Category: Nutrition and health

Your Kids Are Eating These Five Things and You Don’t Know

As parents, we strive, to the best of our ability, to provide our children with a healthy diet. We study ingredient lists, shop carefully, pack delicious healthy lunches and cook meals in the house whenever possible.

But the lapses in government regulations about food tag mean that even the most careful parents can miss some important information about what they give their children to eat.

Here are five troublesome things your children consume in meals and the solutions;…

Why family dinner?

Are you a parent? Do you live on planet earth? Then,I’m convinced that you must have heard about all the important things that can come about when you sit down with your kids every night to eat dinner: They’ll perform better in school, have greater self-esteem and they’re most likely to prefer taking fruits and veggies to drugs. You can testify to this yourself!…

Don’t Throw Away the Best Part of the Avocado Ever Again

Avocados have a huge number of health benefits, and their versatility in the kitchen make them easy to add to nearly any dish. They have healthy fats, vitamin K, lutein, folate, and many more important vitamins and nutrients. But, if you’re like most people, you’re throwing away the best part of the avocado, and we’re not talking about the skin. The seed of the avocado contains 70% of the nutritional benefits of the avocado, so adding the seed or seed oil to your diet will help you increase your nutritional intake and provide you with more antioxidants.

Where to Live if You Want the Best Organic Produce

78% of all the organic food sales come from just 10 U.S. states, so if you want to significantly reduce the amount of time and distance it takes for your food to go from the farm to your fork, consider moving to one of these states.

California takes the cake and has 41% of the total organic sales nationwide, coming in at $2.2 billion in sales last year. Washington State came in the second position with just $515 million in sales. Then comes Pennsylvania, Oregon, Wisconsin, Texas, New York, Colorado, Michigan, and Iowa.…

USDA Releases Data that Reveals a Positive Future for Organic Food

The national organic standards have officially been around for 15 years now, and the USDA celebrated its birthday by putting out a survey on the organic farms and products, the first since 2008. This survey has revealed that over 14,000 organic farms sold about $5.5 billion worth of organic products last year in the United States alone. This is a whopping 72% increase since 2008. Organic dairy products alone make up over $1 billion of that number.…

The collapse of the USDA Organic Seal

Exactly when you felt obtaining REAL preservative and chemical stabilizer free natural food was sufficiently tough, the Consumers Union, editor of Consumer Reports has downsized the USDA Organic Seal from “highly meaningful” to “meaningful,”  saying that the organic program is strikingly deviating from its unique command to serve as a watchman for giving humanly nurtured, low-affect, genuinely clean nourishment to the health movement development in the U.S.…

Benefits of Drinking Organic Milk

Put down the sports drink and take a swig from the pail instead.

It’s Good For Rehydrating

While many people turn to plain water or sports drinks to rehydrate after working out, the truth is that organic cow’s milk actually has the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and sodium that your body needs. Plus, it also will help your body retain the fluids that it needs to function properly. Additionally, there are no added sugars, food coloring, or artificial ingredients that most sports drinks contain.

A recent study done by Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism journal proved that organic milk …