Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

What about Noni?

By Frank Smith

The scientific name of noni is morinda citrifolia and more commonly as Tahitian noni, beach mulberry, Indian mulberry, or great morinda, among others. The tree on which the noni fruit grows is native to Southeast Asia, but has been spread extensively through Pacific Islands.

The noni plant produces fruit all year around. The fruit begins out green, but matures to a yellow or almost clear color. The pungent odor of the ripened fruit gives rise to the less than appealing name such as "cheese fruit". The noni is a hardy plant capable of growing in a wide variety of habitats.

Recently an overzealous promotion has led to a similar range of claims. One website claimed that noni juice benefits and uses include inhibiting "pre-cancer function and growth of cancer tumors!" On the same website, a man claimed that after only three weeks of drinking noni, his arthritis was gone and he was no longer impotent.

So what is the truth about natural noni juice?

What is the nutritional content of Noni Juice - What is in noni? What are the vitamin, minerals, and antioxidants that make it so beneficial? Does it have an ORAC score?

Noni Juice benefits and uses - You've heard the claims, but what can you really expect? Can it reduce cholesterol? Are there any side effects that you should be aware of? What scientific research has been done?

Noni Juice products - How do you choose which juice to buy? What should you look for in a quality product? Does it matter whether the fruit comes from Samoa, Fiji, Hawaii, or French Polynesia? Does the processing method matter?

How much to pay? Does price always equal quality? What would a fair price be for a quality product? Has it been diluted or reconstituted with water?

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