Tag Archives: fresh produce

What is Organic Food?

14 Feb

Organic Fruits and Vegetables

These are the ones grown from seeds which are not genetically modified, in a soil rich in nutrients, without the addition of chemical fertilizers. Crops are not sprayed with synthetic chemicals like pesticides and neither irradiation or gas are used.

There have been some studies which demonstrate that harmful pesticides are stored in greater quantities in people consuming conventional produce, as opposed to those consuming organics.

Organic Livestock

Animals have to be born and raised on organic land and fed organic. They are hormone and drug free. Antibiotics can only be given during an infectious outbreak.

Make sure when buying organic meats, eggs and dairy that they are also free range, this means the animals are not confined, they spend time outdoors.

So is organic better?

Of course it is! Nutrition-wise and also because we are not eating the chemicals, additives, hormones, drugs, pesticides, and genetically modified components. I believe organic is good for the planet as well.

So… give organic food a chance, I am convinced you will never go back.

Eat healthy, be happy!

Clean Food and Clean Start

20 Jan

If there are 2 books I could never ever live without, they would have to be these two by Terry Walters. Not only does she give you the healthiest recipes, but she explains step by step how to do the basics, from cooking grains, to choosing the best fruits and vegetables!

Her books are divided by seasons and the ingredients she uses are in their most natural, unprocessed state. All the recipes are wholesome and nutritious and by the way, did I mention delicious!

So, if you are looking into healthier eating, losing weight or even just a cooking book, these are the ones to buy!

Clean Food – Clean Start

From the Farm to your Home

12 Jan

I’ve just received my box full of fresh fruits and vegetables from Farm Fresh to You.

Once a week you can get a box with healthy, organic produce delivered to your door. It’s a great way to start eating healthy and since everything is picked daily and delivered fresh, it holds all the nutrients.

I know there’s a few options all around the U.S., I’ve heard of Urban Organic in NYC and Aires de Campo in Mexico City.

Go online and search for your city, if you can’t find this kind of service I recommend you start buying at farmer’s markets, they have very fresh produce as well. Always try to look for organic and in season options.

And remember… You are what you eat!