Tuesday, November 20, 2007

London Times Says "Organic Really Is Better"

At last it looks like people might to take the organic vs. non-organic issue seriously.

An article entitled "Official: organic really is better" appeared in the October 28, 2007, Sunday edition of The London Times.

According to results from a $25-million study on organic food, the largest of its kind to date, this four-year, European-Union-funded study found that:

• Organic fruit and vegetables contain up to 40% more antioxidants
• Organic produce had higher levels of beneficial minerals like iron and zinc
• Milk from organic herds contained up to 90% more antioxidants

The researchers obtained their results after growing fruit and vegetables, and raising cattle, on adjacent organic and non-organic sites. They say that eating organic foods can even help to increase the nutrient intake of people who don’t eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

The UK’s Food Standards Agency, which has formerly said that there is no difference between organic and conventional foods, is reviewing the research findings.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Everything Made Easier . . . by Sue Gregg

Sue Gregg's website is full of irresistable healthy recipes that boast delicious flavor and cost-effectiveness. She provides a variety of free sample recipes (with pictures) online, as well as a collection of her cookbooks. Finally, here is someone who can share the secrets of cooking with things such as coconut oil, whole and alternative grains, sprouted/soaked grains, honey and maple syrup, etc. while applying Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions research. Check out Sue Gregg's Desserts cookbook (and her yogurt pie!) and Meals in Minutes cookbook (a time-saving relief).

It is so nice to find a resource for truly natural and healthy recipes. No more guesswork! Enjoy.

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