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The Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables: Part 1

Posted by Saito on March 24, 2009

I’m dedicating this post to the benefits of fruits and vegetables, since there are so many different types of fruits and vegetables I will only be discussing about the most common fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and Veggies

Q & A

What do you mean by benefits exactly?

By benefits I mean as what they can actually do, how do they effect your body?

Lets start with a few common veggies:

Celery

Celery targets your bones, notice they appear to look like your bones inside and out already. It sends nutrients to your bones to keep them healthy and strong. When your body is running low on sodium it takes sodium from your bones, making them weak. So celery and other vegetables like bok choy and rhubarb revive your bones keeping them strong.

Carrot

If you look on the inside of a carrot (after you take a bite) you will notice the odd rings on the inside, almost transforming into the shape of an eye. As a matter of fact it greatly effects the human eye, it greatly enhances blood flow and funtions of the human eye.

Tomato

The tomato has four chambers on the inside, the tomato is red. That is exactly what our hearts look like inside and out! All research says that the tomato is pure heart and blood food.

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Okay, we have seen the benefits of some vegetables, now lets take a look at the fruit section:

Grapes

Grapes hang in a cluster in the shape of the human heart, every grape appears to look like a blood cell. Research shows that grapes are food for the heart and our blood. (grapes are also a great source of Resveratrol)

Bananas

Bananas are a great source of potassium, it helps to regulate your blood pressure. The potassium in the bananas can also help your muscles contract properly while doing exercises and it reduces cramping. bananas can also help lower sugar cravings.

Oranges

Oranges are extremely beneficial, they help you fight asthma, it helps with proper brain development, it also brings Betacarotene into your body which protects your cells from damage and viruses.

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These are just a few fruits and vegetables, imagine the benefits of ALL fruits and vegetables! I think everyone should try to maintain a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, the benefits are worth it :D.

Well that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update :D.

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Aerogarden: The Benefits Of Using an Aerogarden

Posted by Saito on January 19, 2009

Ok its time to introduce the Aerogarden, I’ll explain why.

If you go shopping for groceries at a normal everyday grocery store with your parents or by yourself, you will find some stores that have very poor quality vegetables. In some cases the quality is so bad you don’t even get the proper nutrients from eating the fresh vegetables that you believed you were getting…why?

Unless organically grown, much of our vegetables are grown in soil with very little minerals and nutrients.

My family and I have recently discovered that we are sad victims of poor quality produce even though we were getting good fresh produce. Because of this we are slowly shifting over to the Aerogarden:

Aerogarden

When you first look at the picture above, you can see the the successful crop of one Aerogarden. Now that is a pretty good looking crop! It’s full of delicious quality cherry tomatoes that were grown naturally-no strange chemicals or pesticides were used to corrupt those beauties. And that’s why I’m recommending that you switch over to the Aerogarden for healthy produce grown right out of your own home.

Q & A

But how exactly does it work?

The Aerogarden transmits Full Spectrum Grow lights from the Lamp Hood that overlooks the plants. It cuts down considerably the time spent on growing a garden. The other helpful part of the Aerogarden is actually at its base, where you plant the seeds:

Diagram of Aerogarden

In the image above you can see the little domes under the overhanging lamp; that’s where most of the
process begins. The seed you use (like lettuce) grows inside a chamber that has a tropical rain forest-like atmosphere (and check this out, its even better then soil :O). It speeds up the process of plant growth right from the start 😀


And does it only grow cherry tomatoes?

Of course not! With the Aerogarden you can grow multiple kinds of vegetable plants (I’m currently growing lettuce with my sister’s help). It can grow just about anything you want (except for veggies that sprout too high, like corn for example).

But I don’t have a lot of time on my hands, will this become a hassle?

No! No not at all :D. It takes care of itself. The light on the control panel lets you know when you need to change the water or add another nutrient tablet. Completely low maintenance, anyone can have a green thumb with the Aerogarden!

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I am really excited about this, I hear from my friends that the vegetables taste soo good. If you have any other questions just post a comment and I’ll be right there to help 😀

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