I just had this great discussion with my kids at the store the other day about eggs. If you choose to include eggs in your diet, it's important you get the highest quality ones. Here's what to look for to pick the best:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) FREE RANGE. The use of the terms free-range or free-roaming are only defined by theUSDA for egg and poultry production. The label can be used as long as the producers allow the birds access to the outdoors so that they can engage in natural behaviors. "Cage-free" means that the birds are raised without cages not necessarily that they were not in unhealthy, overcrowded conditions. Look for a label that says “pastured” or “pasture-raised” or "free range."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) ORGANIC. All organic agricultural farms and products must meet the following USDA guidelines:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Abstain from the application of prohibited materials⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(including synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and sewage sludge)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
for three years prior to certification and then continually⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
throughout their organic license.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Prohibit the use of GMOs and irradiation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Employ positive soil building, conservation, manure management, and crop rotation practices.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Provide outdoor access and pasture for livestock.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Refrain from antibiotic and hormone use in animals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Sustain animals on 100% organic feed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Avoid contamination during processing of organic products.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Keep records of all operations.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) VEGETARIAN FED. Or outdoor forage fed is another good one. Surprisingly some big business egg producers feed chickens animal bi-products and/or actual animals. Ewww. Remember, whatever the animal ate, you are eating too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Keep an eye out for the Certified Humane label while you're at it. And of course, small family farms are usually best. They are typically more environmentally friendly and local is even better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you didn’t have a reason to bundle up in front of the fire place before, now you do! In this delicious Juice you will find a colorful mixture of Apple, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Cinnamon & more!
A light savory taste of apple, mixed with a perfect blend of carrot, sweet potato, and a soft hint of cinnamon sure to have you cozy by the fire place! 🧡
Benefits: Helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity• Rich in Vitamin D (Bone strength)• protects teeth & gums• Fight Diabetes• Help fight asthma
Your favorite Fall/Winter juice is here @sunsetrawjuicebar !
“Collective vibration” .. ❤️the energy transmitted when like minded people & plants get together! Plants and trees of all different species communicate to each other sending out messages via their roots and mycelium. We absorb their frequencies with time out in green space shown to moderate our reaction to stress, promote better health & better memory retention. Snaps from bush food talk & walk with @nuragunyu 📷 @ja_niven x #caringbahnaturopath#bushfood#bushtucker#foodasmedicine#nutrition#biophilia#naturetherapy
Wild langsat is a common fruit in the Philippines and South East Asia and has many heath benefits including whitening the teeth, lowering blood pressure and calming the gastrointestinal tract. It has a taste that is similar to a combination of grape and grapefruit. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Medicinal uses of LANGSAT
1. Pounded seeds are added to water to be drank as a medication for ulcer and deworming.
2. The leaves and barks of the langsat tree have been traditionally used to treat malaria and dysentery.
3. The powdered bark is used as a poultice to treat scorpion stings.
4. Juice of the leaves is used as eye drops to relieve inflammation.
Traditionally in the Philippines, dried skin of langsat was burnt and used as a katol (repellant) to drive away mosquitoes and also as incense sticks to add aroma in rooms of sick people.
Culinary uses of Langsat
1. Because of its sweet flavor, it is used in beverages, desserts, fruit salads, jams, and jellies.
2. Slices of this fruit are added to soups and curries.
3. It is a popular choice for making popsicles along with other fruits like banana, pomegranate, and strawberry. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Has anyone tried this fruit?
HIGH FIBER OVER ANIMAL PROTEIN
Did you know that the food we eat affects our stress levels? #WorldDiabetesDay
A single meal high in animal protein can nearly double the level of cortisol in the blood within only a half hour of consumption (and that’s without even being put into a stressful situation). Now imagine if you eat animal protein meal-after-meal, day-after-day. You could chronically stimulate your stress response. All of this extra cortisol release has been linked to increased risk for elevated blood levels of insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol. #VeggiesAreBAE ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
And it’s a vicious cycle, we don’t just walk around all day with higher stress hormone levels, it actually causes us to react more negatively to whatever life throws at us. This means that when put into a stressful situation those who eat higher amounts of animal protein experience a much higher cortisol release than those eating lesser amounts of animal foods. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
MAKE SURE YOU #eatyourveggies!! Now is the time for action. Eating a whole food plant-based diet can reduce the cortisol swirling around your body in less than 10 days.
You can change your life by changing what you eat. Remember, it’s the little things that matter.