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Ecuador Quake Survivors Becoming Desperate for Food and Water – Manuela Mejia

This article is from NBC News. It includes a short video which I believe causes the most impact on the viewer. As most of you may know, there was an earthquake on April 16 in Ecuador (7.8-magnitude), a small country in South America. Being half Ecuadorian, this has impacted me in several ways, mainly because of the love that I have towards my country.

The source discusses the shortage of food in the nation, and how the government is struggling to distribute it well. Even though the lack of nutrients may not necessarily have to do a lot with the chemistry of food, I believe it’s important to appreciate the things we have and not take for granted the food we are given.

You can learn more about Ecuador’s ongoing chaos here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/ecuador-quake-survivors-becoming-desperate-for-food-and-water-671178819531

My question for the class is: What to do you guys think about wasting food? Should the United States (and the world in general) create a program in which food is distributed well? While some people have an abundance of food, others are left unfed.

 

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Detox Water

Water is one of the most beneficial things that you can put into your body, if not the most important.  On average you should be drinking 1.5 liters per day.  We have all heard of various food diets that people try but one that I am hearing about is a water detox diet.  In high school, my friends parents tried a water detox diet for a week where there nutrition came from water,  cayenne pepper, real maple syrup, and lemon – all mixed together.  The health of these diets seems ok for the short term but could quickly become dangerous if the proper research does not take place.  Attached is a list of various recipes for detox water and their benefits; including fatigue and even a hangover cure.  These detoxes should be used as a supplement to eating a healthy and balanced diet!

 

http://theodysseyonline.com/tampa/10-detox-water-recipes-that-actually-work/317662

 

Discussion Question: Have you ever tried a detox water recipe?  Which one on the list would you try?