I know the feeling and I'm sure you do, too. You have bought gorgeous, colorful fruits and veggies with the good intent to give yourself and your family some very healthy food. Then somehow, for some reason you didn't get to them in time and they've rotted. Its nearly blasphemous, economically and health-wise.
Below are some tips to help you beat the rot clock and spend your money well.
1. Buy smaller amounts of produce more frequently.
2. Wash leafy greens before storing in the fridge.
3. Don’t wash herbs, berries, and mushrooms until usage – they will rot even faster.
4. Store fruit and vegetables separately.... Read More
Although we humans are omnivores, do we share more physical similarities with carnivores or herbivores? Well according to the list below, we have more in common with our leaf eating animal friends.
Human teeth are blunt, similar to that of a herbivore
Human finger nails are blunt, making it impossible to grasp a prey, as only a carnivores claws can
The human face profile is straight, making it impossible to hold a prey - only an extended jaw can achieve this
The human intestines are long as plant food takes longer to digest than raw meat
Human saliva contains ptyalin, common to all herbivores,... Read More
“Fasting is scary. It forces you to think about food and develop an awareness of your body. It brings the present moment to the front of your mind. The past is forgotten and the future becomes clearer. It is a pause to face all the demons we force down with distractions of work, food, alcohol, and other desires. It is the first step to freedom and peace that few actually experience.”
I wrote this to a friend who was interested in my experience, but afraid to fast. Food is such a powerful force in our society. It is at the... Read More
You will always hear about the power of nature food and the impact it can have on someone’s life. Recent trends of healthy eating have sparked a need for at least 5 fruit or veg a day. If you are someone who is keen on healthy eating super foods can provide you with that little bit extra when it comes to having your five a day.
Super foods are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they contain a lot of ‘goodness’ for their weight compared to other fruit and vegetables. Super foods have a high source of essential nutrients and... Read More
I’ve personally been aggressively asked if there is any real science behind the opposition to GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods. It’s as if the debate over GMOs is a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other. Well, a report released June 17, 2012, GMO Myths and Truths, challenges these claims. The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms.
Below are 30 key points from the report. Should you come across a... Read More