Disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy has yet to grab widespread attentionBOOST. let’s find this baby.
Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to other missing children’s cases. Some advocates say the reason why may be as simple as the toddler’s gender — and his race.
From the still-unsolved slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey more than 15 years ago to the disappearance and killing of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, the public has watched with rapt attention as many cases involving young children unfolded, often over many months. Yet Amir Jennings, the little boy who hasn’t been seen since he was captured on surveillance video with his mother in South Carolina nearly a year ago, has registered as scarcely a blip on the nation’s consciousness.
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Remember that fake alert about a Canadian child going missing “three minutes ago”? That post had over 20,000 notes. Just saying…
The Power of a Colorfully Diverse Diet
Consuming a diet rich in naturally colorful foods not only is beautiful but encourages ultimate health balance. Enjoying a variety of each color group provides a powerful defense against disease and environmental stressors. Scientific research has confirmed the importance of consuming a broad spectrum of fruits and vegetables to protect and enhance physical well being.
The color in fruits and vegetables contain an astonishing 25,000 bioactive chemicals that are found to be beneficial for optimum health. Phytochemicals are compounds that help to protect plants from various dangers such as UV rays and damaging pests. These same compounds are the very elements that help to protect us too.
However, it is not enough to simply eat the 5-9 recommended servings per day. Consuming a veritable rainbow is the key to unlocking true robust radiance.
To effortlessly take advantage of natures health enhancing bounty, focus on a varied diet selected from the seven vibrant food color groups. To receive the maximum benefit, consume only high-quality, locally grown, and organic produce.
These foods are packed with anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that help to protect against cellular aging, Alzheimers, and heart disease. Examples include strawberries, tomatoes, red apples, prunes, blueberries, purple grapes, eggplants and beets.
Green foods help to protect against cancer by inhibiting carcinogens with indoles, isocyanate, and sulforaphane. Kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli are a few excellent sources.
The active component allicin, found in the onion/garlic family, demonstrates anti-tumor activity. The flavonoid antioxidants quercetin and kaempferol are found in white/green foods such as pears, endive, celery and white wine.
This color provides substantial amounts of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which protect the eyes. Both compounds lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. As an added bonus, lutein also protects against atherosclerosis. Enjoy foods such as mustard greens, arugula, collards, spinach, honeydew melon, yellow corn and avocado.
Orange foods contain beta and alpha carotene, which assist in repairing damaged DNA and protect against cancer. Good sources are carrots, acorn squash, apricots, mangos and sweet potatoes.
Foods of these variety help to prevent heart disease through the compound beta cryptothanxin. Orange/yellow foods are also high in vitamin C which provides abundant health protecting benefits. Also, the skin of an orange contains high amounts of a protective fat that has been shown to annihilate cancer cells in humans. Focus on foods such as tangerines, peaches, papayas, oranges and pineapple.
If you can’t be on the beach, then eat the beach
Coconut is like, my LIFE. I can’t get enough of it. So I decided to toss together an awesome MULTIFUNCTIONAL granola that’s sure to give you a burst of energy. A handful of this in some yogurt for breakfast, or just a nibble right before a workout, this granola is sure to impress :D :D :D