Saturday, August 20, 2011
Try Something New This Weekend
We need a diversity of foods to support our complex body's need for vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients; standard farming practices focus more on crop yield than quality. So, you get a lot of two crops grown and harvested faster than they would in nature meaning less time in the soil to fully obtain a healthy dose of nutrients. It may not matter anyway since most of this soil only has the bare minimum to make the crops grow. So, the end result is a crop with 10 to 50 percent less nutrients than it had before the industrial agriculture business came on the scene.
This is not appealing to me and I will become even more skeptical of the foods I purchase in or out of a package. Today I am going to the store and will look for something new to try that was grown organically (meaning no pesticides and in nutrient-rich soil) to see what I can find.
Next time you are at the store, shop around and see what you can find. We all need to change up the foods we consume to receive a variety of nutrients. If a food looks different and you're unsure of what to do with it, just buy it and then look up a recipe online. You might find a new favorite!
Check out WHFoods.com for a great list to start with.