Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How Much Water Does Your Liver Need?

Carico's Water Filtration Systems will reduce and or remove and extensive line of contaminants, bacteria's, ecoli, viruses and heavy metals. Carico's Water Filtration Systems utilize a Full spectrum cartridge and no other water filtration system will compare. Easy to install, simple to maintain and delivers water at pennies per gallon. Since you need to hydrate your body with water, ask for Carico's Water filtration Systems and be assured of cleaner, healthier, safer better tasting water, just like nature intended. To learn more go to

Healthy eating: New year brings new beginnings December 29, 2009

The foods we eat, the water we drink, the fresh juices and healthier foods we nourish our bodies are important in order to live a healthier life. Carico has created a line of healthy products which were designed to help you have a healthier, cleaner safer environment as well as help you have healthier more nutritious meals and fresher healthier juices.. Carico's Water Filtration Systems, Carico's Air Purification Systems, Carico's Juice Extraction Systems, Carico's Ultra Tech II cookware are products which will help you and your family maintain and improve their health. To learn more visit

How serious is heart health Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We have all heard that prevention is your best medicine. Everyone would benefit from drinking lots of fresh purified water, breathing cleaner, safer and healthier indoor air, drinking fresh vegetable juices, especially juices that lower your blood pressure and are known to be good for maintaining optimum health, eating fresher, healthier vegetables and whole wheat products and eating less meats with are high in fats and cooking them in their own natural juices, rather than in fats and unhealthy oils. Carico has created a line of healthy products. Carico's Water Filtration Systems, Carico's Air Purification Systems, Carico's Juice Extraction Systems, Carico's Ultra Tech II cookware are products which will help you and your family maintain and improve their health.

Earth Talk: Is chlorine in drinking water dangerous? Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Thousands of American municipalities add chlorine to their drinking water to get rid of contaminants like nitrates, arsenic and pesticides. But this inexpensive and highly effective disinfectant has a dark side.

“Chlorine, added as an inexpensive and effective drinking water disinfectant, is also a known poison to the body,” says Vanessa Lausch of filter manufacturer Aquasana. “It is certainly no coincidence that chlorine gas was used with deadly effectiveness as a weapon in the First World War.” The gas would severely burn the lungs and other body tissues when inhaled, and is no less powerful when ingested by mouth.

Lausch adds that researchers have now linked chlorine in drinking water to higher incidences of bladder, rectal and breast cancers. Reportedly chlorine, once in water, interacts with organic compounds to create trihalomethanes (THMs)-which when ingested encourage the growth of free radicals that can destroy or damage vital cells in the body. “Because so much of the water we drink ends up in the bladder and/or rectum, ingestions of THMs in drinking water are particularly damaging to these organs,” says Lausch.

The link between chlorine and bladder and rectal cancers has long been known, but only recently have researchers found a link between common chlorine disinfectant and breast cancer, which affects one out of every eight American women. A recent study conducted in Hartford, Connecticut found that women with breast cancer have 50 to 60 % higher levels of organochlorines (chlorine by-products) in their breast tissue than cancer-free women.

But don’t think that buying bottled water is any solution. Much of the bottled water for sale in the U.S. comes from public municipal water sources that are often treated with, you guessed it, chlorine. A few cities have switched over to other means of disinfecting their water supplies. Las Vegas, for example, has followed the lead of many European and Canadian cities in switching over to harmless ozone instead of chlorine to disinfect its municipal water supply.

As for getting rid of the chlorine that your city or town adds to its drinking water on your own, theories abound. Some swear by the method of letting their water sit for 24 hours so that the chlorine in the glass or pitcher will off-gas. Letting the tap run for a while is not likely to remove any sizable portion of chlorine, unless one were to then let the water sit overnight before consuming it.

Carico’s Water Purification Systems include high quality long lasting a Coconut Shell carbon with Englehard lead removal media and will generally give up to 3 times the volume of water with a higher level of contaminant removal, compared to the general range of cartridges in retail stores and other sources that include a bituminous carbon block.

California Air Resources Board finds unsafe levels of formaldehyde in new homes December 15, 2009

Just about every day there is another new alert about the concerns with our indoor air. Since many of us spend more time in the indoors, it only makes sense to purify the indoor air. Indoor air may be a thousand times more polluted than the outdoor air. What we breathe is absorbed into our bodies. This is why more people are investing in their health, by purifying their indoor air with one of Carico's Air Purification Systems, the most advanced air purification system in the industry. Only Carico's Air Purification Systems utilize the 3 technologies that address the 3 contaminant issues in our indoor air, bacteria's, viruses, mold, and germs, animal and human hair, dust and dust mites, and gases that come from furniture, cleaning chemicals.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chlorine in Tap Water Dec 26, 2009

Carico Water Purification Systems are designed to effectively remove and reduce a long line of chemicals, including chlorine, chloramines, heavy metal, including lead, bacteria's, ecoli, viruses and germs. This is why we recommend that everyone should drink water that has been filtered through a properly installed Carico water filtration system.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Water without Side Effects December 28, 2009

Due to the alarming news regarding the poor quality water that comes from our taps, I have installed a Carico water filter. Carico's water filtration systems will effectively reduce or remove the pharmaceuticals that are now in our drinking water. Carico's water filtration systems have a ceramic cartridge. Carico's Water Filtration systems will also effectively stop giardia lamblia cysts, ecoli, and substances as small as 0.02 microns. Easy to install and virtually no maintenance The porosity of the ceramic is smaller than the size of bacteria's, viruses and germs, thus not allowing them to come into my drinking water. it also has a solid block of carbon, which absorbs many more contaminants more effectively then granular carbon. Carico sells them at low prices.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Keep home air smoke-free for family December 24, 2009

It is our recommendation that anyone who smokes, should quit. But if you are going to smoke indoors, we highly recommend that you use a Carico Air Purification System. Carico's Air Purification systems have been proven to reduce and remove many of the chemicals, smoke and odors caused by tobacco smoke. It is also highly effective at removing dust, dust mite allergens, bacteria's, viruses and germs. No home, business, or office should be without a Carico Air Purification System. Every child's and babies room should have a Carico Air Purification System.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Regulators shifting course on drugged drinking water Dec. 23, 2009

Carico's Water Filtration Systems, utilizing the ceramic full spectrum cartridges and the solid block(s) of Coconut Shell Carbon are affective at reducing and removing a large line of contaminates in our municipal drinking water. This is why every home, apartment and business should install one of Carico's Water Filtration Systems and safeguard themselves and their families.

While holidays have kids smiling, stress a good diet Dec. 22, 2009, 7:52PM

Carico's Ultra Tech Nutritional cookware is helping more babies, children, and adults eat healthier more nutritious meals. Carico's Ultra Tech II Nutritional Cookware cooks vegetables without water. So there is no need for steaming, or boiling your vegetables. Foods look better, taste better and are healthier for you. Cooking without boiling, and steaming your foods in Carico's Ultra Tech II nutritional cookware will help preserve the vitamins, minerals and enzymes in your fresh foods.

The Holidays Trigger Indoor Allergens & Asthma for Many Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Carico's Air Purification Systems have been helping thousands of customers have cleaner, safer, healthier indoor air. No other Air Purification System can compare to Carico's Air Purification Systems. Carico's Air Purification Systems are easy to use, simple to maintain and are the most efficient air purification systems. Carico's Air Purification Systems come in two colors, black and dove grey and there are 4 different models to select from.

Unsafe levels of formaldehyde in new homes

Environmental Health Examiner's Articles 12/15/2009 California Air Resources Board finds unsafe levels of formaldehyde in new homes.

Today we spend more time in an indoor environment. Many of us work indoors, we exercise in indoor gyms, we go shopping inside malls, we commute in our cars, we sleep indoors, we go to indoor restaurants, we go to indoor movies and we grocery shopping indoors, in fact most of our time is spent breathing indoor air. And in our indoor air there are many chemicals, bacteria's, viruses, mold and dust and dust mites. This is the reason why Carico's Air Purification systems are desired by homes, businesses, hotels, and restaurants. People with asthma, allergies and those who are sensitive to chemicals, dust and allergens are investing in one of Carico's Air Purification systems.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

That Tap Water Is Legal but May Be Unhealthy

Apparently the safe drinking water act has not been updated in over 10 years and it only monitors about 91 chemicals that can be in water.
However, they're are more than 60000 chemicals being used in the US everyday and perhaps there are quite a bit more chemicals in the water today as shown in this New York Times article
Carico Water Filtration System stages contains a special compressed carbon designed to remove any possible remaining contaminants giving you fresh, great tasting, pure water!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lower Cholesterol May Lessen Risk of Some Cancers

An article on reported on two studies that found people with lower total cholesterol have a 60 percent less risk of prostate cancer and people with higher levels of good cholesterol may protect against lung, liver and other cancers.

According to, the 7 largest causes of high cholesterol are; diet, excess weight, your age and gender, your activity level, your overall health, cigarette smoking and your family history.

Many of the items on this list are areas in which people have the choice whether or not they want to be healthy. They can control their diet, their weight, their activity level, for the most part their overall health and whether they choose to smoke.

At Carico, we hope people choose good health. The foods you eat and how you prepare them are at the forefront of maintaing optimum health. Carico’s Ultra-Tech II Waterless and Greaseless Cooking System is a valuable tool for preparing foods without excess grease or water. It’s very easy to use and the foods taste great.

Obesity May Increase Your Cancer Risk CNN

CNN Health recently reported on some new research conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research that concluded more than 100,000 cases of cancer each year are caused by excess body fat.

Specifically, 49 percent of endometrial cancers, 35 percent of esophageal cancers, 28 percent of pancreatic cancers, 24 percent of kidney cancers, 21 percent of gallbladder cancers, 17 percent of breast cancers and 9 percent of colon cancers are all caused by excess body fat.

At Carico, we believe that the foods you eat and how you prepare them is important to maintaining good health. Cooking with excess grease, oils or shortening can lead to obesity which can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and now cancer.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Tech II Waterless and Greaseless Cookware uses no excess grease, oils or shortening. It utilizes a vapor seal and cooks food in their own natural juices. Preparing some fresh delicious vegetables is easy and takes only a few minutes.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Top Five Eating Mistakes

According to Yahoo, people make simple eating mistakes that may be costing them their health.

1) People donʼt know good fats from bad ones.
2) People supersize to save money.
3) People areʼt aware of liquid calories.
4) People donʼt really know when theyʼre full
5) People use the microwave which promotes eating processed foods.

One other that is not on the list but people often donʼt consider is how they prepare their foods.

Boiling, frying and over steaming can destroy the nutritional value of even the healthiest foods.

Carico suggest preparing your foods the waterless and greaseless way with our Ultra-Tech II cookware. The temperature gauge and whistle valve alerts you when your foods are almost done to prevent overcooked, vitamin depleted meals.

It Takes Effort To Be Healthy

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune deals with the difficulties of getting healthy. You know, losing weight, getting in shape, getting plenty of sleep and avoiding foods with little or no nutritive value. The truth of the matter is that it takes energy, planning, will power and effort to get into healthy shape and stay that way. You must have the right tools as well because the easier you make it for yourself, the better your odds for success.

In order to give yourself a chance you must start by selecting healthy foods in the supermarket and donʼt select any unhealthy foods. You canʼt consume non-nutritive foods if you donʼt have them in the house. In addition to the foods you select, your method of preparation is also important. Boiling foods diminishes nutritional value and all the vitamins and nutrients get poured down the drain. Frying foods can promote heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Waterless and Greaseless Cookware is the perfect tool for great health. The surgical stainless steel is beautiful and last a lifetime. The temperature gauge is ingenious and makes timing your meals really simple. Youʼll never overcook your foods again and itʼs cooked the Nutri-Tech way, with no added grease. It actually cooks in a vacuum, sealing in all the vitamins, nutrients and flavor.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is a simple method for increasing your vitamin intake and naturally supplementing your diet. For increased energy, stamina and vitality.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Air Purification System is an advanced method of combating indoor air pollution. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is one of the greatest threats to public health of any and all environmental problems because people spend up to ninety percent of their time indoors.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Eleven Instant Energy Boosters

CNN Health has some simple tips that busy moms can follow to boost stamina and increase their energy.

Eat a good breakfast, eat more lean protein and drink plenty of water are at the top of the list.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Tech II is the perfect tool to prepare a delicious breakfast. The surgical stainless steel is non-stick and easily cooks that perfect egg or lean breakfast meats.

Caricoʼs Water Purification Systems can provide clean, fresh water for all of your drinking and household needs.

Carico's Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System provides healthful delicious juices to supplement your diet and build your immune system.

Click here for the complete list.

10 Best Foods for Your Heart

According to, the ten healthiest foods for your heart are; Oatmeal, Salmon, Avocado, olive oil, nuts, berries, legumes, spinach, flax seed and soy.

Carico has mastered the art of waterless cooking and Carico’s Ultra-Tech II Waterless Cookware uses little or no excess water or grease while basting foods in their own natural juices.

In fact, you may combine several ingredients from the above list and prepare them the Ultra-Tech way for a delicious meal, packed full of important vitamins, nutrients and flavor.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Carico gets involved with the ARC of the Palm Beaches

A special “Love at First Bite” fundraiser for the ARC of the Palm Beaches was held recently and Carico was actively involved in this very successful benefit. Since 1958 the ARC has been a leader in advocating and serving people with disabilities and their families.

Carico played a significant role in this very worthy cause by making a significant donation. But more importantly Carico participated by providing staff, time and equipment to help make this event a success. Carico President, Richard Cappadona, emceed the event and live auction, and Patti Lista served on the committee overseeing the fundraiser. The event brought in over $80,000, which will directly benefit the people served by the agency.

The ARC relies on the generosity and compassion of the people in the surrounding community, and Carico was wholeheartedly there with a helping hand to help those in need.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sweets May Not Be So Sweet

Eating sweets could lead to a life of crime if you believe the recent story in the L.A Times that reports on a Cardiff University research study in the United Kingdom that hypothesizes that, “Excessive confectionary consumption increases the likelihood of violence in adulthood.”

The study was published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry and found sixty-nine percent of the people they studied who were violent criminals ate sweets nearly everyday when they were younger. Only forty-two percent of non violent people they studied reported the daily consumption of sweets.

This hypothesis may or may not be true. What is true is that over consumption of sweets may lead to obesity, diabetes and teeth problems. Sweets, just as many things, should be enjoyed in moderation.

To maintain excellent health we recommend eating a nutritionally balanced diet, regular exercise and plenty of rest.

Caricoʼs complete line of health and wellness related products offer people distinct opportunities to make healthy choices.

Caricoʼs Waterless Cookware helps people to receive more valuable vitamins and nutrients from their foods without excess grease.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is an easy way to boost your immune while enjoying that extra energy and great taste.

Caricoʼs Water Purification Systems are NSF approved and remove many potential contaminants before theyʼre ingested.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Air Purification System is highly effective at mitigating indoor air pollution and utilizes an innovative ten stage filtering cartridge that contains a HEPA filter.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fresh Vegetables vs. Store-bought

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Penne Pasta with Basil 6 servings
From a recent trip to the green market I purchased a beautiful, organic sweet red pepper. It was much larger than the red peppers at the regular supermarket at nearly twice the size (pictured above). I paid two dollars and forty-nine cents per pound for these organic peppers which was exactly one dollar less per pound than the non organic ones in the supermarket. I asked the farmer when that pepper was harvested and he informed me that it was picked about five am that morning which means that I purchased it when it was six hours old.

I asked a local supermarket produce manager about the vegetables he receives and he stated that when they receive a shipment it is usually about two to three days old. He says that they remain on the supermarket floor for one to two days. So it would be possible for the vegetables and fruits purchased in this supermarket to be between three and five days old.

By purchasing fruits and vegetables at the farmers market you get better looking, fresher, much larger, organic produce for a significantly cheaper price. It makes the most sense.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Vac Food Storage System is one of the best ways to keep your fresh vegetables fresh. By vacuum sealing the container it actually helps keep foods fresh three to five times longer.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is a delicious way to enjoy all the tremendous benefits that come with juicing and a trip to the farmers market.

Starting Good Food Habits Begins in the Womb

A recent article in Time Magazine reports on a Stanford University study by clinical professor, Alan Greene that states children can acquire nutritional intelligence which will help them make healthier choices when they are older. He says this food imprinting begins when the child is in the mothers womb. He stresses that this is a learned behavior that begins with the food the mother eats while pregnant.

A separate study published last year in The Journal of Physiology revealed the long term effect of good imprinting. This study showed that, “When mothers eat healthy foods while pregnant and nursing, the metabolism of the offspring is set differently” said Greene.

At Carico we offer people choices with a complete line of health and wellness related products.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Tech II Waterless Cookware uses a high quality stainless steel and cooks with little of no added water and without grease. It seals in all the vitamins and flavor.

Caricoʼs Nutrit-Tech Juice Extraction System is an outstanding way to supplement your diet and build your immune system and the many different juices you can make taste great.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Many Ways To Fight The Flu

A recent report by CNN Medical Producer Val Willingham states that although getting vaccinated is the best way to fight the flu, there are other things people can do to increase their chances for staying healthy.

The first thing you should do is attempt to boost your immunes system because your immune system is your main protection against disease. The best way to boost your immune system is by proper nutrition, regular exercise and getting plenty of rest.

According to Katherine Tallmadge, national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, “Your nutrition profoundly affects your ability to fight disease.” She says that you should include plenty of lean protein and fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.

At Carico we feel the same way and have developed a line of health and wellness based products to aide people in achieving their health and wellness goals.

The Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is an effective method for increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Caricoʼs Waterless and Greaseless Cookware, Ultra-Tech II, is an easy way to stay healthy as you can cook your vegetables without boiling or adding grease. Your foods are basted in their own natural juices and taste delicious.

Air Pollution Linked to Appendicitis and Ear Infections

A recent story in the L.A. Times reports on two different ailments, appendicitis and ear infections, with one thing in common; air pollution.

In a study by the Canadian Medical Assn. researchers studied the records of about five thousand appendicitis patients and found that the risk of appendicitis more than doubled when summer pollution was at its highest.

In the ear infection study, researchers presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Conference in San Diego, and found that when the four major pollutants-carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous dioxide and particulate matter-decreased nationwide over a ten year period, the number of children having more than 3 ear infections also declined.

Either study canʼt conclusively state that air pollution causes the above health problems only that there is some connection between the two.

According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is a greater health threat than all environmental problems because people spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. Infants, small children, the elderly and the immunocompromised are at an even greater risk.

In order to mitigate indoor air pollution there are steps you can take.

First, eliminate the source. Second, try and improve ventilation but make sure it is a dry clear day. Third, utilize Caricoʼs Nutri Tech Air Purification System. This very useful small appliance circulates clean air in the areas you need it most. At the heart of the 10 stage filtering cartridge is a HEPA filter which is what most hospitals use.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Rewards of the Green Market

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Penne Pasta with Basil 6 servings

4 chicken Breast
4 zucchini
4 yellow squash
2 red onion
2 red bell pepper
1 butternut squash
1/4 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup chopped basil
4 cups whole wheat penne pasta
1 bottle Italian dressing
1 cup sun dried tomatoes (optional)

My first trip to the green market was enjoyable and delicious. I thought I would share a wonderful recipe that rewarded my taste buds with a tantalizing array of distinct flavors and colors while being healthy at the same time.

I used fifteen dollars in cash to purchase four organic zucchini, four organic yellow squash, two very large organic red peppers, two organic red onions and one organic butternut squash. I received three dollars in change so the vegetables, which will be used for four meals, cost about twelve dollars.

I purchased free range chicken breast at a bulk outlet where you get about sixteen chicken breast for twenty dollars ($1.25 per breast). I washed all the vegetables and 4 chicken breast in clean filtered water from Caricoʼs Water Purification System. The recipe above is for about 6 servings as I always double every recipe so that I may have healthy left overs later on. If your taking the time to cook, it only takes a few minutes more to create an additional meal.

I peeled and diced (large dice) the red peppers, butternut squash and red onions. I cut the zucchini and squash in half with the tips removed (cutting in half makes these easier to grill). I then marinate the vegetables and chicken in an Italian dressing for fifteen minutes in my Carico Ultra-Vac Food Storage containers.

I then lightly grilled all of the vegetables. I use a flat grill rack for the onions, peppers and butternut squash. I put the chicken, zucchini and squash directly on the grill grate. It is vital that you only lightly grill the veggies, you want them to be al dente. The chicken, you must cook until done. Cut the zucchini, squash and chicken breast into smaller one inch pieces before adding them to the saute pan.

After the grilling process, I prepare some whole wheat pasta ( 4 cups), I use penne pasta and remember this is for six meals. I make sure to not over cook the pasta as you want it to have a firm texture.

Once the pasta is ready, I add the pasta and the grilled veggies and chicken to my Carico Ultra-Tech II thirteen inch gourmet skillet. I chop up and add about one cup of fresh basil, four teaspoons of fresh minced garlic, four teaspoons of fresh ground pepper, one cup of sun dried tomatoes and one-fourth cup of organic olive oil and saute it for about 10 minutes with the lid on. Make sure to stir the the ingredients every few minutes.

The finished product is a colorful, delicious treat that is healthy and cost less than 4 dollars per serving and yields 6 servings.

I package the three left over servings and freeze them in my Carico Ultra-Vac container and have a healthy meal ready to enjoy for the upcoming busy work week.

Water Drinkers May Have Healthier Diets

According to a Reuters Health national health survey of more than twelve thousand Americans. People who drank more “plain water” tended to have healthier diets overall.

They tend to eat more fiber, less sugar and consumed less calorie dense foods. The opposite was true of people that got much of their fluids from other beverages.

Although it doesnʼt prove drinking water makes for healthier eaters, it may prove that people who consume mostly water are more conscious about their everyday decision making thus would be more apt to choose healthier choices in all facets of their lives.

Caricoʼs Water Purification Systems can provide fresh, clean water for all of your household needs. Caricoʼs Fifteen inch stainless steel model uses a highly effective, silver impregnated, ceramic cartridge that removes a substantial number of contaminants while providing delicious, chlorine free water for drinking and cooking.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bottled Water Waste Resources

According to Green, in 2008 Americans spent nearly eleven billion dollars on over eight billion gallons of bottled water that used over seventy million plastic bottles each day. Then we threw away over twenty-two billion plastic containers that used over one and a half million barrels of oil to produce and this does not include the oil and gasoline used for transport. Ironically, according to the website, it takes five liters of water to produce the plastic bottle that holds one liter of water. An illogical waste of resources is an understatement.

Bottled water is perceived to be healthy and convenient but that is not always the case. Based on a four year study of over one hundred-three brands of bottled water, The National Resources Defense Council reported that one-third or thirty-four brands had levels of bacteria that exceeded purity guidelines. And when it comes to convenience which is easier; driving to the store and purchasing enough water for the week then transport it back, carry it inside and find a place to store it. When you are finished you then must deal with the empty containers that take up space.

The sensible solution is to filter your water at the point of use. Carico’s Water Purification Systems remove chlorine, chemicals, organic substances and many other impurities. What could be easier than pulling a container from the cupboard and filling it up.

You can purchase a reusable, BPA free plastic water container for under ten dollars. With a case of bottled water costing about five dollars ($.22 per bottle), even at your bulk purchasing outlets, you would save over seventy-five dollars per year by not purchasing bottled water. A family of four would save over three hundred dollars per year assuming one bottle per person per day.

If you consider the amount of oil and gas saved in production and transport this small change could have a major positive impact on society and on the health and finances of families all over the world.

Boca Raton Green Market

The Boca Raton Green Market opened last weekend. Although it was hot outside, there were plenty of cool, healthy items to be found inside the market. There were a wealth of beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables at very reasonable prices. They offered organic as well as non organic items. The organic items were a little more expensive but still much less expensive than organics purchased in stores. Bananas at forty-nine cents per pound. Jumbo organic red peppers (they were delicious) at twoforty-five per pound.

Several of the farmers I spoke to said that they are just now beginning to harvest and they should have an even larger selection of fruits and vegetables in the coming weeks.

One thing I noticed while chopping up the fresh vegetables with my Carico Professional Collection Cutlery. Not only did the vegetables appear to be larger and have a more vibrant color, they infused my entire kitchen with a fresh, pungent aroma of fresh, raw vegetables. I cook quite often and this was the first time I noticed this delicious aroma.

Of course that evening I used my Carico Ultra-Tech II Waterless Cookware to saute the vegetables and eventually use them in a pasta dish along with the fresh basil I picked up at the green market. It was totally fresh and delicious.

Attending the green market was definitely a trip I will be making often. The Boca Raton Green Market is open from 8 am -1 pm every Saturday through May. To find farmers markets in your area visit

Monday, October 12, 2009

Antioxidants Help Your Immune System

Antioxidants are molecules that slow chemical reactions by removing key pieces of the chain that are responsible for oxidizing cells and producing free radicals. Free radicals start chain reactions that damage cells.

According to an article from the Daily Press, there are several ways to get more antioxidants in your diet. The top 3, eat a lot of fresh fruit, eat more spinach and donʼt overcook vegetables.

It states that fresh fruit has more antioxidants than cooked fruit. A great supplement to your diet is juicing. You could actually mix in a little spinach and load up on antioxidants.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is the perfect tool for great health. Caricoʼs Ultra-Tech II Waterless and Greaseless Cookware is a fantastic way to prepare all your vegetables. Itʼs so easy and the veggies will taste great.

Cha, Cha, Cha...Chia… For Dinner

Everyone knows that Chia Pets are fun. There is nothing more exciting for a child than watching a bald, odd shaped figurine grow the most gorgeously thick, vibrantly colored head turf that would make the hair club for men squeal with envy.

According to this great website, My Seeds Chia.Com, this very same seed is available in a food grade that contains more calcium than a glass of milk, more omega 3 fatty acids than Salmon and more iron than spinach.

Even better you can mix it with clean water to create a gel and use it for cooking and baking as a healthy replacement for butter. These tiny little seeds can hold up to twelve times their own weight in water which makes them great for hydration.

Caricoʼs Water Purification Systems provide clean water that is perfect for making chia gel plus all your cooking and drinking needs.

Stretching is Good for Your Arteries

A recent article from the L.A. Times reports that stretching is good for your arteries.

Even more important the Japanese research project found that trunk flexibility is a good indicator of arterial flexibility. Conversely the opposite is true, people that may be stiff around the midsection have arteries that have lost some elasticity. Arterial elasticity is what keeps blood flowing well and keeps your blood pressure normal.

The study also strengthens the argument for regular exercise as flexibility is a benefit that comes from regular exercise. Itʼs very important to be properly hydrated while exercising.

Drinking the recommended amount of clean water is key to improving flexibility. Our bodies are mostly water. Water lubricates our tissues and keeps us limber. It flushes out excess waste and keeps our skin plump and healthy.

Caricoʼs Water Purification Systems are an excellent method of receiving all the benefits associated with drinking clean, fresh water.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Teenagers Diet Suffering

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), less than ten percent of high school students are eating the combined recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables.

The report found that only 13 percent of U.S. High school students get at least 3 servings of vegetables per day while 32 percent get two servings per day. The report states that there is a gap between what people should be eating and what they are actually eating.

A quick way to get the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables is to make a glass of fresh, nutrient rich juice. Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is an easy way to make juice and is great for teenagers and parents on the go. One glass can provide over half of the essential vitamins and nutrients that youʼll need for an entire day. For even more tasty fun you can save the pulp and use it to make muffins or even a carrot cake.

Walking is Simple Exercise

A recent CNN article focuses on something most people do everyday.
Yes, walking is an outstanding form of exercise. Itʼs simple, free and can be done almost anywhere. You donʼt need fancy equipment, DVDʼs or gym memberships although a little music has been know to help ones workout.
Walking can help fight disease and help improve ones positive mental outlook. All you have to do is walk just a little more each day or each week.
You can begin with as little as 5 minutes per day.

For a natural energy boost before you walk, why not use Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System to prepare a flavorful glass of carrot orange juice. Youʼll receive an energy boost while while enjoying a delicious drink full of Vitamin C and Beta Carotene.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Find Fresh Fruits and Vegetables In Your Community

According to a great website Local, the best organic food is whatʼs grown closest to your house. The food spends less time in hot, dirty warehouses or in the back of a truck.
Fruits and vegetables that are grown locally and distributed at local farmers markets are a few days fresher, offering even more nutrition.

Finding a farmers market close to your house is as easy as going to the Local Harvest website and entering your zip code.
Once your acquire your fresh fruits and vegetables, use Caricoʼs Waterless and Greaseless Cookware to seal in all those valuable vitamins an nutrients. The food taste better and is better for you.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Vac Food Storage System is an innovative way to keep your foods fresh for much longer.
And if your looking for that energy boost, Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is an all natural way to boost your immune system and increase your stamina and energy.

Air Pollution Lowers IQ

A recent Time Magazine article sheds light on a new study published in the journal “Pediatrics” that links mothers exposure to high levels of environmental pollutants during pregnancy to a four point drop in childrenʼs IQ scores. This drop is significant according to Frederica Perera, lead author of the study. She compares the lower IQ scores to what you would typically see in children who were exposed to low levels of lead.
According to the EPA, Indoor air pollution creates a larger problem because people and pregnant mothers spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. If you have an attached garage, coal burning furnace, gas fireplace or live next to a busy highway or urban street, it is possible for outdoor air to leach indoors.

Mitigating or removing the source of pollution or increasing ventilation can be helpful.

Caricoʼs Air Purification System is highly effective at combating indoor air pollution. It takes advantage of 10 complete stages with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter in the center. HEPA filters are usually found in hospitals as they are one of the most effective filters on the market today.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Freshest of the Fresh- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

All across the United States their is a growing trend towards purchasing fresh fruits and Vegetables directly from local farms. In many cases all organic. The prices are good, the food is fresh and itʼs grown in nutrient rich soil.
According to a recent Department of Agriculture census, sales nationwide have jumped almost 50 percent in 5 years. Most local cities have green markets or farmers markets that usually sell their goods on specific weekend mornings. People are purchasing healthier but are the preparing it properly?

Carico International has the perfect line of health and wellness products to enjoy these delicious, wholesome fruits and vegetables. Caricoʼs Waterless Cookware cooks without water or grease and delivers delicious color rich, firm textured vegetables that your entire family will love.

Caricoʼs Juice Extraction System is a powerful way to receive that additional energy and vitality from natures most powerful supplements, whole, fresh, fruits and vegetables.

Tips to Stretch your fresh foods budget

With more people eating at home today getting the most out of your food budget is a top priority for most families. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, grown locally is one alternative. Purchasing frozen veggies in bulk and portioning is another.
Some families even prepare and portion their fresh vegetables and freeze them to be eaten at a later date.

Check your local newspapers to find “Green Markets” or “Farmers Markets” that offer the best in locally grown fruits and vegetables, normally at a reduced price.

Carico International offers a complete line of products that can preserve your fresh fruits and vegetables and then prepare them in a way the entire family will enjoy.

Caricoʼs Waterless Cookware prepares fresh veggies quickly and effortlessly.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Vac Storage Containers help keep oxygen out and flavor in.

Caricoʼs Juice Extraction Systems is a powerful way to increase your energy and build your immune system.

For a list of tips, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit and Vegetable Budget visit

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Influenza Airborne, Not in Your Hands

A recent CNN article, “Some doubt hand washing stops H1N1” suggest that although hand washing is great at preventing the common cold and other illnesses, there really isnʼt much evidence that hand
washing fights the H1N1 virus.

This is because the virus is much less stable on the skin; instead it flourishes in the droplets of water that are expelled when one coughs or sneezes. Also breathing in airborne particles results in ingesting a larger dose of the virus. The CDC recommends that you remain at least 6 feet away from an infected person if possible to prevent the more common
airborne transmission.

Caricoʼs Air Purification system uses 10 separate stages to trap airborne viruses and particles. I clean it about once per month and the filter cartridge is literally covered with dust and other unknown particleʼs.

If that unknown dust or virus were not trapped in the air filter where would it be? In the carpet, in the air or even worse, in any of our respiratory systems.

Marinade Against Cancer

From Prevention Magazine (Aug 09 P. 52), saturating red meat in a wine or beer based marinade before grilling can reduce the amount of carcinogenic compounds associated with grilling. According to a study from the University of Porto in Portugal, a six hour soak dropped levels of harmful substances by up to eighty-eight percent.

A different study from Kansas State University found that preparing beef with rosemary reduced the same compounds by seventy-seven percent.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Vac Food Storage containers are an easy way to marinate foods rapidly.
Thereʼs no need for hours of overnight marinating, with Caricoʼs Ultra-Vac it can be effectively done in a few minutes.

Orange Water

While writing the “Orange Water Anyone” blog entry I realized that I had not cleaned my Carico water filter in about 3 months and I had not replaced the cartridge in about a year. I sometimes forget as our filtered drinking water is
always crystal clear.

Upon reading the story on WSVN, Orange Water, it reminded me of the unsightly condition of the main water pipe that delivers fresh drinking water
to our house (pictured above).

I wanted to demonstrate how rust and calcified buildup gets trapped in the Carico Water Purification System and not in your drinking water. When removed from the housing you can see the cartridge is nearly the same
color as the pipe and has a thick, orange slimy coating on the outside.

Notice how the build-up is easily cleaned from the surface of the filter by simply scrubbing it and then rinsing it. In cases like this the filter should be cleaned at least once per month. Also look at the difference in color when
compared to a new cartridge.

The filtered water is clear, clean and tastes terrific which is unbelievable based on the not so pristine state of the incoming water pipe. Caricoʼs Water Purification System does the job well.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Healthy Eating Habits Are First Line of Defense in Flu Season

A Health Tip from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pa. – Healthy eating habits are an important part of maintaining a strong immune system. As cold and flu season get underway, breaking poor eating habits can not only prevent sickness, but also give you more energy, make you feel better about yourself, and help you live a healthier life. Ara DerMarderosian, PhD, professor of pharmacognosy for University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and an expert in nutraceuticals and natural foods, provides guidance to change how you eat and break habits that pack on the pounds and compromise immunity.

After reading this article I became more inspired about the importance of Carico’s products and appreciate the message in which Carico’s sales people deliver to their potential customers. Carico’s Nutri-Tech II nutritional waterless and greaseless cookware not only cooks fresh foods more nutritiously it preserves their nutritional values, more so than from boiling and or steaming their vegetables. Carico’s Nutri-Tech juice extractor will provide more nutrition in a single glass of fresh vegetables than one could attempt to consume from eating. Since our health and the health of our families is dependent upon the fresh and healthy food choices we make and the way in which we prepare them, owning and using Carico’s healthy products make more sense!

Age is enemy of safe water

How safe is the water you drink? After reading the following article it would make anyone question, “just how safe is our drinking water?” Due to aging pipes and frequent water pipe breaks, it has become increasingly important for consumers to protect their water source by adding a water filter to their home. There are many choices when it comes to a water filter for your home. Carico’s Full Spectrum Ceramic water filtration system offers protection and will stop particles that are 500 times smaller than a strain of human hair, such as 100% of live cryptosporidium, 100% of giardia lamblia cysts, 99% ecoli, 99% of salmonella. You cannot get this protection from a carbon only filter. For the protection your family and you need, we recommend Carico’s Full Spectrum Cartridge.

Article By: Pam Sohn
The greatest threat to safe drinking water here and across the country is the web of aging pipes that carry the liquid from treatment plants to taps, according to a microbiologist who researches water for American Water Co.

"Your water can be contaminated right out in the street in front of you," said Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of innovation and environment stewardship for American Water Co., the parent company of Tennessee-American Water Co.

"The pipes in many towns were put in 100 years ago. It's not that uncommon to find some sections of pipes are carved out of tree trunks," he said.

When water pipes break, there's potential for far more than just spilled water. Because many pipes carrying fresh, clean water lie in the same ditches, tunnels and infrastructure rights of way as sewer lines, there is great potential for the drinking water to be contaminated.

Government officials increasingly are raising alarms. A June 2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report states 75 percent of the water distribution network's iron-based piping is older than 25 years and about half is older than 50 years.

Florida among the top ten states for dirty tap water

A recent New York Times series called "Toxic Waters" has rightly drawn attention to the issue of drinking safe – or unsafe, as the case may be – tap water.

The reports reveals that the federal government could do a much better job of regulating the Clean Safe Water Act. Apparently, 40 percent of the U.S. community water systems are in violation, resulting in what appears to be unsafe drinking conditions. About 23 million Americans consume "low-quality" water from the tap.

Florida's dirtiest water: Florida ranks among the top ten dirtiest states, according to The website reports that approximately 17 million Floridians have been exposed to bad tap water containing more than 100 contaminants. More than 9 million Floridians, for example, may have been in contact with barium runoff from mines. For some perspective, approximately 25,000 of those 9 million people were exposed to amounts of barium considered to be unsafe. Additionally, about 11 million state residents may have drunk water with radium-26, found around natural uranium deposits, with more than 11,000 of those coming into contact with high levels.

California, Wisconsin and Ohio also join the list of states with dirty water. Check out AOL's photo gallery with the 10 worst states.

Unfortunately, we can't simply turn to bottled water, as many manufacturers do not fully report where they obtain the water, nor what is in it.

Carico designed the most advanced water filtering systems in the world. Carico’s Wholehouse systems filter your entire house, condo, and or apartment. Carico also developed “point of use systems” which can be connected to all your interior water points, such as your kitchen sink, for washing your foods and for your cooking and drinking needs, for your bathroom sink for brushing your teeth and for washing your face, as well as for your refrigerator or wet bar to filter your water and your ice.

Are You Drinking Contaminated Tap Water?

As we all know, water is vital to life! Over 70% of our body is water and all body functions depend on water. Water rehydrates and replenishes our body. However in the last 100 years alone we have contaminated and polluted our environment more than since the beginning of time. This raises questions, such as, “Is our drinking and bathing water really safe? Are common water filters the answer? Is bottled water the answer? Because of the concerns we all have for our drinking and bathing water, Carico developed the most advanced water filtering systems in the world! The need for Carico’s Full Spectrum water filtration systems are greater than ever. This news article will help you better understand, just how really safe is our water?

Like many of you, we've been reading the New York Times "Toxic Waters" series with a mix of horror and confusion. AOL Health decided to take a closer look at their coverage of tap water, which exposed half a million violations of water pollution laws by manufacturers and other workplaces over the last five years, including dumping toxins thought to cause cancer. Most distressingly, state governments and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declined to prosecute the majority of offenders that flout the Clean Water Act, which regulates the integrity of the nation's bodies of water. With 40 percent of U.S. community water systems in violation of the Safe Water Drinking Act, which sets drinking-water quality standards and is directly linked to the Clean Water Act, 23 million people received low-quality drinking water. We wondered: Could we become part of the estimated 19.5 million Americans that fall ill each year from drinking water contaminated with parasites, bacteria or viruses? To better understand the report, and the future of American water overall, we spoke to James Workman, author of the book "Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought" and co-founder of SmartMarkets, a private venture that secures a tradable human right to water.

For the full report, including affected communities and state breakdowns visit

Monday, September 21, 2009

Officials Discover E. Coli In City Water

Tavares residents were told Saturday to boil water after a test found fecal coliform at unacceptable levels.

Yvonne Campbell with the Tavares Water Department said that during routine sampling on Saturday, one sample detected fecal coliform.

The state Department of Environmental Protection then put the city's water system on boil-water alert for 72 hours. After that, another sample will be tested before the all-clear is issued.

The city said residents should boil all water for one minute before using, or use bottled water for drinking, cooking, cleaning dishes, making ice and brushing teeth. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Fecal coliform can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea and headaches. At special risk are infants, young children and people with severely compromised immune systems.

This above article is another reason why everyone should safe guard their health by owning Carico’s Full Spectrum Water Filtration System. Our unique 0.2 Sub Micron Silver Impregnated ceramic is NSF certified. They are tested worldwide, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Mexico and are the only water filter in the world that filters like this. Nutri-Tech, by Carico the world’s most advanced point of use water filtration systems.

With the concerns of fecal coliform at unacceptable levels, the need for a Carico Full Spectrum, NSF certified ceramic water filter cartridge is in greater demand. Carico’s ceramic will stop particles that are 500 times smaller than a strain of human hair. No home of office should be without a Carico Full Spectrum Water Filter Cartridge. Carico’s cartridge is capable of stopping 100% of live cryptosporidium, 100% of giardia lamblia cysts, 99% ecoli, 99% salmonella.

To safeguard your family and yourself we recommend that you install a Carico point of use Full Spectrum Cartridge in your home. Carico’s Water Filtration systems are your best source for water for all your washing of foods, cooking and for your drinking water.

5 Rensselaer County residents ill with 'Beaver Fever' after drinking water from spring

Rensselaer County health officials are warning residents not to drink water from a spring in the town of Stephentown after several residents fell ill with so-called Beaver Fever.

According to the county health department, six individuals became ill with Giardiasas -- commonly known as Beaver Fever -- after drinking water from a spring located a quarter-mile north of the intersection of Routes 22 and 43.

Five of the six are county residents, said county spokesperson Chris Meyer. They were separately identified as having the illness when their health care providers reported it to the county.

Giardiasas is an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia lamblia, according to the state Health Department.

It is a fairly common cause of diarrheal illness whose symptoms can appear from 3 to 25 days after exposure, but usually within 10 days.

Anyone who's consumed water from the spring and are experiencing symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain or a combination of these symptoms is being urged to contact their doctor.

Treatment may consist of antibiotics.

The county has placed a fence around the spring with a sign warning of the potential health implications of consuming the water.

Carico’s Full Spectrum NSF certified water purification cartridge is the best defense against giardia lamblia cysts and will stop 100% of them. The ceramic cartridges have been independently tested by laboratories in USA, Canada, Great Britain, Europe and Mexico. The results documents the effectiveness of the Carico water filters to remove/reduce contaminants from the water. No home or business should be without the protection which comes from owing one of Carico’s water filtration systems.

Prevention is your best medicine

The phrase "Prevention is your best medicine" has been heard by most of us. This expression can also relate to indoor air quality and the prevention of mold.

Mold in your home can be dan gerous to your health.

Mold can cause infections and breathing problems. Mold is a major allergy and asthma trigger especially in young children, elderly, pregnant women, and people who have a weakened immune system or some form of respiratory illness. Mold can cause infections and breathing problems.

This is why it is so important to purify your indoor air with one of Carico’s Air purification systems. Carico’s air purifiers utilizes five technologies and addresses all three contaminate groups, particulate, V.O.C.’s and Bio Aerosols, which include bacteria’s, fungi and mold.

The need for Carico’s Air Purification systems are greater today than ever! Carico’s Nutri-Tech air filters are the finest in the World.

Canadians' Focusing On Healthier Eating Habits

Toronto, Ontario (AHN) - More Canadians are shifting to healthier eating habits, according to a consumers report released over the weekend by a Toronto-based advertising agency.

The Bensimon Byrne Consumerology Report for September 2009 said most Canadians are worried about their health compared to two years ago. However, beyond fretting, they have acted on their concerns by purchasing more of healthier food choices, dining more often at home and opting for whole, unprocessed and fresh ingredients.

The survey, made by the Gandalf Group for Bensimon, found out that 60 percent of Canadians view as very serious threats to their health the use of hormones in animals raised for human consumption, salt and additive levels in processed food, E.coli and other harmful elements, pesticide use on fruits and vegetables, lack of physical activity and obesity.

Aside from food, other top health threats cited by the survey participants were pollution and wait times in the health care system.

In response to growing concern over health issue, almost 60 percent of Canadians now prefer to eat at home where they have more control over the quality of meals served. About 66 percent increased the volume of healthier food ingredients bought when they go to the grocery and 50 percent have hiked their amount of exercise.

In deciding how healthy a food ingredient is, the top five criteria of Canadian consumers are: appearance of freshness, trans fat content, whole and unprocessed food, fat content and salt content.

The need for Carico’s waterless and greaseless cookware and Carico’s juice extractors are greater than ever. News articles like this one are showing that more people are shifting to healthier eating habits.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Orange Water Anyone?

And weʼre not talking about the fruit.

There was a story on the news recently about a woman in Pompano Beach, Florida who has a problem with the color of her water. Her water is literally orange from all the rust and sediment in the main water pipes that bring water into her house.

A few years back, in Boca Raton, we had our main incoming water pipe break and had to replace a small section. When the plumber removed the damaged section of pipe I could not believe my eyes (actual pipe pictured above). The condition of the pipe that supplied our drinking water was beyond disgusting. It was a deep rust/orange color and looked like a winding narrow cave, complete with stalactites and stalagmites on the roof and floor. I would not want to wash my car in that water much less drink it or even worse, feed it to our baby. Would anyone actually drink unfiltered water from that pipe if they could actually see where their water comes from?

Thankfully we have a Carico Water Purification System. Although the pipes are old and rusty, the water that comes out of the filtered line is fresh and clear as gin. It taste great and gives me peace of mind that our family is drinking clean water.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The need for clean, safe, healthy water is greater than ever

Here is a link to an article that recently appeared in The New York Times; we thought it would be helpful for you to read this article. The problem that exists in our drinking water has now become a global problem.

First Step: This is why the sale of Carico's water filtration systems have been in huge demand. Our water filtration systems are NSF certified. Our ceramic water filter cartridge is capable of stopping items in the water as small as 0.2 microns, which is 500 times smaller in size than a single strain of human hair.

Ecoli, salmonella, giardia lamblia cysts, cryptosporidium are water borne diseases that are found in many municipally treated water, as well as, in well water. Keep in mind that chlorine and other disinfectants used by the water treatment facility in your area do not address bacteria. This is in part why there are boil water alerts, until such time as the bacteria is flushed through the water pipe network.

But this raises questions, such as, how much water did someone consume before they knew of a boil water alert? Even after hearing of the boil water alert and not drinking the water, did the person flush the water from the won pipes in his/her home or from the refrigerator water line or ice maker line?

Remember, inexpensive "carbon only water filters" cannot stop bacteria and, in most cases, they become a breeding ground for more bacteria to thrive in. With Carico's ceramic, the porosity of the ceramic is smaller in size than the bacteria and, therefore, stops the bacteria from coming into the cartridge.

Second Step: Carico's Full Spectrum water filter cartridges use an equivalent of 300,000 square yards of media. This is similar in size to 60 football or soccer playing fields. We use a "compressed coconut shell based carbon" for all our filters. Our Full Spectrum cartridge is a more expensive carbon, but a finer quality water remains after the water filters through it.

Third Step: Our ultra filtering stage contains a special compressed blend of coconut shell carbon designed to remove any possible remaining contaminants.

Chemicals are more prevalent in our drinking water. Chemicals from manufacturing plants, automobile and agriculture run off, and pharmaceutical drugs that are flushed from our body end up in our town’s water supply. Even the formation of rain clouds can move contaminants from one country to the next and from one city to the next.

Older cities’ water pipe networks are causing contaminants to be picked up after the water leaves the municipality treatment plant enroute to your home.

Our water filter is very effective at absorbing any of the dissolved chemicals that are in your water supply.

Bottled water is usually not more than just tap water that has been filtered mainly to remove larger particles, which in most cases does not address bacteria.

Water bottles are made of plastic and plastic is made from chemicals. Many of these chemicals leach into the water that is in the plastic bottle. Studies document that water inside a plastic bottle may develop bacteria and other harmful contaminants. As the bottled water is shipped in containers via ships, trucks and/or trains from the manufacturing site to a store, the water bottles reach high temperatures due to the heat, thus posing more bottled water problems.

If you spend only $1.00 a day buying bottle water, you would spend more in a few years than what you would spend on a Carico water filter! The savings from not buying bottle water will actually pay for a Carico water Filter!

Here’s how Carico’s Nutri-Tech works.

The energy efficient fan pulls dirty air through a powerful two stage pre-filter.
Carico’s Nutri-Tech Stage 1, Polyweb Electrostatic pre-filter charges particles with static electricity, effectively trapping and holding them like a giant magnet.

Then, the Carico Pura-Tech advanced foam type pre-filter, with its millions of microscopic pores, captures the rest of the larger particles before they can clog up the sub-micron filters that follow.

For Maximum, long term cleaning efficiency we’ve made carico’s pre-filters so they are completely washable.
Then, carico packaged the sub-micron stages 3-7 in a separate replaceable cartridge.

Carico’s Nutri-Tech Stage 3 the micro- grip Tactified Filter This stage is treated with a super adhesive that increases the filter’s sub-micron particle holding capability.

The Carico’s Nutri-Tech stage four, a densely pleated, large HEPA filter, removes the smallest microscopic particles from the air stream eliminating up to 99.97% of all hazardous particles. HEPA filters are effectively used in doctor’s offices, hospitals and surgical units and are the expert’s #1 choice for safer homes and offices.

Carico’s Nutri-Tech Stage 5, The Micro-Antimicrobial Filter contains a specially treated material that kills micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses that get trapped by the HEPA filter, assuring you powerful protection you won’t find in filters from ordinary retail stores.

Carico’s Nutri-Tech filtering process continues with the sixth stage, a high capacity activated carbon filter that acts like a sponge absorbing a wide range of gases, chemicals and odors from the air in your home.

Carico’s Nutri-Tech Stage 7, The ultra-Purification Germ Warfare filter, Developed by cold war scientists to protect against deadly gas and viral warfare, gives you that extra measure of protection by removing and neutralizing any remaining gases, odors, or viruses.

Carico’s Nutri-Tech Stage 8, The ionization Stage. This Nutri-Tech stage creates a mild electrical field that negatively charges the air as it leaves the system, effectively refreshing your air like an invigorating mountain breeze.

And finally for the Carico ultimate protection against indoor air pollution, there’s the Carico’s Nutri-Tech 9th & final stage, THE DEODORIZING AND GERM-ELIMINATING OZONATOR.

This breakthrough technology simulates nature by generating ozone. This activated oxygen contains an extra oxygen atom which breaks away from the ozone molecule, oxidizing pollutants and odors, Forcing them out of your air, leaving behind oxygen, or fresh clean air. This feature offers maximum protection against unpleasant odors, and can be independently operated by remote control, or set automatically with a convenient, programmable timer.

It’s like harnessing the power of a thunderstorm, indoors.

And for those smaller jobs, there is Carico’s Compact Air Purification System.

The Carico compact is strong, lightweight and completely portable.

Plus, the Carico compact air purification comes with a powerful, multi-stage, replaceable cartridge that removes up to 99% of the airborne particles from your air.

With Carico’s air purification cigarette smoke, viruses, mold spores and much, much more.

And with the easy, programable timer, maintaining a clean air environment is automatic.

So when you have large air problems, that require compact, powerful solutions, try Carico’s compact air purification system and breathe easier today.

And now there is Carico’s Ultra Air Deodorizer, one of the most uniquely designed, lightweight, compact and portable, ozone producing appliances ever created.

Under normal use and with minimal care, your Carico ultra deodorizer will provide you with years of valued use and service.

Carico’s powerful air deodorizer is attractive and can go anywhere.

With Carico’s 4 convenient automatic timer settings and two fan settings, its the perfect appliance to keep your home, RV, or boat smelling clean and fresh.

Carico’s Ultra Air Deodorizer will eliminate gases and odors in clothing, Carpets, draperies, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

Carico’s Ultra Air Deodorizer comes with a cleanable pre filter and a replaceable deodorizer cartridge.

Carico’s Ultra Air Deodorizer also comes with an optional dc current car adapter so you can keep your vehicle smelling fresh.

Now, you can confidently and conveniently handle whatever problem areas you have in your home, office, vehicle, boat or wherever you need the power of Carico’s Ultra Air deodorizer air purification system.

When combating Indoor air pollution an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Fresh Fruits and Veggies too Expensive? NOT!

Eating the recommended amount of fresh fruits and vegetables is the backbone of a healthy diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables are beneficial to just about every organ in the body.

One common misconception is that itʼs more expensive to eat fresh, whole foods. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey, you can purchase three servings of fruits and four servings of vegetables for well under two dollars. Thatʼs a lot less expensive than having cancer, high blood pressure or heart disease.

Caricoʼs Ultra-Tech II Waterless Cookware is a great way to seal in all the vitamins, nutrients and flavor of your vegetables.
Caricoʼs Ultra-Vac Food Storage System will keep your fruits and vegetables fresh even longer.

Caricoʼs Juice Extraction System is an easy way to supplement your diet and build your immune system.

Too find out how much fruits and vegetables you need visit

Monday, September 14, 2009

Home Filtering Systems Provide Best Drinking Water Protection

New York Times study shows one in 10 Americans potentially exposed

LISLE, ILL., Sept. 14/PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive New York Times study revealing that ten percent of Americans face dangerous drinking water, the Water Quality Association today urges consumers to consider installing final contaminant barriers in their homes.

On Sunday, the newspaper reported results of its research in the second part of a major series on "toxic waters." Among its findings:
- Ten percent of Americans "have been exposed to drinking water that contains dangerous chemicals or fails to meet a federal health benchmark in other ways."
- Wells are more likely than municipal water systems to contain contaminants.
- An estimated 19.5 million Americans "fall ill" every year to contaminated water.

Carico developed the most advanced water filtering systems in the world. Carico’s water filtration systems are designed to filter your entire house, condo, apartment or address special “point of use” needs. Carico’s water filtration systems are inexpensive to operate and maintenance free.

Air Pollution can Raise Blood Pressure

A recent Time Magazine article, reports that air pollution can instantly raise blood pressure and cause unhealthy changes in blood vessels that last for hours or even days.

Scientist at the University of Michigan, led by Dr. Robert Brook found that the quality of the air you breathe can instantly effect your health.

The study measured the effect of air pollution in healthy people in two cites-Ann Arbor, Michigan and Toronto, Canada-where the people were exposed in the lab to the same amount of particulates and ozone that would be found near a local highway.
People who breathed in polluted air registered higher blood-pressure readings a short time after exposure, compared with those who breathed filtered air, and their blood vessels showed impairment as long as 24 hours later. This prolonged hypertension is a known risk for heart disease and stroke.

According to the EPA, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that indicates that indoor air pollution can be even more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Fortunately, Carico has developed one of the most effective air purification systemʼs on the market today. It features a fully cleanable pre-filter plus it automatically indicates when you need to replace the filtering cartridge.

Watermelon and Weight Loss

From Prevention Magazine (Aug 09 p. 48), a new study in the Journal of Nutrition suggest that eating watermelon may boost metabolism and promote weight loss. Itʼs actually not the watermelon that makes you loose weight but an enzyme, arginine,
found in watermelon that does it. Researchers used the enzyme to reduce the fat content of some obese mice by an eye
popping 64 percent.

Caricoʼs Nutri-Tech Juice Extraction System is an easy way to get more arginine in your diet. You donʼt even have to remove the outer rind. Caricoʼs Juice Extraction System has the power to juice the rind while ejecting the seeds and pulp. It doesnʼt get any easier than that.

Carico’s Juice Extraction Systems have been designed and manufactured by highly qualified and experienced Swiss engineers for more than 20 years.

Carico’s Juice Extraction Systems have a specially designed cover and hood on the pulp container which prevents any clogging. This saves the consumer time and energy and makes clean up easy and simple.

With Carico’s juice extraction system you are on the way to a more healthful, energetic lifestyle. You can be proud of your

Carico juicer investment in good health while enjoying deliciously, satisfying juices that will boost your immune system in only a few minutes a day.

Your health is so precious that you should do everything in your power to use a Carico juice extraction system to preserve and maintain it.

The “Liquid life” that comes from juicing raw fruits and vegetables with Carico’s juice extraction system is easy to attain and makes nutritional sense for you and your family.

When a Consumer wants the finest crafted Juice Extraction System in the World, they choose Carico’s Professional Stainless Steel Juice Extraction System. No other system looks or operates like it. It has a larger opening on top, which a small apple can fit through saving you time, work and energy, of not having to cut foods too small. It has an automatic pulp ejection system, which makes clean up easy.

Carico’s Juice Extraction Systems have a specially designed cover and hood on the pulp container which prevents any clogging. This saves the consumer time and energy and makes clean up easy and simple.

Carico’s Juice Extraction Systems are Swiss Engineered and Designed with 4270 watt (110 Y),240 Watt (230 V) suitable for 50 and 60 Hz. UL, CSA and CE approved. They are simply the finest designed and engineered Juice extraction Systems in the World.

Invest in Quality to Feed your Body

The CBS Early Show recently had a segment titled "What You Need in Your Kitchen" .

Their guest was Annette Flores, a test kitchen manager at Williams-Sonoma, a very well known, high end kitchen supply company. She stated that itʼs important to have the right equipment in the kitchen because cooking with the proper tools can be just as important as the ingredients themselves. She recommended choosing quality over quantity and said itʼs better to spend a little more on a set of quality cookware that will last a lifetime. She said that quality stainless steel has the best heat conductivity and to look for a handle that is ergonomic-al and fits comfortably in the hand.

It really made me wonder, do people ever stop to consider the cookware theyʼre using to prepare the fuel that is the basis for their existence. Is it possible that some people may be altering the nutritional value of their foods, simply by using less than quality cookware?

Fortunately there are healthful alternatives like Caricoʼs Ultra-Tech II Cookware, made from the highest quality stainless steel, Ultra-Tech II actually cooks your foods without water or grease. Foods retain their color, texture and taste terrific.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Carico Mission

Carico is recognized as a world leader in the development of unique health, wellness and lifestyle products of exceptional quality. Our headquarters are located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with offices throughout the United States as well as over 30 foreign countries.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Carico Juice Extraction System

When Carico decided to add a Juice Extraction System to its product line, they searched the world for the most respected and experienced juice extraction manufacturer. The factory Carico partnered with invented the juice extractor with an automatic pulp ejection, almost 50 years ago.

Carico’s Juice Extraction Systems are manufactured in a European factory which has been in business for over 50 years. The factory, has manufactured juice extractors for over 2 million customers under famous brand names such as: Carico, Juiceman, Kennwood, Braun, Bosch, Bauknecht, Krups, Golden Harvest and many more.

Carico Juice Extraction Systems have been engineered with a unique turbo switch, which quickly cleans the basket of pulp, and also balances the machine, eliminating any vibrations due to pulp build up. All of Carico’s juice extractors are easy to use and clean (throw away plastic bag can be placed in pulp container). A unique and highly reliable, air cooled Universal motor for continuous use has the capacity to juice up to 120 lbs carrots per hour.

Carico’s Juice Extraction Systems are designed and engineered with an additional safety handle lock. These units have a strong basket with 6 ribs. The Swiss engineered motors have 6300 R.P.M. and have an electronically governed speed control device which insures that the maximum amount of juice is separated from the pulp. Carico’s Juice Extraction Systems offer the consumer greater yield.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ultra Tech Water Treatment and Filtering System
Carico's Water Filtration System filters out a wide range of harmful chemicals before they circulate through your home, protects and prolongs the life of water applicances and improves the quality of water. More about Carico Water Filtration at

The Ultimate Storage System Ultra Vac

Carico’s Ultra Vac System is made of the perfect material, a high tech non-porous polycarbonate that withstands extreme fluctuations in temperature and is suitable for the microwave, freezer and dishwasher.

Carico’s Ultra Vac System is portable, easy to use and takes up very little storage space.

Carico’s Ultra Vac is a powerful innovation in food storage and can be used in many different ways.

Carico’s Ultra Vac is durable and tough, with a strong vacuum seal that won’t break open or leak if you drop it.

Carico’s Ultra Vac System is great for keeping moist foods such as cakes, cheeses and party dips from drying out.

With Carico’s Ultra Vac System, you’ll have a fresh, home cooked meal whenever you want it.

One of the most unique features of Carico’s Ultra Vac System is the Ultra Vac lids, an innovative, convenient lid system that allows you to turn any piece of cookware into a vacuum tight container, instantly!

That’s right, you can now leave the left over’s right in the pan.

Now there is Ultra Vac, the ultimate vacuum sealing, food storage system, exclusively from Carico.

You can actually keep foods fresh up to 3 to 5 times longer with Carico’s Ultra Vac system.

With Carico’s Ultra Vac System breads don’t get moldy.

With Carico’s Ultra Vac System vegetables stay crisp and fresh.

With Carico’s Ultra Vac System Cheeses stay moist and delicious.

With Carico’s Ultra Vac System meats and vegetables marinate in minutes.

Just about any type of food can benefit from Carico’s Ultra vac system’s space age technology. See more at

Juice Extraction

Carico’s juicers directly benefit your health. Nutritionists and experts agree that Carico juicers can help protect the body from premature aging and strengthen the immune system.

For example, beta carotene found in carrot juice has been found to protect the body from skin cancer and improve the quality of your blood.

Osteoporosis is a serious bone disorder caused by a calcium deficiency that juicing regularly could prevent. Most people think that drinking milk is the answer. However, the truth of the matter is that one glass of Carico’s carrot juice contains 2 ½ times more calcium than milk and one glass of spinach juice contains more than 10 times the calcium. After all, where do you think the cows that produce milk get their calcium from?

There is no limit to the amount of fresh delicious juice you can create using your Carico juice extraction system.
You’ll be excited to know that, unlike most juicers, Carico’s juice extractors are extremely easy to disassemble and clean.

All Carico juicers feature an extra powerful motor with turbo boost switch, automatic pulp ejection, stainless steel basket and cutting blades. More about Carico Juicers at

Professional Cutlery

Gracefully sculptured "Cari-Grip" handles provide the safest and surest grip.

The bolster protects your fingers and knuckles.

Each blade is hand-honed to give you a professional cutting edge. More information at

Waterless Cookware

Ultra Tech is a revolution in healthy cooking.

Enjoy more nutritious meals by cooking foods in their own juices.

The Ultra Core construction is a perfect blend of metals and alloys designed to create a thermal core.

It is made of 304 surgical stainless steel with titanium on the inside and outside.

Carico Cookware System Ultra-Tech II has been designed to preserve the nutritional values of all your meals. It cooks your food with its natural juices without having to add any additional water.

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Brilliant Crystal

It has classic styling with sparkling clarity.

The beauty of Carico's Fine Crystal will enhance any affair. Each Carico piece is designed and hand crafted by Master Craftsmen.

Each piece is also hand polished for superior clarity and brilliance.

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Designer Tableware

Carico's Tableware is made out of a high quality surgical stainless steel with the look and feel of sterling, but the strength of stainless steel.

It will never tarnish; it will last forever.

It is dishwasher safe.

There is a selection of place setting and serving pieces for any dining occasion.

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Classic and Designer Fine China Collection

It is made out of superior quality porcelain with a delicate translucency.

A high firing process makes it strong and durable to resist chipping and scratching.

Handcrafted by master craftsmen, each piece is decorated with close attention to detail and trimmed with the purest of precious metals.

Our full piece selection offers you the most complete ensemble of accessory and serving pieces. The permanent lifetime patterns and half price breakage replacement ensures that your collection by Carico is forever.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Air Purification

Carico's Air Purification System is the most advanced Air Filtration System in the World!

Breath cleaner, fresher and healthier air.

The Carico Nutri-Tech air purification system is the complete solution to your indoor air pollution.
When you own Carico’s Nutri-tech, you own the most advanced combination of air filtration and purification technologies in the world.

It will remove pollen, dust, viruses, bacteria, mold, spores, tobacco smoke, cooking odors, dust mite allergens, fumes, gas odors, pet dander, and much more.

Nutri-Tech’s powerful motor will filter the air in most large rooms up to 3 times an hour making the “Carico” air you breath up to 99.97% cleaner, helping to reduce allergy and asthma flare-ups, providing everyone with a safer, more comfortable indoor environment.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Thank you for taking the time to review our collection of Carico products

This special collection is the result of extensive consumer research and one that we bring you with pride.

At Carico we search the world to find the finest products, produced by the most skilled craftsmen, and bring them directly to you. There are no finer products available anywhere in the world! They are designed to last a lifetime, give you great value and save you money. This is the reason Carico is experiencing tremendous growth!

Carico products are presented through private showings by Certified Carico Consultants. This concept makes it possible for you to examine the products at your convenience while we give you the personal attention you deserve.

All Carico products are covered by written warranties and backed by a concerned customer service department. Satisfied customers are our number one concern. We appreciate the educated consumer and go to great lengths to fulfill their needs!