The Dirty Dozen refers to this list of 12 foods that you should aim to buy organic because their pesticide load is very high.🌿🍃
Organic food is void of synthetic chemicals and pesticides that are linked to certain types of cancers and may affect a child's developing body and brain. The term organic means it's grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or radiation. And meat, poultry, eggs, or dairy has not been treated with antibiotics or growth hormones. 🍃🌿
Organic food has the same vitamins and minerals as non organic but has higher antioxidant levels. 🌿🍃
Switching to an organic diet for children significantly reduces their exposure to organophosphates ( a class of pesticides that affect the nervous system )
Their unique susceptibility to the potential toxicity of synthetic chemicals makes organic food a very important choice.
Studies of toddlers who consume organic foods have been found to have 6-9x less pesticides in their blood compared to those eating non organic foods.
No food is 100% residue-free but organic has significantly lower pesticide levels than conventional food. 🌿🍃
Counteract the added expense of organic food by
1) Cooking whole foods from scratch
2) Planning meals carefully
3) Doing home gardening if possible
4) Doing home preserving as much as possible. •••
For our health and the health of the planet it's better to buy all organic but that's not always within budget so remember what foods are the most contaminated and choose organic for them.
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WHY are we still reaching for plastic water bottles knowing how bad they are for the environment and for our health?? And with the many alternatives available these days there's really no excuse. 🌊
Other plastic debris along with billions of water bottles are clogging our oceans and killing marine life. •••
Synthetic chemicals like bisphenol A and phthalates that are in plastic are polluting not just the environment, but our bodies. 🌊
20 years ago I heard an oncologist speaking on the radio about the dangers of plastic water bottles. He said that males who drink the water from just 2 of these bottles a day have consumed the equivalent of one birth control pill,,, the estrogenic effect of those plastic chemicals is that powerful. Here we are so many years later and that message has been buried!!
A very disturbing consequence of the chemical revolution of the past 100 years is the disruption of testosterone that results in damaging the sexual development of male children. This chemical threat to boys may be a threat to survival of our species. 😮
Think twice before you reach for liquids that come in plastic bottles. All liquids ,, salad dressings, juices, soda, etc.
It is possible to reduce plastic in your everyday life. If not now, then when???
Cauliflower & Pumpkin Seed Crust Pizza ( Vegan, Gluten-Free ),,, 🍕recipe by @mynaturalkitchen 🍃
•••• The combination of pulsed raw cauliflower, organic raw pumpkin seeds ground, chia seeds, nutritional yeast, and hemp seeds makes this crust not only tasty but full of nutrients that other crusts lack.
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1) Pumpkin seeds are long valued as a good source of zinc and iron 🍃
2) Diversity of antioxidants gives pumpkin seeds antioxidant-related properties that are not widely found in food.🍃
3) Mineral nutrients include phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, & copper 🍃
4) The unique proteins in pumpkin seeds provide many anti- microbial properties ( anti-fungal, anti-viral) 🍃
5) Diabetes - recent studies show ground pumpkin seeds improve insulin regulation, as well as a decrease in oxidative stress. 🍃
6) Cancer benefits - with the unique composition of antioxidant nutrients, lignans, and phytosterols there is a reduced cancer risk associated with pumpkin seed intake. 🍃
Side note: Buy organic and if roasting have the temp no higher than 170 F for no more than 20 mins to preserve the healthy fats.🍃