet Potatoes are loaded with vitamin A (beta carotene) which does wonders to help create a great complexion.
Nuts like Almonds and Walnuts are loaded with essential fatty acids, can you say Omega 3?
Lemons and citrus contain vitamin C and bioflavonoids which help your body detoxify, and the support collagen in the skin, to help keep the skin firm and young looking.
Green tea contains polyphenols, which have strong anti inflammatory properties to help skin fight off free radicals, and prevent sun damage. Some studies even show that it may help fight off skin cancer.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Organic Yogurt: Rachel's Wickedly Delicious

We are always trying new organic products. This one caught our eye while walking through the store yesterday. Rachels Wickedly Delicious Organic Yogurt. The names looked cool and so did the product. Rachel's also has a laundry lis of health benefits. Rachel’s yogurt has probiotic bacteria for digestion, vegetarian Omega-3s for cardiovascular and other benefits, calcium for good bones and teeth and a prebiotic that has been shown to help increase calcium absorption. The milk is rBGH-free. They have 12 lowfat and creatively named flavors. This yogurt has been extremely popular in England for a long while now. Now its made in Wisconsin (current U.S. law prohibits the import of fresh diary products), Rachel’s yogurt offers some great tastes as well as good nutrition. The 100% natural line is certified kosher for all our our jewish brothers out there. Head to the store buy some and you will love it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Funday with Sesame Street

This made our day. As we are all hanging at the Revolution Greens Headquarters this morning we got to talking and for some crazy reason it was about Sesame Street and the Cookie Monster. We know what your thinking. Cookies yummyyyyy! We think so too, as long as it is not the main focus of your daily diet. Amazingly, the Cookie Monster thought the same thing. Back in 1987 he realized he needed to tell his fans about Healthy Food! Below is a hysterical message made for all you cookie monsters out there! Check it out. Have a great Day!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fresh Fridays: Green Pizza

Another week has come and gone. We were in the mood for some pizza. We figured why not share a heathy recipe for our favorite weekend food. Green Pizza Enjoy!

1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
1/4 cup water
5 ounces arugula ,any tough stems removed, chopped (about 6 cups)
Pinch of salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup prepared pesto
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

-Position oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
-Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
-Meanwhile, cook broccoli and water in a large skillet over medium heat, covered, until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in arugula and cook, stirring, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
-Spread pesto evenly over the crust, top with the broccoli mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Per serving: 323 calories; 13 g fat (4 g sat, 7 g mono); 19 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 3 g fiber; 511 mg sodium; 241 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (45% daily value), Calcium (34% dv), Vitamin A (31% dv).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Top Ten Healthiest Foods for Runners

If you have been following us this month you know some of us are training for our first half marathon in Miami. This got us to wondering - What foods should our bodies be chomping on in order to keep our body from breaking down and keep running? Well as you might guess we now have our answer. Matt Fitzgerald a journalist and author specializing in endurance sports training has recommended the following 10 food items:

1. Wild salmon

Wild salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which boost heart health by creating more elastic blood vessels and improve nervous system functioning. These benefits go beyond general health to affect exercise performance. A study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology showed that fish oil supplementation increased heart stroke volume and cardiac output during low- to moderate-intensity exercise. Eating wild salmon two or three times per week will net you these same benefits.

2. Red Cherries

Red cherries are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits on earth. Antioxidants boost health in lots of ways, ranging from maintaining healthy blood vessels to preventing the growth of cancerous tumors. They also enhance athletic performance. In a study done at the University of Vermont, competitive rowers who added cherry juice to their diets experienced significantly less muscle soreness and strength loss after taking a test designed to cause muscle damage than did a group of fellow rowers who received a placebo.

3. Kale

Kale is a member of the cabbage family and contains high levels of vitamins A, B6, C and K, iron, calcium, and antioxidants. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Low-grade inflammation resulting from exercise-induced muscle damage is a daily nuisance for many endurance athletes and can become a chronic issue. Maintaining a diet that’s high in anti-inflammatory foods, such as kale, reduces the risk of this problem.

4. Low-fat milk

With its balance of fast-acting carbohydrates and proteins, low-fat milk is the ideal post-exercise muscle recovery “food” for endurance athletes. Research has shown that muscle glycogen stores are replenished and muscle tissues are repaired fastest when carbs and proteins are consumed together after a workout. A study by researchers at Indiana University found that chocolate-flavored low-fat milk outperformed certain popular recovery supplements when consumed after exercise.

5. Bananas
Bananas are among the best pre-workout and pre-race foods for endurance athletes because they are almost all carbohydrate. A large banana contains more than 30 grams of carbohydrate, just 1 gram of protein, and no fat whatsoever. Bananas are also extremely high in potassium (400 mg), which is lost in sweat during exercise. Their softness and light taste make them easy to consume even with pre-race nerves, and their natural “wrapper” makes them handy for eating on the road.

6. Soy

Soy is a bona fide superfood clinically proven to lower cholesterol, reduce negative symptoms of menopause, and help prevent osteoporosis. It is also an excellent source of a type of antioxidants called phytoestrogens. On top of all that, soy is a great source of post-exercise protein to promote muscle recovery. Researchers at Ohio State University recently published a study showing that soy protein is as effective as whey protein in promoting muscle growth in response to training.

7. Old-fashioned oatmeal

Experts in sports nutrition recommend that endurance athletes get approximately 60 percent of their daily calories from carbohydrate to maximize workout performance. Old-fashioned oatmeal provides a whopping 27 grams of carbohydrate per ½-cup serving. What’s more, old-fashioned oatmeal is a high-fiber, low-glycemic index food, so the energy it provides is long-lasting. A Penn State study found that men were able to exercise significantly longer after a breakfast of old-fashioned oatmeal than after a high-glycemic index breakfast of puffed rice.

8. Green Tea

Green tea, which contains a high concentration of a class of antioxidants called catechins, is well on its way to becoming the beverage of choice among endurance athletes. In a recent study from the University of Birmingham, England, acute supplementation with green tea extract increased fat burning during moderate-intensity exercise by 17 percent. These results suggest a strong possibility that green tea extract could delay fatigue during prolonged moderate-intensity efforts.
Other studies have shown that green tea reduces free radical damage to muscle tissue during exercise. And green tea also contains caffeine, which has been shown to boost performance in races of every distance by stimulating the nervous system and reducing perceived exertion.

9. Tomatoes

We all know that tomatoes are a good source of the antioxidant lycopene, which is thought to help reduce the risk of macular degeneration and certain types of cancer. But tomatoes are also a great source of many vitamins and minerals that are helpful to endurance athletes, including vitamin B6. A recent study published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research found that laboratory animals fed a vitamin B6-deficient diet were not able to store as much muscle glycogen as those who ate enough of the vitamin.

10. Whole-wheat pasta

Pasta is one of the most carbohydrate-dense foods, making it great to eat before big workouts and races, when you want to maximize muscle glycogen stores, and after big workouts, when you want to replenish muscle glycogen stores. But whole-wheat pasta provides longer-lasting energy than pasta made with refined wheat flour due to its higher fiber content. So choose the whole-wheat version when you fill up at your next pre-race pasta party.

Stay Hungry Friends!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Flu Season Is Here. Stay Healthy with these 7 Foods

Hello world. Flu Season is here! Luckily for you the Revolution Greens team is here to help you stay healthy. Before we talk about the healthy grub it is important to wash your hands several times a day and get your flu shot. The list below was compiled by Lynn Grieger, a registered dietitian, enjoy the great info and make sure to stay healthy!

Remember a daily routine of high-fat, high-sugar junk foods, skipped meals and lots of caffeine can make you more susceptible to minor illnesses like colds and flu. Instead, make sure you eat plenty of whole grains, fruit, vegetables and low-fat protein to keep your immune system strong. Think of nutritious foods as part of your cold-and-flu armor, and you'll be ready to do battle whenever illness strikes.

On to the food

1. Chicken soup
It’s been called nature’s penicillin and is at the top of the list for its curative powers. Hot chicken soup helps clear clogged airways, and the nourishing broth will give you more energy. Add plenty of vegetables, including onion and garlic, for extra healing power.

2. Hot and spicy food
Some people swear by garlic, horseradish, chillis or spicy sauces to help ease congestion. Cook Indian or other ethnic foods that contain these ingredients, or simply add a spicy sauce to foods for extra zip.

3. Garlic
This fragrant bulb contains a flavoring agent called alliin which acts as a decongestant. Garlic is also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free-radicals, the active oxygen molecules that damage cells, so add garlic liberally to your favourite foods.

4. Fluids
Stay hydrated with plenty of liquids. Instead of coffee, fizzy or sweetened drinks, have plenty of water and pure fruit juices. Hot beverages work better for some people, so consider chamomile or peppermint herbal tea, or sip on hot water with a slice of lemon.

5. Citrus fruits
Reach for citrus fruits to increase your vitamin C intake. Drink orange juice for breakfast, snack on half a grapefruit, or add tangerine slices to a lunchtime salad. Getting an increased amount of vitamin C is especially important if you smoke, as smoking increases both your risk of catching a cold and your body's need for this protective vitamin.

6. Vitamin C sources
Citrus fruits aren't the only foods high in vitamin C. Potatoes, green peppers, strawberries and pineapple can help as your daily cold-fighting food arsenal.

7. Ginger
Many people find fresh ginger root helps treat the coughing and fever that often accompany colds and flu. Try making a ginger tea: Pour a cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Life of a Factory Chicken

After the post of the super cow yesterday, we received questions about chickens and how they are raised. The video below shows how most chicken factories operate around the modern world. If you like chicken nuggets you may not want to watch this. This not meant to shock, but to educate you on what is going into your body. We still eat chicken, less and less each day, but we still prefer a healthy one.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Holy Cow!!!!

If this doesnt get you thinking. We are not sure what will. It doesnt look healthy for any of us.

Healthiest Hangover Cure: Acai Breakfast Bowl

The Revolution Greens crew is back from New Orleans. We were all there in force for a bachelor party. Yes, it is safe to assume we did not stay "healthy" the entire time we there. Truth is we had a crazy time and did not wake up feeling too hot for two days. This led us to thinking about what we could put into our system that would get our bodies inner environment back to firing on all cylinders. After discussing, actually more like arguing and then researching heavily, we found our winning breakfast. Its the acai breakfast bowl. Grown in the Amazon rainforest, Acai really is a powerful gift from the planet. The best way for us to describe the taste is, a rich, berry-cocoa flavor. Its packed with more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates, plus loads of healthy Omega fats, protein and dietary fiber.

So what makes antioxidants and Omega fats so important that we named this our winner? Studies have shown how the French and Mediterranean diets, rich in red wine and olive oil, help maintain heart, body, brain and skin. Acai combines the best of both diets with 30x the antioxidants of red wine, and an essential fatty acid profile similar to olive oil. Once this breakfast hits your system the morning after a bit of too much fun, you and your body will be back up and running in no time.

Our Acai Breakfast Bowl
2 scoops Sambazon Acai Sorbet
1 banana
2 handfulls of Granola
Topped with Soy milk

We are feeling better already!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fresh Fridays: Carrot Muffins

NO PHOTO TODAY GUYS. Filling this out on the phone on the taxi ride to the airport. Heading to New Orleans.


Simply Organic Carrot Cake
1 package Simply Organic Carrot Cake Mix
1 cup shredded carrots
2  large eggs

Follow directions on box to prepare carrot cake, including preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin pan and pour mix evenly into slots. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until centers test done.
Chef Suggestions
Frost with cream cheese frosting, if you like.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Food Quote

"A good meal makes a man feel more charitable toward the whole world than any sermon."

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Obesity On Track To Be Top Cancer Cause!

Alright people listen up and please spread the word. It seems that on every corner around the globe fast food restaurants are popping up and open for business. Its no coincidence that in the western world obesity is on track to overtake smoking as one of the leading causes of cancer. The Associated Press is reporting that ,"Being overweight or obese accounts for up to 8 percent of cancers in Europe. Experts said that figure is poised to increase substantially as the obesity epidemic continues. In the U.S., studies have found obesity was responsible for up to 20 percent of cancers."

Look, being a supporter of Revolution Greens we know you care about your body and the environment. We are not asking you to run around town and begin yelling at our friends for picking up some craptacular food at a drive through window. We just want you to be the change you are looking for. Eat as healthy as you can and take care of yourself. You will live with so much more energy and positivity that your friends will want to know, "how do you do it?" You will tell them the basics, I stay away from fast food and food products whose ingredient labels I cant pronounce. Do that and you have done your part. Be a part of the revolution!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Green Interior Design: RICE design

The best part about being a part of the Revolution Greens team is getting to meet people who are just as passionate about being healthy and environmentally friendly as we are. Today we are inducting a new Revolutionary to the army. Her name is Amanda Rice. Amanda is the founder of RICE design. RICE design is more than an interior design firm. It is a team of talented professionals that have a solution for all things creative and green. They create one of a kind sustainable interiors people can live, work, and play in comfortably with style. Which is something we could use some help with!

Amanda strongly believes that our visual surroundings impact our mental heath & quality of life more than all the other senses combined. She has preached to us, "not to ignore the importance of our visual environment living around us!" Amanda's strongest suggestion for us is to "Use space and design to impact the architecture of your life...make a statement and create a lasting impression." With advice like that we begged her for an interview. She agreed. For you reading pleasure the interview is below. Make sure to check out her Website here.......... RICEdesignINC.com

Why did you choose to have a green business?
I decided to actively go green in my business to show people that opting for sustainable and green options doesn’t mean sacrificing the latest style, design, or comfort! I love educating my clients on how their choices & the materials they select not only make there business or homes beautiful, but keep those spaces and the planet healthy!

How do you run your green business?
I try to select and buy from local companies that use sustainable resources and clean manufacturing processes. Lines that care not only about the products they create, but the footprint the process leaves on the environment. Recycling and reusing or donating old furniture and fixtures helps others in the community and can even save my client’s money. Instead of paying to have that old carpet removed and hauled away, recycle it, and use the money for a special accessory or piece of art otherwise not in the budget. One of the easiest things you can do to go green in your next design or remodel project, is choosing a non-toxic paint to protect your health and the environment. Traditional paint has toxic cancer-causing carcinogens that can be released into the air of your home for many years, even after that perfect color has dried on your accent wall.

Are you green in your home life?
I embraced turning my home into an all natural space several years ago and continue to improve and purify the most important environment in my life. Using recycled products, only all natural or plant based cleaners, and making an effort to be energy efficient are at the heart of greening my home.

What do you do to try and keep yourself healthy?
It’s simple-I read the ingredients of what’s in the food and beauty products I’m putting in or on my body!! Deciding what dog food to buy for my new puppy almost six years ago, lead to research of “what’s really in this” that opened my eyes to a scary truth for both pets and people. You probably would be surprised to know what’s actually in your food, lotions, or the make up lines you use day after day. I also try to eat pure and all natural organic foods that aren’t made with chemicals or engineered ingredients. Even if it is cookies or my favorite, popcorn, the food just taste better and is better for you!

Welcome to the crew Amanda! RICEdesignINC.com

Monday, October 5, 2009

How to Live to 100

We all want to live forever. What if we could live to 100? What amazing things would we see in our lifetime? What difference could we make? The answers are endless. This is one of the reasons Revolution Greens was formed, we are always on a search for the answers to a longer and healthier life. This morning we came across a tremendous article on how to achieve the goal of celebrating your 100th birthday.

By Dr. Maoshing Ni
The good news is that your body was designed to be 100 — but, you have to get out of the way. Getting out of the way means taking an honest look at the habits and lifestyle you are living with today. Most of us have developed habits that limit our true health potential. But don't let these bad habits of the past discourage you. What matters is what you do from this moment forward. Leave behind the habits that aren't serving you — smoking, eating fast food, and so on — and start choosing habits that your body needs to thrive.

Lifestyle habits that age you most quickly
The culprits that will most quickly age you and negatively affect your health are:

1. Poor diet
2. Lack of exercise
3. Stress and worry
4. Exhaustion
5. Unhappiness
6. Lack of love
7. Toxic overload
8. Blockages and congestion of the transportation highways within our bodies.

Healthy habits to live long
It takes 14 to 21 days of repetitive behavior to form a new pattern in your brain. Once the pattern is formed, it becomes an automatic behavioral response. As you develop new healthy habits, they will begin to replace bad habits. Here are some of the most transformative longevity habits:

1. Drink more water
Drink 8 glasses of fresh, filtered water every day. Water is very important for proper lymphatic drainage and hydrating the cells to prevent buildup of toxic waste products. Your safest bet is filtered water. The best kind of filtration processes for removing contaminants use activated charcoal, which removes the impurities but leaves the water-soluble minerals. Avoid water softeners, which take away essential minerals. To learn about a high-performance filtration system that I recommend, click here.

2. Eat like a centenarian
The rural community of Rugao, four hours north of Shanghai, enjoys the reputation as the "longevity county of China" because there are over 200 centenarians in the small region -- the highest number per 1,000 residents anywhere in China. Rugao residents eat mostly fish, vegetables, mushrooms, seaweed, corn and buckwheat. There was virtually no meat or poultry present in the majority of their diet. Scientists have confirmed the health benefits of a diet high in fish and vegetables and low in animal products.

Know what foods to enjoy and what to avoid:

• The very best thing you can do for your health is to eat a wide array of colorful fruits and vegetables every day.

• Eat fish and cut back on meat and poultry.

• Choose the right fats. Cut back on saturated fats like butter and avoid all trans fats. Instead, choose mono-saturated fats: olive, sesame, canola, flax, and fish oils.

• Avoid all refined sugars.

3. Restore with regular rest
Get 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night.

4. Take the stairs!
Take a walk. Go for a swim. Join the gym. Find an exercise activity that works for you and stick to it, practicing at least four times a week for thirty minutes a session. Regular exercise can strengthen your immune system, uplift your mood, maintain joint mobility, increase energy - the list goes on and on!

5. Manage your stress.
Stress is the root cause of most of the diseases that shorten our life span. Meditation is a powerful way to manage your stress level. For the best results, meditate every day. Start with five minutes and work your way up to fifteen or twenty minutes. (See 3 Easy Beginner Mediation Techniques.) For a guided CD that is filled with meditations for living to 100, click here. Another option? Get your exercise and stress-management all in one by beginning a tai chi practice.

6. Detoxify your surroundings.
With environmental factors causing ever more damage to our well-being, it is important to know what to look out for and avoid. For starters, you can avoid many dangerous chemical compounds if you buy organic foods and use glass and recycled paper products. In addition, it is beneficial to undergo periodic detoxification treatments with special dietary and herbal regimens to lower your body's toxic load. An herbal blend that is specially formulated for helping your body detoxify is Internal Cleanse. Also learn how to eliminate the toxins with this 5-Step Detox to Revitalize You.

I hope you found the answers to get you started on your own longevity quest! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Organic Tailgate Party

Why not standout at your next tailgate event. Whether your at your alma mater or cheering on your favorite NFL team, party a little bit healthier. We are getting ready to cheer on our favorite team, the Miami Dolphins, and we are bringing along some of our favorite game day munchies. A backyard barbeque all-star, Organic Brats, much healthier than its conventional counterpart. It keeps all the anitbiotics and hormones out of your brat and your body. Delcious Turkey Burgers are our next choice. Organic Turkey burgers are from turkeys that are fed 100% certified organic feeds, giving you the healthiest, most delicious bird your can get. Last why not add some organic beer! You cant have a successful party without our favorite social lubricant. Check your local Whole Foods as their organic beer offering are growing daily. Most important have a great time with your friends and be like the Revolution Greens team. Leave the place cleaner than you found it! Cheers!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fresh Fridays: Organic Recipe of the Week

Another beautiful week in the books. We have had some great things going on this week and we hope you have as well. This week for Fresh Friday we bring to you: Black Bean Quesadillas with Salsa and Guacamole

Serves 8 | Prep Time 0:15 | Cook Time 0:20


4 Tablespoons Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
15 ounces Organic Refried Black Beans
1/2 cup any Organic Diced Tomatoes, do not drain
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely minced
6 organic whole grain flour tortillas, 8 inch
1 cup organic salsa

2 avocados, pitted and peeled
2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
or lime juice
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, or to taste


Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium, heavy skillet. Add the onion and green pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the refried beans, parsley and tomatoes. Mix in with the onion and pepper. Sauté for five to seven minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and set aside.

To prepare the guacamole, place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork until it is a chunky paste. Set aside.

Spread the bean mixture evenly over three of the tortillas. Place the remaining three tortillas on top forming a sandwich. Lightly brush some of the remaining oil in a heavy, medium skillet and heat up. Place one quesadilla in the skillet and cook until lightly brown, about 2 minutes or so. Flip over and brown the other side. Remove from the skillet and repeat, adding more oil as needed, until all quesadillas have been browned.

Slice the quesadillas into quarters. Serve each slice with a dollop of guacamole and a tablespoon or so of salsa. Serve as a main dish or as a party snack.

Nutritional Info

Per serving: 289 Calories, 17g Fat (52% calories from fat), 6g Protein, 30g Carbohydrate, 7g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 455mg Sodium

Enjoy it and stay healthy Friends!