Zoo attendants have observed that if a monkey can choose between an organic banana and a banana grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizer, it will pick the organic one.
The most contaminated fruits and veggies are the most worthwhile to replace with organic produce. Simply by doing so you can reduce 80% of pesticide intake on a given day.
The USDA states that calorie intake grew 25% in three decades. Mainly because portions increased. A standard bagel used to be 3 inches in diameter and doubled to 6 inches.
Highly processed food looks convenient but it’s at the core of our health crises. Don’t feed your kids on factory food, give them as much fresh food as possible.
Meat and fish are good sources of plant protein, but don’t forget to enjoy plant protein. Beans, legumes, nuts, mushrooms, tofu and soy are excellent sources.
Most babies and toddlers get twice the maximum amount of salt. This heap of salt can damage their developing kidneys. Take care with adding salt and check the label.
Buy what’s truly in season. It’s a better bet; it’s fun, cheap, sustainable and nutritious. You’ll save money and you’ll probably support your local economies as well.
Offering kids two or three healthy snacks each day can boost nutrition and improve healthy eating habits. Remember the words ‘two’ and ‘healthy’.
Think twice before you fall for that tempting soft drink. One a day is already far too much for kids. Each additional glass increases the risk of them being overweight by 60%.
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