Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr... Read more
Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
I have read a book by an organic chemist / nutritionist and I go with her findings on the research. I do not use artificial sweeteners or white sugar. I use liquid stevia but it doesn't take much. I also use raw honey.... Read more
I have never used protein powder, but I see a lot of recipes here on SparkPeople and had a couple questions....
Is it necessary to ingest protein powder? Would it be helpful for weight loss?
I'm allergic to soy AND lactose (... Read more
After reading this article and studying the graphic you may choose to support local and sustainable farming rather than just asuming that any organic products are worth the money.
Many large food companies are buying organic companies and the mone... Read more
I have been slowly changing our diets over the past year. Last year we focused on eating in more, less deep frying, batch cooking. This year we have developed a 3 phase system: Phase I (Jan - April) eat out couple times a month, start replacing meat... Read more
We often hear that organic produce is "cleaner" than conventional (non-organic) produce and free of pesticides; however, organic remains more expensive and isn't available everywhere. Which conventional fruits and vegetables contain more pesticide re... Read more
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