Google Search Results now add USDA Nutrition Info on Popular Foods

Google nutritional info cards for food searches are now available for more than 1,000 of the most popular foods and meals in the United States!  Released on Thursday, May 30, 2013, the updated Google Search app and online search results will provide users with a user friendly nutrition and calorie info in response to food and nutrition related queries.


Google USDA Nutrition Info added to food related Google search results pages


Rolling out in the next 2 weeks, Google Search results now include USDA nutrition info on popular meals and foods.  So if you are curious as to how many calories there are in an avocado or banana … or if you’re interested in calories in full meals such as chow mein or burritos, Google Search will give you USDA nutritional details at the top of their results page.  As part of the new Google question-and-answer interface for search results, internet users can easily get information for some basic nutrition information in a visual way.  Earlier in May 2013, Google launched it’s new Google I/O feature which allows mobile device and computer users to click on a microphone icon to say and hear their queries and answers.

The Google USDA Nutrition Info on popular foods is generated through Google Knowledge Graph (a database that catalogues and brings in verified information from the web).  Between Google I/O and the new Google question-and-answer interface, users can find information faster and easier than before.  Not only that but the USDA Nutrition Information in Google Search results will also be ‘smart’.  The smart features include ‘related’ search results … For example, if you searched ‘apples nutrition info’, The Google Search results will give you a drop down list of USDA nutrition information on various types of apples like ‘granny smith apples nutrition’ and ‘red delicious apples nutrition’.  This way, you can also find and search for related topics very easily and quickly.

The USDA nutritional information is displayed in Google’s very well known and easier to read ‘card interface’.  The Google nutrition info is displayed at the top of your search results in both mobile and desktop search results pages.  The initial roll-out will include various fruits, vegetables, whole foods, meats and even complete meals.  The Google info card interface is very attractive and clean.  You’ll be able to get nutritional information very quickly and from anywhere in the world (although the audible search is only available in English during this initial roll-out).


USDA Nutrition on Google Food Related Search Results on Mobile and Desktop


Google Nutrition Info Drawbacks?

The drawbacks that we see here is that not all complete meals are the same.  For example, a home made burger is completely different in terms of composition and nutritional information when compared to a burger from a fast food chain.  Or, a chocolate bar that is 50% cacao has different nutrients when compared against one that is 80% cacao and contains nuts and fruits.  In addition, what is the accuracy of the Google Knowledge Graph at this point in time?  And what if it returns inaccurate nutrition info?  Probably best to use with caution during this initial launch as Google Nutrition Info from the USDA and Knowledge Graph will certainly be scrutinized by all users in the coming months.


New Google question-and-answer interface allows users to search for USDA Nutritional Information on Google Search Pages


USDA Nutrition Info on Google Search Pages > Our Summary

As of the end of May 2013, USDA nutrition info for over 1,000 popular foods has been added to the Google Search results through Google Knowledge Graph.  It also works with the new audible question-and-answer interface for both desktop and mobile food related searches.  Google Nutritional information results will appear throughout the US over the next 10 days.  The audible question and answer interface for Google nutrition info is only available in English but other languages will be added very soon.


Other Great Google Food Related Search Results Info:

Google adds USDA nutrition info to popular food and calorie search terms | Click Here

Google Inserts Nutrition Info Into Search, Can Report How Many Calories Are In Full Meals |  Click Here

Google introduces nutritional info cards for food searches |  Click Here

Google Search brings nutrition data to more than 1,000 foods |  Click Here

Google wants you to make ‘smart choices’ when it comes to food | Click Here

RECIPE > Mango Coconut Dessert Balls (completely raw)

Looking to impress your friends and family with a healthy raw dessert? Are you vegan and want to learn more about nutritious dessert possibilities? Here is our first raw dessert ball recipe that is completely organic, raw, unprocessed and delicious! Welcome to clean eating at its best!

When it comes to dessert, it’s tough to find recipes that don’t contain a high level of refined sugars, processed ingredients, gluten and other foods detrimental to our health and well-being. However, our Just Add Good Stuff raw mango coconut dessert ball recipe is a dish that is completely vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free. This nutritious and addictive treat is great for dinner parties and also serves as a healthy snack for kids. The raw mango coconut dessert ball recipe is easy to follow and quick to prepare. Plus, there’s no cooking involved, so all of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other good stuff stay 100% intact! Below is the recipe and preparation details for our Mango Coconut Dessert Balls.




Raw Mango Coconut Dessert Ball Recipe

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Servings: 10-12 dessert balls
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour


Here are the ingredients for the Raw Mango Coconut Dessert Ball Recipe:

  • 1½ cup of shredded coconut (organic, dried and unsulfured)
  • 1 cup mango (organic, dried and unsulfured… approximately 100 grams)
  • 1/8 cup agave syrup or maple syrup (works as binding agent, can be substituted using flax/water)
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil (raw and virgin)
  • 1-2 tsp lemon zest (organic)
  • 3 tbsp mango nectar (pure, organic and no added sugar)
  • ¼ cup of shredded coconut (for rolling, optional)



Here are the preparation directions for our Gluten Free, Vegan Dessert Ball Recipe:


Step 1: Plug in your food processor
Step 2: Place all ingredients (except for shredded coconut used for rolling) into food processor
Step 3: Process until it becomes a sticky wet dough
Step 4: Form into balls and roll in remaining shredded coconut (or lay the entire mixture into a baking pan and sprinkle the remaining shredded coconut on top)
Step 5: Place into fridge for at least 2 hours (or the freezer for 30 minutes)
Step 6: Enjoy and Share with friends

* Leave the mango coconut dessert balls in the fridge if not eaten straight away. You can leave the dessert balls refrigerated for at least 5 days. Or you can put them in the freezer to keep them longer. Thaw at room temperature before serving if this is the case.

About Mike’s Raw Balls

Mike’s Raw Balls TM are raw dessert balls made from real, natural, organic, non-GMO and nutritious ingredients.  Just Add Good Stuff endorses Mike’s Raw Balls TM as a healthy alternative to processed snacks and desserts.  Containing only natural and non-modified ingredients, many of Mike’s Raw Balls TM contain a great balance of whole foods (nuts and seeds) in combination with unsulfured and unsweetened fruits (both fresh and dried).  Other additions to Mike’s Raw Balls TM include superfoods like chia seeds, hemp seeds, spirulina, chaga, goji berries, maca powder and raw cacao nibs.  Mike’s Raw Balls are certified organic and GMO-free.  The raw dessert balls contain no heated or pasteurized ingredients.  In addition, Mike’s Raw Balls TM are completely vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy free.  The snacks and desserts contain absolutely no modified corn or soy ingredients.  Mike’s Raw Balls TM are all about healthy living through nutritional foods that are organic and raw.

Do you know what’s really inside McDonald’s Fries?

I love McDonald’s French Fries. Their crispy, salty and so easy to eat. Like many of you, I grew up eating McDonald’s fries as a kid. I have so many childhood memories that are directly linked to having McDonald’s fries with friends and family. From ‘super-sizing’ to ‘value meals’ McDonald’s has always done a great job marketing their fries as a great snack, appetizer, main meal and dessert.

So our question to you is: Do you know what’s really inside McDonald’s French Fries? Do you know the ingredients and the nutritional value (or lack of) of these tasty treats? Well, we’ll try to break down what’s really inside McDonald’s fries in this article and we’ll leave you with some frightening and some less scary thoughts and conclusions about our findings.

Plus, McDonald’s French Fries are actually NOT VEGETARIAN food. You’ll see why…



THE INGREDIENTS of McDonald’s Fries (5.4 oz large French Fries)

Here’s a quick rundown of the actual listed ingredients on McDonald’s Fries so that everyone is aware of what’s really inside them:

Vegetable Oil (natural beef flavor*, hydrogenated soybean oil, canola oil)
Citric Acid**
Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate***

In addition, the oil used in the frying technique contains tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ).

* The ‘natural beef flavor’ in the vegetable oil ingredient contains both hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as its starting ingredients.
** Citric acid is the preservative for McDonald’s fries
*** Sodium acid pyrophosphate maintains the beautiful color of the French fries



THE NUTRITION FACTS about McDonald’s Fries

Here’s a breakdown of the nutritional value of McDonald’s French Fries:

Calories: 500
Fat: 25 grams
Carbohydrates: 63 grams
Sodium: 350 mg
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 6 grams




In order to get that yummy, crispy, greasy, and addictive taste, McDonald’s fries are double fried before they get onto your plate. These otherwise healthy and starchy potatoes are cut, boiled and fried once before they are even shipped to the restaurants. And then, they are fried once again before they make it into your Happy Meal. By then, they don’t really even resemble potatoes any more.

So what’s really inside McDonald’s fries? Well, the deep frying process gives us a taste of what’s actually in them in order to make them so delicious and addictive.

Dr. Ochner, a respected New York Obesity Nutrition Research Centre research associate, has studied health and nutrition for many years. In the case of the questions: what’s really inside McDonald’s fries, he summarizes the ‘Canola Oil’ ingredient has low grade corn oil or soybean oil. Although ‘healthier’ then some other oils, Dr. Ochner mentions that the canola oil is used in deep frying the McDonald’s fries, which in any circumstance is NOT good for your health. In addition, canola oil (both corn and soybean oils) are very high in calories and if you consume too many McDonald’s fries, you will end up GAINING WEIGHT just from the oil intake itself.

Secondly, the Hydrogenated Soybean Oil comes about through the ‘saturation’ of regular soybean oil. Through a complex and clearly unnatural process called HYDROGENATION, soybean oil changes from unsaturated to saturated fats. Now why is HYDROGENATED Soybean Oil used in McDonald’s French Fries preparation? Well, saturated fats like hydrogenated soybean oil is easier to cook/fry with and in addition, boosts the PRESERVATION time of the fries. What most consumers don’t realize is that saturated fats become TRANS FATS. These unhealthy fats also lead to all sorts of health problems, most notably, heart diseases, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Although the FDA requires ‘zero trans fat per serving’, it really isn’t ZERO. It’s LESS THAN 1 GRAM PER TABLESPOON and through this glaring loophole, McDonald’s is able to serve these unhealthy French Fries without changing the preparation or ingredients.

Thirdly, Citric Acid is used as the preservative for these fries. So when you look at what’s inside McDonald’s fries, it’s actually quite scary. Although citric acid is deemed ‘safe’ for consumption, you can clearly see its effects on preserving McDonald’s French Fries for longer than 2 months as seen in Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock’s amazing 2004 documentary about the Fast Food industry.

Fourthly, Natural Beef Flavor is an ingredient used in the preparation of those yummy McDonald’s French Fries. The name itself is actually quite disturbing to us … what do you think? The history surrounding the ‘natural beef flavour’ is that McDonald’s French Fries used to be cooked in beef fat. That was until beef fat became too expensive and hard to come by. That’s when McDonald’s decided to change to canola oil and hydrogenated soybean oil. In order to keep the delicious ‘beef flavor’, McDonald’s had to concoct a natural beef flavor to RESEMBLE the real thing. The flavoring contains both hydrolyzed milk and hydrolyzed wheat products.

So what are the big ramifications for this switch to ‘natural beef flavor’? Well, McDonald’s fries are actually NOT CONSIDERED VEGETARIAN FOOD anymore! Because of the hydrolyzed wheat and milk products in the natural beef flavoring, McDonald’s was sued in 2002 when members of a Hindu community filed claims that McDonald’s did not disclose how the French Fries were prepared. And guess what? They won a $10 million payout.

Lastly, Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is a scary and very effective preservative used in the preparation of McDonald’s French Fries. Remember what Kris Carr always says …. If the food lasts longer than we do, just don’t eat it! Not only that, but recent studies have linked TBHQ to DNA damage through generations as well as stomach ulcers.




Now that we’ve covered the preparation/frying ingredients used in our most beloved fries, here are some details about the other ingredients used in them.

Firstly, Dimethylpolysiloxane is a SILICON product used as an ANTI-FOAMING AGENT before the cut potatoes are shipped. This is used possibly for fewer ‘spill’s and therefore, less clean up. We need to do more research to see if dimethylpolysiloxane is harmful if consumed.

Secondly, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate is another preservative used in McDonald’s fries. This time, it’s used to keep the beautiful golden color. It’s also used in many muffin/pancake mixes, waffles, puddings and cakes and also canned fish, cured meats and flavored milk. Yuk! And remember, if sodium acid pyrophosphate is not used on McDonald’s French Fries, they would turn BLACK within days.

Thirdly, Dextrose is the 3rd ingredient listed, which means that in terms of quantity of ingredients, dextrose comes just after potatoes and oil. As we all know, dextrose is sugar which obviously is used to make us addicted to the fries.


OUR CONCLUSION about What’s Inside McDonald’s Fries

None of the ingredients in McDonald’s French Fries would fit in the Just Add Good Stuff recommendation list. As you know, we are all about raw organic foods that are gluten and dairy free. Having said that, we can also conclude that most of these ingredients in McDonald’s Fries and what’s actually inside them is very UNHEALTHY for ANYONE to consume. These hidden ingredients are actually what makes them so delicious and addictive at the same time.

The processed, non-organic potatoes used in McDonald’s French Fries should already cause alarm bells ringing. Add to it the many preservatives and saturated fats (through highly refined oils) and you have a visit to the hospital. Then, add a dash of sugar and it will keep you coming back for more. Remember that McDonald’s Fries are full of empty calories which means that they won’t fill you up with much nutrients. On the contrary, they will make you crave even more unhealthy saturated, salty and sweet foods.

Having done a study on what’s inside McDonald’s French Fries, we can also conclude that McDonald’s nor it’s fries are the only or worst culprit. There are many other fast food products served that are much worse. These include:

KFC’s Chicken Pot Pie = 790 calories and 45 grams of fat
McDonald’s Angus Bacon & Cheese Burger = 820 calories and 41 grams of fat
Burger King’s Double Whopper = 830 calories and 50 grams of fat

Other ‘healthy alternatives’ are also not very healthy. Take for instance the Hardee’s Gluten Sensitive Low Car Breakfast Bowl which contains 740 calories and 61 grams of fat.

Our recommendation is to gradually take out the bad stuff in your diet and replace them with true whole foods, plant based nutritional foods.


The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center
Hardee’s: Gluten Sensitive – Low Carb Breakfast Bowl
Burger King: Nutrition Facts
KFC: KFC’s Nutrition Guide
60 Minutes: Is Sugar Toxic?
Morgan Spurlock: Super Size Me
SciVerse: Toxicology of Tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)
McDonald’s: McDonald’s History
McDonald’s: McDonald’s Nutrition Facts
Luz Plaza: What’s Really Inside Those McDonald’s French Fries

The Ultimate SUPERFOOD for Exercise & Training!

If you are looking for a great training superfood, look no further than a common ingredient in smoothies and healthy dishes. GINGER is a great superfood for exercise and training, whether you are in the quest for a winning triathlon or increasing your strength. Often, ginger is the forgotten superfood but here is why you should add ginger to your nutritional diet when embarking on any cardio or weight training routine.


CLICK HERE for the Just Add Good Stuff GINGER Infographic with ginger health benefits, interesting facts and nutritional value.


The ginger root is actually native to South Asia, but it’s a popular flavor in drinks and foods all across the world. No doubt, ginger is a superfood. But, as an athlete or a fitness addict, you may wonder what the true benefits of ginger are to your health and exercise routine. The ginger root contains many powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that are commonly referred to as gingerols. These anti-inflammatory gingerols in the ginger superfood have been proven to reduce the formation of free radicals including nitric oxide during training and rest periods. So what does that mean to you? The evidence supports that gingerols and other anti-inflammatory agents actually not only prevent inflammation, but also inhibit the production of inflammatory compounds in your body.




As a result of the gingerol ginger superfood properties, athletes and trainers feel less pain when working out. Therefore, the ginger root actually serves as a natural pain reliever through it’s anti-inflammatory agents. This is especially good when considering traditional pain relievers such as Aspirin and Tylenol come with a host of negative side effects. According to Jim White, R.D. and the Journal of Pain, the ginger superfood also delays the onset of muscle soreness during a training period as well as at rest state, thereby promoting better health and results. The latest studies also show that the maximum effect of these gingerols in the ginger superfood occurs about 24 hours AFTER ginger consumption, which is very interesting.

In 2012, the Metabolism Journal which is published at Columbia University also discovered that the ginger superfood can help in weight loss or weight maintenance too. During this study by notable research scientists, people who consumed 2 grams of powdered ginger reported that they felt MORE FULL 3 hours later than those that did not consumer the ginger root. By feeling fuller, those who consumed this amount of ginger superfood were able to maintain their weight better and in some cases, even lose weight during the process.


CLICK HERE for the Just Add Good Stuff GINGER Infographic with ginger health benefits, interesting facts and nutritional value.


As mentioned above, ginger is native to South Asia (which many people don’t know). However, luckily for all of us, ginger root is available year round throughout the world. Most ginger varieties have a brown skin and yellow flesh, but you can also buy local ginger root with white or red meat. Whatever you choose, the best option is non-GMO organic ginger superfood. This will give you the best and most nutrients. The recommended daily intake is 2-4 grams per day. According to the USDA, one serving of ginger contains only 5 calories and no fat.

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So Who Do You Think Owns Organic Brands? You would be truly surprised and frightened by who actually OWNS ORGANIC!

We want to let you in on a little secret: buying and eating organic products doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthier or more nutritious. Most of the time, it does. But sometimes, organic brands and organic products are now what they seem to make out to be. Read all about it below:


At Just Add Good Stuff, we always promote self-education and awareness about what actually goes in and on your body. So we would like you to ask yourself … who owns organic? Who actually owns organic brands and who’s behind the clever marketing that is transforming our eating and buying patterns? The truth will scare you… it sure frightened us when we dug a bit deeper into the organics industry and how it is affected by the big conglomerates.


The frightening research that was published by Phil Howard, a respected professor of Agriculture at Michigan State, shows how the organic industry has changed over the past few years. So who owns organic? Did you know that organics and organic brands are now being gobbled up and taken over by the big conglomerates without the consumer even knowing? Well, Phil Howard embarked on researching which organic brands have been bought out and are now controlled by some of the 25 large conventional worldwide food processors.


He produced this Organic Food Industry Chart back in 2002 when the organic industry was at its infancy. This was also the first year in which the USDA first implemented the organic food labeling system/standard. In addition, Phil Howard also published an animated graphic on how the organic sector consolidation has taken place between 1997 and 2007.




Here’s some of his research in the ‘who owns organic’ question in the United States (and globally):

HEINZ is in strategic partnership with HAIN CELESTIAL. Hain Celestial is the maker of many ‘organic brands’ that include Celestial Seasonings, Soy Dream, Rice Dream, Arrowhead Mils, Garden of Eatin’, Spectrum Organics, Earth’s Best and Westsoy. In addition, Hain Celestial controls ShariAnn’s, Little Bear, Westbrae, Mountain Sun, Walnut Acres, Nile Spice, Casbah and Breadshop, which in turn are controlled by Heinz.


KELLOGG owns and controls BEAR NAKED, WHOLESOME & HEARTY (garden burgers), KASHI CEREAL and MORNINGSTAR FARMS (and Natural Touch, makers of many organic veggie burgers and vegetarian/vegan products).

GENERAL MILLS owns both CASCADIAN FARMS (organic produce) and MUIR GLEN (organic canned products).




HERSHEY FOODS owns DAGOBA (organic chocolate).


DEAN FOODS owns WHITE WAVE/SILK (organic soy products), ALTA DENA, HORIZON (maker of top selling organic milk products) and THE ORGANIC COW OF VERMONT.

NESTLE owns TRIBE MEDITERRANEAN FOODS (maker of top selling hummus in the United States).




Now, we’re not concluding that these organic products and fresh organic produce are unsafe, but as a consumer, wouldn’t you want to do more research into how this happened, and whether these so-called organics are truly unaltered, healthier and more nutritious than other brands that these conglomerates own? If these big global companies are buying out all the smaller organic produce and organic brands, they will have complete control over the organic industry… which to us, is quite scary.


There are, however, some independent North American certified organic food brands that are not yet owned by big companies (as of late 2009). These independent organic food brands total more than $25 million worth of annual sales (and growing) which make them likely acquisition targets in the near future. However, right now, here is a list of independent organic brands:

  • Lundberg Family Farms
  • Equal Exchange
  • Nature’s Path
  • Newman’s Own Organics
  • Organic Valley
  • Frontier Natural Products (includes Simply Organic products)
  • Turtle Mountain
  • Golden Temple (includes Yogi Tea and Peace Cereal products)
  • Cedarlane
  • Alvarado Street Bakery
  • Applegate Farms
  • Pacific Natural Foods
  • Clif Bar (also includes Luna Bars)
  • Traditional Medicinals
  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Eden Foods
  • Level Ground Trading
  • Alter Ego Chocolate
  • ProBar
  • Galerie au Chocolat

WHEATGRASS Infographic > Just Add Wheatgrass… Here’s a look at wheat grass nutrition

Next in line for the Just Add Good Stuff INFOGRAPHIC SERIES is our Wheatgrass Infographic. The infographics (or infograms) that we are compiling provide you with interesting facts and things about the best vegetables, fruits, whole foods and general health. From weird and wacky facts to nutrition information per serving, these infographics is a starting point to help you kick start a more happy and healthy lifestyle. We hope you enjoy them!




Just Add Wheatgrass! Wheatgrass (or wheat grass) is one of the best superfoods available! Wheatgrass is a powerful health food supplement that is packed with highly concentrated chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and enzymes. Because wheatgrass is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements, it is often called a ‘superfood’. Here is our Wheatgrass Infographic that outlines the Top 10 health benefits of wheatgrass, wheatgrass nutrition information, wheatgrass recipes and some interesting facts about wheatgrass in general. Here is the Just Add Good Stuff Wheatgrass Infographic:


Just Add Wheatgrass Infographic detailing the top 10 wheatgrass health benefits, interesting figures and facts about wheat grass and exciting new wheatgrass recipes that you can add to your nutrition diet


TOP 10 Health Benefits of Wheatgrass as described in the Just Add Good Stuff Wheatgrass Infographic:

  1. one of the best natural sources of living chlorophyll
  2. activates white blood cells to boost your immune system
  3. reduces high blood pressure and alleviates stress
  4. contains beta-carotene which detoxifies the body
  5. wheatgrass is high in vitamins A, B-Complex, C, E and K
  6. helps prevent tooth decay and improves digestion
  7. no known side effects and very few allergies
  8. restores alkalinity to the blood and circulatory system
  9. heals cuts and bruises when applied topically
  10. contains powerful anti-aging properties


Wheatgrass Nutrition Facts as described on our Wheat Grass Infographic

  • Serving Size = 1 tbsp (8 g)
  • Calories = 35
  • Calories from Fat = 0
  • Total Fat = 0 g
  • Cholesterol = 0 mg
  • Sodium = 2 mg
  • Potassium = 230 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate = 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber =2 g
  • Sugars = 0 g
  • Protein = 2 g
  • Vitamin A = 80% RDI
  • Vitamin C = 30% RDI
  • Calcium = 4% RDI
  • Iron = 10% RDI


Healthy Wheatgrass Recipes on our Wheatgrass Infographic

  1. Green Monster smoothie
  2. Single Wheatgrass shot
  3. Avocado/Dill Wheatgrass spread/dip

* All of our recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! Click here for more recipes!


Things You May Not Know About Wheatgrass as described on our Wheatgrass Infographic

  • One ounce (shot) contains 103 vitamins, minerals and amino acids
  • One ounce contains roughly the same nutritional value as 2.5 pounds of fresh green vegetables
  • You can buy wheatgrass growing kits and harvest your own!
  • Keeps hair from graying and returns its lustre
  • Wheatgrass detoxifies the liver, circulatory & digestive systems
  • Used as an excellent skin cleanser and moisterizer
  • Used to treat cuts, rashes, burns, scrapes bites, poisin ivy, tumours
  • Also used to treat sore throats and mouth sores
  • Wheatgrass sweetens your breath and treats bad morning breath


The Just Add Good Stuff wheatgrass infographic (we also call it a wheat grass infograph) talks about general wheatgrass facts and nutrient information. For more details about the health benefits and nutritional information, please contact us and we will find out more from licensed dieticians and medical science professionals. It is our goal to provide the best information possible and to help inspire you to become more healthy through diet, nutrition and fitness. The wheatgrass infographic will be updated whenever necessary, as studies and clinical research provides us with more insight into the health benefits of wheat grass which would affect our Top 10 wheatgrass health benefits on the Wheatgrass Infographic. In addition, we constantly experiment with uses of wheat grass in various dishes, so our wheatgrass recipes will also reflect that. Lastly, if we find any more interesting facts and figures about wheatgrass in general, we will also update the ‘Did You Know?’ section of our Just Add Good Stuff Wheatgrass Infographic.

The information on this infographic is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended to nor should it be a substitute for advice, consultation or visits to your health care provider.
‘Nutrition Facts’ provided by and verified by Just Add Good Stuff.


Just Add Good Stuff presents “TIPS for a HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS & HAPPY LIFE” series. This is Set #2 following the hugely successful first set (click here)! The infographs serve as a reminder and guide to a healthy, more prosperous and happier life through nutrition, diet, and fitness.

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Just Add Good Stuff presents some tips for a happy, successful and healthier life:

subtract the bad stuff in your life | definitely add more of the really good stuff

but everything in MODERATION | smile all the time | RELAX | re-connect with a friend

call a family member | buy from local grocers | recycle + compost | DON’T smoke

adopt an organic whole foods plant based DIET | drink lots of water | meditate

say NO to fast food | eat LOTS of veggies | get some SUN | prioritize

be SPECIFIC about your goals | continue dreaming + thinking BIG

forget about your EPIC MELTDOWN… there’s always next season

GINGER INFOGRAPHIC > Just Add Ginger! Here’s a look at Ginger Nutrition

Here’s our second infogram in our INFOGRAPHIC SERIES on Just Add Good Stuff. The infographics give you some introductory information about health benefits, recipes and interesting facts about various whole foods, vegetables and fruits. We hope you enjoy them!




Just Add Ginger! A powerful, aromatic,  gentle and flavorful herb, ginger or ginger root has been used as a natural remedy for hundreds of ailments for centuries. The stunning health benefits are now being scientifically proven and they range from treating bacterial infections to digestion to cancer. Here is a Ginger Infographic that outlines the Top 10 health benefits of ginger, ginger nutrition information, ginger recipes and some interesting facts about ginger root. Here is the Just Add Good Stuff Ginger Infographic:




TOP 10 Health Benefits of Ginger as described on our Ginger Infographic:

  1. treats and prevents multiple forms of cancer
  2. prevents diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol
  3. acts as a natural antibiotic to fight pathogenic bacteria
  4. reduces pain & inflammation acting as a natural painkiller
  5. treats nausea/motion sickness, heartburn & migraines
  6. cures menstrual pain/cramps and morning sickness
  7. prevents intestinal ulcers and gastric distress
  8. fights fungal infections and toxicity in the body
  9. important for heart health and fights gout & arthritis
  10. boosts immune system to fight the cold and flu


Ginger Nutrition Facts as described on our Ginger Infographic

  • Serving Size = 1 tsp
  • Calories = 2
  • Calories from Fat = 0
  • Total Fat = 0.02 g
  • Cholesterol = 0 mg
  • Sodium = 0 mg
  • Potassium = 8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate = 0.36 g
  • Dietary Fiber = 0 g
  • Sugars = 0.03 g
  • Protein = 0.04 g
  • Vitamin A = 0% RDI
  • Vitamin C = 0% RDI
  • Calcium = 0% RDI
  • Iron = 0% RDI


Healthy Ginger Recipes as mentioned on our Ginger Infographic

  1. Cacao Ginger dessert balls
  2. Summer Peach Ginger smoothie
  3. Miso Ginger Spring Salad dressing

* All of our recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! Click here for more recipes!


Interesting Facts about Ginger on the Ginger Infographic

  • Cultivation started in South Asia & has spread to East Africa and the Caribbean. Top producers are India, China & Indonesia.
  • Although there are few negative side effects to consuming ginger, it can interact with some meds.
  • Ginger root should be stored in a COOL & DRY place
  • Ginger root is NOT actually a root, but a rhizome
  • Choose robust / firm roots with a spicy fragrance and smooth skin
  • Contains silicon for healthy skin, hair, teeth and nails
  • Plant is 30 – 60 cm tall and is extremely rare to find in the wild
  • One of the most important herbs in the world
  • Ginger is also used to treat heartworm problems in doggies!


The ginger infogram (or ginger infographic) talks about high-level information regarding the ginger root. For more details about the health benefits and nutritional information about ginger and ginger root, please contact us and we will find out more from licensed dieticians and medical science professionals. It is our goal to provide the best information possible and to help inspire you to become more healthy through diet, nutrition and fitness. The ginger infographic will be updated whenever necessary, as studies and clinical research provides us with more insight into the health benefits of ginger root which would affect our Top 10 ginger health benefits on the Ginger Infographic. In addition, we constantly experiment with uses of ginger root in various dishes, so our ginger recipes will also reflect that. Lastly, if we find any more interesting facts and figures about blueberries in general, we will also update the ‘Did You Know?’ section of our Just Add Good Stuff Ginger Infographic.

The information on this infographic is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended to nor should it be a substitute for advice, consultation or visits to your health care provider.
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