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HEALTH TIPS


Pesticides
Buy organic vegetables as much as possible. It's estimated that we consume up to a gallon of pesticides a year from commercially grown fruits and vegetables that are sprayed with pesticides.

Buying Organic on a Budget
When shopping on a budget buying organic can sometimes be expensive. Where I've found resonably priced organic produce is the local Farmers Markets, I've frequently found farmers that specialize in organic growing methods, and usually, if you're a frequent customer they will give you great deals. Also some of the larger chain supermarkets run sales on organic products to maintain a good turn over ratio, especially on fresh perishiables.

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Buy Local & Fresh for the best quality and most nutritiously dense foods


DID YOU KNOW??


Did You KnowThat sticker’s on fruits and vegetables at your supermarket let’s you know how they were grown.  By reading the code you can tell if the produce was genetically modified, organically grown, or produced conventionally with chemical fertilizers, fungicides or herbicides.  Conventionally grown four numbers all begin with 3 or 4; organically grown five numbers begin with 9 and genetically modified (“GMO”) five numbers, starting with 8 stay away from this. 


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NON-ORGANIC vs. ORGANIC

Non-Organic 
Organic 
Uses chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth  Applies natural fertilizers to feed soil and plants 

Insecticides used to reduce pest & disease 
Uses beneficial insects and birds,mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease 

 Herbicides are used to manage
 weeds 

Use of crop rotation, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds 

Animals are given antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease
and spur growth 
Animals are given organic feed and allowed access to the outdoors. Use of
preventive measures — rotational grazing,
 a balanced diet and clean housing —
to help minimize disease
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Processed Foods

Foods with heavier processing or added ultra­ processed elements is usually what we have in mind when we speak about processed foods. Heavily processed foods can be extracted from whole foods (e.g. oils, sugars, MSG, food dyes, extracted proteins, other food stabilizing additives, etc) or artificial sources (e.g. artificial food dyes are a by­products of burning coal tar). Most food processing also involves natural or artificial agents (salt, sugar, sodium or potassium benzoate, parabens, etc.) to preserve freshness and prevent spoiling.

 

Whole Foods

Whole foods represent foods that retain their natural composition as well as contain no artificial additives or preservatives and have gone through little or no processing (i.e. cooking, grinding, or blending). Whole foods contain vitamins, minerals, water, fatty acids, amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber and much more.

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Not All Processed Foods are Bad but those that have added chemicals are the ones that have the most detrimental effects on the body.

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