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Related Web Resources (Green Links)

May 25th, 2009 No comments

Go Green, Get Lean

Kate Geagan’s website on the low-carbon footprint diet.  You can check out the free resources or order her book.

Seasonal Produce Guide

Try Field to Plate’s seasonal produce guide.  If you are in the US, choose your state and see what produce is in season.  Explore the rest of the site for some great food philosophy.

Local Harvest

Check out this site to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.  This is a US based site.

Ready.  Set.  Dive in to those melons!

Ready. Set. Dive in to those melons!

BioMimicry Institute

Use Nature as a mentor with the BioMimicry Institute.  Answer your own diet and ecology questions by asking nature.

California Rare Fruit Growers

Wow, check out the California Rare Fruit Growers.  Their motto is “Pushing the limits and the range of fruit growing worldwide.”  This website is for the planet, not just California.

Nutridiary

I used Nutridiary to get most of the nutrition facts on fruit that I used for this book.  Go try it out.  I mostly just use the “foods” tab.  If you want, you can use this site to track your meals, and to help you plan out your diet.

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

So you want to save the planet and get free fresh fruit for your good efforts?  Join the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.  Their goal is to plant and help others plant 18 billion fruit trees across the world.  Fantastic – check out their site.

Fruitabu

Fruitabu is a fun site that makes fruit snacks.  I recommend whole fruit except for rare occasions.  However, the Fruitabu site is very energetic and creative.  See their catchy video and you’ll be singing along with them, “Fruit to the People!”

The Fruit Pages

The Fruit Pages site is dedicated to getting you to eat more fruit.  They have a newsletter, info about all kinds of fruits, and ten reasons to eat more fruit.  They suggest five to nine pieces of fruit a day and I’d say that’s a great start for most people.

The Green Smoothie Blog

This fun site is very refreshing and has lots of recipes for you to try.  Fruits and green leaves go well together and this site inspired me.  Their purpose is “Getting You and Your Family Hooked on Healthy!”

Book Resources for Further Study

May 18th, 2009 No comments

Here is a list of book I’ve researched for info about fruit, diet, ecology, and feeding the world.  In the comment section, please list related books that you’ve read.  We can help educate each other.

May All Be Fed:  Diet For A New World, by John Robbins.  John shows that a meat-based diet directly contributes to world hunger.  He also wrote Diet For A New America.

The 80/10/10 Diet, by Douglas N. Graham.  Doug has lived on a fruit based diet for years, and is a lifelong athlete.  He has coached elite athletes from around the world. 

The China Study, by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II.  Based on the huge China Research Study, this book shows the benefits of a plant-based diet.  You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. 

Gorgeously Green

Gorgeously Green

 

 

Gorgeously Green, by Sophie Uliano.  Sophie speaks specifically to women in her highly rated Eco-Diet book.  Her subtitle is “8 Simple Steps to an Earth Friendly Life”.

Go Green, Get Lean, by Kate Geagan.  The subtitle is “Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet”.  Kate has some super info on eco-friendly food choices.  She is from my home state of Utah.    

Quote from Go Green, Get Lean:  “If your diet consists of lifeless, heavily processed and refined foods, odds are you, too, will feel lifeless.  On the other hand, if your diet includes lots of vibrant foods teeming with nutrition and enzymes, you too will feel more vibrant and alive.  It’s that simple.”

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan.  Michael explores the roots of the food system in America.  He finds that thousands of our food “products” are all made from corn!  It gets scary from there, but I’ll let you read it yourself.

Edible Forest Gardens, by Dave Jacke.  This book is not a really easy read.  Dave explains the benefits of growing with a polyculture (many plants) rather than a monoculture.  This particular book is for temperate climates, although forest gardens work for tropical climates also.

Hope’s Edge:  The New Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe.  Frances wrote the first Diet for a Small Planet 30 years ago.  This time Frances and her daughter Anna travel the world looking for grassroots food movements.  They find many, from Brazil to Bangladesh, that will put Hope in your heart.