Food And Drink : Organic Food

Natural Vs. Organic – What’s the Difference?

Being a conscious grocery shopper isn’t as easy as you might expect. There are so many different labels on everything from produce to packaged goods it can all get a little confusing. Unfortunately, many of these labels can be very misleading and are slapped on products simply as a way to increase sales. Perhaps the biggest confusion is between natural versus organic. Many people think natural and organic mean the same thing, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Avoiding Bleach in Our Homes

There are so many little processes that are used in industry that we don’t ever know about. There are also lots of processes that we do know about, but we just don’t give it a second thought. One problem with discussing these things is that it can be too much for the mind to handle. This is why the saying ‘ignorance is bliss’ exists. There is some peace in just trusting that all is fine and not being ruffled by it if it isn’t. Let’s

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How You Can Eat Healthy Amid Rising Food Prices

We live in a time where the impossible has happened; cauliflower is now $8 a head in certain stores! Healthy food is becoming more and more expensive. Back in your grandparents era it was easier because you either knew a farmer who could supply you with your healthies or you were a ‘farmer’ with back yard plot. Now everything is so expensive! But how do we cope especially since half our portions should be fruits and veggies? Easy, a few

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Food For Thought – Foods to Nourish Your Brain and Support Your Mental Wellbeing

Ann Wigmore said it best: “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect the dots between diet and physical health. One would expect to develop nutritional deficiencies if their food staples were selected from the mindboggling assortment of prepackaged items available in the grocery store aisles, but did you know that there’s

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The Positive Attributes of Being A Vegan

Nowadays, veganism is becoming more and more popular around individuals spanning different age groups. Teenagers, adults and seniors are turning to a healthier lifestyle which happens to stand for veganism. Today, being vegan implies choosing the appropriate options in order to ensure optimum health. Veganism means eliminating all animal products such as meat, dairy and even honey. Veganism is also getting increased exposure in the line of

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Four Wheat Flour Alternatives You Need to Bake with Today (and the recipes to prove it!)

Want to incite some passionate debate at your next neighborhood potluck? Try mentioning wheat. Who knew the pantry staple we all grew up with would become capable of stirring such rhetoric? Whether you love it or loathe it, wheat has become passé, which is particularly troublesome for those of us who love to bake. There are a host of alternative flours available, but not all lend themselves well to baking. While you’re on the hunt for

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Meat You Need to Think About

Whenever we think about reducing our carbon footprint we immediately think about the fuel we burn to heat our home or how we get to work, but if we really consider all the factors that make up our effect on the earth what we eat also plays a big part. Being eco-friendly is a choice and we have to know where our food comes from to make the choices that make a difference. Sometimes the obvious green choice is not in actual fact a green

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