Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Fruits and Vegetables - Losing Nutrition Over Time

"A US government study that tracked the nutrient levels in fruits and vegetables for 50 years has found today's offerings are less abundant in key nutrients than those of the 1950s." That is according to this article published in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. I wonder if they studied fruits and vegetables grown on organic farms that use traditional farming methods?

Our land is out of balance! Our bodies are out of balance! We can't get our required nutrition from our food so we must resort to taking a chemically-manufactured pill in order to stay healthy. Does this really make sense to you?

COMMON SENSE: We must support our organic farmers and educate the rest. We have to let the land rest from overuse of chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides. Let the land get healthy and it will take care of us.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Frozen Honey

Frozen honey makes a GREAT summer snack for kids - no artificial colors, sweeteners, additives, or preservatives. Use in a popsicle-maker; add a little fruit juice for extra zest.

COMMON SENSE: This is a healthy treat that kids love. It is also a wonderful remedy for sore throats. Make sure you use raw honey, and I recommend using an Active honey to get the anti-bacterial effect.

Food Additives

Do you read the labels on the food you serve to your children? It may be worth a minute of your time to scan the back of those brightly-colored boxes before saying "yes" to your insistent child. Food Additives are bad enough for a 150 pound adult; what happens when all those chemicals are condensed in a 40 pound child?

Also see:

Food Additives
Food Additives of Concern

COMMON SENSE: Please take care of your children! Read the labels on your food!

Food and Depression

Food affects more than our body, it is vital to our emotional well-being as well. This is a short article with so much more behind it, but it is an important issue.

COMMON SENSE: Eat well for body and mind!