Surprising Truths About Fruits and Vegetables

Tomatoes, japaleño peppers, serrano peppers and now avocadoes are all under scrutiny due to the recent Salmonella outbreak, making many Americans nervous about eating their vegetables.

Or make that, their fruits. Oh, drat. Which is it?

Actually, all four of these produce items are classified as fruits by scientists, regardless of what consumers, grocers and nutritionists think, said Amy Litt, director of Plant Genomics and Cullman curator at The New York Botanical Garden.

“The thing that is funny from my point of view, and it’s always a mystery to me, is that everyone knows that a tomato is a fruit, but they don’t know that a squash or a string bean or a cuke [cucumber] is also a fruit,” said Litt, who lately is studying the genes that make tomatoes fleshy. “I’m not sure how it got into the public realm of knowledge that a tomato is a fruit. But it’s like, well, all these other things are a fruit too.” .. read more

opinion: This article is old but a very good one and it talks about fruits and vegetables. Man has perverted the food we eat due to money, yep you got it MONEY! So what are some foods we eat that are being called a vegetable? Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes and so forth. These are actually fruits. It helps to know the truth as we are feeding our bodies.

Fruit mean – Seed bearing, the developed ovary of a seed plant with its contents and accessory parts, as the pea pod, nut, tomato, or pineapple and the edible part of a plant developed from a flower, with any accessory tissues, as the peach, mulberry, or banana.

Vegetable mean – any plant whose fruit, seeds, roots, tubers, bulbs, stems, leaves, or flower parts are used as food, as the tomato, bean, beet, potato, onion, asparagus, spinach, or cauliflower and the edible part of such a plant, as the tuber of the potato.

legumes mean – pod or pea plant or the seed of a plant

Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.

Romans 14:2 One [man’s faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables.

Do your own research and learn what God says about herbs (vegetables) and fruit. By the way teach your children the truth, many do not know!

FDA Warning: Tuna Sold In Texas May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A

FOOD ALERT, PLEASE SHARE AND WARN Family and Friends, Thank you.

DALLAS (CBSDFW) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are investigating foreign seafood providers that have shipped tuna to the Texas area that may be tainted with hepatitis A.

According to the USDA, frozen tuna from the Hilo Fish Company that was sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company, Vietnam, and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc., Philippines has recently tested positive for the hepatitis A virus.

According to the CDC, any unvaccinated person who consumed recalled frozen tuna is at risk of contracting the hepatitis A virusread more

Do You Know Your Sugar?

I just recently learned that brown sugar is actually white sugar with molasses added to it, What? I learned this because I bought a box of crackers that had Demerara sugar in it. I had no idea what this even was so I began researching this word. I found out what this was and I learned more about other sugars as well with one of them being brown sugar. Now I would like to share with you what I learned. Please do your own research and if you would like to comment on what you learned then please share. Let’s begin by learning about sugar and refined sugar.

  • Demerara – This is a type of cane sugar with a fairly large grain and a pale amber color. It has a pleasant toffee flavor and can be used in place of brown sugar. [by What’s the Difference? Muscovado, Demerara, & Turbinado]
  • Brown Sugar – Brown sugar is a bit of a generic term — it’s simply sugar that contains molasses, with the molasses giving it that distinctive brown color and flavor. There are two ways that brown sugar can be made:… read more

What Are Refined Sugars?

Sugar manufacturing involves the process called refining, during which impurities and colored components are removed. The starting product, called raw sugar, is softened and dissolved, then the components are separated to yield the white, pure sugar recognized as table sugar, or pure sucrose.

Some sugar, especially the type called refined, cause a rapid rise in blood sugar that could raise your risk of diabetes and other chronic problems. A large number of the foods we eat contain refined sugar, which could pose as large a health problem as dietary fats and cholesterol… read more

Natural vs. refined sugars: What’s the difference?

Natural sugars are found in fruit as fructose and in dairy products, such as milk and cheese, as lactose. Foods with natural sugar have an important role in the diet of cancer patients and anyone trying to prevent cancer because they provide essential nutrients that keep the body healthy and help prevent disease.

Refined sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are processed to extract the sugar. It is typically found as sucrose, which is the combination of glucose and fructose. We use white and brown sugars to sweeten cakes and cookies, coffee, cereal and even fruit. Food manufacturers add chemically produced sugar, typically high-fructose corn syrup, to foods and beverages, including crackers, flavored yogurt, tomato sauce and salad dressing. Low-fat foods are the worst offenders, as manufacturers use sugar to add flavor… read more

Replacing Refined Sugars with Natural Sugars One Step At a Time

The average American now consumes 175 pounds of sugar per year! That’s 46 teaspoons a day! If we pretend that sugar actually had some benefits, eating one-half pound every day would not seem like such a bad idea. But the truth is that sugar has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever. Not only does it totally lack nutrients, but when you eat sugar it actually robs your body of nutrients– vitamins, minerals and even enzymes.

Sure sugar may be temporarily pleasing to the taste buds, but the rest of the body suffers for it. The sad thing is that most people are not aware of the devastating effects that excess sugar consumption has on the body. The cartoon illustrates a typical day for many Americans and how the standard American diet affects our health, especially the way we think and feel…. read more
Processed foods are one of the biggest dietary sources of refined sugar.

How to Eliminate Refined Sugars

Since sugar contains no beneficial nutrients, it is not necessary to eat any at all, and yet the typical American consumes between 120 and 150 pounds each year. Furthermore, Americans take in 10 times more refined sugar than all the 2,600 food additives combined, with the exception of salt, according to If you fall into the category of “typical American,” it may be time to cut back on your intake and eliminate refined sugars from your diet…. read more

Is Citric Acid and Ascorbic Acid From a Fruit or Is It Something Else?

ascorbic acidWe were shocked to find out what citric acid really was. We immediately stopped buying food with this ingredient listed and were surprised of the foods we eat that had it, mainly Fruit. Now why would you add citric acid to fruit when it already has it. Read these articles below and you will soon find out why.

  1. The Nasty Truth: Citric Acid Comes From GMO BLACK MOLD, Not Fruit! – If common ingredients like “citric acid” and “ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)” sound normal and familiar enough that you practically conjure up an image of the flourishing orchard they were grown in – then think again.
  2. What You Need To Know About Citric Acid – Citric acid is one of the most common food additives in use today. You may think it is a harmless derivative of lemons, and that used to be so. Today’s citric acid is a whole different story. Here’s what you need to know about this pervasive ingredient.
  3. What’s the deal with citric acid: the one ingredient found in almost every food product you buy – (NaturalNews) Ever wondered why citric acid is listed in almost every food or drink ingredient label? This little product is found in everything from iced tea to hummus and organic salsa. Let’s take a look at what citric acid is and what it’s used for so universally in the food industries.
  4. GMO ‘Genewashing’: The Food Industry’s Plan to Keep You Unhealthy – You may be familiar with the term “greenwashing” –- a term describing the deceptive practice companies use to purposely give off the impression that their products or policies are environmentally friendly, when in fact they aren’t. Greenwashing was first coined in 1986 by an environmentalist named Jay Westerveld, and became popular when the green movement took North America by storm.Now there’s a new form of deception on the market and Naturally Savvy has a term for it: GENEWASHING. That’s right, you heard it here first!
  5. Is Your Vitamin C the Real Deal or a GMO Wannabe? – When most people consider the consequences of vitamin C deficiency, however, the usual image that comes to mind is of a scurvy ridden, orally challenged, 16th century sailor who has run out of limes!
    While a severe deficiency of vitamin C is rare anymore, subclinical deficiency is most definitely not.
    A powerful anti-oxidant, vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that is needed for numerous biological functions including:
  6. Beware of Ascorbic Acid: Synthetic Vitamin C – Did you know that ascorbic acid is actually synthetic vitamin C? What’s more, it is usually GMO vitamin C, which means it was derived from GMO corn. If you are learning this for the first time, it can be a rather shocking realization as almost all vitamin C supplements on the market use ascorbic acid.

Vitamin C used to be the real deal but now that is not so much so. We have to dig and find the real thing to take!

Back in the 1930’s ascorbic acid was isolated out of little red peppers. The man who first performed this experiment was Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi who won a Nobel Prize for his work. What he also found, which has mostly been ignored until recently, was that ascorbic acid was far more biologically available and active while it was still in the red pepper…. read more

These are not biblical based but are factual

Media Rip Republican Who Won’t Say Every American Is ‘Entitled To Eat.’ But He’s Not Wrong. Here’s Why.

This weekend, NPR interviewed Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and asked him a gotcha question: “is every American entitled to eat?” The segment was about cutting food stamps, and NPR’s agenda was clear: show that Republicans don’t care if Americans starve, which is why they want to cut food stamps. Smith answered, “Well, they – nutrition, obviously, we know is very important. And I would hope that we can look to…It is essential. It is essential.”

This was not enough for the media, who declared Smith a dunderhead: after all, doesn’t everybody have the right to food?

Imagine a land where there was a right to food, housing, and healthcare. Imagine that such rights were enshrined in the Constitution of that land. That would mean that everyone in that land could live free without the burden of worry over such basic resources, right?


The South African Constitution guarantees a “right” to all of these commodities. In fact, the Constitution even creates a legal duty for the government to help secure such commodities. Yet there are some 11 million “food insecure” people in the country, including 1.5 million children with chronic malnutrition and growth stunting. Life expectancy in South Africa is 57 years. There are currently 12 million people in the country without adequate housing. The population of South Africa is approximately 55 million…. read more