Green Eyes On: Three Green New Year's Resolutions

Here are three progressive ways to live greener in the New Year.

1. Dip Your Toe In: Start Eating More Organic Food

Eating more organic food is the perfect place to start. Did you know that the average child in America is exposed to five pesticides a day in food and drinking water? Yet--according to a study involving school-age children-- switching to an organic diet for just five days virtually eliminates any sign of exposure to organophosphate pesticides. And, as an added bonus, you can increase your antioxidant intake by 30 percent by switching to organic foods. Start by replacing two items each week on your grocery list with the organic counterpart, then grow from there.

2. Start Using Recycled Products

I’m sure that you, like many people, are already recycling. Maybe you’re even composting. And you’re proud of how little trash you actually send to the dump each week. But let’s take it one step farther. Without a market for recycled-content goods, there could be no need, or opportunity, for us to recycle. So this year, don’t let your recycling bin be the only green badge you wear, make sure the products around your house sport thetriple-arrow recycling symbol, too. Evelyn Fields makes Reusable Sandwich bags, and other kitchen goods from recycled materials, and Seventh Generation makes 100% recycled content bathroom tissue, napkins and other paper goods. When you buy, look for the triple arrow recycling symbol that is also a triangle, which indicates that something is both recyclable and made from recycled materials.

3. Join a Yoga Class

Starting each day with yoga, either a long form class or five minutes on your own, can make you stronger on the inside and out. In fact, you may be surprised at some of the proven benefits of yoga, including lowered blood pressure, better gastrointestinal functions, strengthened immune system, better pain tolerance, improved circulation, slower pulse rate, increased energy, better posture, slowed aging and, yes, it can even lead to a better sex life. Maybe 2010 is finally the time to get your ohm on.

As with any other time of the year, it doesn’t matter so much where start, what matters is that you start…and that you stick with it and grow from there.

Here’s to a bright green 2010!

Ocean Vegetables

Edible seaweed, just like busy people, are hardworking marine plants that burst with multi-nutrients, no other plant life in the world can give! They feed and support every cell, tissue and organs of our bodies. Seaweed is the world’s most basic yet complete food!

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Simple Seaweed Facial Mask

A few years ago I discovered how to make a simple facial mask that left my face feeling incredibly soft, smooth and looking absolutely radiant. This mask contains kelp, honey, and aloe vera.

Seaweeds have been traditionally used to detoxify the body both internally and externally. They are rich in nutrients which help to both tone and nourish the skin. Seaweed contain mineral salts that can help the skin to hold it's moisture better, which helps to smooth fine lines.

1 TBSP Kelp powder ½ TBSP honey (raw honey is best) ½ TBSP Aloe vera gel (99.9% pure)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply to a clean face. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

To enjoy glowing, healthy looking skin, use this mask 2 times a week.

I promise you will enjoy this mask and make it a regular part of your beauty program.


The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. One slice has 81 calories, 8 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber. Try a few slices instead of mayonnaise to dress up your next burger.

Benefits of avocado are numerous: it is filled with monounsaturated fats, Vitamin B and E, nutrients excellent for moisturizing and rejuvenating dry or tired skin.

Avocado Face Mask for Dry and Sensitive Skin


1 avocado

3-4 drops of almond oil


  • Peel and mash avocado and add almond oil until the mass is consistent.
  • Apply to face while massaging it gently.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Green Tea Face Mask

Green tea is amazing for the skin, and you can make your own green tea mask at home. A green tea mask will make you look younger, and it will give you a smooth complexion. You can make your own green tea mask at home, and it won't come with a hefty price tag. A green tea mask contains many powerful antioxidants, and it will hydrate your skin. A green tea mask also slows down the aging process and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, so you should use one regularly. For Recipe click here

Tasty ways to get more nutrient-rich spinach into your day.

Tender, fresh spinach is delicious in salads, pasta, soups and dips and is an easy, healthy addition to many meals. Plus it's versatile—spinach is equally tasty raw or cooked. And spinach teems with important nutrients, such as folate, vitamin E and lutein, to keep your body strong.

Folate is necessary for the production of new cells, including red blood cells. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, particularly in protecting cell membranes from damage, and scientists hypothesize that it has a role in immune function, DNA repair, the formation of red blood cells and vitamin K absorption. Lutein may be able to reverse some of the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration.

Eat well and stay strong with these delicious, healthy spinach recipes.

Eco-Conscious Bags

So we know that almonds are a great source of protein, but they also provide your body with; heart healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese, copper, riboflavin, and phosphorus. Great healthy snack! evelynfields's shop