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Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

We want the best for our health and our family’s. The United States has an epidemic of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.  There are substantial benefits from plant-based diets for sustaining our health and living healthier lives. A plant-based diet means eating more whole foods and plants; This includes; fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts and seeds. One of the best parts about eating a plant-based diet is that you can define your strictness. It doesn't necessarily mean plants only. For some, a plant-based diet does exclude all animal products (a vegan diet). For others,...

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The Rush to Innovate and The Impact on Health – Metal and Plastics in Our Bodies

Right now, nearly 70 million Americans have been implanted with metal or plastic medical devices.  We trust that these devices are all safe, but are they?     When it comes to our health and the health of our family members, we want the absolute best.  Innovation is needed to move our society forward and save lives, but at what cost?  It took over 40 years to determined that Teflon was toxic, but before that, we placed it into our bodies and prepared our food on it.  How long will it take to find out if the new non-stick ceramic...

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Teflon: Environmental and Health Concerns

It is unlikely to go a day without seeing some mention of Teflon.  Teflon is a brand name for a man-made chemical known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which has been in commercial use since the 1940s. It has a wide variety of applications because it can provide an almost frictionless surface. Most people are familiar with it as a non-stick coating surface for pans and other cookware, although it has also been used in medical procedures. According to the findings of a 2006 Environmental Protection Agency scientific advisory panel, the primary chemical used to make Teflon -- perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA...

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Health Benefits of Ceramic Cookware

    We all want the best for our families to be happy and healthy.  Small changes in lifestyle can make a big difference, even changing type of cookware you use is an excellent step in the right direction to protect your family from harmful metal toxicity. There are many benefits of pure ceramic cookware, both for your health and for cooking. However, you must be sure you’re getting true ceramic cookware without toxic coatings or metals, or the same hazards may apply. With Xtrema, you can trust that the products are true and pure ceramic.   Xtrema, pure ceramic...

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5 Benefits of Eating Dinner Together at Home

Over the years, eating dinner together as a family was a sacred event that involves the coming together of family and loved ones to share a meal and conversation. The family dynamic has been changing with our culture’s more fast-paced lifestyle and the emergence of fast food.  Sadly, many families no longer take the time to sit together and participate in the cooking of a meal.  Stoves in some households have become decorations of a tradition that was once an integral part of family life and child development. It is not impossible to find a teenager in this generation who...

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Depressions Link to Metal Toxicity

Millions of American’s suffer from depression and what more can we want then for our family to be both healthy and happy.  Believe it or not, depression is often a symptom of another underlying issue.  Being proactive with the foods we eat and what toxins we expose ourselves to can reduce the risk of not only depression but other mental illnesses as well. Depression is a psychological wellness issue portrayed by a relentlessly discouraged state of mind or loss of enthusiasm for activities, causing critical unproductivity in day to day life of an individual. Potential causes include a mix of...

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Leftover Freshness Guide in the Fridge

In this fast-paced world, leftovers are a blessing during a busy week. Figuring out what is and isn’t still safe to eat can be tricky when it comes to leftovers, especially when food has only narrowly missed its expiration date or stuck around for a few extra days. By reading our handy guide to leftover freshness in the fridge, you will never have to guess again! Looking for a quick and easy way to tell if your dish is still safe to eat? Leftover Freshness Guide in the Fridge: There is nothing worse than coming home after a long day...

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Easy-to-Make Mug Meals

One fact of life is that we will all collect more coffee mugs than we really need. Whether it’s the memento from travels abroad or the keepsake from that gas station you walked to when your car broke down, every coffee mug tells a unique story. If you pay any interest in Pinterest these days, you may already know all about the coffee mug phenomenon that is taking the kitchen by storm. Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware wanted to get to the bottom of this culinary trend, and we picked up a few tasty recipes along the way. Check out these...

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