Organic Food Nutrition
May 27th, 2014 by

Organic Food Nutrition

 

As Americans become more and more savvy about natural ways to boost health and wellness, the organic food industry is enjoying unprecedented growth.

 

According to the Organic Farming Research Foundation there are more than 11,000 certified organic producers in the U.S. today compared to 2500 in 1999. 

 

About 70 percent of Americans buy organic food occasionally and nearly one quarter buy it every week, according to a recent survey conducted by the Hartman Group. 

 

While some buy organic to support its environmentally friendly practices, most are trying to cut their exposure to chemicals in the foods they eat.

 

Studies have linked pesticides in our food to a host of health problems including headaches, miscarriage, birth defects, nervous system disorders and asthma.

 

According to the National Academy of Sciences, chemical pesticides have the potential to cause an additional 1.4 million cases of cancer in this generation of Americans.

 

Who knows how much that will cost in tears and suffering, notwithstanding the potential bill to the nation's taxpayers under Obamacare?

 

Organic Nutritional Advantages

 A study conducted at Rutgers University concluded that, on average, organically grown foods have an 87 percent higher concentration of magnesium, potassium, iron and copper. Organic tomatoes were found to yield 500 percent more calcium than conventionally produced tomatoes.

 

To classify a food as organic, it must have been grown without the use of harmful synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers and must be produced on a farmland that has been free of such chemicals for at least three years.

 

Feeding the soil with organic matter instead of ammonia and other synthetic fertilizers has been proven to increase the nutrients in produce, resulting in foods with higher levels of vitamins and minerals.

 

 

Higher Costs Explained

 Organic foods generally cost more but they can be well worth the extra money, considering the higher nutritional values they deliver.

 

Another cost factor: Organic farmers don't receive federal subsidies like traditional farmers; therefore, the price of organic food reflects the true costs of growing and delivering.

 

Organic farms also tend to be smaller and more labor intensive. (Bear in mind that the price of conventional food does not reflect the cost of environmental cleanups that we pay for through our tax dollars.)

 

 

Tasting the Organic Difference

 Locally grown organic food is said to be superior in terms of taste and freshness by enthusiastically loyal consumers who disdain the commercially grown crops in the markets.

 

Considering that most U.S. grown produce is picked up four to seven days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped from an average distance of 1500 miles before being sold, certainly the quality of taste can suffer.

 

And since much of the produce available in supermarket chains is imported from Mexico, Asia, Canada, South America and other countries, the time from harvest to market is greatly extended even longer, costing nutritional value as well as taste.

 

 

The Bigger Cause

 In addition to providing superior nutritional benefits to humans, organic foods are also better for the health of Mother Nature. 

 

Organic foods promote sustainability by establishing an ecological balance to prevent problems with soil fertility such as those prevalent in most soil used by mega farms.

 

Additionally, from a long term perspective, organic farms actually conserve energy and further protect the environment by maintaining ecological harmony in a truly local sense of the word.

 

 

Support Your Local Grower

 You are encouraged to do some research to find out where you can find locally grown produce in your area. It makes good table sense to eat seasonably and by doing so, supporting your local organic farmers market on a year-round basis. 

 

Buying from your local farmers market, produce or fruit stand also has the added benefit of contributing much-needed dollars to the local economy, as well as providing you and your family an opportunity to make new friends.

 

While today's down economy is putting a damper on organic food sales growth, it only serves us better to know that local farmers markets and independent growers provide us with a thrifty and healthy alternative to the commercial organics currently sold in supermarkets.

 

And considering the fact these fresh local products can cost you so much less, you best be putting local organic farmers and growers on your grocery to-do list today!

 

David Flores is a natural health researcher for Institute for Vibrant Living, a leading source for all-natural supplements, vitamins, and minerals for many health and nutrition challenges.  To learn more about the products offered by the Institute for Vibrant Living visit http://www.ivlproducts.com

 

If you found this helpful you might like to visit http://www.theivl.org where you'll find more free healthy living articles to help improve your health today.

 

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How Water Fasting Help You Lose Weight. Tips, Techniques And Advices
Sep 10th, 2011 by Aldouspi

How Water Fasting Help You Lose Weight. Tips, Techniques And Advices

One of the best ways to lose weight in the world is a water fasting. Not only it fastest way to lose weight but it also has many other big health benefits. One of its benefits is body cleansing. Yes, water fasting is very effective way for body detoxification. How does water fasting help you lose weight, boost health and energy?

The water fasting is the most natural way to lose weight, because mankind has long history of spring water fasting due to the food shortage in the ancient times. Let us discuss this further in order for us to understand water fasting better.

Fasting is a period of abstinence from all food except water. Also it can be a juice fasting and fasting during the day time until sunset. After the full absence of food for more then 3 days, the body will start detoxification and cleanse itself from unhealthy tissues. Basically the human fat is valued at 3,000 calories per pound. Each extra pound of fat will supply enough calories for one day of hard physical labor.

I've just finished my 11 days water fasting this week. During the time of fasting I wasn’t able to find any new good books about fasting on the market or in libraries so I decided to share my water fasting experience. Also I was I was shocked recently by astonishing fact that average Americans have 5-10 pounds of toxic and unhealthy materials in their bodies. “Thanks” to the food preservatives, fast food and overeating.

The idea to start fasting came to my mind when I was 21 years old and I did my first 4 days juice fasting right away. Through my experience of water fasting and many books, I’ve found for myself some rules I have to fallow to keep my water fasting safe and healthy. I’d like to share with you some of them and hope they will bring some help.

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Preparation for water fasting. I start my preparation in couple of days before fasting by change diet toward lighter dishes, no red meat, only chicken and fish, fruit and vegetables, yogurt and soups. On last day before fasting: fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits on lunch, fruit and vegetables dishes on dinner. To monitor my digestion system performance and have a clue about enema use in time of fasting, I eat close to 10-11 pm my beet salad: 1 medium size cooked beet root with olive oil. So if I'll see red colored stool on the 1st day of fasting I will consider that my digesting system is working fine and there is no need for enema. If not, I will use enema right away.

One or two days water fasting. This is the nicest way to lose weight and get used to with fasting and prepare for longer water fast. If you've never done water fasting before, this is the only safe way to start your fasting experience, never do more then one day in the beginning. If your body overloaded with toxic material you have to make several one day fasting before considering bit longer water fasting. Always ask you doctor before fasting if you have health conditions and taking medicine. Some people can experience headache during one day water fasting, they should avoid drinking coffee before fasting. Best way to break one-two day fasting is to drink home made fresh juices for entire day and eat vegetables and fruits on the second day.

Three day fasting. Personally I don't like 3 days water fasting, because my digesting system is off after 2 days and to turn it on on the very next day is a lot of pain. I break 3 days fast by drinking vegetable and fruit juices, eating raw vegetable and fruits, on 3rd day I can eat vegetarian soups and light dishes. No meat, poultry allowed.

Seven to twelve days water fasting. It has to be 2-3 days preparation with light diet, no meat, alcohol and coffee; eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, fish and seafood, on the last day before fasting- vegetarian diet. Don’t forget about the beet salad test. Some authors and doctors recommend enema before bed. I personally don’t do that if my beet salad test’result is okay and use enema after 5th day.

How to break a long water fasting. I usually break my water fasting with vegetable juice like carrot juice, tomato or cucumber juice or combination of them. The longer was water fast the more water I add to the first juice and after 10-12 days fasting I usually add 50% of water to my first juice. Some authors recommend start eating with boiled for 2-3 sec and peeled tomato or with slice of watermelon or cabbage juice. I don't like watermelon due to high sugar level, cabbage juice irritates my digestive system a lot, but tomato and tomato juice work fine, just remove heavily waxed tomato's skin before.

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