Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:10 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:08
Planning a trip to the farmers market takes only a moment. There is no need for a shopping list or pre-planned menus. Decide to go because you know real food is good for you, and then go. Farmers markets offer an opportunity to talk one on one with local growers, to look them in the eye and have real conversations with them about their just-picked produce. It is common to have meaningful discussions with growers about lettuce varieties, or how to use nopalitos, or whether carrots deliver more nutrients raw or cooked.
Written by Administrator Thursday, 11 February 2010 13:40
Consider a 2006 experiment filmed by the BBC. Nine participants spent twelve days living in a tented enclosure at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England. Their “Evo” diet comprised up to eleven pounds of raw vegetables and fruits; similar to what apes eat. Midway through, a little oily fish was added, adding a hunter-gatherer dimension to the diet. Although the volunteers consumed approximately 2300 calories a day, all experienced weight loss, and an improvement in blood pressure and cholesterol levels.