There’s reason to believe that just because a product is labeled as natural, it may not be any better for you. That’s because, up until now, no industry regulations have been set on the words ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ – meaning just about anyone can use it on their product, even if it’s not totally true.
The central concept of the Judaic tradition ‘Torah’ dictates certain dietary rules and regulation for consumption of food, that is called ‘Kosher’ food. But beyond appealing to the Jewish community, it seems that many other people also believe that kosher food products are generally healthier and safer than non-kosher items.
Unfortunately for those of us trying to watch our weight or simply eat healthier, most of the upcoming holiday traditions surround food, booze and an overindulgence of the two. If you’re going to indulge anyway, knowing which foods are best for you can help you to decide what to give in to and what to stand firm about passing up.
Ridding our bodies of toxins means that eventually we will feel more energy and less aches, pains and stress. I’m still on the road to complete detox, and it is also opening me up to the time and labor that goes into growing, distributing and preparing truly healthy organic foods.
A rich raw treat can satisfy your cravings, without filling your body with toxic waste. If you’re transitioning into a detox or have completed a detox, I suggest learning a bit about making raw desserts. Many of them are made with sprouted grains and nuts, which provide enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Most people keep trying to make improvements to their regular grocery lists – like price/saving adjustments, need/want stuff and also, these days, adding or removing things that may be beneficial to their family’s health. If you haven’t already, consider adding these items to your grocery list for the benefit of your and your loved ones’ health.
The raw food revolution is gaining popularity, and I’m glad because we are learning to incorporate delicious raw meals into our diets that don’t leave us hungry for burgers and fries. We’re learning that raw doesn’t limit us to carrot sticks and spinach leaves, so more and more people are jumping on the raw wagon.
Some foods and herbs command the respect and honor of the title “super” because of their completeness and the amount of nutrition packed into each bite. And, other so-called supers, like milk, yogurt and turkey breast top off my Danger List. Yeah, some of these super foods are not only un-super, but they can potentially harm us.
If you’re strapped for time and cash (who isn’t these days), but you’d still like to eat organic and support your local farmers, check out farm-share opportunities near you. For decades, farmers have shared their crops and costs with co-op members. Buying direct from the farm cuts the cost of middle men and limits your food’s time from being picked to being enjoyed.
Does good wine leave you with a bad headache or queasy feeling – especially if it’s so good that you have to drink a lot of it? Maybe it’s not that your tolerance for alcohol has waned in your older age. Maybe, additives to the wine and your own body’s ability to digest also play a role in your hang-over.