Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bottled water recalled for mold contamination

Many people turn to bottle water as a convenient way to get, what in their minds is, "clean, pure, water" at a reasonable price. They often only take into account the price of a bottle or case of water at a time and don't ever consider the long term costs. In reality, purchasing bottled water can be 2-3 times the price of a gallon of gasoline; inconvenient to carry and store; and may not be fresh because it can be bottled up to 2 years before purchase.

What's even worse is that we don't really know how pure our "pure spring water" in a bottle really is. Do you know how safe your bottled water is? A recent finding in Arkansas resulting in the recall of a batch of Montain Pure bottled drinking water for mold contamination! Read along for the details on this finding...

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) announced Monday that test results on a sample taken from certain lots of Mountain Pure bottled drinking water contained biological contamination. The company voluntarily recalled a batch of its mold-tainted bottled water. of lots marked with a four-digit time code.

The recalled Mountain Pure water bottles are etched with legends bearing a date by which they should be consumed. The Health Department said the batch involved in the recall is labeled "Best By 2-27-2013 MPWA" or "Best By 2-28-2013 MPWA."

The Health Department said the contamination showed up in testing of some bottles shipped to Clinton after that city's water system failed last week.

Dr. William L. Mason, the agency's branch chief for preparedness and emergency response, said it was unlikely that a healthy person would get sick from drinking the water, but people with a weakened immune system might be at higher risk.

Makes you think twice about grabbing that case of bottled water at the grocery store, doesn't it? Check out Carico International's Nutri Tech Water Filtration system; it's the only choice for guaranteeing cleaner, safer, fresher tasting water!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

An apple a day keeps the doctor away...

Growing up, our parents constantly nagged us about eating all of our veggies...

In school we were taught the importance of consuming 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables as part of the food pyramid....

As adults, life keeps us so busy that we barely can grab that "apple a day" in an attempt to keep the doctor away...Many of us barely have the time to stop and have three decent meals a day much less factor in that many servings of fruits and vegetables; so in reality how on earth can we begin to think of consuming 5-9 servings of fruits AND vegetables a day!? It's juicing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Juicing can lower the risk of:

* Heart disease
* Cancer
* High blood preasure
* Diabetes
* Osteoporosis
* Artriris
* Colds and flu

Many of us can't imagine where to begin...what to juice, how much to juice, how many times a day to juice?

The answer is quite simple...start with drinking 2 glasses of fresh juice a day, try to get to 4 glasses a day with a balanced diet and you'll be feeling great! So what do you juice? Start with a simple mix of fruits and vegetables.

The Potassium Broth is my favorite recipe base:

Handful of parsley
Handful of spinach
4-5 carrots, greens removed
2 stalks celery

I like to add a piece of ginger, half a cucumber, a handful of kale, and/or half a green apple to the lightens it up a bit and the green apple gives it a fresh taste...

In reality, you can play with the mix anyway you'd like...juicing gives you all the minerals and nutrients your body isn't getting and you can mix it up with some of your favorites...try a beet instead of a carrot one day...throw some citrus in the mix, maybe some asparagus instead of spinach! Have some fun with it...

Once your body starts getting its much needed 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies a day, your skin will start to glow, your energy levels will rise, and overall you're going to look and feel fantastic!

Happy Juicing!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Carico customers rave about Carico’s water filtration systems and the new Carico water bottle

See what one of our customers recently said about their experience with Carico and its products on one of our blogs