Agave Nectar: Efficient Sweetener

Agave is that succulent from Mexico used to make tequila and mezcal. But agave nectar is also an efficient sweetener. The nectar is about 90% fructose. Unlike the crystalline form of fructose, which is refined primarily from corn, agave syrup is fructose in its natural form. It has a low glycemic index, meaning your body […]

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Efficient: Down Filled Sleeping Bags

Down is one of nature’s finest insulators. Nothing matches its warmth for weight, compressibility, and resilience. Its ability to absorb perspiration and cozily drape along the contours of your body is unparalleled by synthetic materials. Down is more expensive than other insulating materials. However, when you divide its cost by the number of cozy nights […]

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Hemp Oil and Shea Butter Soaps

These soaps by Woodwize Body Solutions are excellent. It’s no wonder really, after reading the ingredients. They consist of: 100% cold-pressed hemp seed oil, unrefined shea butter, saponified oils of olive, coconut and soybean. Then they add fragances like coffee and mint, tangerine and spearmint or cranberry. More than 75% of the fatty acids in […]

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Waterproof Digital Camera: OptioWP

Pentax is introducing a compact digital camera, called the OptioWP, that can be used to shoot underwater. The camera won’t be available until March, 2005. The seams in the camera are protected with rubber sealant and an interlocking design to resist dust, pressure and moisture. Inside, an internal 3X optical zoom captures images as close […]

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