It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.
Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.
What is a whole foods plant based diet? If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a way of eating that focuses on a variety of whole, unrefined plant foods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. It eliminates all animal products, processed foods, sugar, animal fats, and oils.
Why would you want to consider eating this way? It has the potential to prevent or reverse chronic diseases, lead to weight loss, improve mental clarity, lower cholesterol, and reduce or eliminate inflammation. An added bonus is reducing your carbon footprint.
Here are a bunch of ideas for you. In addition to being good for you, they’re pretty tasty too!
Only a few supplies are needed and it takes about 3-5 days depending upon the type of seed. Sprouts are grown indoors and take up very little space. You can buy fancy seed sprouters but I grow mine in mason jars.
Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. That said, there are things you can do to prevent bone loss or slow down the process. They include a combination of the food you eat and physical activity.