Urban Hippie / organic food

  • 3 reasons to buy local produce (and why I love my CSA box from SavRaw)

    Produce is often picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves. The longer it takes to get produce from farm to table, the more likely it will be to lose valuable nutrients. When produce is harvested ripe, it is often easier to chew and digest and it tastes so much better. Ripe produce is sweeter and more flavorful.  Produce is shipped an average of 1,500 miles before being sold (and that is only in the U.S.). Buying local saves energy and helps the environment. Shipping food cross-country in trucks both burns fuel and emits pollution.  You buy produce...

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  • 'In Defense of Food' and why it will help your skin

    What's the largest organ?  Your Skin How often does is regenerate? Every 27 days Why is this important? Because it's not just what we put ON our body that matters, but it's also what we put IN our body that matters. I know this is probably not new news to you, but it's a critical part of creating beautiful skin. Your body needs good material to work with in order to create new, healthy skin.  "In Defense of Food" is a great book by Michael Pollan who also authored "The Omnivore's Dilemma." His whole philosophy about food and nutrition can...

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